Smart Home

News and products involving operator-provided smart home technologies, including security, automation, home health monitoring, energy control, and more.

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Smartphone Users Scarfing Up WiFi

Smartphone Users Scarfing Up WiFi

June 20, 2017

According to Parks Associates, U.S. smartphone users reported a 40% increase in monthly WiFi data consumption in 2016, with WiFi usage ...

Smart Home: Security Leads, Convenience Gains

Smart Home: Security Leads, Convenience Gains

June 20, 2017

Security is the leading value proposition for the smart home, but in a recent survey, Parks Associates found that 40-50% of consumers who participated in the study find energy monitoring services appealing.

Wi-Fi Alliance Aims to Build WiFi into New Homes

Wi-Fi Alliance Aims to Build WiFi into New Homes

June 15, 2017

The Wi-Fi Alliance is introducing a certification program for professionally designed, builder-installed WiFi networks to new homes. Wi-Fi ...

The Smart Money's on Smart Home

The Smart Money's on Smart Home

June 7, 2017

Two recent research reports indicate healthy demand for smart home products, albeit with attendant integration challenges stemming from a patchwork of product sources and types. The market, which is increasingly ...

Parks: Boom Times for IoT, Voice Control

Parks: Boom Times for IoT, Voice Control

May 23, 2017

According to Parks Associates' Internet of Things (IoT) research, more than 442 million Internet-connected consumer devices will be sold in ...

Comcast Adds Philips Smart Lighting to Xfinity Home

Comcast Adds Philips Smart Lighting to Xfinity Home

May 17, 2017

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced a partnership with Philips Lighting (Euronext:LIGHT) under which Xfinity Home customers can manage ...

Videos

    SCTE-Cable Tec Expo 2016 Video Show Dailies

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 3

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 3

    September 29, 2016

    In our Video Show Daily for Day 3 of exhibits at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, BTR Editorial Director Stephen Hardy covers trends in distributed access architecture, what'...

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 2

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 2

    September 28, 2016

    In our Video Show Daily for the second day of exhibits at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, BTR Editorial Director Stephen Hardy highlights further discussions of virtualizati...

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 1

    BTR's SCTE-Cable Tec Expo Video Show Daily, Day 1

    September 27, 2016

    BTR Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews the hot technologies and announcements from the first day of exhibits at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 in Philadelphia. We start with the ...

    Special Reports

    Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

    Many Choices as Media Gateways Evolve

    December 3, 2014

    The growth of media gateways continues. But there are a number of choices ahead. Decisions must be made on factors such as how legacy STBs will be supported,...

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    Evolution Digital eBox IP Hybrid Set-Top Box

    September 10, 2016

    The Evolution eBox, powered by TiVO, integrates traditional linear channels with OTT video solutions and provides universal search across ...

    4 Diamonds

    ARRIS ECO Self Service

    September 10, 2016

    ARRIS ECO Self Service will empower subscribers to manage their home wireless network with self-help tools. It is not a downloadable app ...

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    Universal Electronics Ecolink Wireless Security and Home Automation Sensors

    September 10, 2016

    Universal Electronics' portfolio of wireless security and home automation sensors include flood and freeze sensors, adjustable window and door ...

    White Papers

    TV Anytime

    July 15, 2016

    Subscribers now expect any and all of their favorite shows available whenever they want it. They want to pa...

    Cloud Based DVR - Business Brief

    September 25, 2015

    TV has changed dramatically. No more are we tied to the living room and a network schedule to enjoy a favor...

    Improving QoE with Better Device Management

    November 4, 2014

    Providing great Quality of Experience (QoE) is essential to retaining customers are maintaining revenue gro...

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    Webcasts

    Fiber Construction and Restoration

    Whether you’re deploying fiber to the premises, extending fiber deeper into your network to enable greater capabilities on your HFC plant, or just tending th...

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    OTT Video Quality Checks & Unified Headend Workflows: What You Need to Know

    This 45-minute webcast, followed by Q&A, will review current industry trends for both physical and virtualized ABR/OTT networks and the importance of hav...

    May 31, 2017
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    Analyzing and Troubleshooting Today’s Wi-Fi Networks

    WiFi has emerged as the most common means of distributed broadband capacity around the residential subscriber’s premises. It also holds the potential to beco...

    May 18, 2017
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