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NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Home Automation Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Automation in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, and Rest of World. For the North American market, the report provides analytics for Home Automation by the following functional areas: Lighting Controls, Security Controls, HVAC Controls, and Entertainment & Integrated Controls. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 136 companies including many key and niche players such as ABB Ltd., Abilia AB, AMX Corporation, Control4, Creston Electronics, Inc., Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., Haier Group, Home Automation, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Lightolier Controls, Lite Touch, Inc., Lutron Electronics, Inc., Monster Cable Products, Inc., Schneider Electric Ltd., Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd., Siemens AG, Ener-G Controls Ltd.,Smarthome, Inc., Teletask, Vantage Controls, Inc., and VITY Technology. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

1. Lighting Controls I-3

2. Security Controls I-3

3. Hvac Controls I-4

4. Entertainment & Integrated Controls I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Home Automation: An Introduction II-1

Focus on Energy Conservation to Drive Demand for Home

Automation Solutions II-1

Integrated Security Capabilities Driving Home Automation Demand II-2

Home Automation Goes Mainstream II-2

Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Retrospect II-2

Impact of Europe's Debt Crisis: A Review II-3

Current & Future Analysis II-4

Price Declines to Drive Market Prospects II-4

Realtors Drive Demand for Home Automation Solutions II-5

Managed Home Automation Services to Drive Equipment Sales II-5

Home Automation Further Adds to PC Value II-6

Emergence of Web-Based Home Automation System II-6

Wireless Technologies in Home Automation II-6

Technologies Vie for Market Share II-7

Mobility for Home Automation - An Emerging Trend II-7

Enhanced Mobility with Mobile Applications II-7

Innovative Apps Give Fillip to "Do it Yourself" Segment II-7

Media Streaming: The Latest Addition to Home Automation Systems II-8

Automated HVAC Systems Appeals Homeowners & Integrators Alike II-8

Lighting Specialists Opt New Marketing Tactics II-8

Upcoming Trends in Lighting Controls II-9

Lighting Controls Light New Hopes II-9

Assimilating Billing, Metering, Control & Security Processes II-9

Physical Output and Input Control and Remote PID II-10

Home Automation Drives Electrical Contracting Sector II-10

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-11

Home Automation Systems II-11

Centrally Controlled Systems II-11

Distributed-Control Systems II-11

Individual Control Systems II-11

Functional Areas of Home Automation System II-11

HVAC Controls II-12

Lighting Controls II-12

Lighting Control Devices II-12

Entertainment Controls II-13

Security Controls II-13

Home Automation Technologies II-13

Batibus II-13

European Installation Bus (EIB) II-13

LonWorks II-14

CEBus (Bus) II-14

Bluetooth II-14

X-10 II-14

Konnex II-14

Benefits of Home Automation Systems II-15

Challenges Ahead II-15

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-16

Eureka Forbes Plans to Launch Novel Home Surveillance Equipment II-16

Ingresoll Rand Introduces Nexia Home Intelligence System II-16

Pella Unleashes SmartSync Technology for Intelligent Homes II-16

HAI Adds KNX Gateway to the HAI Omni- Bus 220V Lighting

Control Network II-17

GreenPeak Launches ZigBee Radio Chips for Home Automation II-17

Crestron Launches AirConnect Home Automation Technology II-18

Protection 1 Launches P1 Life Home Automation System II-18

HAI Launches Bluetooth RIM for Hi-Fi 2 Distributed Audio Platform II-19

HAI Launches New 600W LED/CFL Dimmer II-19

Crestron Launches Crestron Standard for iPad II-19

AMX Launches Modera X-Series Tabletop Touchpanel System II-20

Amulet Technologies Introduces 7"GEMmoduleTM and GEMstarter-kitTM II-20

Lowe's Launches IrisTM: Cloud-Based Home Automation Solution II-20

QEES Introduces Retrofit Series and Remote Series of Smart

Home Devices II-21

URC Launches TRG-200 and TRG-100: New Gyroscopic Remote Controls II-21

iSpeech Introduces iSpeech Home II-22

AT&T to Unveil Digital Life™ Wireless Home Automation Services

Range II-22

Perceptive Automation Launches Indigo 5.1, Mac Home Automation

Server II-22

Comcast Unleashes Xfinity Home Services II-23

Savant Systems Launches New Range of Control Keypads II-23

Myra Digital Introduces Home Automation Solution II-23

Belkin Releases WeMo Home Automation Modules II-24

Control4 Introduces Video Intercom Solutions II-24

Eureka Forbes Introduces Home Automation System II-24

Dialog Semiconductor Introduces SmartPulse II-25

Rogers Wireless Introduces Smart Home Automation II-25

Verizon and Bright House to Launch Home Automation Service II-25

Verizon Unveils Novel Automation Platform II-26

HCL Unveils AEGIS II-26

Rogers Introduces Smart Home Monitoring System ThinkFlood

Launches RedEye Pro II-26

Vivint Introduces New Services and Products II-27

Somfy Systems Launches TaHomA: a Home Automation System II-27

Perceptive Automation Launches Indigo 5.0 II-27

4. PRODUCT INNOVATION/ LAUNCH IN THE RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE

BUILDER II-28

HDI Dune Launches New Range of Media Players II-28

Blackfoot Security and Video Solutions Introduces Security

Services to Businesses and Homes II-28

Somfy to Launch TaHomA II-28

Rogers Launches Rogers Smart Home Monitoring II-29

Advector to Launch Mobile HVAC Zoning System II-29

Silicon Laboratories Introduces New Low Power Capacitive

Touch-Sense F99x MCUs II-29

Advector Systems to Introduce Wireless HVAC Zoning System II-29

Home Automation to Introduce Mini Dome IP Camera II-30

Control4 Introduces Control4 My Home Application II-30

Sony Launches BDP-S1700ES and Elevated Standard AV Receiver Range II-30

RF Micro Devices Launches RF6525 Front End Module II-31

NewKinetix Launches Re™ Universal Remote Control App II-32

Zigbee® Alliance Rolls Out ZigBee Remote Control™ and ZigBee

Home Automation™ II-32

Intamac Systems Introduces Intamac iBridge II-33

Kwikset® Rolls Out SmartCode™ Lever II-33

Intamac Systems Unveils Intamac iPhone Application II-33

Home Automation Unveils New IP-based Products II-33

Lagotek Introduces New Home Control Software II-34

TELETASK and Domotics Unveils TELETASK Domotics System II-34

Perceptive Automation Rolls Out Indigo Version 4.0 II-35

e-Home AUTOMATION Introduces e-Home CONTROLS Software II-36

Myro Control Unveils Myro:Home II-36

SmartPowerShop.co.uk Launches New Comfort KP04 Keypad II-36

Intelvision Engineering Launches New Home- based Automation

System II-37

Schneider Electric, Watteco and Philips Unveil New Multi-

Vendor System Modules II-37

Apex Digital Collaborates with Zilog to Introduce Apex Connect

Home Controller II-37

Intensia Introduces the Intensia L series II-38

Watteco Launches New WPC™ Version 2.0 Technology II-38

Home Automation Unveils Version 3.1 Controller Firmware II-38

Honeywell Introduces My Keypad II-39

Schneider Electric Unveils New Customized Automation Package II-39

LEA Launches New Powerline Adapters Empowered with Intellon's

New INT6400 II-39

Siemens Building Technologies Revises Synco 200 Series II-40

Siemens Building Technologies Launches New Generation Building

Automation and Control System II-40

Siemens Building Technologies Introduces Synco Living Home

Automation System II-41

Zilog Collaborates with tvCompass to Roll Out Mobile Software

Solution II-41

AMX® Launches New DVI Versions II-42

Lutron Electronics Unveils GRAFIK Eye QS Wireless II-42

SmartLabs Rolls Out New INSTEON Devices II-43

Lutron Electronics Rolls Out Sivoia QS Wireless II-43

Lutron Electronics Introduces Access and Control of HomeWorks®

through Apple iPod and iPhone II-44

ZyXEL Communications Introduces ZLR-2070S Fixed LTE CPE/SOHO

Router II-44

Smarthome Extends Cortexa Line II-44

Semtech Launches New SX1231 RF Transceiver II-45

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-46

Leviton Takes Over Home Automation Inc II-46

Vivint and Kwikset Ink Partnership Deal II-46

Global Caché and KomfortKlik Ink a Strategic Alliance Agreement II-46

Alarm Capital Alliance and Norwest Venture Partners Ink a

Partnership Deal II-47

HAI Inks a Distribution Agreement With BMB Electronics II-47

Telefonica Partners With Avea II-47

Global Caché and NavNet Pen a Value Reseller Agreement II-47

HAI and NextAlarm Pen Connectivity Partnership Deal II-47

Silicon Labs Acquires Ember Corp II-48

Comcast Pens a Partnership Deal with EcoFactor II-48

Sony Selects Control4® Automation Technology intoNew ES Receivers II-48

Home Automation Unveils HTX2 II-48

Z-Wave Alliance Introduces New Home Control and Automation

Products II-49

E-LIFE HomeAutomation Selects Launchport II-49

Savant Systems Announces Inclusion of New Partners In

Excellence Cooperative Program II-50

Kwikset Partners with Belkin to Launch New Home Automation

Products II-50

DSP Group Partners with Crow Group to Co-Develop Novel Home

Automation and Security Solutions II-51

Verizon Ties Up with Motorola II-51

USC Alumni Association Choose SafeMart as Home Security Company II-51

APX Alarm Changes Name to Vivint II-52

Vivint to Integrate Tendril Connect™ with its Home Automation

Systems II-52

6. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-53

US ENGlobal Acquires CDI II-53

Southwire to Takeover Tappan II-53

Crestron and AVAD Partner for Adagio® and Prodigy® Home

Automation Technology II-53

Automated Logic Takes Over J & T Systems II-53

Control4 Certifies Honeywell VISTA Series II-54

Beckhoff Acquires High-Def Technology II-54

Motorola Mobility Acquires 4Home II-54

HomeGrid Forum Establishes Clean Tech Working Group II-54

Coronis Collaborate with Watteco II-55

ADD Semiconductor and Paltek Enter into Partnership II-55

Broadband Forum and HomeGrid Forum Enter into Agreement II-56

Intwine Energy Partners with Smarthome II-56

Yitran Communications Signs Agreement with Future Electronics II-57

Advanced ID Enters into Agreement with NovaMeric II-57

Teridian Semiconductor and Future Electronics Enter into

Agreement II-57

Home Automation Collaborates with Russound II-57

Sigma Designs and SoftAtHome Enter into Partnership II-58

Russound Acquires Colorado vNet II-58

Atheros Communications Acquires Intellon II-58

Lagotek Acquires RS Scene Automation II-58

Royal Philips Electronics Takes Over Dynalite II-59

Home Automation forms Partnership with Charmed Quark Systems II-59

Arkados and Checkolite International Collaborate II-59

IAR Systems Ties Up with Ember II-59

AVAD Inks Distribution Agreement with Home Automation II-60

Control4 Signs Agreement with D&M Europe II-60

Smarthome and Gentec Enter into a Distribution Agreement II-61

Home Automation Announce Connectivity Partnership with Luxul

Wireless II-61

Marmitek Snaps Up XanuraHome II-61

Avante Security Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Conundrum

Property Services II-61

fifthplay Selects Wind River Linux II-61

LS Industrial Systems Enters into Cooperation Agreement with

Yitran Communications II-62

Telecom Italia Enters into Partnership with BTicino II-62

Lumenergi Collaborates with WattStopper II-62

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-63

ABB Ltd. (Switzerland) II-63

Abilia AB (Sweden) II-63

AMX Corporation (US) II-63

Control4 (US) II-63

Crestron Electronics, Inc. (US) II-64

Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. (US) II-64

Haier Group (China) II-64

Home Automation, Inc. (US) II-64

Honeywell International, Inc. (US) II-65

Lightolier Controls (US) II-65

LiteTouch, Inc. (US) II-65

Lutron Electronics, Inc. (US) II-66

Monster Cable Products, Inc. (US) II-66

Schneider Electric Ltd. (UK) II-66

Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd (Australia) II-66

Siemens AG (Germany) II-67

Ener-G Controls Ltd. (UK) II-67

Smarthome, Inc. (US) II-67

Teletask (Belgium) II-67

Vantage Controls, Inc. (US) II-68

VITY Technology (France) II-68

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-69

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home

Automation Products by Geographic Region - North America,

Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 2: World Historic Review for Home Automation Products by

Geographic Region - North America, Europe, and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Home Automation

Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for North America, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-71

III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Market in North America: A Quick Primer III-1

Housing Slump Slows Down Home Automation Market Growth in

2007-2009 III-1

A Retrospective Peek into the Monumental Meltdown of the US

Construction Industry During the 2007-2009 Recession III-2

Table 4: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000

Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 5: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by

Size of Housing Unit - Single, 2-4 and 5+ Units (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 6: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by

Family Size - Single and Multiple Family (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 7: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2010):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000s) by

Regions - North East, Mid-West, South, and West (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

A Review of the Current Progress in the Industry's Recovery III-4

Table 8: Housing Starts in the United States (2011&2012):

Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In '000

Units) III-5

North American Markets to Witness Steady Growth III-5

Changing Lifestyles: A Prime Stimulant III-5

Key Market Trends III-6

Z-Wave Gains Popularity in the Home- Automation Market III-6

Competitive Landscape III-6

Strategic Corporate Developments III-6

Product Launches III-12

Key Players III-21

B.Market Analytics III-25

Table 9: North American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Home Automation Products by Functional Area -

Lighting Controls, Security Controls, HVAC Controls and

Entertainment & Integrated Controls Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 10: North American Historic Review for Home Automation

Products by Functional Area - Lighting Controls, Security

Controls, HVAC Controls and Entertainment & Integrated

Controls Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 11: North American 15-Year Perspective for Home

Automation Products by Functional Area - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lighting Controls, Security

Controls, HVAC Controls and Entertainment & Integrated

Controls Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

2. EUROPE III-28

A.Market Analysis III-28

Current and Future Analysis III-28

A Primer III-28

Smart Homes and Assisted Living to Drive Growth III-28

B.Market Analytics III-30

Table 12: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Home Automation Products by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, UK, Italy, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 13: European Historic Review for Home Automation

Products by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy,

and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 14: European 15-Year Perspective for Home Automation

Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, and Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2011, and 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

2a. FRANCE III-33

A.Market Analysis III-33

Product Launch III-33

Key Player III-33

B.Market Analytics III-34

Table 15: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Home Automation Products with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 16: French Historic Review for Home Automation

Products with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

2b. GERMANY III-36

A.Market Analysis III-36

Strategic Corporate Development III-36

Product Launch III-36

Key Player III-37

B.Market Analytics III-37

Table 17: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Home Automation Products with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 18: German Historic Review for Home Automation

Products with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

2c. ITALY III-39

Market Analysis III-39

Table 19: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Home Automation Products with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 20: Italian Historic Review for Home Automation

Products with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

2d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-41

A.Market Analysis III-41

Key Players III-41

B.Market Analytics III-42

Table 21: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Home Automation Products with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 Z (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 22: UK Historic Review for Home Automation Products

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

2e. REST OF EUROPE III-44

A.Market Analysis III-44

Strategic Corporate Development III-44

Product Launches III-44

Key Players III-45

B.Market Analytics III-46

Table 23: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Home Automation Products with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 24: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Home Automation

Products with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

3. REST OF WORLD III-48

A.Market Analysis III-48

A Primer III-48

Home Automation Systems Market in Asia-Pacific - A Regional

Review III-48

Australia - A Small Yet Growing Market for Home Automation III-48

Growth in Building Industry Propels Demand for HVAC

Controls in China III-48

Product Launches III-48

Key Players III-49

B.Market Analytics III-50

Table 25: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Home Automation Products with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 26: Rest of World Historic Review for Home Automation

Products with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 136 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (146)

The United States (84)

Canada (4)

Japan (3)

Europe (35)

- France (4)

- Germany (6)

- The United Kingdom (10)

- Italy (2)

- Rest of Europe (13)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (20)

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Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.