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Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko multiprotocol SoC provides flexible IoT connectivity

Silicon Labs has introduced its Wireless Gecko portfolio of multiprotocol system-on-chip (SoC) devices, providing flexible connectivity and price/performance options for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Silicon Labs’ new Wireless Gecko SoCs integrate a powerful ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, energy-friendly Gecko technology, a 2.4 GHz radio with up to 19.5 dBm output power, and advanced hardware cryptography. Wireless Gecko SoCs speed wireless design with best-of-breed Thread and ZigBee&re...

Wireless technology attracts security installers’ attention for its reliability and cost-effectiveness

Wireless offers many opportunities for security contractors to increasethe base of installations and add subscribers Security installation contractors have many different choices when it comes to wireless signalling technologies for their customers. Radio frequency (RF) communications have become more reliable, more robust and include inherent safeguards, such as encryption, to prevent hacking or takeover of wireless devices. Wireless can also allow for remote programming, de...

Silicon Labs to showcase processing, sensing and connectivity innovations for IoT at Embedded World 2016

In addition to supporting live demonstrations, Silicon Labs’ IoT experts will also deliver conference presentations Silicon Labs will showcase the next wave of processing, sensing and connectivity innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremburg, Germany, Feb. 23-25, at Booth 4A-128. Addressing an array of smart, connected device applications, Silicon Labs will demonstrate multi-node Thread and ZigBee® mesh networks, Bluetooth® Sma...

Intersec 2016's new Smart Home section highlights IoT's influence on the latest access control and surveillance technologies

Industry leaders will share centrestage at Intersec's new Smart Home section to showcase their latest technologies The increasing interconnectivity of smart home technology and its influence on safety and security will be under the spotlight this month in Dubai, as global manufacturers prepare to launch their latest high-tech smart home solutions at Intersec 2016. With analysts Gartner predicting 6.4 billion ‘things’ – from toasters and teapots to cars and h...

SourceSecurity.com’s 10 most click-worthy articles of 2015

Many of the most well-trafficked articles posted at SourceSecurity.com in 2015 were those that addressed timely and important issues in the security marketplace. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they click.   Let’s look back at the Top 10 articles we posted in 2015 that generated the most page views. They are listed in order here with the author’s...

What will be the impact on the security market of the “Internet of Things”?

People using computers to surf the Internet is "so 20th century". Today, the big trend involves machines using the Internet to communicate, exchange and analyse data in what has widely become known of as the Internet of Things. Various security devices are among the IoT components, and how devices connect effectively using the Internet – even devices not related to security – will constitute a large part of the future business of security integrators and installers, whether in the re...

Home automation standards and protocols

As the home automation industry has expanded with an ever growing number of devices and services, companies are placing bets on which wireless protocols will dominate. The past few years the leaders have been Z-Wave and ZigBee. Companies are also using a variety of other standards including Crestron’s Infinet, Insteon, and proprietary technologies such as Lutron’s ClearConnect. Next-generation protocols: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi “Right now companies are releasing really i...

Record attendee numbers for Secutech 2015

18th edition of Secutech took place from 28 – 30 April 2015 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Insightful fringe activities covered wide spectrum of industry sectors One of the most influential international exhibitions for security professionals, Secutech, successfully concluded its 2015 edition on a high note. Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, the 18th edition of Secutech utilised 35,875 square metre of exhibition space from 28 – 30 A...