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The NextMarket Report — Logitech

Logitech Finally Releases Harmony Hub Extender, Savant Releases Universal Remote For Retail

Mike Wolf CEDIA DIY Logitech Savant

Last week, Logitech finally announced they had released the Harmony Hub Extender, the Z-Wave and Zigbee add-on to their Harmony Home Hub, which is the smart home hub companion to their Harmony Home Living line of "smart home" enabled universal remotes. The Home Living Line of remotes is Logitech's first true entry point into smart home control, and one of the most promising things about this lineup was the idea that you could connected to Z-Wave and Zigbee devices using the Hub Extender. Because of this, I was a bit surprised in August when it still hadn't shipped, but it looks like they've...

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Harmony Adds More Smart Home Devices, Still Hasn't Shipped Z-Wave/Zigbee Extender

Mike Wolf August Harmony INSTEON Logitech Z-Wave Zigbee

While lots of folks are speculating about voice, motion and wearable control of the smart home, Logitech keeps plugging along with its Harmony remote lineup. Logitech's move into the smart home with its Harmony line was announced almost a year ago, and in January the company announced an API for integration with the device, but since things have been fairly quiet on the smart home front (Mark Spates, who was helping to drive the platform, left for Google in July). To be fair, the company has been periodically updating us on more integration. The company added Ube and Ivee in...

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Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit Rumors, Slow Echo, Harmony API, Lowe's Installation Dreams & More

Mike Wolf AllSeen Almond Canary Echo HomeKit Logitech Lowe's Iris OIC Z-Wave

As January nears its end, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Smart home news is coming fast and furious, and I expect things won’t slow down pretty much all year, so let's buckle up and enjoy the ride. This week’s is an action-packed edition of the smart home weekly, with news on HomeKit, Xiaomi's smart home moves, the Harmony API, Lowe's installation services, standards moves and more. The rumor mill is also pretty active right now, and while some of the stuff I can’t write about because it’s not confirmed, stay tuned as I think we...

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