Smart Home Buzz: Control4 Connect, Wi-Fi 7, D-Tools Cloud Software, and Samsung’s Ballie Home Robot

Good morning everybody and welcome to the latest edition of the smart home newsletter, bringing you the top news, trends, and insights from the ever-evolving smart home industry. Here are some interesting stories I came across in recent times:

Snap One Launches Control4 Connect and Control4 Assist to Enhance Customer Experience and Create New Revenue Opportunities

Snap One, a leading provider of smart home technology solutions, has announced the launch of Control4 Connect and Control4 Assist, two new software and support offerings designed to elevate the customer experience and create new recurring revenue opportunities for partners.

Control4 Connect is a cloud-based service that provides remote monitoring and management of Control4 systems. This allows dealers to proactively identify and resolve potential issues, ensuring that their customers’ systems are always running smoothly.

Control4 Assist is a subscription-based service that provides 24/7 support for Control4 systems. This includes remote troubleshooting, software updates, and hardware repairs.

These new offerings are part of Snap One’s ongoing commitment to providing the best possible experience for its customers and partners.

Wi-Fi 7: The Next Generation of Wireless Connectivity

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry organization that develops and promotes wireless standards, has introduced Wi-Fi 7, the next generation of wireless connectivity. Wi-Fi 7 promises to deliver faster speeds, lower latency, and better performance in crowded environments.

One of the key features of Wi-Fi 7 is its ability to support multiple simultaneous data streams, which will enable devices to communicate with each other more efficiently. This will be particularly beneficial for applications that require high bandwidth, such as video streaming and gaming.

D-Tools Cloud Software Now Available at No Cost

D-Tools, a leading provider of electrical and HVAC software solutions, has announced that its cloud-based software is now available at no cost to users. This means that electrical and HVAC professionals can now access all of the features of D-Tools Cloud Software, including project management, quoting, estimating, and scheduling, without having to pay a monthly subscription fee.

D-Tools Cloud Software is a powerful tool that can help businesses improve their efficiency and productivity. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, D-Tools Cloud Software is a valuable resource for any electrical or HVAC professional.

Samsung’s Ballie Home Robot Returns and Heads to Production

Samsung has announced that its Ballie home robot is back and is now heading to production. Ballie is a small, white robot that can follow users around the house and perform a variety of tasks, such as playing music, taking photos, and controlling smart home devices.

Ballie is powered by AI and can learn the user’s preferences and routines. It can also be controlled via a smartphone app.

Samsung originally unveiled Ballie in 2022, but the robot never went into production. The company has not yet announced a release date for Ballie, but it is expected to be available sometime in 2024.

I hope this edition of the newsletter adds value to your knowledge base. For more detailed articles, industry insights, and the latest updates, be sure to explore our blog.

With warm regards,

Gerard

Editor, Smart Home Weekly Newsletter

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– Gerard

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