M2M and Smartphones Mean a Better Connected Home

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies combined with smartphones are set to play a crucial role in the next generation of the Connected Home, which includes remote control over your home’s heating, lighting, and media. Major cable providers, such as AT&T (Digital Life), XFINITY (XFINITY Home), Cox Communications (Smart Home), Time Warner Cable (IntelligentHome), and Verizon FIOS (Connected Home), are putting smartphone apps at the forefront of their connected home offerings and strategies. Even third-party original equipment manufacturers like Belkin are launching products that enable the control of household devices from a smartphone.

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