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junko.yoshida
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Re: Here comes the iIoT
junko.yoshida   5/30/2014 11:00:53 AM
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Rick, my sources confirmed that somre vendors will be using Zigbee for lighting fixutres -- such as light bulbs -- in this MFi scheme of things. 

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MFi will be Advantage for Androids
Kinnar   5/30/2014 10:23:08 AM
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Even though Apple will be able to initiate the MFi kind of concept for the home automation, but ultimately it will be an advantage for Androids. As MFi will be mainly communicating with the devices via Bluetooth/ZigBee/WiFi, being these a standard protocols of communication any other device based on Android or Windows will be able to communicate provided the mobile application existing on the platform, which generally all the home appliance manufacture will design for all the platforms. 

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Here comes the iIoT
rick merritt   5/30/2014 10:22:03 AM
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I wonder if this will just work with iPhone, iPads and Macs, the typical Apple approach.

I'd be surprised if they use Zigbee. This sounds like a logical extention of the existing Made for iPhone program.

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