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Miele Cloud-Connects An Oven
BERLIN —
Miele developed a proof-of-concept demonstration of an oven connected to Microsoft Azure’s Internet of Things (IoT) services, enabling consumers to program ovens to ensure meals come out “perfectly cooked,” Miele said.

Miele lets users browse recipes on Miele’s website and choose from various meals. Once a recipe is selected, food preparation stages are downloaded to the user’s smartphone or tablet, and the matching program is loaded onto the oven through Azure. The oven is programmed to cook the specific meal, the company said at the Hannover Messe event in Berlin.

SmartThings Certifies More Products
PALO, ALTO, CALIF. — Samsung-owned home-automation supplier SmartThings expanded the selection of home-automation products certified as compatible with its hub to about 120 with the addition of three Aeon-brand Z-Wave products and EcoNet’s EV100 series of Z-Wave motorized vents. Devices that aren’t certified as compatible with its $99 hub might nonetheless work optimally but haven’t been tested for compatibility, SmartThings said.

NPD Tracking Home Automation Market
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. —
The NPD Group launched a home automation service that includes consumer panel-based reporting, U.S. point-of-sale data, and analysis from NPD analysts.

The reports from NPD Connected Intelligence include a view of the device landscape, consumer adoption, and the use of home automation devices. NPD’s POS data will track home automation security and monitoring, power and sensors, system controllers, and smart lighting. Additional categories will be added later this year.

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