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Jin M.,Hunan University | Zhou X.,Smart Control | Zhang Z.M.,Hunan University | Tentzeris M.M.,Georgia Institute of Technology
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2012

Power load has the characteristic of nonlinear fluctuation and random growth. Aiming at the drawback that the forecasting accuracy of general GM(1,1) model goes down when there is a greater load mutation, this paper proposes a new grey model with grey correlation contest for short-term power load forecasting. In order to cover the impact of various certain and uncertain factors in climate and society on the model as fully as possible, original series are selected from different viewpoints to construct different forecasting strategies. By making full use of the characteristic that GM(1,1) model can give a perfect forecasting result in the smooth rise and drop phase of power load, and the feature that there are several peaks and valleys within daily power load, the predicted day is divided into several smooth segments for separate forecasting. Finally, the different forecasting strategies are implemented respectively in the different segments through grey correlation contest, so as to avoid the error amplification resulted from the improper choice of initial condition. A practical application verifies that, compared with the existing grey forecasting models, the proposed model is a stable and feasible forecasting model with a higher forecasting accuracy. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Innovation Sound Technology Co. and Smart Control | Date: 2013-01-11

A type of tension detection-based headset with intelligent switching control is disclosed in the invention, which comprises a head wearing yoke and headphone speakers connected at the two ends of the head wearing yoke, inside the head wearing yoke a piece of elastic sheet steel is disposed further on which a force sensor is disposed. The said force sensor obtains a message in relation to the deformation of the elastic sheet steel by detecting any deformation of the said built-in elastic sheet steel and outputs a switch signal, after being processed by the measuring circuit, to the switch module which initiates automatic control according to the switch signal. The invention is for intelligent on-off control of the headphone which can be automatically turned on when worn on the head and automatically turned of when taken off, thereby elevating user convenience and reducing unnecessary power consumption.

News Article | August 21, 2013
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The Harmony Smart Control offers all the advantages of the stand-alone Hub, plus adds an RF-based hardware remote that isn’t subject to Wi-Fi outages. But the remote is very basic and doesn’t offer all the controls in the mobile apps.

News Article | December 20, 2013
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News Article | August 20, 2014
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Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month’s IFA trade show in Berlin. Manufacturers have for the last couple of years struggled to convince consumers to upgrade their TVs. Samsung, LG and Sony are betting that a growing range of applications will boost sales, coupled with 4K resolution. Samsung is adding games such as “Need for Speed: Most Wanted”, “Real Football 2014” and “Golf Star” to its line-up. Users will be able to play with Samsung’s remote Smart Control, the company’s dedicated Gamepad as well as some Galaxy smartphones and tablets. It isn’t just the TV manufacturers that are hoping games will attract consumers. When Amazon launched the Fire TV box earlier this year, gaming was a key component of the product. The same goes for Google’s upcoming Android TV platform. Samsung is trying to leverage gaming’s popularity on smartphones and tablets, and not just to make the TVs more attractive. By offering games in mobile devices and TVs, Samsung hopes to convince consumers to buy both types of devices from it. An important part of this push is also to make it easy for developers to convert their mobile games to run on TVs. For example, this weekend Amazon is hosting an event with Seattle indie game incubator HouseOgames. It’s billed as “a great opportunity” for developers to get their hands on all of Amazon’s devices and the services it offers to game developers. At IFA, Samsung will also demonstrate a new Skype app with group and full HD video calls. The Skype app and the new games will be available to download for free globally—including Europe, South Korea, and the U.S.—through the Games Panel on Samsung’s TVs, the company said without offering any details on the timing.

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