After four years of availability in over 55 countries around the world, smart home hub and device maker, FIBARO
, is finally entering the U.S. market. In addition to the Home Center Lite
(approx $280), FIBARO will also be making available the more powerful Home Center 2 (pricing TBA). The most significant feature that differentiates FIBARO from the competitive smart home hub systems (Revolv, $300; SmartThings, $99; Staples Connect, $49; etc.) is the systems’ abilities to interface with and control elements of home AV systems. Currently, Revolv and SmartThings offer extremely limited control of some Sonos components; but neither hub is capable of controlling gear in home theater systems.
FIBARO is also notable for its...