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Home Depot Wants All of Its Connected Products to Work With Wink

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With over 2,000 stores, and $79.38 billion in revenue from the last twelve months, Home Depot has the potential to be a giant force in home automation. It now has more than 600 “smart” devices in stock and is pushing the Wink home hub platform as its play in the smart home. According to Jeff Epstein, a merchandising vice president at Home Depot, the giant hopes that eventually all products it sells will be Wink compatible. I spoke with Epstein earlier this month after paying a visit to my local store to see how it was displaying Wink gear. I didn’t find Wink stuff, but I did see several Nest displays, the Revolv home hub and several other connected devices. I’ve actually purchased several Z-wave outlets at that store last year. As for the store’s strategy, it’s simple.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.