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(1) See Wink hub.

(2) A short control signal in telephony operations. It can be a single pulse, a brief interruption of a continuous tone, a change of bits or a change in polarity of the signal. For example, a momentary interruption (the wink) of a continuous, single-frequency tone is a signal that the receiving device is ready. The momentary interruption (the wink) of current to the light next to a telephone's hold button causes it to flicker as a signal to the user that the line is on hold.

Wink hub

A home control hub from Quirky Incorporated, New York ( Introduced in 2014 and supported by GE, the Wink hub works with products from GE, Honeywell, Philips and other manufacturers. It also supports Bluetooth LE, Lutron ClearConnect, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless connections. Products labeled Wink App Ready communicate directly with the Wink app in the mobile device; however, Wink App Compatible devices require the hub.

The Wink app can scan a barcode to identify supported devices, and Wink Robots tie events together such as locking the door when a light is turned off. Wink Shortcuts are like macros and signal multiple devices with one tap.

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For use with the Wink hub, Quirky also offers a wall-mounted combo device that holds four objects, including sensors that detect temperature, humidity, motion or light as well as smart buttons to perform actions.

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