The Smartenit® App offers easy monitoring and control of ZigBee® and INSTEON® automation networks, and will run on mobile/tablet platforms (Android and iOS), web browsers, and on Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops. It uses a local gateway and does not rely on a cloud service for operation.
Smartenit has introduced a simple, yet highly effective client/server model for handling automation via ZigBee, INSTEON and X10. The Harmony gateways, in their role as servers, take care of all the vagaries of the underlying protocols and the physical connection (wireless or powerline) to the devices in the automation network. The client application on the mobile or desktop platform takes advantage of the work done by the server, and concentrates on the presentation to the user. Communication between the client and the server is done via a lean API that ensures very rapid response and fast interaction. This architecture makes for a pleasant user experience in interacting with the various switches, sensors, appliances and systems in the installation. The streamlined architecture offers the benefits of fast response time, easy inclusion of new devices, transparency of protocol to the user, wider choice of available devices, and future expandability. Seamless control of home automation devices bridging ZigBee, INSTEON and X10 allows a user remote and local control of the widest spectrum of devices without worrying about the various nuances of the diverse technologies. "This App gives our customer a consistent user experience, more options for devices in their network, and the ability to build upon systems they may already have in place", states Sammy Korotie, sales administrator.
The application focuses on facilitating the main aspects of monitoring and control: addition and maintenance of devices, organization of the automation network according to user preferences, and setup of automation events based on either/both time and device conditions. Simple operations are provided to go from plugging in a device for the first time, to operating it remotely in less than 30 seconds.
Monitor and control from anywhere. The server gateway is the controller attached to a router in the user environment and to the devices in the automation network. The Smartenit App can connect to this server from anywhere, assuming the user has an Internet connection. This opens a myriad of possibilities for monitoring and controlling from the office, from a remote city while on vacation, from a different continent, from anywhere.
Immediate support is provided for a broad line of devices including: whole house energy monitoring, temperature / humidity monitoring, large and small load control from lighting to HVAC and pool pumps, smart plugs that report electricity consumption, and irrigation control. These devices can be set for simple on/off control, timed actions, or more complex control based upon various rules that, when met, trigger automation events. Status of the devices in real-time is displayed by the application taking advantage of data pushed from the server when the status on a device changes.
The application was developed in a way that versions with the same look-and-feel are created simultaneously for Android, iOS (IPhone and iPad) and BlackBerry Tablet. Likewise, versions are available for all major desktop systems including Windows, MacOS and Linux. Finally, for the ultimate in remote connectivity, the same application is available for rapid download to any browser supporting the Adobe Flash player from www.harmonygateway.com.
Version 1 of the application is available free for use with Smartenit Harmony gateways.
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ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: http://www.ZigBee.org
The INSTEON home area mesh network utilizes two independent means of communication, RF and powerline which makes it one of the most reliable wireless technologies available. With over 200 products on the market, INSTEON makes it easy to link together home systems such as lighting, security, HVAC (comfort control), A/V, appliances, and sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world.