The vision is to create a flexible, comfortable and user-friendly domestic environment, yet still allow non-technical people to easily interact with the most technologically-advanced systems available.
Home application developers depend on middleware to develop solutions that can be implemented across multiple systems, amortizing the implementation cost of different systems integration.
The role of Web Services in the digital home is guaranteeing interoperability among devices, services and systems involved. Web Services generally provide communication and coordination infrastructure to digital home systems which may have minimal computational ability for interoperation. Interoperability in the digital home is achieved between components and services offered when they are capable of transparently collaborating on a particular service that they provide to the home user. Interoperability is the central cohesive source of support in digital home systems.
The prevalence of smart home technologies is much greater now than even five years ago. More and more builders are beginning to include pre-wiring in houses for cable TV, computer networks, alarm systems and distributed audio.
The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) with an Ethernet module acts as an HTTP Server (web content provider), which responds to requests from HTTP Clients (web browsers).
Easily bridge between alternative power line carrier, wireless, and hard-wired protocols to create mixed installations that are optimized for ease, reliability, affordability, and functionality.
The Date/Time schedule is a feature in the PLC that gives the homeowner a higher level of control over his/her day to day switching needs.
Will the trend that created the smart phone lead to the mass acceptance of the smart home as well? It's a smart bet.
In addition to the lighting, which is controlled by individual single-gang, 8 button switches, the air conditioning and heating, motorized drapes, audio & video, and Jacuzzi are easily controlled by My System.
With a push of a button, you upload and store the set-up information to every Superna product connected to the network, rendering each one completely independent of the others (in case one device in the network fails).
eNeo Labs, based in Spain, develops and offers embedded solutions for connected homes and commercializes advanced home services aimed at the European residential market.
When you look at the suited technologies, the products and services that are available, and at the determination of the major players to be active, you can only conclude that in Europe, at least we are likely to witness, in the short term, the beginning of a high-growth period in many segments of the market for the Connected Home.
Remember that upgrading anything means additional costs. The benefits of upgrading your Landmark system might be hard to measure in dollars, but the results from such a transplant have always seemed to bring new life to our customers and the homes in which they live.
Here's a rule of thumb: If you need a keyboard to run the system, you're in trouble. Preparing your tax return is a task-oriented application that's perfect for a PC. But turning on the lights should be as simple as…turning on the lights.
The Archronix ArcWay ZigBee to WSDL gateway allows two sets of standardized yet disparate technologies to communicate with each other. You can buy products from a variety of vendors and they will be able to plug and play together.
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!