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 asâ€¦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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The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„˘ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.