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welCoMe to SMahoMe Spring guidebook The IoT market is being driven by the desire to make every day's life simpler and more efficient. AI, big data, voice control and more IoT technologies are applied to carry out the true “Smart Home.” For years, the smart home market always comes up with new ideas and innovative gadgets such as smart buttons, connected sensors, smart locks, multi-protocol controllers and so forth. These devices are more than singlepurposed. With the right and competent software platform, they can be the intelligent tools to realize the better business management and operation. Examples can be found in elderly care facilities, hotel room management, office energy saving or meeting room control and even in the retail sectors such as staffless shops. With the launch of Alexa for Business by Amazon, Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon, published a blog post to explain further how this technology may change our work life. More than auto adjustment of the meeting room settings and dial-in information, the technology can help co-working space rental services in a very efficient way. This issue we take a closer look into how voice command technology can be applied in the business world on page 10.

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for All TrAdiTionAl devices Smart home is about connecting devices to the Internet. However, many appliances in existence today are embedded with infrared technology only. Taiwan-based AIFA Technology has developed an innovative solution to make traditional appliances smart, so that end-users may control multiple infrared devices, including TV, fans, air conditioner, etc., using their smartphone, from anywhere in the world.

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oday there are billions of infrared appliances a ro u n d t h e w o r l d . Traditional TV, set-top box, air conditioner, etc. are all controlled via infrared remotes. One may think that these devices, in the age of Wi-Fi connectivity, will be phased out in the smart home evolution. But on the contrary, thanks to AIFA Technology’s innovation, they can all jump on the smart home bandwagon, to be connected to the Internet, enabling end-users to control them via smartphone or smart speakers. In the shape of a UFO that is small enough to be placed in the palm, AIFA’s i-Ctrl can send infrared signals to electronics like TV, set-top box, DVD player, air conditioner and stereo. The device also connects to Wi-Fi, allowing it to take commands via the Internet. As such, users can use their internet-connected phones to control electronics. i-Ctrl aims to bring greater convenience. A typical household has more than one TV and several

Ni Wen-lu, General Manager of AIFA Technology Corp.

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air conditioners, and as such, has multiple remote controls. But with i-Ctrl, the companion app provides a centralized user interface to control all the devices. Now there are no more hassles with finding remotes to turn on and off devices. “It’s more convenient with using the smartphone as a remote, because we carry it all the time. Also, smartphone allows you to control home appliances from anywhere in the world as long as there is Wi-Fi connection,” said AIFA General Manager Ni Wen-lu. i-Ctrl also has scheduling

and “scene” functions built-in. The former lets users turn on or off devices at a pre-set time. As such, homeowners who are on vacation, for example, may schedule the TV and lighting to turn on at a certain time of the day every day to make it look like someone is home, to prevent burglary. The “scene” function, on the other hand, can turn on or off multiple devices at once, to create a “movie mode,” for example, that dims the lights, turns on the TV and increases speaker volume at the same time.

Easy to sEt up and VoicE control i-Ctrl also features an easy setup process. Simply download the companion app, which works with both iOS and Android devices, and from the app, users will be able to connect their home devices to i-Ctrl and then start to control them with mobile phones. i-Ctrl’s infrared database


Smart speakers made by Amazon, Google or other name brands are used mostly for providing information. They don’t have the ability to control infrared devices at home.

only speak, but they don’t have ‘hands’ to control many existing appliances,” Ni said. Indeed, smart speakers on the market today lack the infrared database to take control of traditional home appliances. “Whether it’s Apple, Google or other brands, they don’t have the capability to do that,” Ni added. stores transmission signals of more than 1,000 electronics brands, or 95 percent of devices around the world, according to AIFA. And a patented technology of AIFA allows i-Ctrl to learn any infrared signal immediately. It’s not a complicated process and end-users can set it up on their own in minutes. i-Ctrl can be connected to smart speakers to enable voice control as well. The device currently supports Amazon Alexa, which means users will be able to voice-control traditional home appliances from an Amazon Echo. The company plans to add Google Home and Apple HomeKit support in the near future. Smart speakers today are more commonly used to play music, to provide information such as weather update, and not for home appliance control. “They can

pursuing HigHEst Quality Founded in 1993, Taiwan-based AIFA Technology specializes in manufacturing infrared remotes that have been sold around the world. The company’s ISO 9000-compliant factory makes products which have met the U.S.’s FCC certification, Japan’s TELEC certifications, and Europe’s CE and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) certifications. As a winner of the 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award, i-Ctrl is the company’s latest innovation. With hundreds of billions of infrared devices in existence today, many people around the world may find i-Ctrl very useful. Newer electronics that have Wi-Fi connectivity also come with infrared remotes, which

means infrared is unlikely to become obsolete any time soon. AIFA distinguishes itself by pursuing very high standards, allowing it to work with clients from Japan and Germany for more than 10 years, Ni said. “Japanese customers trust our quality and IC and product development capability. We have the right attitude to do things to meet the accuracy and standard requirement of Japanese companies that AIFA has been working for a long time.” “Creating a product like i-Ctrl requires specialized knowledge. Not many companies have worked on the infrared database for more than 20 years like us, and we have collaborated with Japanese and German firms that have very high quality standards. We are confident that we can be one of the best in the world in this field,” Ni said. AIFA is looking for committed business partners who are interested in marketing i-Ctrl in other countries, Ni noted. TEL: 886-7-7777128 FAX: 886-7-7777407 E-mail: aifa@aifa.com.tw

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E x p l o r a t i o n Voice assistants are getting increasingly popular, and their applications have been extended from smart homes to enterprises. Today, they are mostly used for air conditioning and meeting room control, saving energy expenses and facilitating meeting procedures. They are getting smarter too, as companies use them to conduct data analytics and obtain business intelligence.

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oice control has been a key area of study in the field of home automation. Devices that humans use are getting smaller and smaller in the duration of technology evolution, beginning with desktop, laptop and tablet, then shifting to smartphone and wearable, before reaching the formless voice. Just as voice control can provide convenience in homes, the technology may provide similar benefit in offices. As people add automation and voice control experiences into their homes, it’s not uncommon for them to also integrate smart technology and voice control into their offices. As companies evaluate new kinds of technologies that suit their needs, the office environment has been undergoing a transformation in the last few years, according to home automation enabler Control4’s Senior Director of Product Marketing Brad Hintze. “Automation can make security, energy management, and room or building management easier, and we see small and midsize business owners who have Control4 in their home add it to their business property,” Hintze said. 10 mySMAhome.com 2018

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With automation, a single voice command can power multiple rooms at once, to wake them up for a presentation by turning on the lights, lifting the shades and activating displays. “Instead of operating from a touchscreen, voice control makes it easy for users to adjust the room conditions with a command. Voice control can be used to manage automation in office meeting spaces, presentation rooms, lobbies, and more,”

Brad Hintze, Senior n Director of Product Marketing at Control4

“ Automation can make security, energy management, and room or building management easier, and we see small and midsize business owners who have Control4 in their home add it to their business property.”

said Bill Lally, President of Mode:Green, an integration firm servicing hotels and large commercial spaces.

A/C And Meeting Control Voice control in office is still a relatively new concept, and the types of automation more commonly implemented today are for meeting room and air conditioning control. Air

Brian Lin, Founder n and Chief Technology Officer of Oplus

“ A large meeting room may have up to 16 curtains and multiple sets of lighting. The larger the space, the more equipment there is, the more possible use cases there are, and the more likely people will find automation tools handy.”


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conditioning is the largest source of energy consumption. As such, it may be connected to sensors and curtains, working together to save energy use. Ni Wen-lu, General Manager of automation company AIFA Technology, concurred that air conditioning control is the more common application in the commercial space, for people tend to forget to turn off air conditioners. In the meeting room, equipment that need to be controlled include projector, video conference equipment, lighting, air conditioner and curtains. Ideally they can all be adjusted with the push of a button, one single voice command or a switch. A voice assistant can start a meeting by moving the curtains and turning on the lights; switch on the presentation mode by turning on a projector and dimming the lights; and enable the discussion mode by turning off all equipment. “A large meeting room may have up to 16 curtains and multiple sets of lighting. The larger the space, the more equipment there is, and the more possible scenarios there are, and the more likely people will find automation tools handy,” said Brian Lin, founder of

Oplus, a Taiwan-based company that specializes in office automation. Also, office managers have budget and security concerns, and they want to be able to manage office equipment easily, Lin said.

CisCo spArk AssistAnt Seeing the demand for easier meeting control, Cisco recently launched Spark Assistant, which is designed specifically for this purpose. It aims to eliminate hassles like locating a meeting room, getting connected to the room, etc. “The right virtual assistant will help you be

Tim Tuttle, Chief n Technology Officer of Cisco’s Cognitive Collaboration Group

“ The right virtual assistant will help you be more productive, so you can focus on what’s important – getting work done with your team.”

more productive, so you can focus on what’s important – getting work done with your team,” the company says. Right now, Spark Assistant can start, join and leave meetings; call someone in the company; and navigate and control Cisco Spark devices. Cisco Spark Assistant will be first available on the new Cisco Spark Room

Vinnie Schoenfelder, n Chief Technology Officer at CapTech

“ Today, there are opportunities for natural language processing and voice-controlled applications to simplify user experience in the workplace that can help with things like meeting execution, resource planning and recruiting.”

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Voice assistant for business applications has more advanced functions, including data analytics that enables AI to facilitate decision making for the management. Natural language processing is also added to make the conversational flow smoother.

70, which features 70-inch 4K screens and quad 5K cameras. The cameras are capable of facial recognition and people count, so that Spark Assistant will know who entered the room, who left the room and who is speaking. But Cisco wants to take Spark Assistant beyond joining and leaving meetings. It will become a full-fledged team member, helping to take notes, record meetings and book a meeting room. “Most voice assistants on the market are built for consumer use. The things we need at home like ‘Alexa, play Mozart' are very different from the things teams need at work like ‘Hey, Spark, pull up the presentation I drafted for this meeting,’” said Tim Tuttle, CTO of Cisco’s Cognitive Collaboration Group. “The biggest problem with enterprise adoption is crossing that chasm from ‘functional at home’ to ‘functional at work,’” Tuttle added. In the future, Cisco Spark Assistant will use and learn from workers’ calendar, company directory and worker activity. “This is a system that might recommend a person who should be included in the meeting because that person can add 12 mySMAhome.com 2018

value to the team. Computers do this well, while humans consistently don’t,” Tuttle explained.

AdvAnCed Ai in voiCe AssistAnt Virtual Assistant’s application in the office doesn’t stop with A/C control and meeting arrangement. There are companies working on developing virtual assistant’s natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. Besides equipment control, virtual assistant may crunch data and perform analysis to generate insightful information. U.S.-based IT management company CapTech has developed a proprietary process for connecting data science with NLP to create enterprise solutions for predictive analytics. NLP may carry on a conversation with an understanding of intent, emotion and context. CapTech develop Alexa skills for on behalf of many Fortune 500 companies. One use case may be a manager asking “Alexa, how are my sales performance this quarter?” In response, Alexa replied, “You are down

2.5 percent.” The manager may followed up immediately by saying, “Really, why?” as opposed to “Why are my sale down 2.5 percent?” He doesn’t have to repeat himself, thus having a more natural conversational flow. CapTech uses machine learning and data science and write custom codes for different business requirement. “We can do something programmatically to find out why the sales are down, and that would be something much more difficult for a person to query, because they have to check four or five different systems, open multiple spreadsheet and do some analysis,” said Vinnie Schoenfelder, Chief Technology Officer at CapTech. The intelligent assistant may be applied for different purposes and industries. There are retailers that want to have voice services for either their employees or their customers. Still, some clients want to develop voice services that are B2B, enabling their business providers to order for them, check inventory, check delivery status and update orders, Schoenfelder added.


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Without using popular platforms like Amazon Echo and Google Home, local voice systems are not connected to the Internet and there is no cloud processing. Operating in a private network, local voice systems offer better security, lower latency and more stable connectivity.

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Local Voice Systems Enable Efficient Smart Home Control

tarting last year, voice control has been an important issue in the smart home space. People tend to be more familiar with Amazon Echo or Google Home when it comes to using voice to control home devices. The way it works is that upon receiving a voice command, a smart speaker will pass the voice to the cloud for processing before a control signal is passed to a home device.

A different way of doing it will be using local voice control, which does not require passing the command to the cloud via Wi-Fi. There are many advantages of using a local voice control system like low latency. It also runs on a more stable and secure internal network. In a local network environment, a voice command travels from a microphone to a gateway which then

passes the command to home devices. Because the signal does not travel to the Internet, lower latency can be ensured. Also, users do not need to worry about unstable Internet connection, because the signal is only passed around in the house. Since home devices are not linked to the Internet, hackers won’t have chances to control home devices and security can be ensured. The merits of local voice control are acknowledged by many smart home system providers. One of them is Taiwan-based Philio Technology Corp. Controlling every home device from the cloud sounds more complex than it needs to be, according to James Huang, the company’s CEO. “A simple task like opening curtains at home should not require processing in the cloud before sending a command back to the device.”

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have great audio systems, which are usually more than sufficient for voice control scenarios. Also, a smart speaker may have up to 6-8 microphones embedded so that it can receive voices from different directions and for noise cancellation purpose. These functionalities, however, will add up to costs. As such, it may not be feasible for a user to place a smart speaker in every room, which is the ideal setting for voice control. Users should be able to access voice control anywhere at home. “Voice

James Huang, n CEO of Philio Technology

“ A simple task like opening curtains at home should not require processing in the cloud before sending a command back to the device.”

control should not be constrained in a certain area. When in the bedroom, I don’t want to go to the speaker placed in the living room to turn off the light,” said Chen Wen-bin, Manager of the IoT Business Department at Wifly-City, a company that provides smart home solutions for the retail market.

alternative voice control Local companies that enable smart homes are rolling out alternatives to smart speakers. Philio, for example,

Chen Wen-bin, n Manager of the IoT Business Section at Wifly-City

“ Voice control should not be constrained in a certain area. When in the bedroom, I don’t want to go to the speaker placed in the living room to turn off the light.”

plans to introduce a battery-powered speaker that has the shape and size of a baseball. The speaker may be embedded in the wall in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc., thus allowing a user to give voice command more conveniently. The product could be a good replacement to a smart speaker, the placement of which is constrained by the power line it connects to. Electronics manufacturer Good Way Technology has co-developed a smart panel which can receive and pass voice commands to other devices. The panel is embedded with a voice IC that performs voice recognition and processing. 20-30 voice commands are stored in the panel. A portable voice control device is more common. Unless being tapped or triggered by the wake-up word, the device is in the sleep mode to save battery power. Wifly-City has such device while Good Way has plans to develop and launch one in the near future. All these voice-receiving devices work by passing voice commands to a gateway that relay signals to home devices. A gateway essentially can 2018 mySMAhome.com 15


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talk to almost every kind of home electronics. The chosen communication protocols, however, separate companies making gateways. Common standards Z-Wave, Zigbee, ULE and RF have all been used. IoT company Full Enterprise has developed local voice control by inserting control modules into devices. The company’s voice control may turn on one single device or multiple devices to enable a scene. In the future, Full Enterprise also plans to develop voice control on a smartphone to control home devices. “While voice control is convenient for all age groups, it is especially suitable for the elderly or the disabled,” Full Enterprise’s General Manager James Yih noted.

challengeS in making voice DeviceS “One of the main challenges of making voice-enabled devices is that voice can hardly be detected if the source is three meters away. Also, engineers need to figure out how to factor out background noises,” said Coco Chen, Deputy Marketing Director at China-based Leedarson Lighting,

Tali Chen, n CVP Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist at DSP

“ ULE has much, much better transmission range in both indoor and outdoor use cases, compared with other protocols like Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and Zigbee.”

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which has enabled voice control for a variety of home devices, including lighting, curtains and TVs, made by Leedarson or other brands. Leedarson’s team of engineers have developed the needed computation power for noise cancellation and also tailor-made microphone designs for best voicereceiving effect, Chen added. DSP Group, which makes chips for a variety of communication products, believes that ULE is the better protocol choice. Tali Chen, CVP Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist at DSP, said that ULE is based on the DECT

CD Liu, Director of n Good Way Technology’s SIoT Research and Development Division

“ Connecting to the Internet potentially allows hackers to take control of home devices. A local voice system does not require Internet connection.”

technology that is used in cordless phones and therefore has better voice transmission capability. ULE also uses an interference-free spectrum. “As such, ULE has much, much better transmission range in both indoor and outdoor use cases, compared with other protocols like Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and Zigbee,” Chen said.

limitationS of local voice control Local voice control system has its drawbacks too. Compared with the cloud, the local voice IC does not have the voice processing power similar to that of the cloud, said CD Liu, Director of Good Way Technology’s SIoT Research and Development Division. The cloud is able to distinguish different accents, background noise and more accurately understand spoken words. It also has a much larger storage space, allowing for unlimited number of command storage. Nonetheless, local processing and cloud processing can co-exist. In fact, many companies have created products that can connect to the cloud as well as products that operate in a local network.


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Solutions That Enable Voice Control in Smart Office Oplus E-Box Master Control The E-Box Master Control is an all-in-one system that can manage up to eight lighting circuits and eight digital inputs for scenario control switches, in addition to projector, air conditioner and curtain controls. It can switch on a “presentation scenario,” for example, by turning on lights simultaneously, turning the A/C to 26 degree Celsius, turning on projector, pulling the curtains and lowering the projection screen. All this can be accomplished via mobile app, Siri voice control or a wall switch with Oplus’ solution. Office applications include the “work mode” – when sensors detect employees at work, it will automatically turn on lights and the A/C, depending on the time of the day and temperature, to realize energy conservation. Users may call upon their voice assistant to start a meeting, and the command will turn on lights and A/C, for example; to turn on the presentation mode, which will turn on the projector and dim the lights; to turn on the discussion mode, which will shut off all the equipment. • Oplus • www.oplus-design.com

AIFA i-Ctrl i-Ctrl is a small UFO-shaped device that can control a variety of infrared appliances including air conditioner, projector, stereo, TV, lighting and fans. The device’s Wi-Fi module allows it to communicate with a smart speaker to enable voice control or a smartphone to enable app control. i-Ctrl essentially makes any traditional appliances (without Wi-Fi connectivity) smart, so that they may all be controlled via smartphone or voice. With i-Ctrl, users don’t need to worry about losing remote control, because their appliances can now be controlled via smartphone or smart speaker. This allows users to control home or office appliances at a distance. The device’s comprehensive infrared database allows for 95-percent compatibility with traditional appliances. One of the main benefits of using i-Ctrl is that users don’t need to replace their existing appliances to realize a smart home or smart office environment. With a technological design and elegant look, i-Ctrl is capable of 180-degree vertical and 360-degree horizontal infrared signal transmission. • AIFA Technology • www.aifa.com.tw

Cisco Spark Assistant Claimed to be the world's first enterprise-ready voice assistant for meetings, Cisco Spark Assistant is the latest innovation on the Cisco Spark platform. Unlike all-purpose voice assistants, Cisco Spark Assistant has one goal: to help you have great meetings that run more smoothly. Users may start their meeting without any typing or dialing, by saying "Hey, Spark. Join the meeting," "Hey, Spark. I want to start the meeting." or "Hey, Spark. Let's get started." It leverages the deep-domain conversational AI technology from Cisco’s acquisition of MindMeld, which enables cognitive capabilities within the Cisco Spark platform. This makes Cisco Spark a collaboration solution. Cisco Spark Assistant will help office workers before, during and after a meeting. Its initial cognitive capabilities are designed to make it easier to start meetings, join and leave meetings, call anyone in the organization, and navigate and control Cisco Spark devices. • Cisco Systems • cisco.com

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Wafer Systems Virsical Smart Office Platform Virsical Smart Office Platform is a complete set of mobile application interfaces and smart office platforms that is easy to operate and manage. This platform provides more than 30 mobile office applications such as smart meetings, smart cubicle, visitor management, agenda, attendance, tasks, approval, teleconference and video conference. In addition to the standard functions, Virsical can customize, develop and integrate original application systems such as HR, financing, OA and CRM, so as to facilitate smart office on any device anytime and anywhere. Key features include meeting room management, booking, approval and reminders that synchronize with employee emails and agenda. The platform supports both voice and text formats, so users can send a voice notification to many persons with the push of a button. With carrier-grade multi-party voice quality, users can initiate a teleconference whenever and wherever possible at a unified

price within one country. Desktop sharing, VOIP voice, electronic whiteboard, Webex meetings are also available. • Wafer Systems • www.wafersystems.com

Kore.ai Bots Platform 6.1

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The platform allows enterprises to analyze bot performance to view most frequent utterances that matched or failed to match any intent. It demystifies natural language processing by providing a detailed analysis of how user utterances are processed by its natural language processing (NLP) engine for better intent identification. The platform enables developers to string together individual bots to create a multi-purpose, branded universal bot or virtual personal assistant that communicates with multiple bots for a person. The universal bot essentially takes the user’s requests and determines which bot to call to tackle the task at hand, multi-tasking on the person’s behalf. Kore.ai’s interactive voice response (IVR) integration (channel) allows customers to integrate their IVR application flows with conversational bots built on Kore.ai platform. This integration allows synchronous or asynchronous https communication with IVR systems to further help customer support. The new channel, at a functional level, help companies to integrate their existing processes to the conversational bots to deliver better customer communication and faster query resolution.

As Cisco’s flagship video collaboration device, the Room 70 brings together people, content, and artificial intelligence (AI) to help teams be more effective. The Room 70 is an all-in-one device with a powerful codec, a quad camera, and 70-inch single or dual display with integrated speakers and microphones. It’s ideal for rooms that seat up to 14 people and works for local meetings as well as for connecting a remote team. The Room 70 is available in two configurations. The single-display option puts the focus on the people in the meeting; the dual-screen adds a bold content-sharing experience that works whether everyone is in the same room or around the globe. The quadruple 5k camera always has a full-room view. This enables faster, more intelligent framing of the room and active speakers for a better visual experience. A related diagnostic mode provides people count metrics for room utilization analysis. The 4k screens provide amazing clarity and resolution, including when participants are engaging in Cisco Spark whiteboard sessions. • Cisco Systems • cisco.com

• Kore.ai • kore.ai

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Tata SmartOffice

E2P Media Smart Office Smart Office makes it easy for employees to use Amazon Alexa in a work environment. It manages Alexa-enabled devices, enrolls users and assigns skills at scale. It can also build custom voice skills and can make these available as private skills for client organization. Alexa allows the workplace to become virtually interactive through voice technology, so people at all levels can experience having access to a personal assistant. Alexa can simplify conference rooms, allowing meeting attendees to start meetings and control the equipment in the room by simply using their voice. Alexa can also do things around the workplace, like notifying IT about a broken printer, or placing an order for office supplies. With Smart Office, it’s easy to configure Alexa to control conference rooms. It specifies the type of conferencing equipment being used and preferred meeting applications, which allows Alexa to start most meetings, on most devices, in any room. Smart office can also build skills so that Alexa can work with additional equipment or perform specific tasks in conference rooms. • E2P Media • www.e2pmedia.com

SmartOffice is a single box solution that gives businesses access to voice, data, storage and apps. With SmartOffice, a business no longer needs to invest in multiple devices or approach multiple service providers to set up a new office or a branch operation. This affordable solution makes it easy to deploy a smart office. The solution features Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunk for advanced voice connectivity, dedicated bandwidth ensuring reliable high-speedn internet connectivity. There are integrated connectivity for both PSTN voice and internet bandwidth; built-in Wi-Fi, firewall, router and DHCP server; and plug-and-play box with web based graphic user interface. Compatible with open smartphone apps and desktop clients to save IP phone expenses, the solution supports both IP & analog phones. • Tata Docomo • www.tatadocomo.com

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Market to

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Vietnam is in climax stage of development. According to a joint report of PwC and the Urban Land Institute “Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2018�, HCMC is ranked 5 in 2018 City Investment Prospects in Asia Pacific area, and ranked 2 in 2018 City Development Prospects.

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experts Grasp ConneCted HoMe and BuildinG Market CHanCes in VietnaM Security, the irreplaceable DemanD Within multiple sectors of smart home, market professionals all look into home security as the door knocker in Vietnam. ION Smart from Vietnam, a distributor of IOTX Smartlife and Vivotek as well as a system integrator of residential security solutions, is an expert of integrating CCTVs, intercom, smart camera, access control, and E-parking systems. Gordon Tat, Managing Director of ION Smart, said that security is the main concern and demand in Vietnam. “When incidents occur, or for proactive damage prevention, our solutions connect the systems, homeowners, emergency care takers and authorities such as fire or police department,” Tat explained. Taiwan-based smart building and residential community solution provider, HomeScenario has seen the development potential in the country. HomeScenario enters Vietnamese smart home market since 2015 with its specialization in smart building and hotel projects. HomeScenario offers cloud-enabled building systems converging IP intercom, alarm, access control, video surveillance, concierge, and home automation, with IP intercoms as the core control and user interface. “As we deploy our building solutions around the world, we find that security is the key of smart home,” said Joel Liu, Vice President of HomeScenario, “and in Vietnam, demand for home security is irreplaceable.” Honeywell also values security control for house and

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villa owners. “Every Vietnamese family needs to feel safe and comfortable, while being able to enjoy what matters: the people and things that make their house a home. Honeywell’s technology enables homeowners to stay in control of home security, fire systems, and air and water purification, creating a home with ease,” said Mai Trang Thanh, President of Honeywell Indochina.

uSer FrienDlineSS WalkS home technologieS into Vietnam To get acquaintance with end-users in Vietnam, industry players topped the user-friendly controls as the most important consideration. Commercial buildings, residential communities, condominiums, hotels or villas share a same idea: multiple housing units. This has great impact on the property developing cost. However, the comfort and convenience brought by smart home technologies is what really matters for buyer decisions. According to ION Smart and HomeScenario, users implementing total solutions concern mostly the experience of how they interact with home technologies. Easy control interfaces receive positive reviews from home users. Scheduling function or learning algorithms that bring real automation and connection between user and homes are the key anticipation. As a foreign company for Vietnam, HomeScenario brings precious experience from other markets, “Without transparent information like presales consultation and aftersales service, home technology is never complete,” said Liu, “it is challenging


but a reliable guarantee to gain users’ hearts.” While self-monitoring of home security is not yet prevalent in Vietnam, Phuongviet, a distributor of Hikvision in Vietnam, sees its potential of growth. “Entrylevel DIY consumer market is growing fast as smart home security concepts have been spreading among endusers. People can first experience the easy installation and manipulation of some products, and this may create another smart home wave in Vietnam,” said Pham Tuyet Phuong, Marketing Manager of Phuongviet. Further, with young and growing population in Vietnam, the modern, tech-oriented generation is expected to embrace IoT technologies in their homes, therefore pushing demand upward. According to ION Smart and Phuongviet, AI functions and voice control compatibility is interesting for local users with personalized scenes and management.

Smart technologieS make hotel gueStS Feel at home As home security solutions expand in Vietnam, basic items such as access control and security sensors are a must for new smart home projects, especially for the residential complex. Pioneering example can be found in Sakura Apartment in HCMC. Moving on to the development in hospitality industry, Liu of HomeScenario analyzed the different demand in hotel and villa. With smaller units but larger quantity, hotel projects tend to apply standardized application in every suite, including scene automation, curtain and lighting control, and voice-

Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in ASEAN. Foreign investments target on the residential properties such as condominiums and landed housings as well as office and commercial real estates. And this has been driving new opportunities of connected products and smart solutions. Developers primely eye on big cities such as HCMC, Ha Noi and Da Nang, where network infrastructure is comparatively complete, urbanization is rapid, and population is in high density. Total solutions integrating multiple smart technologies are the prevalence for projects of smart homes, complex buildings, hotels or villas in the country.

command products. System integrators, in this case, have the dominance in hotel projects. On the other hand, villas are having larger-scale but less unit. Therefore, comprehensive solutions such as ventilation, access control and fire alarm that can be seamlessly combined with respective interior design is required. Designer of villas has final decision on the systems. All in all, hotels and villas equipped with modern smart home solutions gain positive feedback from their guest, driving a better profit for their business.

Smart home applicationS Seen in groWing areaS “The world is moving beyond stand-alone devices into an era where seemingly everything is connected, making connected home an inevitable trend in residential industry. That’s why we find enormous potential in this area and I am absolutely optimistic in IoT opportunities in Vietnam,” shared Thanh of Honeywell. The challenges in Vietnamese market is still lying in price and awareness. Low-priced products from China are still competitive and widely deployed. “To step forward, decision makers and end-users in the market need more training upon technologies and applications to level up their awareness on smart home systems and solutions,” indicated Phuong of Phuongviet. For next step, companies are looking to smarter solutions not only for the high-end properties but the rising middle-class in vicinal cities. Home security solutions and automation control can be expected to apply in high-class trains, campus, rental offices, factories and training center in the coming future with a prospect to realize smart living in Vietnam.

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Smart Home Standard iS WhAt

We ReAlly Need foR NoW iN VietNAM: ho Chi MiNh City ReAl eStAte ASSoCiAtioN

As smart home gradually catches attention of property developers, smart home and building automation solutions for high-end residential buildings are the common interest of real estate firms in Vietnam. Le Hoang Chau, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association, indicated that energy control will be the second largest demand after home security. However, smart home is still a long way to go in Vietnam, and a standard for this industry must be set up to build a better connected living.

Please introduce Ho cHi MinH city real Q estate association (Horea).

A Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association is a NGO with more than 800 enterprises and individual members, including real-estate developers, investors, constructors and the dealers. The association also has special members like bankers as well as both domestic and overseas funds. Important members in HoREA include some of the leading property developers in Vietnam such as VinGroup, Novaland, FLC, Hung Thinh Corp, Nam Long Corp, and Dai Quang Minh; and constructors like Hoa Binh, Coteccons. Just to name a few.

WHat kind of ProPerty Projects take uP Q tHe Most Market sHare in tHe Housing

Market in VietnaM?

A Currently we have no concrete market numbers about the proportion, however, we clearly witness a sparkle in the residential building markets in Vietnam. Smart home or building automation solutions are now the common interest of all the real estate firms, as most of the profit we are gaining comes from the residential sector, especially, in the luxury, or high-end building segment. Apart from residential buildings, the latest trend is the condotel, which is a condominium but operated as a hotel, offering short-term rentals. Condotels are getting hotter day by day among growing property

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developments in Vietnam. Pioneering projects in Vietnam, such as Vinhomes Central Park, Sala City, or Phu My Hung, not only construct buildings but also create a complete living environment for residents. With the automation system integrated to people’s lives, residents are connected with neighborhood parks, parking lots, shopping malls, entertainment centers in a project.

WHat are tHe Most Q PoPular sMart

HoMe solutions in VietnaM?

A Home security, definitely. It is the biggest part of the pie, as we could easily set up a security system without rewiring or changing any interior decoration and design. Moreover, there are plenty of choices for home security products in affordable prices.


their professional technical team based on field research and reports of product specifications. In other cases, constructors like Hoa Binh and Coteccons can decide for systems as they own design team themselves.

in VietnaM, WHat is Q Potentially driVing

sMart HoMe solutions forWard?

Though security solutions are dominating, another upcoming trend is energy control. In fact, we can barely see the separation of energy control and home automation. I would say that “green energy” and “energy saving” are the key words that catch buyers’ eyes. Imagine if you want to save energy usage for lighting, you could simply open the curtains. Some families have set up a solar-energy system integrated with home automation control. The two systems support each other while users only need a few clicks on their smartphone app for management. Similar implementation in Vietnamese homes is potential in the near future. As for the popular brands in Vietnam, I would say products from G7 countries are preferred among high-class homeowners who spent the most for such equipment. For price-oriented markets, Chinese brands and products still own great prevalence.

in deVeloPing ProPerty Projects, WHat is Q tHe Working Pattern in VietnaM?

A For those big and mega-scale projects, decision making depends totally on the developers, as they are in charge of designing and engineering all systems from the initial stage. Cost, energy consumption, and multiple factors are taken into their consideration. In most cases, the president of the developer group is the decision maker. Decisions are supported by consultation and discussion with

A While choosing smart home systems, quality and price of the solutions are the two most important requirements whilst technical issues like cross-brand compatibility are also a major topic. The public is recently talking much about Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things. As a result, in larger scales like smart cities, compatibility of connected devices and solutions will be an advantage to build a complete system. The government and the city council have just agreed on a project to build HCMC to be a “Smart City”. The agreement will bring a huge chance for manufacturers as such development will start from basic infrastructures, creating large demand for equipment, technology, software, and total solution. During the first phase until 2020, there will be a focus on cloud computing infrastructure, big data analysis, building a shared data warehouse, and developing an open data ecosystem for the city. For those new residential projects, I think “smart” isn’t just a trend but a “must-have”. In addition, a standard for everything in smart home industry and related education are what we really need for now. References from associations or manufacturers, as well as precious experience from industry leaders are a key step before mass implementations begin. We are looking forward to some seminars that can actively stimulate discussion in smart home industry.

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Honeywell

StAyS OptiMiStic in HOuSing AutOMAtiOn in VietnAM Holding more than ten years of local experience in Vietnam, Honeywell has been part of the growing property market and megatrend of smart home for high-end residential buildings. The company sees ahead of the trend, grabbing unlimited opportunities in professional developer projects whilst innovating human-centered solutions to win end-users’ hearts. Mai Trang Thanh, President of Honeywell Indochina, is optimistic in Vietnamese smart home market. “Real estate investors and home owners are keen on smart home implementations, thereby smart home will become the standard of a modern house in IoT era,” she shared with SMAhome.

is the role of honeyWell in smart Q What home market of Vietnam?

A Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions including aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. We set up operations in Vietnam since 2005, currently having offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, as well as Yangon in Myanmar. Our Building Technologies strategic business group, formerly part of Automation & Control Solutions, has built an extensive network with local partners and distribution channels in Vietnam for over a decade. But it was until recent years that we officially joined smart home market here with Honeywell’s Smart Connected Home products and solutions.

type of projects does honeyWell Q Which Vietnam majorly Work With? Where these

projects are mostly located?

A Currently our primary focus is on property management projects. We are working with complexes to provide integrated solutions that help operators monitor and ensure security for their properties. We are also providing Honeywell smart home products and solutions that make lives more comfortable, secure, connected and informed. Honeywell technology has been installed in over 150 million homes globally, and we expect to deliver such technologies to our customers in Vietnam through cooperations with local partners. Our partners and customers are mostly locating in Hanoi and HCMC, with a

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slight majority located in HCMC. We are planning to expand distribution channels in other cities to meet the increasing housing demand of the rising middle class.

type of local Q Which partners do you

mainly target?

A Entering Vietnamese smart home market with various types of building projects, Honeywell is in close collaborations with real estate investors, developers, constructors, and architects who are interested in US premium smart solutions and products for their projects. We also target individual customers in high-class residentials. Currently our products are provided to homeowners and end-users through real estate investors, project developers and consultants. As a result, Honeywell is developing our distributors and system integrator network in Vietnam to facilitate customer’s purchasing and tailor solutions per their needs.


▲ Mai Trang Thanh, President of Honeywell Indochina

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your abundant experience, What are the Q in major demand of smart home solutions in

Vietnam?

A From our experience, home automation control and security monitoring are very popular. A significant part of our customers are modern and young people, they are most interested in automation and control solutions. For example, a smartphone app to control Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, a home gateway that controls multiple household items including curtains, lights, and air conditioners with just a few clicks of the button. Security does really matters, especially for villa and house owners. With connected home solutions, the homeowners are able to monitor and take control of their connected systems securely no matter where they are. From a PC or mobile phone, they are kept notified of any event occurring in their homes. In my opinion, every Vietnamese family needs to feel safe and comfortable, while being able to enjoy the time with their loved family members and precious moment. As modern technologies develop, homeowners can easily stay connected and in control of home comfort, security, and air quality maintenance.

your perspectiVes on current Q What’s Vietnamese smart home market and the

potential in the coming future?

A I am absolutely optimistic about the great opportunities and upcoming developments in Vietnam. The world is moving into an era where seemingly everything around us is connected, making smart home and building an inevitable trend in residential industry. As our smart connected solutions have received positive feedback from both

partners and individual customers, we believe smart home market will continue booming in upcoming years, thanks to the wave of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Vietnam, accompanied by the Internet of Things. More real estate investors and home owners are keen on smart home implementations, thereby smart home will become the standard of a modern house in IoT era. Matching macro trends in Vietnam that include sustainable urbanization, clean energy, and a rising middle class, home and building solution providers like Honeywell are provided with unprecedented opportunities for delivering innovative connected products, services, and solutions in Vietnam that can help address the nation’s challenges intelligently.

share With us Q please your deployment plan

in 2018 & 2019.

A In the upcoming two years, Honeywell will further expand our sales and distribution channels along with system integration to meet the increasing demands of Vietnamese customers. On an overall view, we want to move from technology-centered innovation to humancentered innovation. By applying userfocused design principles to our business and industrial products, following Honeywell User Experience strategy, we can differentiate Honeywell’s products from competitors and improve customer satisfaction and brand loyalty, while at the same time enabling better pricing.

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A Deeper explore on VietnAMeSe SMArt HoMe proDuctS With a bunch of foreign manufacturers building connected and smarter homes and buildings in Vietnam, local smart home players are gradually gaining their own foothold in domestic market. To deeper explore smart home industry in Vietnam, SMAhome has collected connected home products that are developed by local Vietnamese brands.

ION Smart Home Security System Monitor Truong Tien Corp ionsmart.vn

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or a trusted security control, Home Security System Monitor by ion Smart is a doubled security check that enhances existing security. An access control via password and rFiD card provide enhanced security environment of home. the monitor enables video, audio, and data communication via one utp cable to simplify the installation. Homeowners can easily release time-oriented public or individual access for home with 7 inch wide color lcD. When connected with emergency center or security guard center, hands-free emergency calls is available for event handling at home.

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Lumi Smart Touch Switch LM-SG Lumi Vietnam lumi.vn

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ith one to four-gang variants, Smart touch Switch lM-SG by lumi has capacitive touch technology for device control. it communicates with home devices through Zigbee wireless protocol. the surface of Smart touch Switch lM-SG is covered with toughened glass, which is scratch resistant and shockproof, and combined with round leD shiny surrounds. Smart touch Switch lM-SG can control air conditioners, fans, lights, curtains, and more. users are also allowed to configure group of devices into scene settings, and control these devices in one touch. power supply ranging between 110V to 240V are compatible with this product.

Vantech VP-10 Plug & Wireless Repeater Van Xuan Commercial Joint Stock Company vantech.pro

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uilt with the plug-in module, Vp-10 plug enables wireless remote control of home connected appliances with Ac power output. With input value of 220VAc, Vp-10 plug has a maximum load output of 600W, 50/60Hz. As for the Vp-10 Wireless repeater on the right, it extends wireless signal and is available for power control. users can select either automatic or manual inclusion, and get notified when unusual status occurred. Vp-10 Wireless repeater has an operating range of up to 200 meters under working voltage of 5 to 12V Dc.


VSMARTTEK Intelligent Power Meter VSMARTTEK www.vsmarttek.net

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sing Wi-Fi wireless technology, the intelligent power Meter, by VSMArtteK, make it easy to manage and monitor current power consumption or total cumulative capacity of home. the volume is displayed clearly on the device, and on the compatible ioS and Android smartphone app with internet connection. When an overload or power failure occurs, intelligent power Meter automatically disables other devices to protect the user’s device. the device works under voltage of 220VAc 50Hz, and has load capacity of 2600W (12A).

Homematic IR + RF Remote Control Switch HMX-3C-TIRFV1 Batto Technology homematic.vn

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Mx-3c-tirFV1 is a remote control switch that supports command learning of multiple infrared home devices such as tV, ceiling fan, and remote rF control through 433Mhz frequency. the dimension of remote control switch version HMx-3c-tirFV1 is suitable for various circular nut switches in Vietnamese market, including brands such as Sino-Vanlock, lioa, Mpe, roman, Schneider electric, and more. up to four switches can be mounted on one side.

Batto SmartHome Radar Motion Sensor BT-ARSV2 Batto Technology battosmarthome.com

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t-ArSV2 radar motion sensor transmits at high frequencies of 5.8Ghz for 360° motion detection. even very small movement can be scanned through the wall, wood, glass, thin material. the scanning area, sensitivity of lights, and delay time of Bt-ArSV2 are all adjustable. When connected to lights, Bt-ArSV2 can activate the lights to turn on when motion is detected. With Doppler effect, radar Motion Sensor Bt-ArSV2 continuously broadcasts high frequency 5.8Ghz in distance within 10m and continuously monitors the feedback signal. When an object is moving in the detecting area, it causes the change of frequency and activates the sensor. Bt-ArSV2 detects the change of feedback signal and direct the control to the other components.

HuyTech Wi-Fi Camera Full HD 1080P HuyTech Vietnam Technology and Trading huytech.vn

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i-Fi camera of Huytech is a full HD 1080p Wi-Fi camera that can rotate for 355 -degree view of home. it can also be used to guard the security status of office, shop, warehouse, construction, clean vegetable garden, and more. in dark environments, it has night vision up to 30m to see clearly what happened. When not at home, users can not only view video or images of home remotely from their smartphone, but speak to the people at home, deliverymen, or intruders via two-way communication.

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By Ryan Liu

he industry of smart home has seen a significant growth compared to 10 years ago. According to the market forecast by Research Nester, the global smart home market is expected to continually increase with the projection of a 15.1 percent CAGR growth from 2017 to 2024. An estimated value of USD 130.0 billion by the end of 2024, the smart home industry will be seeing many more end users applying the technology into personal homes. Based on a report by global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney, Asia alone will account for 30 percent of the global smart home share with an estimated worth to be around 32 mySMAhome.com 2018

USD 115 billion by 2030. While a significant increase is definitely true, the buyer’s behavior has also changed over the years. Where in the past, products and technologies are the main focus, nowadays users are more concern with the solutions which smart home technology can provide. It is not just about having a device, but how the device can be seamlessly integrated with other technologies into the endusers life style.

SMAhoMe expo keeping up with the induStry trendS SMAhome International Exhibition & Conference will complement the growth and change of the industry by displaying some of the latest products and solutions for the professional players looking into entering the Asian smart home market.


Figure 1: Company Types of Visitors 50% 48%

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the Connected Elderly Care. Showing the integrated solution for elderly care at homes or in professional institutions, the Zone demonstrates fall detection, geo-location tracking capability, SOS calls, smart buttons to control devices and trigger warning to caretakers, etc. Other solution center includes Smart Residential Community, Whole-home Automation and Smart Ward. Several technologies will also be highlighted at the Smart Living Solution Center. Smart Home Control will show the integrated solution for the control of homes, hotel rooms, or offices. The center will display smart gateways, cameras, lighting control, A/C control, curtain control and smart sensors for efficient HVAC performance. Z-Wave Academy Asia will make its return with seven sessions being held on April 25th and 26th covering key factors of Z-Wave wireless protocol from its technology background, advantage for product development, implementation in smart home communication and devices, and market opportunities to the enhanced user experience and ecosystem connectivity. Speakers will include Evangelists from Z-Wave Alliance across three continents and industry leaders from eZLO to Axalent.

The 5th Edition of SMAhome Expo will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan from April 25 – 27, 2018, concurrent with Secutech International. This year SMAhome Expo would like to discover the solutions that truly solve users’ pain points and unveil the thing customers really believe in for their engagement in smart living. Some new events will be displayed at the Expo while returning ones such as Z-Wave Academy Asia will invite speakers in the industry to give presentations on the latest trend in Z-Wave. Smart Living Solution Center will be featuring several scenarios. One of which is 2018 mySMAhome.com 33


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SMAhome International Exhibition & Conference 25 - 27 April 2018 Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

An 81-sqm space will be on-site for Z-Wave Alliance members to display their latest innovations, along with the Z-Wave Solution Center that integrates Z-Wave products across different brands to showcase the complete smart home solutions that fulfills real smart lifestyle. To place a spotlight on the many innovative products and technologies, the 2018 SMAhome Award will be working with Allion, the professional test lab, to select the smart home products in the following 5 aspects: multiecosystem support, interoperability, userfriendliness, stability and creativity. The award will be presented on April 27th with 6 different categories which includes Top of: Excellence, Innovation, ID Design, Solution, Popularity and

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Figure 2: Products of Interest Camera Door related Smart plug Smart security Home care Other Sensor Gateway / Hub Lighting Energy management kit Thermostat Software

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Cloud Platform & Software Excellence Award. Smart Lock Gallery 2018 will make its debut at the Expo this year. The Gallery will showcase the latest in smart lock solutions and present a full supply chain of smart locks for international buyers’ different sourcing request. A space is schemed at SMAhome Expo 2018 for smart lock related suppliers to display their latest innovations. Another event debuting at the Expo is the SMAhome Voice Command Center. The first ever being held in Asia, the purpose of the Voice Command Center is to educate and promote AI-enhanced smart home solutions with virtual assistant. The center will enable B2B buyer’s field experience in voice command for their consideration of business offering upgrades in smart hotel, smart nursing house, home automation, etc. Visitors will also be able to operate three independent demos surrounding three ecosystems: Amazon, Google and Apple.


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the show are in the decision making position in there company. Figure 4 shows that 48 percent of the visitors are here to seek professional applications in the smart home industry, 30 percent are looking into retailing and 18 percent are searching for distribution opportunities. SMAhome Expo is also a great platform for visitors to seek out partnership for projects or products. Around 61 percent of visitors are searching for OEM, ODM or both for collaboration while 30 percent are seeking for brand representation (Please refer to Figure 3). In order to form better connections between visitors and exhibitors, SMAhome Expo will be conducting 1-on-1 business matching program at the show. For those that have indicated interests in the program during pre-registration, SMAhome will set up the visitors with exhibitors based on their preferences and interests. The purpose is to help visitors meet with exhibitors that may provide the products or solutions they seek. SMAhome Expo continues to be one of the major smart home and smart living exhibition in Asia. Attendees will be able to witness many new technologies and applications trending in the smart home industry while meeting with professional players and forming meaningful partnership.

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2018 SMAhome Expo Must-Sees: Intuitive Voice Control Smart home control is often criticized to be complicated or unhandy, with piles of remote controls or plenty of apps in smartphone, consumers are definitely unpleasant with such interacting means with their connected devices. That’s why intuitive voice command gets popular ever after. From command keywords to natural expressions, users are building a closer connection with devices while making home environment personal and comfortable. The following voice controllable products are the selected must-sees at 2018 SMAhome Expo upcoming in Taipei.

Savant Pro Remote & Alexa for Savant For superior home control, Savant Pro Remote is the only device you need in hand. With connection to both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it works with various international brands like Sony, McIntosh, Apple, and a lot more. The comprehensive home experience comes in with Savant Pro Remote as it controls smart TV, audio streaming, climate and lighting, all with simple voice commands. Just speak to the centrally located Voice Command Button, and home settings will run exactly the way preferred. Amazon fans can also function Savant System via Alexa voice service. Setup the home just the way you like it, including lights, music, video, shades, temperature, and more. Simply link a Savant Pro System running da Vinci 8.4 or higher version, and connect Savant Pro App to a personal account, then every home control is within words. Link Savvy Technology Inc. www.savant.tw Booth #1301 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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Ambi Climate 2nd Edition Not only detecting the sunlight, time, temperature and humidity around for adjusting indoor comfort, the second edition of Ambi Climate intelligently applies AI to learn from users’ feedbacks. Users can simply report their feelings to Ambi Climate whether it’s too hot, cold or uncomfortable, and it automatically analyzes multiple factors in the environment to both enhance comfort and save energy. Compatible with remote controlled ACs from over 50 international brands and 1000+ models, Ambi Climate 2nd Edition also has IFTTT and Amazon Alexa integration, making home control easy. The adjustable Personalized Comfort Profile ensures the device to know what you need and fits your every move. Ambi Labs www.ambiclimate.com Booth #1506 at 2018 SMAhome Expo


Opro9 iU9 Apple HomeKit Smart Lightbulb Socket Through Wi-Fi connection and Apple HomeKit integration, iU9 Smart Lightbulb Socket enables users to remote control home lightings through cloud, time schedules, or voices. No matter it’s a home party, romantic dinner date, home cinema, or study time, the light with iU9 Smart Lightbulb Socket is able to dim to a desired color and ambience. With the compatible smartphone app, users can not only preset personal schedules based on habits, but set up geo-location function to automate lightings according to the location service. iU9 Smart Lightbulb Socket supports E26/ E27 input and output. CviLux Coporation www.opro9.com Booth #1301 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

O+ Connect & E-BOX Master Control To extend home experience to voice control, Oplus Design links Apple users with the smart home systems in an even-natural way. The O+ Connect is the home manager bridging home central systems E-BOX Master Control and Apple ecosystem. It enables remote control from anywhere on the world. Simply tell Siri to turn off light, view the latest footage of home camera from iPad, or adjust AC temperature before arriving home. As for convenient home automation, E-BOX Master Control is an all-in-one web-based smart hosting system, which combines lamp power management and digital control in one box. It has a complete set of interfaces with functions include 8 sets of light circuits, 4 sets digital output for curtain, 8 digital input for scenario control and security trigger, RS232 projector control and RS485 AC/dimmer/curtain controls. O+ Design www.oplus-design.com Booth #1305 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Good Way Technology AI Speaker With integrated security, access control, and office function, Good Way Technology’s AI Speaker is a voice controllable smart intercom panel which transmits voice commands to other connected devices for automation, plays music, and provides information such as weather, stock market, and calendar. When inserted with the Z-Wave USB Dongle, the AI Speaker helps users to easily control and manage connected devices. In “Meeting Mode” in smart office, the curtain, lighting and projector are all grouped together, making one single command efficient and easier. Backed by the unique speech recognition technology, AI Speaker achieves 95% voice recognition accuracy when the speaker is within 8 meters. Good Way Technology www.goodway.com.tw Booth #1601 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Silicon Labs EM341 ZigBee Voice Remote Control Evaluation Kit EM341-VREVK EM341 ZigBee Voice Remote Control Evaluation Kit EM341-VREVK is designed for demonstration and software development. Based on the EM341 voice remote control, it provides for demonstration of the remote capabilities including RF, voice and legacy IR support. Full software development is supported through the ISA3 debug adapter and Ember Desktop. EM341-VREVK uses a hardware codec, mic, and voice capability. However, the RF SoC EM341 also supports a software codec that can provide significant cost savings with no feature reductions. Example application is smart TV remote controls to realize a smart home. Silicon Labs www.silabs.com Booth #1301 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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By Samantha Shen

2018 SMAhome Expo Must-Sees: Senior Home Care “Independent living� is a big topic nowadays as people in small families have less time to take care of their parents and children 24/7. With smart connected products to support the security, comfort, and healthcare, the elders are able to effortlessly keep their smart homes in good order while remaining the quality of lives. The following smart products are the selected must-sees at 2018 SMAhome Expo upcoming in Taipei.

iHorn LHT201 Video Alarm Hub TASHI Elfin Lite Elfin Lite is a total home solution covering access control, home device automation, calls and home care. Connected to the home network, the main gateway MT101 communicates to security sensors, light and shades, home appliances, and healthcare meters via Zigbee protocol. An emergency button is also in the system to take care of the elders all the time. They can also make video calls to their doctors and get medical instructions and prescriptions remotely. TASHI Smartech Co. www.tashi.ute.com Booth #1301 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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LHT201 Video Alarm Hub is both a 720P HD security camera and communication gateway for home. Supporting RF and Wi-Fi, it links home security devices like smoke or water sensors and wireless siren into the home network to control in simple clicks. With the two-way communication, families can talk to their kids or the elders remotely via smartphone app. Apart from private homes, LHT201 Video Alarm Hub can also fit in rental housing, offices, or retail shops. China Security & Fire IoT Sensing Co. www.ihorn-tech.com Booth #1409 at 2018 SMAhome Expo


FULL Smart Elderly Care Package

Essence WeR@Home

The service network of Smart Elderly Care Package is based on a smart gateway, and it links a wireless voice assistant, SOS emergency button, smart plug, and PIR sensor. The button and sensor can help the elders to live independently with the care and family assistance when needed. The PIR sensor can detect if someone walk by or fall down, and make responding reactions such as sound the siren, send notifications for help, or automate other home settings. The wireless voice assistant enables the elders to voice control connected devices easily from bed or anywhere.

Cloud-based connected-living solution WeR@Home enables homeowners to easily create scenarios that trigger multiple actions at a single touch, even the elders who lived alone can automate their home settings by grouping connected devices into scenarios. The comprehensive solution includes perimeter alarms, motion detection, notification, live video, door/window locks and control, and access control. While keeping controlled of everything at home, WeR@Home also saves energy usage from lighting or ventilation. Users can enjoy the easy DIY setup and convenient management.

Full Enterprise www.fullcorp.com Booth #1101 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Aleph AHS-1000 Smart Security Alarm Center AHS-1000 Smart Security Alarm Center of Aleph, by AIN Technology, connects home users to IoT home security via smartphone. When users are at home, the alarm center can serve as a doorbell or home control panel; when users go out, the alarm center turns into a security alarm and remote control of home devices. Users can also connect AHS-1000 Smart Security Alarm Center with PIR sensor or door/window sensor, to automatic activate alarm and enhance security. AIN Technology Group www.ain-cn.com Booth #1411 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Essence www.essence-grp.com Booth #1501 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Bintronic Smart Roman Shades Adding style and adjusting sunlight, a smart shade provides even more benefit for a smart home with handy remote control. The Smart Roman Shades of Bintronic can be programmed and operated easily in the home network, supporting single shade or group shading for whole home automation scenes. For the elders who live independently, the one-touch control of Smart Roman Shades enables an effortless open/close of the shading. Overload and overheat are also protected automatically. Bintronic Enterprise www.bintronic.com Booth #1405 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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By Samantha Shen

2018 SMAhome Expo Must-Sees: Smart Residential Communities Smart community, can be viewed as a bigger unit of smart home, requires integrated security for the whole neighborhood and all residents. Smart devices play important role in the community management. Intercom and door lock, usually standard but critical in a smart community, can control visitors and deliverymen from potential intruders, while being a center of home control. On the other hand, the idea of connecting residents to a help center is also realized through IoT solutions. The following smart products are the selected must-sees at 2018 SMAhome Expo upcoming in Taipei.

Amroad XL Community Station The elegant Amroad XL Community Station is a flush-mounted intercom that catches visitor’s attention. Large words in high contrast are combined with special audio feedbacks to make the interface easily legible and usable by everyone including the elderly and those with visual or hearing limitations. Residents are allowed to enter their home with a quick scan of an RFID card without physical keys. When placed in residential community or building, Amroad XL Community Station is possible to directly connect with porter services or building security. By simply pressing the “bell” button, it serves as an essential function for delivery services, guests and tenants not carrying an access card. Further, it is rated IP55 for outdoor protection. AmRoad Technology Inc. www.amroad.com.tw Booth #1309 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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Ardomus IoT Gateway Venation P1 The plug-shaped gateway Venation P1 supports multiple wireless protocol including ZigBee, Z-Wave, and IQRF, as well as IP networking capability for control and communication with connected devices. With Amazon AWS IoT already built-in, simply activating the IoT cloud for projects and device management, and users can enjoy the convenience and business efficiency for further intellectual development. Venation P1 is also compatible with KNX and Modbus. The compatible app helps quick installation, pairing with the router and bridging IoT devices to IP network, and controling the devices. Ardomus Networks Corporation sites.google.com/ardomusnet.com/ global Booth #1401 at 2018 SMAhome Expo


Klacci Facial Recognition iF-94 Mortise Lock

Brinno Peephole Camera SHC1000

iF-94 Mortise Lock features both the strength for security and sleek appearance. With the compatible smartphone app, not only your face but the phone is the key to the door lock. All digital keys are integrated into its simple Smartlinke app, all of which can be activated by its multiple identification security system, using one single set of passcode, fingerprint and facial image. The verification data is stored in users’ phone, so they can be periodically changed for a more flexible and added security.

With the Peephole Camera from Brinno, homeowners know whatever happens at the door or within your community. Peephole Camera SHC1000 watches over anyone approaching near the front door with its modern clear widescreen wireless camera. The hidden peephole camera secretly auto records images of all visitors when motion is detected, and captures best angled image. The secret motion detector, and the digital visitor log stored behind the door at local SD card all add extra shield of home protection and give users an ease of mind.

I-TEK Lock Manufacturing Group www.klacci.com Booth #1107 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

Brinno Inc. brinno.com Booth #1509 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

WaferLock WEL-3900 4 in 1 Electronic Lock

HomeScenario HBI-750 IP Public Intercom Station

WEL-3900 4 in 1 Electronic Lock enables access via fingerprint, NFC scanning card, touch passcode, and physical keys, providing users multiple ways of locking and unlocking the door. When the door status changes, the lock reports it with voice notifications such as “door unlocked” and “low battery”.The 3D fingerprint recognition upgrades the accuracy and simultaneously prevents burglars and break-ins.

HBI-750 is an IP-based pubic intercom station suitable for home and community access communication. Installed in the public area, user can simply press the intercom button to call HBI-1000 management console. Optionally, the HBI-750 provides panic button so user can send alarm message in case of emergency. The HBI-750D is equipped with Mifare RFID. When connected with HSC-1000 management server the HBI-750D can be used for centralized access control. An LED illumination will keep users updated about the device status as well as for night vision.

WaferLock www.waferlock.com Booth #4101 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

HomeScenario, Inc. www.homescenario.com Booth #1205 at 2018 SMAhome Expo

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Consumer Spending via Voice Assistant to Increase Six-Fold in Three Years

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oice assistants will become a dominant mode of consumer interaction over the next three years, with shoppers who use the technology willing to spend 500 percent more than they currently do, based on a survey of more than 5,000 consumers in the U.S., the UK, France and Germany. US-based IT consulting firm Capgemini said consumers are developing a strong preference for interacting with companies via voice assistants. The research found that today 24 percent of respondents would rather use a voice assistant than a website. However, in the next three years, this figure will rise to 40 percent. Up to 31 percent said they will prefer a voice assistant interaction to visiting a shop or bank. Voice assistant users are currently spending three percent of their total consumer expenditure via voice assistants, but this is expected to increase to 18 percent in the next three years, reducing share of physical stores and websites.

70% of U.S. Consumers Worry about Being Hacked via Smart Home Devices

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round 70% of consumers are worried that hackers will intrude their privacy via connected home devices, according to a survey published by iQor, a managing service provider. Older generations have greater concerns than the younger ones. According to the survey, four out of five baby boomers have this fear, while millennials show 17% less concern on this issue. Millennials grew up in an environment filled with digital applications and social media,

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so they have less concern about privacy. However, around half of the millennial respondents did show concerns on connected devices listening to their conversations. “Millennials have different use cases for smart home technology, so it’s not so much one generation being more open to smart home technology but the priorities around types of products and perceived value of those solutions,� iQor COO Autumn Braswell said.


Global Smart Home Market to Grow to US$107.4 Billion by 2023

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he global smart home market is expected to reach an estimated US$107.4 billion in five years, with an annual growth rate of 9.5 percent from 2018 to 2023, according to a report by ResearchAndMarkets. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing awareness related to safety and security, increasing consumer need for simplicity and personalized experience, and the growing adoption of cloud-based technologies. The future of the smart home market looks attractive with opportunities in the home safety and

security, appliance, entertainment, lighting, HVAC, healthcare and kitchen applications, the report says. Emerging trends include development of voice assistant technology for high-end automated households, emergence of air quality sensor devices that measure volatile organic compounds and growing adoption of video enabled drones. The research forecasts that the safety and security market is expected to remain the largest segment due to the increasing need for continuous monitoring services to reduce the risk of crime, burglary and theft.

33% of Consumers Have Trouble Setting Up Smart Home Devices

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ccording to a recent survey conducted by management service provider iQor, more than one in three adults in the U.S. have experienced issues setting up or operating a connected device. While IoT devices are supposed to make life easier, users are actually struggling with setup and installation issues. Consumers are spending on average 1.5 hours to resolve the issues and one hour working with customer service, according to the survey. About 22% of the respondents couldn’t resolve their problems after trying all possible means or simply gave up,

and returned the product for a refund. However, iQor’s research shows that 15% to 30% of the returned products actually have no problems. The percentage reaches as high as 65% for some product categories. Consumers who purchase DIY connected devices include early adopters and millennials. They tend to spend more time trying to solve technical issues because they are more confident in their technology knowledge. It means that most customers first rely on themselves before calling customer service for help.

Google Home Grabs 31% Market Share after Holiday Season

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ccording to a report by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), 18 million units of smart speakers were sold in the fourth quarter of 2017. U.S. consumers now own about 45 million units of smart speakers. Amazon holds 69% of the market share (about 31 million units) while Google has 31% (around 14 million units). Back in June 2017, there were only 20 million smart speakers sold in total and Google barely had a share in the market. Due the launch of Google

Home Mini and the company’s clever marketing strategies, its products have picked up and had more sales during the holiday season. “The Echo Dot continues to account for over half of all Echo units sold, and increased that share by a couple of percentage points in the holiday quarter. Google introduced its Home Mini toward the start of the holiday shopping quarter, and it grabbed over 40% of Google Home sales in the quarter,” said CIRP in the report.

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By John Liu

Mobile App and Intercom Essential in Smart Residential Communities

Smart home is about making lives easier. It’s about connecting home devices, door locks, sensors to the Internet so that they can talk to one another. But the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) will have various application modes, depending on the type of residences where it is applied.

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oT will be applied differently in a single house and in an apartment. In the former case, a smart home is set up just within a single household. In the latter case, there are public spaces and equipment and facilities that will be shared among residents in an apartment. As such, the concept of IoT will be implemented with its unique characteristics in a residential community. In order to pool information and make it available for all residents in a community, a mobile app is often used. Smart home enabler Vivint, for example, recently introduced the Streety app that allows homeowners to view video footage from their neighbors’ security cameras. In a standard smart home deployment, users will be able to watch footage only from their own cameras. With the Streety app, however, homeowners will be able to watch footage or live streaming from all participating cameras in a community, thus greatly enhancing their visibility. “When something happens like a bike is stolen, sometimes you have a good angle, sometimes you don’t, depending on where your cameras are,” said Colby Winegar, VP of Strategic Business Development at Vivint. “It’s a very cumbersome process if you have to go down the whole neighborhood to get the clips.” Through a network of shared residential cameras, the Streety app allows

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users in a community to keep an eye on their kids, cars and property through live video feeds and use recorded video clips to investigate incidents. Sfty, a startup based in Norway, has developed a fire-detection system that similarly pools resources in a community. The Sfty system links smoke detectors in every apartment in a building. And when fire is detected in one apartment, alerts will be sent to other residents in the building via the Sfty app. Since the residents are notified early, they have sufficient time to evacuate the building, according to Espen Schrøder, Chief Operating Officer at Sfty. Because the Sfty system knows exactly from which apartment the fire started, the fire department will know where to go first, Schrøder added. The Internet-connected smoke detector also has a motion sensor built-in to detect burglary. When motion is detected in one apartment, a neighbor next door may also be notified through the Sfty app. The neighbor can then verify if there was indeed a burglary by checking if the apartment’s door has been opened. “Sfty’s all-in-one safety device has smoke detector, burglar alarm, temperature sensor and humidity sensor functionalities. You can invite friends, family and neighbors to your network to monitor your device and be notified in case of an alert,” Schrøder added.

App As service portAl in ApArtments A mobile app can also be utilized to manage access control in an apartment. Malaysia-based apartment solution provider i-Neighbor has developed an app to turn a resident’s smartphone


into an elevator or garage access card. With the app, a resident will only be able to get off on his or her floor and common areas. The mobile app can also serve as an intercom to speak with visitors at the front door. Also, there is a panic button functionality in the app to instantly contact security or emergency contacts in case of an emergency. In fact, the mobile app has more than 20 functionalities to provide apartment related services. Among them is facility booking for a gym, badminton court, etc. i-Neighbor also makes hardware like smart locks, which, if installed on a public facility, can be unlocked via the mobile app during the booked period. i-Neighbor’s Business Development Manager Aiden Teh said the company’s competitiveness lies in the hardware development capability enabled by its parent company Fingertec. As an access control solution provider, Fingertec has been selling hardware products for 18 years, Teh said.

espen schrøder, chief operating officer at sfty

Aiden teh, Business Development manager at i-neighbor

intercom As the User interfAce Another device that is commonly deployed in apartment buildings is intercom, which allows residents to talk to neighbors or call the management. In terms of security capability, the intercom also has access control, alarm system and surveillance functions. “Intercom is the user interface to provide apartment services and the portal of smart buildings,” said Joel Liu, Vice President of Taiwan-based smart building

Joel liu, vice president of homescenario

▲ When fire is detected in one apartment, alerts will be sent to other residents in the building via the Sfty app.

solution provider HomeScenario. HomeScenario’s intercom allows residents to see and talk with their visitors before unlocking the door. Upon granting access, the elevator will be triggered to go to the first floor for the guest, who may reach only the resident’s floor, Liu said. To offer surveillance, the intercom may be used to view live video feed from a security camera. In addition, HomeScenario’s intercom also has a panic button and can send push notifications to smartphones of the closed ones if there is an accident. AmRoad Technology Inc. provides a very similar intercom system, which is designed to integrate functionalities from SOS button, camera monitoring, door access, to facial recognition and license plate recognition. “Layers of functionalities may be added one by one per client demand,” said James Su, President of AmRoad. Su pointed out that a fire or life-threatening accident require much faster response time. The intercom, besides being a smoke detector, can record a SOS voice message to pass to family members. The company uses the SIP protocol, which is used in telephones, to send the SOS message. “A phone call to another country will always connect, but it may not be the case if the call is made via computers,” Su said. Wi-Fi connection may be suitable for public notices in which great amounts of data are broadcast while immediate transmission is not required, he explained.

the proActive cAmerA Cameras play important roles when it comes to maintaining home security. They are deployed in almost any communities. Netherlandsbased Amaryllo International B.V offers IP cameras that take a “proactive approach” to prevent intrusion or burglary, according to the company’s president CT Marcus Yang. The cameras are embedded with high-power CPU to perform visitor auto tracking. The cameras’ AI can distinguish people, animals and different faces instantly. “The camera will say ‘Hello’ when it sees a visitor, recognizes who you are, so that a potential thief or burglar knows he or she is being monitored,” Yang said.

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10 Smart Products

Tailor-Made

for Residential Communities FingerTec Smart Lock

Magnum Root

FingerTec Smart Lock comes with 5 unlocking credential options depending on the models. The options are fingerprint, mechanical key, password, card or smartphone access through Bluetooth communication. Users have the option to set 3 different user group types: Admin, Regular Users or Temporary Users to access homes and office areas. In a residential apartment setting, the lock eases door unlocking and management of public facility booking. Only four AA alkaline batteries are required to operate over 6,000 accesses. Hence, approximately a year of use before the low-battery warning indication shows up.

Root is an Android-based thermostat that has a seven” touchscreen, allowing users to stream music, audio books, replenish supplies through Amazon, connect to their Fitbit, stream live video, control door locks and even control a garage door and sprinkler system. Root has multiple layers of connectivity potential, including EnOcean, ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth and Z-Wave, and an Ethernet jack for a direct connection to either an existing or planned infrastructure. The immediate need recognized by Magnum for Root lies in multifamily residential buildings. Facility owners and managers can use root to communicate to an entire building or to individual residents. Security alerts and emergency messaging can be audibly and visually presented on the thermostat’s dynamic display. Facilities staff can use root to remotely monitor and turn off utilities when units are not occupied. Furthermore, additional energy management devices like occupancy sensors, which can interface with root, require no batteries to operate.

FingerTec

MagnuM energy

www.fingertec.com

www.magnum-dimensions.com

Mircom TX3 InSuite Touch Gateway The 10” touch panel provides safety & fire alarm, card access integration and twoway audio & video communication for a more secure building. In addition, the open architecture can talk to a number of third-party software solutions for lighting control, HVAC management, energy management and more. The solution integrates physical and logical access control, home automation, internal building communication, emergency alerting and property management software. With the 10” LCD touch screen, users can send and receive audio and video signals, browse the Internet, and run software applications more easily. It can bridge with various hardware modules and gateway to integrate a variety of wired and wireless devices. Homeowners can use the video intercom to greet visitors and control access to the premises. Video answering machine is embedded to record visitor images and messages. There is CCTV camera integration to view live video feed. It supports various wireless protocols including Zigbee and Z-Wave.

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MicroM www.mircom.com


TimeTec Barrier – BLE 2 Gate Control Relay Board The board is designed as an intermediary between a user’s mobile app and a barrier gate controller in a parking lot. As a driver swipes his mobile phone at the gate, the board translates the command into digital pulse, which is sent to the barrier gate controller to open the gate. Using Bluetooth communication, a driver can swipe his or her phone from a comfortable distance of maximum 10 meters from the relay board. A system administrator in a residential community should create an individual account for all residents, who will have to install and sign in to the TimeTech Security app to view the list of barrier gates that they are permitted to access. The Gate Control Relay Board is part of i-Neighbor’s smart community solution. It features low initial investment and low maintenance costs.

Sfty Sense

FingerTec www.fingertec.com

HomeScenario HBI-300 10.1’’ IP Intercom Indoor Station

The all-in-one security device is a smoke detector, burglar alarm, temperature sensor and humidity sensor. The battery-powered device is connected via Wi-Fi to the Internet which is linked to a resident’s social network. When Sfty Sense detects something unusual, mobile alerts will be sent to the resident’s friends and families. The smoke detector is always on. When smoke is detected, not only will residents’ closed ones be alerted, the alarm siren inside will also sound, until the smoke is cleared. The Sense is installed with motion detector which works as a burglar alarm. A resident may turn it on or off through the Sfty app. Users may set temperature and humidity thresholds for their home. They’ll be notified if the temperature or humidity goes beyond the set values. Air conditioning and heater may also be automated based on the indoor temperature. The sfty Sense is powered by four lithium batteries and it comes with a remote control in case the sfty app is not accessible.

The IP-enabled panel can be connected to a local network. The intercom is integrated with alarm, video surveillance, short messaging and smart home functions. The device lets homeowners have video conversation with users at a video doorbell, indoor intercom station and other intercom stations in the same network. The intercom’s access control functionality allows homeowners to open doors and enable elevator access for visiting guests. When connected to a control gateway, the intercom serves as a user interface for home automation, to control lights, thermostats, window shades, audio/video equipment, etc. The intercom allows homeowners to monitor live feed from a video doorbell or IP camera. The alarm system supports 8 sensor zones, and the system may be armed or disarmed via smartphone, touch panel or video doorbell. The wall-mounted design features aluminum frame and tempered glass front panel. There are multiple color selections to fit with various interior décor.

SFTy

HoMeScenario

sfty.com

homescenario.com

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Amroad P5 The built-in I/O Controller is designed to cover basic communication and community functions. There are three Digital Inputs for applications like doorbells, help buttons and medical emergency alarm buttons and one Digital Output for applications such as stairs lights or elevator control. Once connected to doors, gates and entrances, Amroad P5 can be programmed to open door through controlled locks. Before answering a call, Amroad P5 will display a live video feed of the caller. Call preview permits residents to decide if they want to ignore the caller completely. Amroad P5 features two dedicated sections: Community Info and Community Plans. Bulletin boards, community regulations and waste collection plans are available directly on the device.

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Merten TwinBus Video FlushMounted Intercom TwinBus video flush-mounted intercoms let homeowners see who is at the door at a glance, without having to open the door. The intercom has good image and sound quality. It provides voice and visual communication to the door station, and users can open the main door and/or door to the individual floors. The slim design with 42 System M frame types to choose from meets all the design requirements. It has a wide range of functions to ensure optimal convenience and security. The product is suitable for users looking for consistent design, from the plug socket right through to the building communications.

MerTen www.merten.com

www.amroad.com.tw

Commax Motion Detection Video Phone CDV-72UM The security videophone provides security and access control by integrating with CCTV surveillance system including motion detection and various security functions. It will also record and store video and images. All the functions can be operated through the touch icons on the screen. The device allows users to monitor camera live feed, open the door, and answering calls. 3-way call is supported. The videophone product provides different functionalities for connecting the second door camera. At the time of booting, the built-in program checks the connectivity of the second door camera.

coMMax www.commax.com

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Amaryllo ATOM AR4X As the winner of the CES Best of Innovation Award winner under the Smart City category, ATOM AR4X is the world’s first PoE powered robotic camera that offers fast facial and object recognition without the need of remote computers. Thanks to the proprietary AI features, AR4 can distinguish between human and vehicles so you will only be alerted to the things that matters most. It is the first affordable outdoor artificial intelligence security camera designed to replace conventional CCTV with its ability to fast recognize objects to update property owners. With IP66 weatherproof rating and multi camera expandable capability, AR4 captures vital details even in the darkest night and offers high quality and performance at affordable price. AR4 with Soteria won 2018 CES Best Innovation Award.

aMaryllo www.amaryllo.eu


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environment. The sensor can facilitate the process of remote home automation for security and energy controls. Z1 is compatible with RF, ZigBee and Z-Wave accessories, supporting up to 160 wireless sensors. This essentially creates endless possibilities on providing home security, visual monitoring, home automation, energy management and emergency monitoring services. The extensive sensors and accessories supported by the Z1 system can help users live smarter and greener while bringing more convenience. Other Important Features The product is ideal for small- and mid-sized homeowners who are looking for a comprehensive smart home security system with expandability. Various components make up the Z1 security system. Among them is a powerful siren that can deter intruders to the house; a MicroSD slot to allow for local storage which protects user privacy. Also, the device is embedded with IR motion sensor which will activate the camera and trigger alerts when irregular presence is detected. Z1 comes with outer wooden design, but there are other options to fit with different decoration requirements of each house. On specifications, it comes with a backup battery for longer usage and it also supports voice prompt applications. Company’s Commitment to Excellence Climax Technology is a security, telecare and complete smart home solution provider that integrates security, senior care, home automation and energy management services. For over three decades, Climax has applied its expertise in telecommunication and wireless radio frequency to develop security mechanism for homes. The company strives to pursue perfection in delivering value and services with the objective of providing the best security and care for every home and individual. Quality control is critical in delivering products that meet customers’ demand. Climax is always looking for ways to make improvement. The company has installed manufacturing processes that surpass the requirement of ISO standards. As such, Climax’s products have superior quality, functionality and capabilities that can pass the most rigorous client demand, the company stressed.

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CES 2018 WRAP UP:

Tech Trends and the Next of Smart Home Industry

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ES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) unveiled industry’s new year with focuses on voice control, artificial intelligence and ecosystems. Google Assistant found a great spotlight at the exhibition, replacing Amazon Alexa which shined the last two years. Companies including Vivint Smart Home, LG, iHome, and One Link from First Alert showcased their technologies controlled by the Google voice assistant. Most smart home companies presented their applications working with voice assistants this year – the majority have worked with Amazon Alexa and many announced to support Google this year. This natural way to control home appliances via speakers seems to change the smart home scene which used to require users to control devices via various mobile apps. And, just like how Alexa and Google Assistant connect smart home devices across manufacturers, forming an ecosystem has become many companies’ focuses. Samsung, for instance, said to launch a new “SmartThings app” in Spring 2018. The new app will enable users to control every SmartThingssupport gadgets via one single portal and combine the current Samsung Connect, Smart Home and Smart View apps together. Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby, will start to support its smart TVs and smart refrigerator

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Family Hub this year. The assistant might be integrated into the SmartThings app and create an ecosystem similar to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Home-gadget ecosystem across Brand In addition to ecosystems that go across manufacturers, companies are also starting to create home-gadget ecosystem across its brand. Nest went from thermostats to home security system and smart doorbell; and Ring began with smart doorbell and entered security cameras. Home companies aren’t making one single device, but creating a home appliance ecosystem for customers to strengthen the brand. Kohler, the American kitchen and bath appliances maker, attended CES for the first time and showcased its series of connected products on the platform called Kohler Konnect. The company presented a smart mirror, smart touchless faucet, smart shower system and smart toilet. All devices above will be controlled by a mobile app or via major voice assistants. Users can, for instance, ask assistants to adjust the temperature of the toilet seat, turn on the faucet and pour 6 cups of water, dim the light around the mirror and set up a preferred shower scene.

Looking into cHips As for chip makers who support all smart technologies to happen, integrating artificial intelligence (AI) will be the next highlight. Ambarella’s imaging processor integrating AI capability can recognize objects locally; and NXP aims to focus on AI to empower behavior prediction in the connected home. Multiprotocol will also become an important industry goal to support devices across various communication standards. Silicon Labs, one of the chip makers that dig into multiprotocol, expects to see devices supporting Bluetooth

mesh networking to grow. “We are seeing manufacturers ask for Zigbee 3.0, proprietary products, and we expect the growth of Bluetooth mesh networking within few years,” said Tom Pannell, the director of IoT Marketing at Silicon Labs.

‘cooL-to-Have’ to ‘mustHave’ Walking around the smart home exhibition area at CES 2018, most companies presented similar product categories, but, the differentiation in between wasn’t big. The smart home companies are competing harshly in a few product categories. And, what’s the next? “The ‘must-have’ feature in the smart home market hasn’t yet been found,” said Avi Barel, Business Development Director of ULE Alliance. Avi Barel, Business Most smart home Development Director of ULE Alliance. features and product value are ‘cool-to-have’ but not ‘must-have,” therefore, it will still take few years for smart home products entering the mass market. Creating a “must-have” value might take time, however, some companies are already trying new services in order to add value to smart home devices. Vivint Smart Home, one of the biggest smart home service provider in the U.S., announced a new service called Streety, aiming to utilize the smart home devices and protect the whole neighborhood. Even though homeowners have installed a security camera at the front door, some intruding and stealing behaviors might not be fully seen via their own cameras. Sometimes the camera from neighbors help recover the original crime situation. That’s where Streety came in. The Streety app allows homeowners in the same neighborhood to share the footage ■ Source: 123rf

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from their security cameras and helps the ones who got a dead spot on their cameras. It uses third-party verification for identity and address check. More, it creates a platform environment so that security cameras which aren’t provided by Vivint Smart Home could also join the platform and help create a secure neighborhood. Smart home product manufacturers, meanwhile, are seeking different business models other than selling through retailers in the market. Hive offers subscription plans in UK and the U.S., and small-scale companies such as Senses from Dension and startup Sensative are bringing their smart home devices into commercial buildings in order to create a bigger revenue. It will still take a couple of years for smart home products to become mainstream. But just for this year, “how Nest entering home security market with lower price products and how serious is Amazon towards the smart home market will make significant influences in the industry,” said Colby Winegar, Colby Winegar, the vice president of Vice President of Strategic Business Strategic Business Development at Vivint Smart Home. Development at Vivint Smart Home.

Smart Water Monitor The smart water monitor of Streamlabs is equipped with advanced ultrasonic technology to stay tuned to the pulse of users’ water flow, delivering accurate usage data in real time. Simply mount the monitor to the main water line in minutes without pipe-cutting required, and then the monitor is ready to protect home from water wasting and damage. Users can customize the real-time alerts to fit individual’s water habits and adjust sensitivity while users are away. P h y n P l u s Wa t e r M o n i t o r i n g S y s t e m b y Phyn, Belkin’s newest venture, uses patented, high-definition pressure wave sensing to alert user the second a leak is detected, mitigate costly damage through automatic shutoff, and diagnose potential problems in the plumbing system before they become an issue. Using the compatible app, users are able to get notifications in real time and shut down water remotely. A daily diagnostic “Health Checks” will notify users of irregular pressure levels and potential ultra-low leaks. Guardian by Elexa is a system of leak detectors and a valve controller that work together to detect leaks and shut off water automatically, preventing further damage. Guardian installs simply with no tools, no plumber, and no pipe cutting. The leak detectors communicate directly with the valve controller, avoiding the need for hubs or other hardware. The water detectors is allowed to be placed up to 1000 inches away from the valve controller.

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Smart Bathroom CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree Verdera Mirror, made by Kohler, is voice controllable via Amazon Alexa, and it is able to control all of these upcoming KOHLER Konnect products with simple voice commands, from warming toilet seat to starting a perfect shower. Lighting levels of Verdera Mirror can be adjusted personally with voice commands to help with everyday tasks.

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CES 2018 REPORT Smart Home Technologies

Branch Out into Other Industries

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mart home technologies were developed for the use case of home. However, they’ve been seen more and more in other industries as well – including hotels, retails and more.

The FirsT BaTTleField is hoTel rooms “Alexa, make the room cooler.” “Alexa, show me some live sport games.” You might hear this in a home equipped with connected devices supporting Alexa. But, when you hear this, “Alexa, get me a room service.” It’s actually a hotel room. Voice assistants have brought lots of convenience that we could control many devices with our voices and eliminating the remote controllers. In addition to homes, hotels are looking into this technology and seeing if this can offer greater comforts for their guests. The Wynn and Marriott have installed some Echo devices in their hotel rooms to bring voice-control to their customers. Service providers serving hotels such as Volara and Voiceio have appeared in the market due to this voice-control trend. Volara, for example, has served 25 hotels in the U.S. and the voice applications it built for hotels have interacted with 400,000 guests in 2017. In hotels, however, smart speakers are required to be tailored into different needs from homes. For example, the voice assistants would be more greeting for service reasons, and guests would need some voice skills to tell the WiFi password, request for room services or give recommendations for attractions

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around. Some smaller-scale companies which produce smart speakers but have less resources than Amazon or Google, are now entering the hotel industry and customize devices for them. Clazio, a startup creates devices combining Google Home and a tablet screen, Andrej Lukács, has worked with hotels International in China and designed Sales Manager customized smart speakers at Senses, Dension for them. Bonjour, a smart alarm clock featuring voice assistants, is working with hotels as well. Its own smart assistant with knowledge of English and French, and the company designs various skills and trigger words for hotel partners.

Building new shopping experiences Retail stores is another use case. In a store installed with various senses and other connected devices. It could offer a “future shopping experience.” Senses, a company under audio devices maker Dension’s umbrella, uses its technologies to help retailers imagine another possible shopping visit. In a shoe store, each pair of shoes will have a smart light bulb installed under. As a consumer looks for size-10 running shoes for men, all products match the


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keyword will light up to help customers find the suitable ones faster. Another example, a coffee shop can install smart lighting and audio players. Under pre-scheduled settings, it will play a morning playlist with an energetic lighting during the day, and the evening playlist with warmer lights later. It therefore creates the atmosphere automatically for the customers visiting the place.

iT’ll Be everywhere Smart home technology providers and device manufacturers are extending their expertise into other industries and see if they can help something with. It’s a great way to explore business opportunities since the competition in the sector is pretty high now. “You look around and you all see the same stuffs. People come here don’t ask what it is. But ask how are we different, how can we differentiate?” said Andrej Lukács, the international sales manager at Senses, Dension. In order to differentiate itself, Senses goes into commercial spaces with home technologies and try to bring a new retail experience to customers. Sensative, a Sweden startup, has pushed their window and door sensors, Strips, into other channels as well. Due to its thin and blend-in design, Strips can be installed right by the window edge without users sensing the device. Sensative has worked directly with window manufacturers to bring its sensors into homes and commercial buildings. What other applications could be inspired by smart home technologies? For instance, temperature sensors can be installed in fresh food transportation; humidity sensors can be used in irrigation systems; and Alexa is starting to enter our cars and offices since Amazon launched new services and partnerships. “I believe, wherever you see smart home today, it will go into buildings, industries, agriculture – everywhere,” said Cees Links, the general manager wireless connectivity at Qorvo.

Smart Mirror The smart mirror of COMMAX is automatically set and plug-and-play right away, serving not just a mirror but users’ personal assistant with a Full HD touch display. Users can access calendar, weather information, and public notice every day, or connect the smart mirror with home security and healthcare devices to enhance home monitoring. The mirror is applicable for household, hotel, clothing retail stores and beauty shops.

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CES 2018 REPORT Living Independently in a Smart Home:

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t CES 2018, elderly care is a popular offering among display topics. SMAhome talks to some specialists to share their insights

ConneCted Home teCHnology Helps Imaging a house equipped with sensors – from bedside, kitchen passway to toilet flushes. After a few weeks of installation, the cloud computing system connecting with the sensors in an elderly home knows this person usually gets up between 7:40 am to 8 am. If the sensor by the bed hasn’t detected a motion until 8:30 am, the system will automatically notify the family members. Another data could also help. A sensor at living room and the other by the front door can work together and the back-end system will know how fast this elder person usually walk. When it detects that it takes much more time than usual, maybe something went wrong and the system generates alerts. IoT aren’t just a term composed by sensors, “it’s about a service. It delivers to the elderly who want to live home alone,” said Cees Links, the general manager wireless connectivity at Qorvo.

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More proactive systems exist as well. For example, communication protocol from ULE Alliance allows IoT devices to talk to each other. Unlike Zigbee or Z-wave, however, it transmits voices. If an elderly fell down in the bedroom, this person can call for help, then the nearest sensor will receive this message and send it to voice assistant Alexa sitting in the kitchen for further actions, such as making a call with family members. “IoT capability total changed how to protect the elderly,” said Rafi Zauer, the head of marketing at Essence. With the IoT technology, we can now remotely from anywhere in the world view real-time situation on a mobile app and receive alerts when something unusual happens. “All of these was not possible before we have IoT.”

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Smart solutions integrate connected home devices and systems with medical devices.

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ASSA ABLOY Acquires Phoniro in Sweden for Elderly Care ASSA ABLOY has acquired Phoniro, the largest player within integrated digital key management solutions and alarm for home care and nursing homes in the Nordic region. Phoniro offers software and hardware keyless solutions for smart homes and healthcare occasions, which helps healthcare personnel to focus on care taking for the elders. “I am very pleased to welcome Phoniro into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Phoniro constitutes a strategic addition to the Group and reinforces our position in the market for elderly care,” says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

Technologies used in the elderly home look like an extension from the smart home sector. However, they work in different fashions. General concept of smart home currently focuses on users, proactively adjusts elements in their homes, such as lighting, temperature, sound or door lock. As for the elderly homes, they need specific monitoring and they are less actively at home. It’s more about discovering the abnormal situations and reporting. “It’s called passive monitoring. Just to know that they are safe,” said Zauer. Voice assistants that gradually become mainstream in the smart home sector, also play a different role in the houses of the elderly living alone. In an usual smart home, a voice assistant might spend most of the time playing music, telling weather information and doing daily news briefing. In an elderly home, however, homeowners don’t need to manage their schedules with the speakers. They want to know if they will receive help by using their voices in an emergency situation the most. Although voice assistants receive great attention in the current market, “how to find more relevant application to use in the elderly home context, will be the next challenge,” said Zauer.

possibility in tHe future Security systems for the elderly who live alone are provided in two ways. Telecommunication companies and insurance companies provide these solutions in one of their offerings. They become the service providers because they know the user base and technology infrastructures. This channel offers pure home-care services. The other channel integrates connected home devices and systems with medical devices. Solutions, for example, provided by Climax Technology connect medical devices with home systems via Bluetooth. Then, for instance, when a blood pressure machine detects unusual data, it can tell the connected home system and trigger related alerts to families and healthcare providers. “Elderly care market is growing in double digits now, especially in Asia and countries like Japan,” said Zauer. In addition to finding more relevant applications in the sector, how possibly to create comfort with technologies for loneliness from living alone, will also be a big challenge, Zauer said.

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By Samantha Shen

Enjoy EvEryday Comfort with aBB

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lexa, play my favorite playlist!” Alexa replies: “Ok, I will play your favorite playlist.” A few seconds later the first melodious sounds are heard from the loudspeakers. At the same time the blind moves up slowly and the sunlight enters the bedroom. The coffee machine also starts its function. All this happens while the residents are still in bed. What a perfect start to the day! These are made possible by the digital networking of domestic engineering and household appliances, which put the residents in a position to control the applications of daily life from anywhere. No need to get up because one’s wishes can be realized by not only conventional installed switches, but also conveniently with smartphone, tablet or via voice control. Aside from the direct control, there is also the option of controlling functions automatically at a defined time. Thanks to timing, for example, the kitchen can be heated in advance for a cozy breakfast on Sunday.

Almost Unlimited Possibilities “No matter switching on lights, moving up blinds or playing one’s favorite music – smart functions and applications take

Enjoy more time on the finer things in life with intelligent home automation. aBB, the world’s leading company in electrical engineering, has developed automated solutions for the networked home which simplify daily life and at the same time immensely improve the quality of life.

over many of our daily tasks and make life as pleasant as possible,” emphasizes Mike Mustapha, Managing Director of Business Unit Building Products. “Additionally, the products and services of various suppliers are attuned to each other and can be flexibly networked, which make living in the smart home more versatile.” The cloud-based voice service Amazon Echo and the home audio system Sonos or Philips Hue lamps can be integrated into smart home systems. These digital assistants allow the lights, heating or even complete living scenes with suitable illumination and music to be controlled. In this way, the smart home takes over much more than the daily routine, it combines individual living scenes according to personal wishes for all occasions. “Residents can combine different functions in a comfort scene and call them up with a tap of the finger,” explains Mustapha. For example, a previously defined scene for a cozy afternoon of reading in the living room can be activated: a room with a pleasant temperature, a reading lamp switched on above the sofa and the favorite radio station playing in the background.

PleAsAnt AtmosPhere At the Press of A bUtton If visitors spontaneously announce themselves in the afternoon – no problem! Thanks to the smart door communication, residents can open the door with smartphone or tablet from the sofa as soon as the bell has rung. On the display you can even see who is at the door outside. Also a pleasant atmosphere can be quickly created for an afternoon

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with guests. “To create the right atmosphere it is important to provide the right kind of illumination”, explains Mustapha. “Thanks to intelligent light control, the host can design individual light scenes with which several lamps can be simultaneously controlled, specifing the light intensity and the color suitable for the occasion.” The reading lamp goes out at a touch of a button and the dimmed light above the dining table goes on instead. Also the audio control can be integrated into the scene, for a discreet sound of music in the background. Should the homeowner want to wind down with a film, they can simply turns their living room into an entertainment center. “Hi-Fi, audio and video systems can be networked with the Sonos home sound system”, according to Mustapha. “This creates a cinema atmosphere and rousing sound when watching series and films.” Film fans create the right atmosphere for an exciting film by combining and calling up the appropriate comfort scene. The scene changes at the touch of a button: blinds move down, lights dim and the color shade changes from a sociable orange to a cool blue. Before the residents go to bed, a tap with the finger on the everything-off switch is sufficient for the entire lighting to

switch itself off. This ensures an undisturbed nights sleep and enables the evening’s elements to be controlled easily.

AboUt Abb ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.com

For more information, please contact: Julia Voellmecke Global Communication Specialist Building Products Electrification Products division Phone: +49 2351 956 1755 e-mail: julia.voellmecke@de.abb.com

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By Samantha Shen

eQ-3 Continues to extend solutions for Aging independenCe

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tanding in a crowd of smart home providers, eQ-3 remain optimistic in its market strategy. From the company’s perspective, attracting sales is easy with products that can excite consumers. Focusing on how to excite consumer is the key to success. But how is this achieved? “One needs to have simple starter kits that are easily explained at the POS. The products need to be very easily installed and configured – with no technical excuses or specialties,” emphasized Bernd Grohmann, CEO of eQ-3 AG. “Consumers are not excited in finding little differences that make devices under the same ‘standard’ not interoperable,” Grohmann added. eQ-3 finds that once homeowners start using smart home, they are likely to extend the solution into additional applications. To accommodate such idea, comprehensive line of truly interoperable and sustainable products is required. “Ten years’ availability appears to be the minimum requirement for smart home devices. Reliable product functionality as well as secure data privacy of eQ-3, verified by trustworthy VDE, are our commitment to consumer,” said Grohmann. With a growth of 154% compared to the previous year, Homematic IP continues to set clear positions in the smart home market, and has achieved almost 70% of revenue growth in retail. As eQ-3 products allow for white-label and OEM, growing number of providers such as Deutsche Telekom RWE, innogy, and Bosch are examples.

With over 60 product available in Homematic ip, eQ-3 launches Homematic ip Wired at light+Building 2018 in frankfurt, adding a complete range of Bus-based, wired smart devices that can be transparently integrated with Homematic ip wireless devices. the new launch further underlines the value of using ipv6 as the base standard for communication in all devices.

Comprehensive solution to Deal with aging population Since years, eQ-3 has been providing solutions for the aging elderly to enable independent control of heating, lighting, ventilation, window shades, and doors, all in one press of a button or voice command. To push forward the open system, eQ-3 has made available of all the software of CCU2 central controller for Homematic IP on GitHub. The associated license allows users to make customized changes or additions to the software. Correspondingly, various system integrators have made this software package the basis of their own commercial offerings. Instead of focusing on medical questions, eQ-3 targets

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Bernd Grohmann, CEO of eQ-3 AG

the need and desire of people and improves their comfort, convenience as well as safety. “Elderly care in smart home lets the elders to live in their loved homes longer, reducing cost compared to living in retirement homes,” said Grohmann, “by working with licensed Homematic IP partners targeting ‘aging independently’, eQ-3 is very open to add more companies like healthcare and wellness providers into our partner programs.”

Continuous personnel training to FaCe ongoing market Challenge The steadily growing Homematic IP range includes product applications of indoor climate, security, light and shading, weather and environment as well as numerous accessories. In January 2018, a Homematic IP device was again the winner in Stiftung Warentest, a leading German testing organization for multimedia and consumer goods. Homematic IP’s Q-Label smoke alarm system was ranked first among multiple smart home smoke detectors. Facing the competitive smart home market, eQ-3 believes the exact talent matching of their team will make them stand out from international smart home players. “We are extending our efforts in initial academic education and continuous personal development, offering an attractive alternative to the ambiguity of both financiallydriven large corporations and VC-funded startups,” explained Grohmann confidently.


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By John Liu

Voice control not enough to enable Smart home Security: ViVint

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ne of the biggest challenges in implementing smart technologies in a residential community is navigating the wide selection available today. And the burden is often on property managers to identify devices that will be most valuable to their residents, said Harrison Jenkins, director of platform products at Vivint Smart Home. Installation is also a challenge. Most people have never installed a smart door lock, doorbell camera or security sensor before, let alone integrated them into a complete smart home system. Ongoing support and maintenance for a smart home system is also important to help property managers manage their operational costs. Vivint believes professional support is required to ensure security and to implement smart homes. While big companies like Amazon and Google are pushing hard for smart home, by promoting Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers, voice control is just “a” user interface, not “the” user interface, said Colby Winegar, VP of Strategic Business Development at Vivint. “You can’t view camera with a voice,” Winegar pointed out. Amazon Echo and Google Home is like the hub of do-it-yourself (DIY) products, but it’s really tough to get all the security systems, smart locks and smart thermostats installed. “You still need like a Vivint type solution for the security, the lights, cameras and that part of the system,” Winegar said. Vivint smart home systems can feature smart locks, lighting, cameras, thermostats and a variety of security sensors, including door/window sensors and motion and glass break detection. “The overall security of almost any community is the direct result of the security of its individual residences, including rental properties,” Jenkins said. Vivint Smart Properties is a solution designed for rental property owners. The service offers a complete security solution and smart home system to residents with professional installation. Property managers can also manage tenant service requests and vacant units from anywhere. This includes providing keyless entry for staff or contractors, and controlling HVAC system usage. Tenants can also see when someone was given access to their home.

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“the overall security of almost any community is the direct result of the security of its individual residences, including rental properties.”

Harrison Jenkins, director of platform products at Vivint Smart Home

Smart Home adoption to Grow In the smart home security market, Vivint currently has 1.3 million customers, second only to ADT. Nonetheless, Vivint has just 4-5 percent market share, so there is still much room for growth, Winegar said. Between 600,000 and 700,000 of Vivint’s customers have at least one automation device at home, and Winegar believes the adoption will grow in the years to come. “The number of customers who have a security system with some smart home devices attached to it is likely to go up 20-30 percent a year. It’s kind of cannibalizing traditional security companies,” Winegar added. Also, since there are many big companies pushing smart home, we’re going to see a lot of adoption in the next 4-5 years, Winegar predicted. While security systems are the most in-demand solutions, people are interested in doorbell camera, which has been a big success for Vivint, although the company has only started to sell it for the last couple of years, Winegar noted. While outdoor camera is the top seller, door lock, thermostat and indoor camera are also very popular.


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Security Stillthe no. 1 FocuS in Smart Building applicationS: SyStem integrator

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ecurity is currently the most in-demand application in smart buildings, with surveillance, alarm, access control and intercom as the core functionalities, said HomeScenario Inc. Vice President Joel Liu. Founded in 2007, HomeScenario provides smart building solutions and mainly serves the apartment, hotel, school and commercial building markets. To enable security in a building, HomeScenario provides intercom as the user interface. The intercom allows users to see visitors, open door and talk to neighbors or the building management. In addition, the portal allows users to arm or disarm the alarm system, and to monitor live video feeds (from every major camera brands). “Intercom is the portal of smart buildings,” Liu said. The intercom also has the panic button functionality, so in case of an emergency, a push notification can be sent to the smartphones of the closed ones. The intercom is integrated with multiple systems to enable security. When door access is granted via the intercom, for example, an elevator will go to the first floor for the guest, who may only go to the resident’s floor. There is also integration with facial recognition, license plate recognition, garage control, home automation, energy management and public facility booking. In the case of granting access, the intercom is only responsible for door opening, which may be triggered by a smartphone, an access card or facial recognition. The intercom can serve as control hub for lighting, curtains, HVAC and audio/video automation. A setup can be enabled so that lights at home will turn on automatically when the homeowner’s car is detected to be entering the garage. In regards to integration with facility booking, a reservation may be made using a mobile app, which will send a confirmation message to the intercom.

SyStem IntegratorS need to make It FIrSt In Smart Home The team of HomeScenario initially specializes in network applications and waded into the new smart home sector about 10 years ago. The company currently specializes in providing smart community solutions.

“how can you expect average consumers to install smart home products when even professionals can’t do it yet? implementation of smart homes has to start from professional installation.”

Joel Liu, Vice President of HomeScenario Inc.

The company works with building contractors and its product is regarded part of the extra-low voltage (ELV) system in a building. While ELV system makes up just one to two percent in the overall construction costs, it plays a critical role, acting like “the brain and the nervous system” in a building, Liu said. There are mainly three types of players in the smart home industry – consumer product creators, service providers and system integrators. The former two are still experimenting. Consumer products, which are targeted at the whole public, mostly serve entertainment purposes, Liu said. Service providers like cable and telecom companies, one the other hand, can only provide scaleddown smart home solutions. Liu believes system integrators need to make it in the smart home industry before consumer brands and service providers have the chance. “How can you expect average consumers to install it when even professionals can’t? Implementation has to start here.” System integrators like HomeScenario work on projectbased solutions with clearly defined requirement. They offer products that can live with the building and operate for as long as 8-10 years, along with professional maintenance, as opposed to onetime DIY consumer electronics, Liu said. Demand for smart buildings seem to be growing. HomeScenario has found more demand in Southeast Asia, in Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. The company has also branched out in China and in the Middle East, including Turkey and Dubai.

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By John Liu

AmRoAd TRies To seRve ResidenTiAl CommuniTies foR The long Run

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partment buildings demand equipment and facilities that can be used for an extended period of time. Residents may also request more functionalities as time passes. To satisfy this market, AmRoad Technology has made a product line that can be scaled down the road to add functionalities per client demand. AmRoad focuses on making intercoms for multi-dwelling units. The intercoms may have camera monitoring, door access, and facial or license plate recognition capabilities. The company’s door access product initially has just the intercom functionality, but the capability to view surveillance camera footage was later integrated, so that homeowners don’t need a separate device like DVR to view the footage, said James Su, President of AmRoad Technology. “With a robust infrastructure, Amroad’s products can be used for much longer, like 10-20 years. This is very important for apartment applications as replacing home equipment every 1-2 years is unreasonable,” Su added. Amroad has thought everything through, so its product is designed to integrate various functionalities, Su said. “The infrastructure is technically designed in such way to enable

“With a robust infrastructure, Amroad’s products can be used for much longer… This is very important for apartment applications as replacing home equipment every 1-2 years is unreasonable.”

James Su, President of AmRoad Technology

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all the functionalities to run on a common platform.” The company has chosen residential communities as its target market. Community security is one of the most sought-after services, and the applications includes door access, home monitoring, home protection and saving lives. The intercom allows residents to call patrol guards, connect to home doorbell remotely, and place SOS calls to their family members. The intercom also has a motion sensor for intrusion detection, as well as smoke detector for fire detection.

Smart Home FunctionS AmRoad’s system infrastructure also has room for home automation enablement. The intercom will collect data and execute commands. It can collect data such as temperature and humidity and send commands to air conditioner upon intelligent computation in the cloud. The intercom has been integrated with Amazon Alexa, is compatible with various protocols, and is able to integrate different hardware and software and execute commands. Data analysis is performed in the backend where decision is made. The decision is then passed to the frontend for execution. Talking about the product’s smart capabilities, Su said the infrastructure was developed with “the future trend” in mind, which is big data and AI. “We already had this idea when the system was first developed more than 10 years ago.” The company’s clients consist mostly of homebuilders, and have made inroads in Indian and Japanese markets besides other Asian countries.


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GLOBAL LAUNCHES

Philips Lighting Introduces Li-Fi for Smarter Data Transmission

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hilips Lighting is now offering Light Fidelity (Li-Fi), a technology in which high quality LED lighting provides a broadband Internet connection through light waves. As a lighting company for the Internet of Things, Philips Lighting is offering Li-Fi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio. “Li-Fi has enormous potential for today’s digital age. While radio frequencies are becoming congested, the visible light spectrum is an untapped resource with a large bandwidth suitable for the stable simultaneous connection of a vast array of IoT devices,” said Olivia Qiu, Chief Innovation Officer of Philips Lighting.

Honeywell Introduces Alexa Built-In Thermostat for Hotel Rooms

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iding on the rising smart trend in the hospitality industry, Honeywell has released a new thermostat called the INNCOM e7 for hotel rooms. With built-in Amazon Alexa, the e7 allows hotel guests to adjust room temperatures and lightings and control other connected devices with their voice. As the Amazon voice assistant gains consumer awareness over time, the voice control interface will seem natural for guests.

Z-Wave Alliance Launches Smart Home Toolkit

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he Z-Wave Alliance has announced the Certified Installer Toolkit (CIT) that makes installation and testing of a Z-Wave smart home mesh network easier for the professional installer community. The software in the toolkit allows installers to evaluate the health and stability of a Z-Wave network. It is a maintenance and diagnostics device that provide text and graphic information to installers on the quality and reliability of their network.

Nest Debuts Temperature Sensor and Launches Hello Doorbell

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est has introduced a new temperature sensor that works together with its thermostats. From the Nest app, homeowners can set up the preferred temperature in the room where the sensor is located. Along with the new product announcement, Nest has officially launched its longwaited Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest x Yale smart door lock. They work as part of a system with other Nest gadgets.

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Ecobee Debuts Smart Light Switch with Alexa Built-In

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Amazon Further Unveils How Alexa Looks Like in Office

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fter making the announcement last year to bring Alexa into the workplace, Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon, recently published a blog post to explain further how this technology may change our work life. With Alexa for Business, Amazon wants employees to be able to walk to a meeting and say “Alexa, start my meeting.” The assistant will know what the meeting is for based on the time of the day or the dial-in information. It will then dial the conference provider and start the meeting.

Semiconductor LauncheS

• Edge Computing Chip Intel recently introduced the new Xeon D-2100 processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor architected to address the needs of edge applications and other data center or network applications constrained by space and power.

fter introducing an Alexabuilt-in thermostat, Ecobee has launched its second gadget powered by Alexa – a smart light switch called Switch+. Having a speaker and microphones built right into the switch, users can give various Alexa commands to Switch+ like they talk to Echo speakers. The smart switch also will glow blue when Alexa is listening and it can respond like Echo speakers. The Switch+ also supports Echo Spatial Perception (ESP), allowing users to have multiple Alexa-powered devices at home. When a user speaks, only the closest Alexa device will response, instead of getting all the devices triggered.

ASIAN HEADLINES KDDI Teams up with Sierra Wireless to Deploy Smart Meters in Japan

• Application Processor To address the convergence of immersive sensory experiences fueled by voice, video and audio demands, NXP Semiconductors N.V. has launched the i.MX 8M family of applications processors. The processors combine robust media capabilities on one chip to deliver a solid foundation for a new sensory world transformation.

• Low-power Microcontroller Silicon Labs’ new EFM32TG11 Tiny Gecko microcontrollers provide an ultra-low-power solution for connected devices requiring long battery life and no compromises in features or security.

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Sony, Nikon and Foxconn Form Alliance to Build Camera Ecosystem

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n order to build up a better security camera ecosystem, Scenera, Nikon, Sony, Wistron and Foxconn have formed a new initiative called the Network of Intelligent Camera Ecosystem (NICE) Alliance. By late 2018, the alliance plans to makes security cameras to connect to any image-handling service and create a unified user experience for home security cameras.

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apanese telecom giant KDDI announced it is using Sierra Wireless’ low-power wide-area (LPWA) modules for IoT applications. Next-generation gas smart meters will be the first products deployed on KDDI’s IoT network in mid-2018.“The utility meter market in Japan is very advanced and has ultra-low power consumption and stringent security requirements”, said Ilan Reingold, VP of Business Development and Marketing for Altair.


Xiaomi Mi AI Smart Speaker Updates Listening Experience

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irac Research announced that it has teamed up with Xiaomi to provide the Mi AI smart speaker with an extraordinary listening experience – complete with louder audio, a wider soundstage, clearer and improved vocal separation, and richer acoustical details. This upgrade has been delivered through a software update made available to customers worldwide on January 26.

Samsung Debuts Next-Generation Family Hub Refrigerator

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amsung unveiled its next-generation Family Hub refrigerator, which offers a wide range of smart features that allow consumers to do what they could not do before. These include syncing up food storage with meal preparation, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing enhanced entertainment. Family Hub is also more intuitive and intelligent with the addition of Bixby voice control and its integration with Samsung’s SmartThings IoT ecosystem.

EUROPEAN HEADLINES Deutsche Telekom and BSH Group Enhance Voice Command Experience “

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ome Connect”, the intelligent platform provided by BSH Home Appliances Group in Europe, is now working with Magenta SmartHome and the Qivicon platform established by Deutsche Telekom. Owners of washing machines, clothes driers and dishwashers from Bosch and Siemens can now use the “Home Connect” system to control their appliances while on the go. Via the system, household appliances are able to provide continuous information on remaining cycle times and provide updates when a cycle is finished.

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Telecom Telefónica Launches Voice Assistant Aura

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elefónica has announced the launch of Aura, an AI assistant that will facilitate the Spanish telecom’s interaction with its customers and help them manage their digital life. The first release of Aura will be available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Aura will be delivered to customer devices via mobile application, in addition to third-party channels including Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

Vodafone and Samsung to Launch Smart Home Services in Europe

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K-based telecom giant Vodafone has announced an exclusive partnership with Samsung to develop IoT products and services. The telecom will integrate its smart home service V-Home by Vodafone, and consumer IoT system V by Vodafone, with Samsung’s SmartThings platform. Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi hub will be the control center of the V-Home service, and makes its first debut in the European market in Spain and Germany in the second quarter of 2018.

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ENTR Smart Locks Let People with Disabilities Live Independently

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he ENTR smart door lock is designed to allow convenient and easy access to caretakers, cleaners and family members. ENTR makes access through the front door easy and comfortable. All its elements are wireless, and work not only with Bluetooth but also with EnOcean, a low consumption technology that enables devices to work without batteries. ENTR automates the door so it is no longer an obstacle for people with disabilities. The ENTR lock enables residents to open their doors using a remote controller or the integrated Elea-Open app.


US HEADLINES Verizon Launches TechSure to Protect Digital Homes

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erizon is launching a service called TechSure, a help desk with three levels of consumer support. The prices range from US$10 to US$30 per month, all of which includes 24/7 phone services for device setup and troubleshooting. TechSure offers phone support for virtually all of the devices connected to home network. This includes software installation, device setup support, and troubleshooting help to help customers get the most out of their connected devices.

Walmart and Handy Roll Out Home Appliance Installation and Assembly Services

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almart has announced a partnership with home service app Handy, to offer assembly and installation services relating to home furniture, appliances and electronics. “Our program with Handy enables us to eliminate the friction of installation and assembly, and offer customers a convenient, delightful experience from start to finish. We know Handy’s services are going to be a big help to our busy customers,� said Daniel Eckert, Senior Vice President of Services and Digital Acceleration at Walmart.

Comcast Helps Property Developers Build Move-in Ready Smart Homes

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omcast announced recently that it is launching a new program to provide property developers easier access to various smart device providers and the Xfinity smart home platform. Developers will partner with Xfinity Communities to obtain Xfinity Home connected devices and services including thermostats, garage door openers, lighting, door locks, security cameras and other gadgets that may be integrated into residences during the building process.

T-Mobile to Build 5G in 30 Cities in U.S. This Year

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-Mobile is charging ahead to deliver real 5G around U.S. The company unveiled the next steps on that path at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. T-Mobile plans to build out 5G in 30 cities this year, and customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas will be first to experience it, when the first 5G smartphones launch early next year.

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ECOSYSTEM UPDATES

Apple

Microsoft

• Apple HomePod owns 3% of smart speaker market in the U.S. • Homee connects Z-Wave, ZigBee and EnOcean devices with Apple HomeKit • Apple HomePod has great audio but not as smart • Apple HomeKit software authentication arrives this Spring with iOS 11.3 update

• Microsoft simplifies smart assistant Cortana’s wake-up word • Xiaomi and Microsoft sign strategic MoU to collaborate on cloud, devices and AI • Cortana welcomes more smart home control and IFTTT support • Microsoft Cortana now talks to Control4 on Windows 10 & Xbox One • Microsoft to launch next-generation Cortana to perform more complex tasks

Source: 123rf

Amazon • Amazon acquires smart doorbell maker Ring • The new brief mode makes Amazon Alexa talk less • Amazon’s Cloud Cam gets closer integration with Echo speakers • Amazon Alexa’s calling feature now available on all tablets • UK police turns Alexa into crime reporting hotline • Dyson debuts Amazon Alexacompatible air purifiers • Amazon offers free sound clips for Alexa skills developers • Amazon to turn Alexa into a crossculture translator • HARMAN launches Alexa-enabled speaker Astra in partnership with Brightstar • DSP Group and SGW Global develop cordless phones with Alexa support

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Source: 123rf

• McAfee simplifies connected home security with new Alexa skill • Vizio adds Alexa support to its SmartCast product line • Amazon acquires security camera firm Blink for US$90 million • Sharp becomes first MFP provider working with Alexa for Business to enhance technology in the workplace • HP printers to take Alexa voice command to print out shopping list • Echo devices enter Australia and New Zealand with localized accents and skills • Amazon Alexa enters Windows 10 PC in Q1 2018 without Cortana • ASUS unveils new mesh Wi-Fi router with Alexa voice assistant built-in at CES2018


Google • Device makers can now build their own Google Assistant commands • Google Home to announce who’s at the door via Nest Hello doorbell • Google Home to have routine and location-based reminder features • Nest brings native Google Assistant support to Cam IQ • Google Assistant to be available in 30 more countries and 17 more languages • Google buys IoT management Xively for US$50 million • Seniors may call for help from Google Assistant during emergency • Google and Nest reunite as one company

Source: 123rf

• Essence works with the Google Assistant to deliver voiceactivated IoT control • Dish network adds Google Assistant voice control to enhance hands-free TV-watching experience • Google fixes Wi-Fi issues caused by its smart speakers • Crestron partners with Google Assistant to deliver intuitive voice control of custom home automation • D-Link expands range of Google Assistant-compatible products • JBL announces LINK View, a smart display speaker with the Google Assistant • Qualcomm introduces Home Hub Platforms to bring Google Assistant into home devices

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R e v i e w

Celebrating 20 years, interseC looks ahead to Further suCCess By Intersec Dubai

AI and robotics take center stage with new technologies changing the security, safety and fire protection landscape.

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he latest trends in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in policing societies, along with major projects fueling growth in the Middle East commercial security landscape, were among many talking points, as Intersec concluded its 20th edition in Dubai on January 23. The leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection featured 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries, while 29,532 visitors from 129 countries stopped by the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sharing center stage were dozens of product launches, while live demonstrations of fire protection equipment and drones used across a wide range of applications kept thousands of buyers and industry professionals entertained and informed. The Dubai Police is one of Intersec’s long-standing government partners, along with the Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Police Academy, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) and for the first time in 2018, the Dubai Municipality. This year from its exhibition stand, the Dubai Police had a strong focus on AI and smarter technologies to keep residents, visitors and communities safe. Among the new features at the fair was an indoor Drone Zone, along with two dedicated conferences on drones and AI. Greg Agvent, Senior Director for CNN Aerial Imaging and Reporting, spoke at the Intersec Drones Conference about the potential uses for drones in information gathering. Agvent said drones can be effective to not only deliver a new perspective of journalism and reporting, but can also be important tools for data capture that can have much wider implications. Agvent also said that Middle East broadcasters wishing to utilize drones need to engage with their respective civil authorities and manufacturers, adding, “That’s what’s so important about events like Intersec. It brings people together, where professionals from a wide range of sectors can gather to understand about the latest

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technologies, regulations and industry-best practice in an area that is on a high-growth trajectory.” Intersec spans seven show sections of Commercial Security, Fire and Rescue, Safety and Health, Homeland Security and Policing, Information and Cyber Security, Smart Home and Building Automation, and Physical and Perimeter Security. Intersec has proved over the years to be a fruitful business platform for global leaders and industry start-ups alike. Korean company IDIS has exhibited for the past several years and has watched its projects and partnerships in the Middle East expand significantly as a result of contacts established during the show. Meanwhile, Germany’s DoorBird was one of more than 30 companies in Intersec 2018’s fast-developing Smart Home and Building Automation section. Pierre Dinnies, DoorBird’s Key Account Manager, said, “We were very impressed with Intersec last year, and we met a lot of interesting people, so that’s why we decided to participate again in 2018. We need to meet consultants, integrators and installers and that’s who we meet here, from Germany and Vietnam and everywhere in between. It’s been a perfect show again this year.” With 83-percent international exhibitor participation, Intersec’s global footprint was underlined by 15 country pavilions from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, U.K., U.S. and for the first time in 2018, Russia. UAE participation was also high, growing six percent year-on-year, with 223 exhibitors covering 10,500 sqm of exhibition space. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said, “Intersec 2018 has further cemented its position as the world’s premier trade platform of its kind for the security, safety and fire protection industries.” Intersec is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The 21st edition will take place from January 20 to 22, 2019.


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SMART HOME SOURCING GUIDE - 2018 SPRING Top picked 200 original manufacturers and suppliers' info for international buyers' sourcing of home security, home automation and connected home.

WiFi-based Makers COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

A/S COSESY

Denmark

www.cosesy.com

partner@cosesy.com

Software/Platform Design

ABB

Germany

www.abb.com/buildings

contact.center@de.abb.com

Home Automation&Controls

AFIDUS

Taiwan

www.afidus.com

sales@afidus.com

Home Security

AHOKU ELECTRONIC

Taiwan

www.ahoku.com

sales@ahoku.com

Home Security

AIFA TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

www.aifa-develop.com

aifa@aifa.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

AIRLIVE (OVISLINK)

Taiwan

www.airlivesecurity.com

info@airlive.com

Home Security

ALPHA NETWORKS

Taiwan

www.alphanetworks.com

sales@alphanetworks.com

Home Security

AMARYLLO

Netherlands

www.amaryllo.eu

sales.ai@amaryllo.eu

Home Security

AMBI LABS

Hong Kong

www.ambiclimate.com

social@ambiclimate.com

Home Automation&Controls

ARDOMUS NETWORKS

Taiwan

www.ardomusnet.com

contact@ardomusnet.com

Home Automation&Controls

ARM TAIWAN

UK

www.arm.com

support@arm.com

Software/Platform Design

ASROCK

Taiwan

www.asrock.com

marketing@asrock.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

ATW TECHNOLOGY

Korea

www.atw.com.tw

jane@loopcomm.com

Home Security

AVADESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

www.avadesign.com.tw

john@avadesign.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

AYLA NETWORKS

USA

www.aylanetworks.com

contact@ayla.com.cn

Software/Platform Design

BATIO

Korea

www.batio.co.kr

sales@batio.co.kr

Home Security

BINTRONIC

Taiwan

www.bintronic.com

bintronic@bintronic.com

Home Automation&Controls

BRAINCHILD ELECTRONIC

Taiwan

www.brainchild.com.tw

jeffchang@brainchild.com.tw

Home Security

BRINNO

Taiwan

www.brinno.com

sales@brinno.com

Home Security

CAP-TECH

Taiwan

www.cap-homey.com

servicebest@cap-tech.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

CHINA SECURITY & FIRE IOT SENSING IHORN

China

www.ihorn.com.cn

rita.xie@ihornmail.com

Home Automation&Controls

CLIMAX

Taiwan

www.climax.com.tw

sales@climax.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

COMMAX

Korea

www.commax.com/eng

pcy@commax.com

Home Security

CVICLOUD

Taiwan

www.opro9.com

opro9.sales@opro9.com

Home Energy&Lighting

DAHUA

China

www.dahuasecurity.com

overseas@dahuatech.com

Home Security

DEXATEK

Taiwan

www.dexatek.com

sales@dexatek.com

Home Automation&Controls

D-LINK

Taiwan

www.dlink.com

sales@dlink.com

Home Automation&Controls

ECOA

Taiwan

www.ecoa.com.tw

info@ecoa.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

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COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

EDIMAX TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

www.edimax.com

marketing@edimax.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

EQL

Taiwan

www.eqltech.com

contact@eqltech.com

Home Automation&Controls

EQUES

China

www.eques.com.cn

info@eques.com.cn

Home Security

EXOSITE

USA

www.exosite.com

mktgasia@exosite.com

Software/Platform Design

FIBRE INDUSTRY

Taiwan

www.fibrekey.com

fibrekey6019@gmail.com

Smart Lock

FUJIAN AURINE

China

www.aurine.cn/english

leolee@aurine.cn

Home Automation&Controls

FULL ENTERPRISE

Taiwan

www.fullcorp.com

fullbiz@fullcorp.net

Home Automation&Controls

GEMTEK

Taiwan

www.gemteks.com

sales@gemteks.com

Home Automation&Controls

GIGAFAST ETHERNET

Taiwan

www.gigafast.com

sales@gigafast.com

Other

GOOD WAY

Taiwan

www.gtrend-auto.com

sales@goodway.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

GUANGZHOU MCOHOME

China

www.mcohome.com

support@mcohome.com

Components&Modules

GUNITECH

Taiwan

www.gunitech.com

service@gunitech.com

Home Automation&Controls

INNOPRO

China

www.innopro.cc

info@innopro.cc

Home Security

INTELLIVISION

USA

www.intelli-vision.com

info@intelli-vision.com

Home Security

JCSQUARE

Korea

www.jc-square.com

jc@jc-square.com

Software/Platform Design

JSW

Taiwan

www.secufirst.com.tw

daniel@jswpac.com

Home Security

KAOYI ELECTRONIC

Taiwan

www.kaoyi.com

info@kaoyi.com

Home Automation&Controls

KSH

Taiwan

www.tcpipweb.com

ksh@tcpipweb.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

LILIN

Taiwan

www.meritlilin.com

sales@meritlilin.com

Home Security

LINNO

Korea

www.linno.com

werner@linno.com

Home Energy&Lighting

MITAC

Taiwan

www.mitac.com

stock@mic.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

MITRASTAR

Taiwan

www.mitrastar.com

info@mitrastar.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

MIVATEK

USA

www.mivatek.com

apacsupport@mivatek.com

Healthcare

NEXTDRIVE

Taiwan

www.nextdrive.io

contact@nextdrive.io

Home Automation&Controls

NXCONTROL SYSTEM

Taiwan

www.nxcontrol.com

service.mail@nxcontrol.com

Home Automation&Controls

O+ DESIGN

Taiwan

www.oplus-design.com

admin@oplus-design.com

Home Automation&Controls

ORBWEB

USA

www.orbweb.com

partner@orbweb.com

Software/Platform Design

PHILIO

Taiwan

www.philio-tech.com

sales@philio-tech.com

Home Automation&Controls

PHYTREX

Taiwan

www.phytrex.com

sales@phytrex.com

Software/Platform Design

POWERTECH

Taiwan

www.power-tech.com.tw

sales@power-tech.com.tw

Home Energy&Lighting

QLYNC

Taiwan

www.qlync.com

sales@qlync.com

Software/Platform Design

REAC ELECTRONIC

Hong Kong

www.reac.com.hk

reac@reac.com.hk

Home Security

REIDEA TECHNOLOGY - BPOINT

Taiwan

www.bpoint.com.tw

wenny.chen@reidea.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

RENTLY KEYLESS

USA

www.rentlykeyless.com/partnerprogram

support@rently.com

Home Automation&Controls

SECURIFI

Taiwan

www.securifi.com

Kenny.chen@securifi.com

Home Security

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G U I D E

COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

SHENZHEN ZHONGGUANG INFOTECH

China

www.zowee.com.cn

liuyg@zowee.com.cn

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN ALLIED CONTROL SYSTEM

China

www.szacs.com

sales@szacs.com

Other

SHENZHEN INNOSYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

China

www.innosystemtech.com

inno@innosystemtech.com

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN KIVOS

China

www.kivos.com.cn

hj@kivos.com.cn

Home Security

SHENZHEN LESHI VIDEO

China

www.lsvt.com.cn

karen@lsvt.com.cn

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN OPSO

China

www.opso-tech.com

global_sales@opso-tech.com

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN ORVIBO ELECTRONICS

China

www.orvibo.com

info@orvibo.com

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN SHUOYING

China

www.shuoying.com

louis.cason@shuoying.com.cn

Home Security

SHENZHEN SOPOODA

China

www.sopooda.com

sales@sopooda.com

Home Security

SILICON LABORATORIES

USA

www.silabs.com

SUNMORE SMART TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan

www.sunmoretek.com

marcom@sunmoretek.com

Home Automation&Controls

TASHI SMARTECH

Taiwan

www.tashi.ute.com

tashi@tashi.ute.com

Home Automation&Controls

TECHCITY

Taiwan

www.e2-live.com

e2live@techcity.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

TECOM

Taiwan

www.tecom.com.tw

sales@tecom.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

THROUGHTEK

Taiwan

www.throughtek.com

marketing.en@tutk.com

Software/Platform Design

TONLY ELECTRONICS

China

www.tonlyele.com

caoyf@tcl.com

Home Security

TORCH INDUSTRIAL

Taiwan

www.pirled.com

torch88@ms63.hinet.net

Home Security

TRANWO

Taiwan

www.tranwo.com.tw

sales@tranwo.com.tw

Home Security

TREND MICRO

Taiwan

www.trendmicro.com

jeffrey_cheng@trend.com.tw

Software/Platform Design

TRICLOUDS

Taiwan

www.triclouds.com

service@triclouds.com

Home Automation&Controls

TRUEN

Korea

www.truen.co.kr

sales@truen.co.kr

Home Security

TRUSTONE

Korea

www.trustone.co.kr

daniel@trustone.co.kr

Home Security

UNITED INTEGRATED SERVICES

Taiwan

www.wss.uisco.com.tw

christy.chen@uisco.com.tw

Home Security

VATICS

Taiwan

www.vatics.com

sales@vatics.com

Home Security

VIA TECHNOLOGIES

Taiwan

www.viatech.com

tiffanylin@via.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

VIVOTEK

Taiwan

www.vivotek.com

sales@vivotek.com

Home Security

WELLSHIN

Taiwan

www.wellshin.com.tw

ws_marketing@wellshin.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

WIZMART

Taiwan

www.wizmart.com

manchee@wizmart.com

Home Security

XHY INTELLIGENCE

China

www.xhycloud.com

sales@xhycloud.com

Home Automation&Controls

XINGTERA CHINA

China

www.xingtera.com

wei@xingtera.com

Components&Modules

XIONGMAITECH

China

www.xionmaitech.com

xingyun@xionmaitech.com

Home Security

YU HENG ELECTRIC

Taiwan

www.e-scs.com.tw

yuan-hsun@e-scs.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

YUEH-IN

Taiwan

www.yuin.com.tw

yuin@yuin.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

ZYXEL COMMUNICATIONS

Taiwan

www.zyxel.com

support@zyxel.com

Home Security

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Z1 Smart Camera Home Security System Products

Company

The product is ideal for small- and mid-sized homeowners who are looking for a comprehensive smart security system with expandability. Various components make up the Z1 security system, including a powerful siren that can deter intruders. • Includes a high-definition 1080p resolution camera with ultra wide-angle lens and night vision capability, plus two-way talk featuring clear audio and echo cancellation • The multifunctional system has built-in motion, temperature, humidity and ambient light sensors, for security and energy management purposes • Supports up to 160 wireless zones and compatible with RF, ZigBee and Z-Wave accessories for endless possibilities • All-in-one system provides comprehensive smart home services, including remote management, home security, live visual monitoring, home automation, energy management and emergency response

Climax is a security, telecare and smart home complete-solution provider that integrates wireless security, senior care, home automation, energy management, emergency response and live visual monitoring services into innovative all-in-one solutions. For over three decades, Climax has applied its expertise in telecommunication and wireless radio frequency technologies for secure communication development, in security, senior care and smart home solution offerings. The company is committed to pursuing perfection in technology, manufacturing and service with the objective of providing the best protection and care for every home and individual.

+886-2-27940001 • sales@climax.com.tw • www.climax.com.tw 2018 mySMAhome.com 77


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China

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Taiwan

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Israel

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China

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XINGTERA CHINA

China

www.xingtera.com

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Taiwan

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ZHEJIANG RAYING IOT

China

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Components&Modules

Z-Wave-based Makers COMPANY

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Denmark

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Software/Platform Design

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Korea

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Taiwan

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Taiwan

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Taiwan

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Korea

www.batio.co.kr

sales@batio.co.kr

Home Security

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China

www.benetek.hk

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Home Automation&Controls

BT STAR

China

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Taiwan

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Taiwan

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COMMAX

Korea

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CONNECTION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Taiwan

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Taiwan

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Israel

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Taiwan

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Taiwan

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UK

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Israel

www.dspg.com

info@dspg.com

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Taiwan

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China

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www.amroad.com.tw

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AIRLIVE (OVISLINK)

Taiwan

www.airlivesecurity.com

info@airlive.com

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CVICLOUD

Taiwan

www.opro9.com

opro9.sales@opro9.com

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DEXATEK

Taiwan

www.dexatek.com

sales@dexatek.com

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D-LINK

Taiwan

www.dlink.com

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ECOA

Taiwan

www.ecoa.com.tw

info@ecoa.com.tw

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GIGAFAST ETHERNET

Taiwan

www.gigafast.com

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Taiwan

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service@nhr.com.tw

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QLYNC

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www.qlync.com

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IR-based Makers COMPANY

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EQL

Taiwan

www.eqltech.com

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ARDOMUS NETWORKS

Taiwan

www.ardomusnet.com

contact@ardomusnet.com

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JOONGANG CONTROL

Korea

www.joas.co.kr

info@joas.co.kr

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SUFFICE

Hong Kong

www.suffice-group.com

mail@suffice.com.hk

Home Automation&Controls

LoRa-based Makers COMPANY

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JCSQUARE

Korea

Website www.jc-square.com

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Main Category

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Software/Platform Design

LTE-based Makers COMPANY

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KORECEN

Korea

www.korecen.com

sales@korecen.com

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Proprietary-based Makers COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

A/S COSESY

Denmark

www.cosesy.com

partner@cosesy.com

Software/Platform Design

AIN TECHNOLOGY

China

www.ain-cn.com

sale02@ain-cn.com

Home Security

EQ-3 AG

Germany

www.eq-3.de

vertrieb@eq-3.de

Home Automation&Controls

EXOSITE

USA

www.exosite.com

mktgasia@exosite.com

Software/Platform Design

GLIGHT

Taiwan

www.igreen.com.tw

jessica@glighttech.com

Home Automation&Controls

GUNITECH

Taiwan

www.gunitech.com

service@gunitech.com

Home Automation&Controls

HEIMAN

China

www.heiman.com.cn

mk@heiman.com.cn

Home Automation&Controls

SUPERIOR ELECTRONICS

Taiwan

www.enforcer.com.tw

info@superior-elec.com

Home Security

TORCH INDUSTRIAL

Taiwan

www.pirled.com

torch88@ms63.hinet.net

Home Security

VATICS

Taiwan

www.vatics.com

sales@vatics.com

Home Security

VISION-ELEC

Taiwan

www.visionsecurity.com.tw

business@visionsecurity.com.tw

Home Automation&Controls

TCP/IP-based Makers COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

WFE TECHNOLOGY - WAFERLOCK

Taiwan

www.waferlock.com

info@waferlock.com

Home Automation&Controls

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S O U R C I N G

G U I D E

Thread-based Makers COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

ARM TAIWAN

UK

www.arm.com

support@arm.com

Software/Platform Design

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR

UK

www.dialog-semiconductor.com

info@diasemi.com

Home Automation&Controls

SILICON LABORATORIES

USA

www.silabs.com

TAIWAN MURATA ELECTRONICS

Taiwan

www.murata.com

Components&Modules alexander.ho@muRata.com

Home Energy&Lighting

ULE-based Makers COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR

UK

www.dialog-semiconductor.com

info@diasemi.com

Home Automation&Controls

COMPANY

Country

Website

Email

Main Category

DAIWON OPTICAL

Korea

www.dwopt.com

sales@dwopt.com

Components&Modules

GUANGZHOU MCOHOME

China

www.mcohome.com

support@mcohome.com

Components&Modules

RENTLY KEYLESS

USA

www.rentlykeyless.com/partnerprogram

support@rently.com

Home Automation&Controls

SHENZHEN GSUN LIGHTING

China

www.ssotgd.com

michela@ssotgd.com

Home Energy&Lighting

TRANWO

Taiwan

www.tranwo.com.tw

sales@tranwo.com.tw

Home Security

Others

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P r o d u c t

Home Security

AFrISO-EUrO-INDEX GmbH

AFrISO WATErSENSOr ECO www.afriso.de

2N TELEKOMUNIKACE

2N IP SOLO INTErCOM www.2n.cz

Looking simple, iP Solo of czech-based 2N is an iP intercom that sees the smart home entrance. Despite it has only one fitted button, it can astonish visitors by a hidden HD camera with night vision. After taking snapshots of visitors, iP Solo can instantly send the images to users via email at the time of calls. Further, with local network via Wi-Fi or cellular data, iP Solo will also allow users to call a mobile phone or tablet directly. • Video calls and door control of smart home easily enabled with open APi • Both surface and flush mounted installation available • Two-way speaker • Outdoor coverage protection: iP54 • Active switch output: 8 to 12 V DC depending on power supply (PoE: 10 V; adapter: source voltage minus 2 V), max 400mA

Fitting flexibly in anywhere in building and home, WaterSensor eco is equipped with fiber disks that work as a sensor. in the case of a leak, the fiber disks expand and generate the required power to send the event message to WaterControl 01 or to the AFRISOhome gateway. The event message is sent when the fiber disks expand or shrink. WaterControl 01 can be used, for example, to shut off the water pipe to keep further water from escaping. • Alarm messages and state transmission via WLAN, LAN and GSM • Works with EnOcean devices • EnOcean wireless frequency: 868.3 MHz • Power: Max. 10 mW • Wireless range: 10 to 30 m • Fiber disks can be re-used • Protection rating: IP43

Gigaset AG

GIGASET ELEMENTS DOOr SENSOr www.gigaset.com

D-Link Corporation

D-LINK DCS-1820LM 4G/LTE FULL HD OUTDOOr WI-FI CAMErA www.dlinktw.com.tw

Introduced in CES 2018 and MWC 2018, DCS-1820LM Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera can be placed anywhere as it is wireless and uses 6500 mAh rechargeable batteries. With intelligent video analytics for human detection, it recognize people who walk through and keep users updated with management via mydlink app. • Wire-free: selectable communication via LTE or Wi-Fi connection • Full HD 1080p resolution • H.265 video compression • IP65 outdoor rated • Cloud or local microSD storage • Night vision available • 2-way audio

Door Sensor can be simply attached on front door, safe, or terrace doors, keeping all the entrances guarded. The Gigaset Elements alarm system can tell immediately whether a door has been opened normally or whether a break-in attempt has been made, and sound the alarm siren if forced entry is detected. • Wireless plug-and-play installation without drilling • Battery operated • DECT ULE ETSI TS 102 939-1 • Encryption: standard CCM AES-128 wireless DECT ULE authentication and encryption • Frequency: DECT 1880-1900 MHz

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P r o d u c t myteepi by Ingenious Things

Netvue Technologies

MyTEEPI WOODy SENSOr

NETvUE BELLE AI DOOrBELL

www.myteepi.com

myteepi Woody by ingenious things is the security guard at home. it looks after elderlies, keeps security of basement, and stays connected to isolated places. users can get instant alerts if myteepi Woody senses an intruder. Apart from security, myteepi Woody also detects temperature and humidity for users’ comfort. • Be alerted in case of a fire with the sound fire alarm detection • Communication: SigFox • Old-fashioned cellphone can get alerts with SmS • Be alerted when a power outage occurs in the house

www.netvue.com

With the built-in AI, Belle is a smart doorman that can work with Amazon Alexa. It remembers frequent visitor faces with facial recognition technology, and distributes visiting requests via app alert to the family members being looked for. users can talk to visitors while away with two-way communications, or see live video clips from app. • Answers visitor with selectable personalities and answers • 24/7 recording • Motion detection • Instant alert storage of unusual activities for up to 7 days

PIN Genie

PIN GENIE BLUETOOTH SMArT LOCK PGD728

AutomAtioN & coNtroL

shop.pin-genie.com

PIN Genie Smart Lock PGD728 turns smartphone as key to the home. With encrypted Bluetooth access between door lock and smartphone, experience the convenience of keyless locking/unlocking of home. A patented peek-proof digital touchscreen on the top of PGD728 can be sure no one can spy users’ door codes. PIN Genie technology reshuffles all the numbers after each use. The numbers are set into different button keys and positions. • Full app control to create door codes and share with family, temporary guests or tenants • Built with a 256-bit encryption • Create up to 8 door codes, share and manage the duration of their access • Monitor access history in the smartphone app • Auto-triggered alarm with three alert sensitivity levels • At Home Safe mode: disables touchscreen to prevents access from the outside

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Zipato

ZIPATO ZIPAMICrO SMArT HOME SErvEr www.zipato.com

Zipamicro is the Z-wave controller for connecting and managing smart home devices, including all Z-Wave, Nest, Philips Hue, Sonos and other smart home devices. At its core, Zipamicro is running Zipato Local Server which is an essential part of the Zipato platform. users can enjoy the free real-time push and email alerts from Zipato monitoring servers, and check the status anytime for energy, temperature, presence detectors, lights, shades and more. • Access IP video cameras from anywhere by using integrated proxy server and Zipato apps • Make scenarios, schedule actions and create smart rules with ease, by using Zipato online graphical tools • CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 • Memory: (SDRAM) 256MB DDR3 • Network: 10/100M wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Z-Wave 500 series • OS: Linux • Compatible with Amazon Alexa


Control4

Skylinkhome

Control4 CA-1 AutomAtion Controller

SKylinK noVA GArAGe door Controller

www.control4.com

Announced at ISE 2018, CA-1 enables Control4 dealers to provide an orchestrated smart home experience for homeowners interested in lighting, temperature control, and security. It has built-in control for IP, ZigBee, and serial devices, plus an internal slot for a Z-Wave Plus module. CA-1 also features Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) so it can be installed anywhere with a single network cable. • Built on Control4’s proven OS and ecosystem • Network Ethernet: 10/100BaseT compatible (required for controller setup), PoE supported • Wireless: 2.4 GHz, 802.11n/g/b • Wireless security: WPA/WPA2 • ZigBee Pro 802.15.4 • Controls devices including door, window, water, flood, and temperature sensors, electrical outlets, and dimmer outlet modules

www.skylinkhome.com

NOVA, a Wi-Fi enabled garage door controller that can be retrofitted directly onto most garage door controllers on the market, transforming existing garage door openers into smart openers through the SkylinkNet app. Moreover, NOVA is also compatible with IFTTT and Amazon Alexa voice services, allowing homeowners to manage a variety of connected home appliances from a bunch of manufacturers through one device. • N OVA can detect audible alarm from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home, automatically opening the garage door for added ventilation in case of an emergency • Meets the UL 325 safety requirement • Serves also as a LED lighting fixture • Works directly with home Wi-Fi network

toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation Kooperation Smart Friends

SmArt FriendS SmArt Home SyStem smart-friends.com

Together developed by ABUS, Paulmann, Schellenberg and STEINEL, Smart Friends is a home solution that covers automation drivers, home security, sensor technology, interior lighting, and more. The central interface of the system is the Smart Friends Box, which is integrated into the existing local Wi-Fi network via a network cable. Access to the box is performed via the compatible mobile app, allowing remote controls of home and unlimited triggers of actuators to create desired home scenario. • Works with Amazon Alexa • Software of Smart Friends Box automatically updates • App requires iOS 8.0+ or Android 4.4+ • Receive push messages from Smart Friends when event at home occurred • Wireless protocol: Smartvest (ABUS), Zigbee (Paulmann), Schellenberg Radio Sytem (Schellenberg), and Z-Wave (STEINEL)

toSHibA Symbio Hub toshiba-smarthome.com

Symbio combines six key roles in smart home: smart speaker, voice control with Amazon Alexa, smart sound detector, an intercom and a smart home hub, all rolled into one device. The sound detector listens to what matters most, and gets alerts from legacy smoke detectors. With the compatible Toshiba app, the smartphone is turned into a remote control for home scenario, security, and automation. Users can get motion-based alerts about intruders or stream live HD video and access video history from smartphone at any time. • With built-in access to almost limitless streaming music from leading services like Amazon Music, Pandora, and iHeart Radio • Built-in microphones and speaker allows hands-free calls • 1080p Full HD, wide-angle, low light camera • Physical camera privacy cover • Digital hub: Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless radio technology • Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz (5GHz)

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P r o d u c t neeo AG

Powerley

neeo remote & brAin

Powerley enerGy mAnAGement

neeo.com

www.powerley.com

NEEO smart system has an all-in-one Remote and the central Brain, turning piles of remote controls into one connected device. The wireless NEEO Brain connects Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Z-Wave and much more devices and let them interact with each other with its built-in 360° infrared blaster design. For simple control, NEEO Remote features widescreen multi-touch 291 ppi display. Its hand recognition technology instantly activate personal profiles, parental control and more. • Compatible with 50000+ devices • Preset recipes like “Good Morning”, “Watch Apple TV”, or “Something’s Moving” keep home automation, entertainment, and security in control • NEEO Brain features 1,2Ghz dual-core ARM A7, 4GB flash storage, and 1GB RAM • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network for initial setup • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n • SOS feature to prevent losing Remote • App requires iOS 8+ or Android 4.4+

LIGHTING & ENERGy noon Home

noon liGHt SwitCH noonhome.com

After replacing original light switches with Noon, the Noon Room Director connects every Noon Extension Switch in the network via Bluetooth, and automatically detects bulb types to minimize buzz and flicker. Users can then easily create scenes for home or employ the three-layered lighting scenes automatically created by Noon system. • Works with Amazon Alexa • Selectable 12 fixture types • Control with smartphone app or simple hand swipes • Glass touch screen with OLED display • Motion-sensor to activate night light

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Powerley Home Energy Management (HEM) helps saving energy and money via real-time energy insights and coaching. With the real-time energy visualization, information is provided comparatively clearer than with context. Powerley’s 24-hour Energy Clock combines realtime energy usage with historical information and appliance-level disaggregation to provide users greater insight over traditional energy efficiency programs. • Voice controllable with Amazon Alexa • Energy budget tracking and comparisons • Weather overlays enable users to see how weather affects their consumption • Sustained user engagement: combines energy data analytics, personalized coaching, social mechanics and reward mechanisms to motivate users on energy-reduction behavior • Powerley Energy Bridge, the central hub, contains multiple smart home protocols (ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Thread) to communicate with the majority of connected home devices • PowerScan technology: reads the magnetic field created by the power cord using the phone’s magnetometer and calculates the cost of operating the appliance

Heatit Controls

HeAtit ControlS Z-tHerm2 www.heatit.com

Z-Therm2 is an electronic thermostat for electrical floor heating. The thermostat has a built-in Z-Wave chip that can be connected with smart home automation systems like Fibaro, Futurehome, Smarthings, Homeseer, Vera, Zipato etc. The thermostat can withstand a load of max 13A /2900W at 230V. Z-Therm2 has built-in floor sensor and room sensor, and may be connected to two wired external sensors to coordinate for the indoor temperature control. • Weekly program/setback via gateway or pilot wire • Capacity of up to 8 associations (relays, wall plugs etc.) • Fits most system 55 frames including Elko RS16, Schneider Exxact, Gira, Jung, etc. • Protocol: Z-Wave • Protection rating: IP21


eLife Connection

otHer

ELIFE CONNECTION SMArT E-CHAMBErLAIN POWEr STrIP elifeconnection.com

Smart e-chamberlain is a power strip that combines Wi-Fi remote monitor and control surge protector with cloud and multi-layer safety protection. its current leak protection is equipped with medical grade mechanism and can be activated in 0.1 second in order to prevent toddlers from an electric shock accident. moreover, Smart e-chamberlain has built-in temperature sensor that protects family members from potentially danger caused by fire. • Overload current protection • De-bounce switch reduces the power supply noises produced by the relay and extends lifecycle of appliances • In-app functions include device monitoring, emergency alert, device on/off schedules, and energy usage statistics • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g • Operational Voltage: 110V • App requires iOS 8.0+ or Android 4.1+

Avidsen

AvIDSEN @MOD ON / OFF HEATING MODULE www.avidsen.com

This On / Off Heating Module under Avidsen’s @mod multiprotocol management concept can assist energy management, available in ArW and enocean protocols. the module is connected between the main supply and an electric radiator with a maximum power of 3680W. • Power supply: 230 V/50 Hz • Operating temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C • Average consumption: < 1W • Protection rating: IP20, for indoor use • EnOcean & ARW frequency: 868.3 MHz

Netgear

NETGEAr ArMOr POWErED By BITDEFENDEr HomeSeer

HOMESEEr HS-WD200+ Z-WAvE PLUS SCENE CAPABLE rGB WALL DIMMEr shop.homeseer.com

HS-WD200+ is a Z-Wave Plus dimming wall switch for use with most dimmable lighting loads. The switch includes RBG LED indicators at its side which may be controlled wirelessly to suit color preferences, or to reflect the changing status of other devices in home such as the opened door or detected motions. HS-WD200+ is also designed to trigger automation events with a multi-tap operation for up to 5 taps, creating 14 possible triggers. • Supports wireless on-off-dim control of dimmable lighting loads • Includes 7 individually controllable RGB LeD indicators • Compatible with US Z-Wave networks (908 MHz) • 120 VAC, 60Hz • 600 watt incandescent • 150 watt LED / CFL • Supports Z-Wave S2 security

www.netgear.com

Netgear Armor powered by Bitdefender allows users to secure smart phones, smart TVs, and all other home appliances and gadgets like Wi-Fi thermostats, gaming consoles, and even baby monitor in the network. Armor regularly scans network and detects potential vulnerabilities like viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, and malware of connected devices. • Hardware: Armor will be on Netgear’s AC2300 Nighthawk R7000P Smart Wi-Fi router • Multi-layer endpoint protection • Advanced website filtering with real-time check against the most updated database of malicious websites and applications instantly blocks suspicious urLs accessed in browsers or email clients • Receive instant alerts when new devices join • Log into dashboard on Armor Portal displays status of home devices and quickly addresses any issue • Reports include tips on how to address and secure home network

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P r o d u c t Futurehome aS

Elgato

FuturEhomE SyStEm

Elgato EvE Button

futurehome.no

Norway-based Futurehome System combines cloud server and Smarthub, the main router of the system. With the system, users have full oversight and control of the home, even when they are away. In the compatible smartphone app, users can also get updated weather forecast to assist scenario settings. • Monitor energy consumption over time • Create timed trigged schedule • Allow friends and family access to relevant functions or areas of the system • Automatic temperature adjustment, security arm/disarm, and indoor ambiance control • Statistics interface presents power consumption, temperature and motion data displayed in graphs for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly time increments • Smarthub currently has built-in support for the Z-Wave and EnOcean radio protocols, and two USB-ports at the back which enables additional standards like Zigbee, Bluetooth Mesh and Thread

leroy merlin

lEroy mErlin Enki app www.leroymerlin.fr

Enki by Leroy Merlin groups the control of multiple connected home devices from different brands into a single app. Users can easily automate home by customized scenario settings in the app, according to habits, daily life schedules or special in-home events or party. • App requires iOS 9.0+ or Android 4.2+ • Compatible with brands including Somfy, NodOn, DiO, Netatmo, Avidsen, Nest, Philips Hue, Lifx, Ubiwizz, and more to be expected

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www.elgato.com

Eve Button enables simple and instant controls of home in clicks. Users can choose to press once, press twice, or press and hold to control a light, power outlet, or any connected device in smart home. Moreover, activate scenes in which multiple devices work together. Eve Button communicates directly with a home hub, ensuring an effortless setup while eliminating the need for yet another bridge. • Personal scenes such as “Evening”, or “Everything” mode • Allows setting scenes via Siri, Control Center, or Apple Watch • Apple HomeKit-enabled • Wireless communication: Bluetooth Low Energy • Requires iOS 11.2+


2018 SMAhome International Conferences and Exhibitions Asia | Vietnam | Thailand

BUSINESS GATEWAY TO ASIA SMAhome Asia-Taipei

SMAhome Asia

SMAhome Vietnam

SMAhome Thailand

Date

25 – 27 April 2018

16 – 18 August 2018

8 – 10 November 2018

Location

Taipei, Taiwan

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bangkok, Thailand

Visitor number

24,000

13,000

8,500

Show position

The regional show for smart living professionals in Asia Pacific to source OEMs / ODMs

The IoT technology platform for Vietnam’s smart home market

The IoT technology platform for Thailand’s smart home market

Who should exhibit?

1. International companies who want to introduce smart technologies and solutions to distributors, importers, systems integrators from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other ASEAN countries.

Companies who target Vietnam’s smart home market and want to find local business partners to represent their brand and products throughout the nation.

Companies who target Thailand’s smart home market and want to find local business partners to represent their brand and products throughout the nation.

2. International product design companies who want to sell their solutions to original manufacturers. Who you can meet

• Visitors from 75 countries; top 5 visiting countries: • Channel players from Vietnam distributed among • Channel players from Thailand including distributors Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia systems integrators (40%); distributors (30%); and importers (35%); systems integrators (24%) end users (25%) • Over 80% of visitors are distributors or importers • Security guarding companies • Visitors focus on applications for government, • 48% are systems integrators • End users from manufacturing, hospitality and construction and property development, government transportation, retail, and factory • 52% are key decision maker of product purchasing or partnership

Vertical market • Broad focus on “Smart Living” related markets: highlights smart homes, elderly care, smart wards, smart offices and staff less shops

• Multi-family dwelling, international residential communities • Luxury hotels

Why choose this • SMAhome Asia holds the longest-running smart • Secutech Vietnam is the largest trade fair in show? home show in Asia that draws a large number Vietnam for smart home, security and fire safety of smart home distributors and integrators and in the country. exhibitors from the region. The event showcases • Vietnam is enjoying a construction boom and the most advanced technologies and solutions in there are big investments in the construction the market. of hotels, villas and residential and commercial • SMAhome Asia organizes a one-on-one business buildings. matching program that can help you find the • To answer the growing demand in the country, target client efficiently during the 3-day trade fair. local security distributors and companies are • SMAhome International Conference is held actively looking for overseas smart home brands annually at Secutech Int’l along with a series of and products to represent. fringe programs such as Z-Wave Academy and • The show is concurrent with Fire & Safety show, SMAhome Award, gathering professional smart Electricity & Automation and Glasstec. The home players worldwide to the venue. fair attracts visitors from large-scale projects that require comprehensive security and safety products and systems.

• Luxury houses / condominiums • Hotels, holiday rentals, and other hospitality facilities • Shopping malls / smart offices • SMAhome Thailand is held concurrently with Thailand’s Lighting Fair and Building Fair. Holding the 3 shows together creates maximum synergy between visitors interested in solutions for building and real estate development. • Thailand sees a soaring investment and construction in hospitality, large-scale residential communities, shopping centers and industrial parks. • Thailand is undergoing a transition from traditional solutions to advanced technologies and there is growing interest in smart home technologies for security. • The show is strongly supported by government and housing associations in the country.


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