Embracing the Smart Home era

FiberHome Technologies
13 Jun 2014
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Have you ever had to mess with five or six remote controllers for your TV, set top box, and air-conditioner, or missed the highlight of a football game just because you go to the toilet for a second? The smart home era will bring the solutions.

Looking back at the past few decades, it is surprising how quickly the internet developed. At beginning it just a tool to connect fixed computers to computers, but it rapidly evolved to include mobile, pads, set top boxes and all other terminals, which means the internet now goes with us everywhere at anytime. The internet evolved from a technology of simple connection to a way of communication and sharing, and serves us in almost every aspect of our daily lives. As an industry leading enterprise, FiberHome is continually thinking about how to use the internet to serve people better, and we have already launched a smart home project as our next target.

How to define smart home? How smart it should be? We believe smart home should be smart like this:

First is home entertainment. All media sources from pad, laptop, PC will be shared through smart home gateway, which is the center of home network. One integrated controller or application on the mobile will manage all the control through the smart home gateway too. Meanwhile, all the display devices and peripherals are managed by smart home gateway too.

Second is family storage. At WAN side, smart home gateway works as agent of home cloud to visit remote addresses. At LAN side, family members can visit the shared storage through web server which is provided by smart home gateway.

Third is home security. The monitoring signal and alarm will uploaded to terminal in encrypt form. If the sensors are triggered, the terminal will get the message.

Forth is the smart home housing appliances controlling. The home gateway will automatic search the smart house appliance, and book their logic address in the system to manage the centralized control. User can download the application from smart home gateway to establish the centralized control for all house appliance.

Fifth is intelligent promotion. The system will do real-time monitoring on dataflow and business type. If the subscriber kept reaching the limitation of current bandwidth, or facing frequent packet loss, system will send one stage service to subscriber to check if he want to promote the family network bandwidth.

To provide a smart home service, there are three key factor, cloud, smart home gateway and applications. A powerful backstage management platform with open and standard interface is the foundation of smart home solution. Fully functioned platform should not only manage the system, but also collect and analyze the customer behavior and provider better services. Open platform and standard interface could also invite abundant contents and services into the system and provides them to families. Smart home gateway is the core of smart home solution. It connects the family inner network and internet. It should include a small family cloud for family sharing and storage. Meanwhile it should also provide Bluetooth 4.0 or Zigbee interfaces to connect all peripherals. In this way the family can establish multiple device storage, centralized control, and multi-screen display. Last is applications, the applications defines how smart the home could be. Abundant applications served family members to satisfy all their needs, only in this way smart home can be really smart and helped people in their family lives.

FiberHome have been working in the IT industry for more than 40 years. Our home gateway has been solid out for over 10 million in the market. With the belief that smart home will served the family much better through the internet, FiberHome kept developing our home gateway from generation to generation. In Shanghai Telecom, we helped build smart life exhibition hall, we have also sign the memo with Telkom innovation center from Indonesia of joint lab on smart home project. As long as we keep the faith of using our technology to serve more people, we believe the success of smart home total solution is not far away.

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