Smart Home: everything is connected and communicates

Smart Home: everything is connected and communicates

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In the TecWatch hall (hall eleven) at the IFA in Berlin (September 6 to 11), digitalstrom demos the connected lifestyle in the home – with lights, coffee machine, blinds, TV set, all switches and, yes, the fridge, are connected and controlled through a smartphone. Application examples are the fridge – it measures its energy consumption and communicates via Twitter. Lights and music are interconnected, and the entire smart home can be turned on and off by means of voice control. Specific apps support the users to identify and develop scenarios in the home connected by digitalstrom technology. Examples are setting the right lighting for all kinds of moods, or apps that help to identify and buy the correct light source for any home luminaire even from abroad: Simply scanning the barcode of a light source in the store, send it via smartphone and internet to the luminaire at home and quickly receiving the answer ("suits" or "does not suit").

Digitalstrom utilizes existing power lines to interconnect appliances and luminaires throughout the building. Intelligent terminals with integrated microcontrollers are the technical basis for the digitalstrom system. These terminals look like a normal lustre terminal but they can switch, dim or measure power, run programs, store data, communicate, and use internet services. The system can be controlled through programmable switches in the home or though smartphones with the respective app installed. Open programming enable individual programming of apps.

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