VTech is making easier for any home to have an advanced security system. They have launched the world’s first home phone with security monitoring integrated, in Australia. The VTech VS150 works as a base station to a number of sensors located around the home, if triggered the phone will call the homeowner or any designated number to alert them of the incident.
According to a recent survey, approximately 5 million households in Germany will be equipped with a smart home system by 2020. That means that the number of connected homes will increase by almost 900 per cent within a few years. One of the main reasons for the predicted surge is that the current solutions are often still quite expensive and don’t offer the security end users are looking for. However, now that more and more companies have started to develop new systems that aim to match the user’s needs, the demand for smart home systems is growing rapidly.
New Ultra Low Energy (ULE) wireless standard is set to challenge existing smart home solutions such as Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Within the last months, a range of ULE-based products has been launched, including control devices, fire alarms, blinds, as well as heating and cooling systems. A new certification programme is likely to increase this number in the close future.
The Panasonic KX-PRL262B Dock Style DECT telephone system is also an entertainment system in one. You can connect your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone via Bluetooth or its lightning connector to make or receive hands free calls. It also offers on-base phone charging and with it’s built-in stereo speakers you can listen to your favourite music from your iPhone or iPod. The KX-PRL262B Dock Style cordless telephone system uses Panasonic’s popular Link2Cell technology to connect your iPhone via Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls anywhere in your home using the handset.
The collaboration between DSP Group, Rockethome and Prosyst has delivered another home automation solution for service providers. DSP said they have integrated Prosyst’s mBS OSGi (Open Service Gateway initiative), Rockethome’s smart home plug and play solution with their DECT and ULE chipset into one end-to-end home automation and security platform. The solution will provide a cloud and OSGi Internet of Things (IoT) architecture that allows service providers to enhance their service offering.
Deutsche Telekom recently announced that they are partnering with DSP Group, a wireless chipset manufacture, to trial the use of ULE (Ultra Low Energy) technology in Deutsche Telekom’s Speedport Home Gateway. ULE is seen by many as an important part to next-generation home networking and a preferred solution to offering connected home services.
Mindspeed is collaborating with DSP Group to offer DECT-ULE wireless solution to the home gateway and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications market. Both companies announced plans to merge the technologies to meet the requirements of the advanced gateway market, offering sophisticated telephony and home automation.
The ETSI has published the first Technical Specification (TS 102 939-1) on DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy), a wireless solution used by manufactures to develop automation solutions for home and businesses. DECT ULE low power radio technology is intended for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
On the card at this week’s SmartHomes 2012 conference in Amsterdam is the showcasing of a new set-top box home automation solution from DSP Group and Comigo. Both companies have joined their respective technologies to develop the solution based on DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) technology.
DSP and Comigo believe that home automation is a natural extension of home entertainment, and the integration of the two technologies will enable consumers to control and monitor the entire home from the comfort of the living room with Comigo's hybrid set-top box.
Jungo and DSP Group have announced plans to jointly develop a home monitoring and automaton solution based on DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) technology. The collaboration joins together DSP's DECT ULE chipset and Jungo's OpenRG advanced middleware for residential gateways. DECT ULE is an ideal home monitoring and automaton platform as it offers long battery life, ease of installation and configuration and extended coverage.