- HUAWEI is developing QIVICON-based solution
- Netatmo with its Weather Station and its Thermostat for Smartphone
The crossvendor Smart Home platform QIVICON has two new partners: the Chinese provider of information and telecommunications solutions HUAWEI and the French manufacturer of Weather Station and Thermostat for Smartphone Netatmo.
HUAWEI is one of the world’s leading providers of ICT solutions such as network infrastructure, software or smartphones. In the course of cooperation the company will place a special focus on developing Smart Home-compatible terminal devices and control elements. “We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with the QIVICON Smart Home platform. Our main aim is to make full use of the strengths we share in developing and providing end customer solutions,” said Haibo Zhang, Key Account President Deutsche Telekom at HUAWEI.
Netatmo’s Weather Station and Thermostat for Smartphone
With the indoor and outdoor modules of the Weather Station by Netatmo, QIVICON users owning a Netatmo Weather Station will soon access to information such as temperature, air humidity, air pressure, sound level and CO2 level. They will be able to see the measurements on their smartphone, tablet or PC. So they can determine the quality of the air in a room and the best time to aerate. With the Netatmo Thermostat for Smartphone, QIVICON users will in future control their heating from their smartphone, tablet or PC. It sets a program to reflect the users’ habits. Users benefit from the right temperature at the right time.
“We are thrilled that QIVICON will include our Weather Station and our Thermostat for Smartphone into their connected home ecosystem.”, explains Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo. “QIVICON’s platform is at the intersection of two major trends within the technology industry: the Internet of Things and the connected home sector, creating opportunity for like-minded companies to collaborate and bring bigger, smarter innovations to consumers at an accelerated pace.”
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QIVICON is an alliance of leading German industrial companies, initiated by Deutsche Telekom AG with the aim of promoting the field of Smart Home technology and providing solutions for customers on a multi-manufacturer basis. Together with its partners EnBW, eQ-3, Miele and Samsung, Deutsche Telekom is establishing a platform that covers areas such as energy efficiency, security and convenience in the home for people of every age group. QIVICON enables appliances and functions from different brands to be combined easily in the Smart Home.
As a member of Eclipse, QIVICON is also opening up its platform on the basis of Eclipse SmartHome for developers and startups that would like their ideas, apps, or devices a reality. The Eclipse Foundation is one of the largest independent developer communities.
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