Deutsche Telekom seeks UK/US partners for Qivicon open smart home platform, updates and partner news
Qivicon is now actively seeking UK and US partners (both large and small). QIVICON unifies smart home products from a wide range of companies in different sectors. The QIVICON Home Base – which works with any broadband connection, regardless of the telecommunications provider – serves as the central unit to coordinate all smart home devices and functions within the household.
New partners and solutions for QIVICON
Cleaning technology provider Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG and power utility group Vattenfall are new QIVICON partners. The Smart Home platform now has 32 partner companies. Many already offer products for controlling a Smart Home.
By innovation to world market leadership
Cleaning technology world market leader Kärcher is also expanding the range of the QIVICON Smart Home platform. “We are convinced that connecting building services will play an increasingly important part in our daily lives. As an innovative company we are delighted to be a QIVICON partner and help shape progress in this area,” says Hartmut Jenner, Management Board Chairman, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG.
“In QIVICON,” says Jens Wagner, Head of Marketing Communication at Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, “we have chosen a cooperation partner that offers consumers ease of entry into the Smart Home world with its cross-manufacturer platform concept, enabling them to expand step by step on demand.” Vattenfall offers three starter packages to control lighting and heating and to provide security.
New version of the Telekom Smart Home app
The new version of Deutsche Telekom’s Smart Home app, available from the beginning of June, provides extended opportunities to control your home smartly. The app’s home page has been completely redesigned to display information even more clearly. In the new version devices can be activated individually and shown on the display for every situation. Previously, all devices that needed to be activated and deactivated were shown in every situation. Users can now also set up situations with a time overlap. The lighting in the living room can be set for a comfortable TV evening at the same time as switching a dimmed nightlight on in the children’s bedroom. Terminal devices can now also be activated and deactivated on both a time and a rule basis. Along with new functions, Telekom offers new terminal devices: motion detectors for indoor and outdoor use and a water alarm.
QIVICON provides effective protection
AV-Test GmbH’s test rating shows that QIVICON not only offers a wide range of partner products but also provides good protection from external intruders. The independent IT safety test provider AV-Test gave QIVICON a “Safe” rating. It found that the Smart Home platform used encrypted communication and provided effective protection from unauthorised access.
QIVICON unifies smart home products from a wide range of companies in different sectors. The QIVICON Home Base – which works with any broadband connection, regardless of the telecommunications provider – serves as the central unit to coordinate all smart home devices and functions within the household.
Any QIVICON-compatible device, such as radiator thermostats, smoke detectors, blinds, lamps and household appliances, can be controlled. Customers who buy a product from a partner company together with the QIVICON Home Base can add more devices and apps later, step by step, as needed. This extensibility makes it easy for anyone to get started in the smart home era – from inexpensive starter packages to the complete connected home.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of 60.1 billion euros in the 2013 financial year – over half of it outside Germany.
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 developing 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. More: www.qivicon.com | https://shop.qivicon.com | www.youtube.com/qivicon