Enabling smart homes digital platforms through internet of things
There’s an increasing trend for digital enabled homes, more demand from exigent buyers looking at perfect living spaces, with comfort, automation but health and wellness. ZirconTech worked for a leading homes intelligence platform provider, that brings technology to improve comfort through multiple device integration impacting the management of air, light, water, sound and overall health and wellness.
The ZirconTech team worked on the creation of a bus to integrate different smart homes devices. The internet of things (IoT) framework was developed with NodeJS using TCP, UDP, UPnP protocols and network discovery, integrating with SmartThings, Sonos devices, QMotion and Hunter Douglas.
Sonos lets you reinventing the home audio for today and tomorrow. It brings the smart home sound system: the Sonos wireless speakers bring every room and everyone together with incredible sound for music, TV, and more. Sonos makes it easy to play what you love—music, podcasts, films, shows, audiobooks, radio and more—and share it out loud with the ones you love.
ZirconTech connected the IoT bus with Sonos devices, setting up and implementing integration methods, including a translation logic to integrate the platform and Sonos’ commands. With this, the platform can send commands to Sonos devices to perform actions. Through an SDK integration, were implemented calls to interact with Sonos devices to play, pause, stop, change to last/next track, set a playlist or a radio selection, change the volume or mute, among other features.
Breezometer provides the world’s most accurate and actionable environmental data and insights. The unique methodology for monitoring exposure to the air that we breathe has come to be trusted by leading brands across industries. Breezometer has several products including an Environmental Intelligence Platform, Air Quality APIs, Pollen APIs, a Wildfire Tracker, Weather API and Live Accuracy Monitoring. With this Breezometer creates solutiosn for Indoor Air & Smart Home, Digital Health & Clinical Research and Automotive & Smart Mobility.
ZirconTech connected the IoT bus with Breezometer, implementing integration methods to connect with the APIs and pull data. It was included a translation logic to integrate the platform and perform Breezometer’s API commands.
QMotion Blinds were invented and developed in the USA. The unique technology used is predominantly taken from the garage door industry where small motors and some very special counter balanced springs have enabled engineers to develop very large window treatments that can be operated effortlessly by the user whilst only using a small amount of power – battery or mains. All the QMotion motorised window treatments offer full functionality with either one way or two-way communication, also available as either a standalone controlled system or via a third-party home automation platform. The QMotion name is built on providing quiet motion to all our motorised products. We only make beautiful high quality motorised blinds that can be seen and not heard.
QMotion shading systems help create the perfect environment for living by controlling exterior natural light to beautify interior settings, protect furniture and valuables from the sun, and reduce energy costs of air-conditioning and electricity. Automated shading allows for perfect, hassle-free control of light and shade in your home, so you’re in control. The automated shading systems integrate seamlessly with smart home systems.
ZirconTech connected the IoT bus with QMotion devices, implementing integration methods to connect with them, a translation logic to integrate the platform and perform QLogic commands to perform actions.
Through an SDK integration, were implemented calls to interact with QMotion devices to open, stop or close shades, set the control levels, schedule actions and configure scenes.
Hunter Douglas is the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings as well as a major manufacturer of architectural products. Its strength is the ability to develop innovative, high quality, proprietary products that can be found in millions of homes and commercial buildings around the globe. Hunter Douglas window treatments start with great design. Light control, energy efficiency and the convenience of motorisation are just some of the innovations that enhance the beauty of every room, every day. Hunter Douglas says that more than just covering windows – it’s the Art of Window Styling.
PowerView® Automation is a revolutionary new wireless system that automatically moves your shades throughout the day, so you don’t have to. You can experience light exactly when you want it. PowerView® Automation gives users precise and convenient control of the Hunter Douglas window treatments. Shades operate independently, moving only when you choose to schedule them. Programming the window treatments is simple. They can be operated from home with the Pebble® Remote Control or through voice activation when PowerView is integrated with smart-home systems such as Amazon Alexa, Siri® on Apple devices or the Google Assistant. For the ultimate in convenience, the PowerVhttps://www.smartthings.com/iew® App is a perfect way to manage shades when users are at home or away.
ZirconTech connected to the PowerView Hub, setting up and implementing integration methods. Implemented a translation logic to integrate the platform and perform actions through PowerView. Through an SDK integration, were implemented calls to interact with PowerView Hub to open, stop or close shades, set the control levels, schedule actions and configure scenes.
SmartThings is a simple home system. You can build a smart home to uplift your everyday living and meaningful moments. With SmartThings homes become a connected space that makes life simpler, safer, and more entertaining. You can check the front door with Ring doorbell, set the perfect mood with Lutron Dimmer, entertain effortlessly with Sonos speakers, plan family’s meals with the Samsung Family Hub, open the door with your phone and August Smart Lock, return to a cooled down house with ecobee Smart Thermostat, Cast training videos from your phone to your Samsung TV and many other things.
ZirconTech connected to SmartThings devices, setting up and implementing integration methods. Implemented a translation logic to integrate the platform and perform actions and commands. Through an SDK integration, were implemented calls to interact with each device.