ABB to reveal the next generation of smarter home connectivity

ABB to reveal the next generation of smarter home connectivity

ABB will showcase its enhanced MyBuildings portal at IFA 2018, which features added functionality from Miele and Bosch, designed to help homeowners manage and control a wide range of automated home and building services.

To provide greater convenience for homeowners, ABB is extending the appeal and functionality of its MyBuildings portal, a secure online platform powered by ABB`s cloud-based, industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability™. By partnering with mozaiq, an ecosystem seamlessly connecting consumer devices and services, the updated portal will now offer a wider range of digital services from leading manufacturers.

Bringing all appliances and functional devices together on a single interface, the mozaiq platform is the translator behind the scenes, making sure all products can work together in any possible combination. mozaiq offers access to a marketplace of cloud-enabled devices and a Use Case Designer to incorporate new capabilities into existing solutions. Its ground-breaking technology enables interoperability between all providers in the smart building sector with less time, effort, and cost.

Services can easily be booked on the MyBuildings portal. With the new functionality, Miele and Bosch (Home Connect) home appliances can be easily integrated and controlled via the ABB-free@home system. ABB-free@home is designed to transform homes into intelligent spaces and allows users to control up to 65 functions including lights, blinds, heating, air conditioning, scenes and door communication from a switch on the wall, a laptop or smartphone. This allows customers to expand their portfolio of smart home solutions to meet their individual needs.

Visitors to ABB´s stand (hall 2.2, stand 104) will be able to see how the next generation of smarter home connectivity works.

For example, using the system, the status of the dishwasher or refrigerator can be monitored from the comfort of an armchair, or even remotely. Customers can also easily check the time remaining on the oven. In addition, by activating the morning scene a cozy light goes on, the users’ favorite song starts to play, and the coffee machine heats up. And when leaving the house, the ‘all off’ command can be issued so that all home appliances and many other home automation functions switch off. With the mozaiq open platform, homeowners have the added benefit of seeing all appliances and devices together on a single interface.

Bernhard Doerstel, Senior Vice President, ABB Building Automation said: “ABB’s vision for home automation is on delivering the best possible product for installers and the ultimate smart home experience for the end user. By collaborating with mozaiq we are delighted to be amongst the first to integrate additional market leading devices in to our portfolio of home automation services.”

“We give our customers the freedom to combine and connect their products, so that smart home solutions, home appliances and services work happily together. We’re glad to have those renowned companies being part of the mozaiq community. Together, we will find new ways to delight their customers by adding value to the products they already love.” stated Bernd Beimdick, CTO mozaiq.

mozaiq is already working closely with technology giants ABB, Bosch and Cisco in developing open software platforms to connect building services and devices.

The MyBuildings portal is expected to be further extended to cover additional services and industries.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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