Samsung introduces Smart Home ecosystem

Samsung introduces Smart Home ecosystem
Not long ago, Samsung showed us a borderline-surreal glimpse of its vision for the connected future. However, the tech giant's latest announcement ahead of CES is a fundamental step towards bringing part of this future to life – pretty soon, too. Samsung introduced Smart Home - a service which connects the devices in your home, so you can easily control or manage them through your smart phone, tablet, smart-watch or TV. Initially, the Smart Home service will consist of three software features: Device Control, Home View, and Smart Customer Service. Their names speak for themselves, but the details are intriguing.

Device Control will let you monitor and control home devices - for example, lights and air-conditioning - via Smart Home apps for mobile devices and TVs. You will be able to do this no matter where you are situated. Essentially, the Smart Home apps turn Sammy's smart-devices into controllers – powerful ones which, in addition to an on-screen interface, offer voice commands and custom profiles as well. This lets you define a profile for different occasions, for example leaving your house or going to bed, and have your appliances and lights switched on and off by speaking a related command, such as "Going out." or "Good night!".

The second part of the picture, called Home View, brings real-time monitoring of your home thanks to the cameras built in your appliances.

Finally, Smart Customer Service provides after-sale assistance for your appliances, and tells you when something from your technological ecosystem needs to be serviced, or have its consumables replaced. This will be helpful for appliances like refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and so on.

Smart Home will be deployed on the company's devices sometime in the first half of 2014. Although we're yet to see Smart Home in action, Samsung's latest invention aims to not only become an ambitious product, but a foundation for a connected future as well. The Smart Home software protocol in the backbone of the system will be made available to Samsung's technological partners, and extended to cover home-energy, secure home access, healthcare, and eco home applications in addition to consumer electronics.

We are curious, does Samsung's idea of a Smart Home make you feel excited, skeptic, or somewhere in between? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


source: Samsung Tomorrow via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Touchwiz home???

2. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

now this is pretty cool... i hope they are able to launch this successfully.

3. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I was told homes would have tables like iPads that acted like central hubs for everything around the home. Swipe and unlock to turn off any light, start any appliance and open any garage door via apps. This smart home sucks :\

9. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Did it works direct out of the box? Can do it on android/wp devices too, just need alot cash and iTach IP2IR with others equipment that suits u need. Depends on want what to control and buy required equipment for it.

4. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Does it spit out hundred dollar bills and change diapers too?

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

im happy with my "feature" home

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i saw what you did there..

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Wow...i'm really exited....but keeping cameras in those devices with always connected to cloud...makes me worry about privacy....not from samsung....but this will help anti-social elements....

8. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

its very basic compared to panasonic smart home

10. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

Can it be rooted?

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