Moving into the second half of 2016, the international B2B smart home market has remained strikingly quiet over the past few months in the aftermath of uncertain economic factors such as the terrorist attacks in Europe and Brexit – the UK voted to leave the EU. But despite these elements, the smart home innovation continued. And it evolved to become an integral part of the smart lifestyle amid the IoT era. For this issue, SMAhome has compiled a special report to examine what smart home technologies enable a smarter lifestyle. In Report, new solutions from Taiwan and several leading vendors are catering to the fast-to-market trends for B2B customers like telcos and retailers. (Read: Evolving Smart Home Technology Enables Smarter Lifestyle)
One more evolution among these original smart home manufacturers on the go is the shift from a product-focused business to solution providers, because the overall market is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase. It is getting more and more obvious that end users do not buy technology, they do not buy products and they do not buy features. They only want to pay money to make problems go away. Users need smart home solutions to solve their daily concerns and cater to the three basic home needs of security, comfort and energy management.
Being a solution provider is what Leedarson positions itself in the smart home market. Coming from a background of the lighting industry with 11 years of ODM experience in LEDs, the company has integrated its smart lighting systems with smart home sensors, multi-protocol gateways and into other automation devices. In addition to hardware, the maker provides complete systems including software, firmware and app. Read how Leedarson works in smart home in this issue’s cover story.
Meanwhile, the annual WWDC conference in June has sparked the attention of the connected home world with Apple’s announcement of “Home” after “HomeKit.” The announcement has been widely perceived as Apple’s seriousness about the smart home. Our editors have compiled the latest scoop on what some industry insiders have to say about this movement. (Read: Apple Home & Siri: Promising or Just Hype?)
For connected home players in/or are interested in the ASEAN markets, do not miss out on our event on Sept. 1 to 3, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The advanced real estate business and construction companies in the region are seeing smart home as the high value-added services to future homes. They are aggressively looking for partners and feasible solutions. We are also calling for speakers to share your perspectives and solutions on the upcoming event. (SMAhome Thailand 2016 Coming This September)
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- Voice Recognition, Smart Lighting to Remain Key Drivers in the Smart Home
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