IEI Integration Corp., an industrial computing service provider, integrates computing platforms and customization services as its core principle. IEI provides industrial computer boards, systems and peripherals in customer applications, and supports OEM/ODM services. At Computex 2015, it showcases IEI Smart Home Solution provides a smart management approach to control home appliances through the electronic components and system. Users can remote control and manage lighting, home intelligent system, or security from their smartphone, tablets or controllers.
The solution system is mainly controlled by ATC-iTouch which is as a web server and wireless communication capability for mobile phones or tablets to configure. It provides app and APK for controlling home devices, and connects with iHome via Wi-Fi for managing up to 100 home appliances and setting up ten different group IDs. Moreover, Users can control home devices alternatively through controllers: ATC-iCurtain, ATC-iButton and ATC-iButton-Rx, ATC-iPlug and ATC-IrDA.
Different group of appliances or controllers are worked with different protocol. For example, smart lighting and smart outlet were linked with ATC-iTouch through RF technology. Smart Curtain, ATC-iButton-Rx and infrared receiver and controller can be connected with ATC-iTouch via RS-485. ATC-iButton-Rx provides wireless connectivity for ATC-iButton to control multiple light sources with 2.4G wireless signal.
ATC-IrDA is also linked with ATC-iTouch via RS-485. With built-in control code of well-known air conditioners, it is infrared controller for split air conditioner and infrared appliance. The feature is that it provides learning mode for unknown air conditioners.
Now the business inquiries of smart solutions are more from domestic companies. With regard to oversea market, IEI will sell directly through its distributors. It tends to collaborate the solution with building cases and promotes a whole system.
With the whole vision of IEI, predicting the raising challenges of huge data collection and network security, it is alliance with Intel, Microsoft, Wind River, SAP, Amazon to offer an system with various options including kinds of hardware devices, different operating systems, multiple applications, private/hybrid/public cloud computing, and data storage and security for developing integrated solutions and expanding the markets for the next step.