Connected Living is the centralized control of electrical power, security systems, electrical appliances and consumer electronics devices, and last but not least, communications and telecommunications equipment.
Connected Living is an open, multi-vendor concept that incorporates all electrical, electronic, information and messaging devices and equipment in a home. It is a vision of the smart home with which the user can retrieve information and status messages from all devices connected to the home network via the Internet or Internet of Things( IoT), but also activate and control devices. The range of controllable devices extends from home electrics to heating, from kitchen appliances to consumer devices and telecommunications equipment to surveillance and alarm systems.
In the Connected Living concept, the home network is controlled via the Home Service Platform( HSP) and a home server; in another concept, Connected Media, the TV serves as the control center for the home network.
Connected Living is an energy-saving concept that starts with the smart grid and exploits favorable electricity tariffs, which are used to charge the batteries of electric vehicles, preheat the hot water tank or the night storage heating system. Via smart meters, energy-intensive household appliances such as dryers, washing machines and dishwashers are turned on when the electricity exchange indicates a low electricity rate. The user can query current data and status messages via remote access and react accordingly. This applies equally to building automation, food storage, telecommunications equipment or health monitoring of family members.
The Connected Living platform
The functional interface, the Home Service Platform (HSP), through which the user can access the home automation system by means of a personal computer, tablet PC or smartphone, is the Connected Living Innovation Platform( CLIP). Through this Home Service Platform, the remote user can access all devices connected to the home network and their services. This could be the room or oven temperature or switching on the outdoor lighting. The user interfaces displayed on the touchscreens support gesture or voice recognition. In addition, the Home Service Platform supports a wide range of technologies such as digital power, the KNX bus, Universal Plug-and-Play( UPnP) and wireless technologies such as ZigBee, Bluetooth and ANT+.