Tag: Smart Home

Recall the Smart Home – Microsoft vision in 1999 versus Apple HomeKit

The vision of Microsoft came true. Nevertheless, everything is smaller than in the video. The screen on the piano and at kitchen plus the PC in the home office are merged together in one device called tablet or smartphone. Microsoft is out and Apple HomeKit is in. Apple got already the interest of Phillips Hue. […]

WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM? Whatever happened to X10?

The question as below reached me after publishing the Home Automation Solution on the Google TV box on different channels. http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M/m2m-componets/home-automation-on-google-tv-box/ I would like to share it with you. WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM? Whatever happened to X10? Thanks for the links Harald. They are definitely applicable to M2M! The TV box we got from Google helps […]

Android running on your uC Core? Can we use it for a smart home gateway?

The question as below reached me: “Is Android running on your uC Core? Please explain your solution. We are building smart home gateway right now on 32 bit processor with Android.” Smart home gateway proposal On the uC Core will run the Arduino SDK. Nevertheless, on the uC you can run several operating systems (e.g. […]

IOT, AVL, Smart Home, AAL, M2M and M2M2P on Arduino

IOT – AVL  Smart Home – AAL -M2M – M2M2P Name it what ever you like. In the end the device will need some kind of micro controller to run your code. Google selected the Arduino and its clones for the Android@Home. All of Microchip Arduino Clones comes with Android accesory libaries. Table with Arduino´s […]