Habitech launches IoT Simple Control home automation platform

posted on Friday, 23rd June 2017 by Geny Caloisi

Habitech  Smart home  Home automation 

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Habitech is launching Simple Control, a cloud-based IoT home control platforms designed to shift the direction of home control away from proprietary, controller-based systems toward an app-based wireless environment.

Built around an iOS app, Simple Control replaces proprietary architecture with an ‘open’ app-based environment, mobilising IP control functionality that already exists: virtually every new home entertainment device from smart TV screens and AV receivers, to light bulbs and controllers, heating systems and multi room audio setups has an IP identity and connects over Wi-Fi to the cloud, via its own app.

Simple Control ties these together with an intuitive user interface, providing preloaded and predesigned graphics, protocols and control codes for tens of thousands of devices.

The platform comprises five core components: the app interface; Simple Service software, which provides access to media and DVR guides, TV program guides and IR control for third party adapters, sensors, triggers, clocks, alarms; Simple Sync software, which provides remote access and synchronisation; Simple Hub, a hardware alternative to Simple Sync for remote access, synchronization, triggers, and voice control, and Simple Blaster (available with PoE), an accessory offering compatibility with older IR products not controllable directly via Wi-Fi.

A choice of commercial subscription packages are available, supporting Alexa, Nest, Hue, Fire and SmartThings.

Commenting on the launch Habitech product manager Stewart Day says: “We’ve been testing Simple Control at Basingstoke for over six months and it hasn’t missed a beat. It’s among the best developed of the emerging generation of IoT control systems and is sure to accelerate the trend towards powerful, easy-to-integrate low cost control in the home.”

Habitech’s customary comprehensive support is offered to our Simple Control customers. Dealer training will begin Tuesday 27 June at Habitech, Basingstoke.

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Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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