- Highlight at the Deutsche Telekom stand: connected home with the QIVICON smart home platform
- QIVICON family growing: 10 new partners on board alongside Deutsche Telekom, EnBW, E.ON, eQ-3, Miele and Samsung
- First commercial solutions planned for 2013
QIVICON is being showcased at the Deutsche Telekom stand at Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin with new partners and a broad array of applications for the connected home. The exhibit presents the QIVICON Home Base, a home service center which operates with a wireless link in conjunction with various cloud-based functions. Alongside QIVICON, entertainment solutions from the cloud and networking examples from the world of communications will be on show under the motto "Welcome to your connected world."
The partners to the QIVICON world introduce various smart functions for home networks. These include automatic heating management and control, the 'All Power Off' function, which disconnects all load devices from the power supply at the press of a button, the remote control washing machine as well as energy-saving functions along with security solutions and applications from the health sector. All connected devices are easy to operate on a smartphone or tablet PC. The smart connected home is made possible by an alliance of leading industrial enterprises, which - initiated by Deutsche Telekom - are jointly developing an ecosystem under the name QIVICON to cover not only energy efficiency in the home but also security, convenience and health.
The QIVICON family is growing
The current partner network is continually joined by new partners who are expanding the solution offering for the smart home. Solution providers digitalSTROM and tado and development partners Kasaa Home, Nova Tec and Rockethome are now joining forces with the existing partners Deutsche Telekom, EnBW, EON, eQ-3, Miele and Samsung. Thanks to this step, the QIVICON ecosystem can now offer a maximum of security and convenience. In contrast to parallel installation of diverse 'standalone solutions,' QIVICON users stand to benefit from huge advantages when it comes to procurement costs and installation effort. Further partnerships with home appliance manufacturers, security solutions and energy providers and vendors of technical building services are planned. Their object is to implement a broad array of different solutions on a single easy-to-use interface.
"We are currently integrating QIVICON partner applications and testing them under real conditions. In the coming year we will be bringing the first applications and solutions to market," says Holger Knöpke, who heads Deutsche Telekom's Connected Home unit.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
QIVICON is an alliance of leading industrial enterprises in Germany and was initiated by Deutsche Telekom with the object of driving the topic of connected home and developing solutions for customers. Together with partners EnBW, EON, eQ-3, Miele and Samsung and other strong brands, we are developing an ecosystem that covers not only energy efficiency at home but also the areas of security, convenience and health. The first integrated offers will come to market on a multivendor platform in spring of 2013.