Media Relations for a Connected World
The New Smart Home is the Really Smart Home
The new Smart Home is much more than just the connected home – it is about a truly smart home that combines the best of the connected home, the new Internet of Things, as well as the Internet of Tiny Things, with the marketing and business platform provided by the world’s leading entertainment and service providers. This includes the classic cable TV operators, satellite TV providers as well as those companies that previously offered just internet access to the home either by fiber, cable, satellite or via cellular.
In addition to providing the existing Four Plays: TV and entertainment, internet access, phone service (VoIP), and cell phone services, operators will be adding the Fifth Play – smart home services for monitoring energy usage, home health, security, climate control, etc.
The set-top box will evolve into the “Home Control Box”. Where the set-top box was just responsible for distributing content through the home, the Home Control Box makes it possible for consumers to control all kind of applications in their homes over the internet, with smart phone apps.
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