Schneider, Danfoss and Somfy to create a digital ecosystem for built sector
The connectivity ecosystem for residential, mid-size buildings and hotel markets aims to accelerate its adoption
Schneider Electric, Danfoss and Somfy have announced that they are partnering to create a connectivity ecosystem that aims to accelerate the adoption of connectivity in residential, mid-size building and hotel markets.
The partnership brings connectivity for smart homes and smart buildings to maturity by delivering efficient solutions that are easy to integrate and that work simply together.
The connectivity products are supported by qualified installers, making them simple and easy for customers to deploy.
The global market for connectivity is growing fast, with an estimated 8.4 billion connected devices in 2020.
The challenge is that connectivity is still widely perceived as lacking in simplicity, reliability, interoperability and after-sales support.
Installation quality is also an issue, particularly when the installation process is left in the hands of the end users or unqualified installers.
The partnership between Schneider Electric, Danfoss, and Somfy is expected to accelerate on connectivity and deliver efficient solutions that work simply.
Through the partnership, the three global companies bring their own expertise in lighting, heating and shutter control.
Lars Tveen, president Danfoss Heating Segment said: “Controlling lighting, heating and shutters together in one system is a real expertise that we can now jointly offer by combining more than 300 years of industry leadership - all backed by our extensive professional installer networks.”
Under the partnership, Schneider Electric, Danfoss, and Somfy will align their connectivity and technology strategies to develop an open ecosystem, making their products seamlessly interoperable at controller level, or at cloud level through APIs (Application Programming Interface).
The ecosystem’s first three use cases demonstrated at Light+Building 2018 trade fair in Germany are targeting: the hospitality industry with fully integrated guest room management, high-end residential segment and new housing, or comprehensive home renovation or upgrade, using a new smart-home-ready electrical panel.