The Connected Home has arrived. If you’ve been following the news, or if you’re a Verizon FIOS customer, you’ve probably heard about Motorola’s work with Verizon in the rollout of its new Home Monitoring and Control service which lets you remotely monitor your home, control devices and appliances, and manage your energy consumption.
The Managed Home Solutions team at Motorola wasn’t content to sit on its laurels. Its new Connected Home Gateway makes the smart home even smarter. And that means a simpler experience for consumers. The awards committee at CEA took note, recognizing it with a CES 2012 Innovations Honoree Award.
The Connected Home Gateway is truly plug-and-play. With the push of a button, consumers wirelessly pair the devices in their home and connect them to the cloud for local or remote management on a TV, smartphone, PC, tablet, etc. A powerful 1.2 GHz processor paired with Motorola’s open 4Home software platform supports and abstracts a host of standards and protocols, hiding the complexity of multiple disparate devices on the home network.
For the back end, Motorola’s on-board EDGE™ Service Assurance software lets operators deliver support, proactive quality assurance and service activation in real-time, meaning faster, more efficient customer service.
Motorola’s 2011 Media Engagement Barometer shows that 36 percent of the global respondents would like their communications provider, instead of home security alarm companies or utility providers, to supply a home automation service.
For operators looking to expand their offerings, home monitoring, control and energy management applications represent a big growth opportunity. So take note operators. That sound you hear is opportunity knocking.
Motorola is showcasing the new 4Home Connected Home Gateway at CES 2012, Booth #8644. Drop by and take a look.