ABB Unlocks Smart Building Potential

As the demand for connected technology grows, ABB calls for more cooperation across the industry

With the increase in digitalization, the demand for smart solutions has never been stronger. Research by Frost & Sullivan shows that the connected living market will almost triple from $ 2012 billion in 250 to $ 2020 billion in 730, with smart homes accounting for about a third of that figure. The European market is projected to grow as fast as 2020 percent (CAGR), with more than 45 million smart homes by 54.

For more than a decade, 30 has been a pioneer in smart home, intelligent building and smart community solutions that transform our way of life, work and play. The portfolio of ABB Ability ™-linked and software-enabled solutions is shaping the future of smart buildings with energy-efficient and future-oriented technology aimed at improving comfort, safety and efficiency.

From the latest entertainment control to energy measurement, temperature control, safety and lighting, ABB has developed a range of solutions that respond to changes in our connected world.

However, this increased demand has led to the fragmentation of the market. For a house to be truly intelligent, all appliances and systems, from washing machines to heating and blinds, need to be able to offer new assistance and security services for the home by exchanging data not only with each other, but also with all kinds of smart devices.

That's why ABB has invested in mozaiq, an open and secure online marketplace that connects consumer devices to all types of services and provides interoperability among all smart life technology providers. In addition to ABB, Bosch and Cisco have become the founding members of mozaiq to help device manufacturers and consumer brands from all industries create a credible IoT experience for consumers.

Mike Mustapha, Group Executive Vice President Marketing, Sales and Commercial Operations, Electrification Products division said: “As technology gets more complex, the expectation of simplicity increases. People living in a smart home do not want to worry about technical suitability when operating their connected devices. They want the ability to control all services from energy management to security and entertainment at the push of a button on their smartphones or tablets.

Smart home and building technology has to benefit people of all ages and skills. It has the potential to revolutionize everyone's life; but if we want to unlock its true potential, we have to work together as an industry to present this technology in an accessible way. That's why we established mozaiq to help companies deliver interoperable IoT products and services and to speed up the development of service-oriented IoT products. ”

Closer cooperation is also important in the field of intelligent buildings, where open communication standards such as KNX help to improve connectivity and user experience.

Intelligent buildings must meet the growing demand for energy efficient solutions. In the same way that consumers want to reduce their energy bills and environmental impacts, building owners also want to reduce costs and improve energy ratings more than ever.

Smart buildings can offer up to 50 percent energy efficiency improvements by combining the latest technology with intelligent design and construction to create spaces that are smart and cost-effective, but useful for those using it.

With the Internet of Things, major technological advances have been possible in the field of building control. Increasing number of IP devices and sensors taking temperature, brightness and CO2 measurements led to new technologies that improve energy use management. ABB offers everything from KNX to HVAC control, lighting and emergency lighting, power management, energy metering, security and fire safety to improve user experience and increase efficiency.

Mike continues, “All the buildings we build to be truly smart must meet the needs of the people who use them. Whether it is an office block, hotel, hospital or home, we must adopt new technology and develop common platforms to ensure that users enjoy all the benefits offered. This is how we will create sustainable buildings for the future. ”

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