Switzerland-based ABB launched a new smart home control platform at the 2018 CEDIA Expo in San Diego this week.
The company promises the somewhat awkwardly named [email protected] will integrate major home systems with an intuitive all-in-one user interface.
The new smart home automation solution operates via Wi-Fi to merge controls for climate, lighting, communications, security, and entertainment in an open platform that accommodates established players in their respective fields.
According to the company, customers can utilize the Alexa voice assistant to talk to the smart home system to manage climate control and home lighting.
Users will be able to configure and control their installed Sonos speakers from the platform app on computers, smartphones or tablets or via in-wall keypads and proprietary touchpad.
The company’s products include intelligent light switches, window blind switches, door communications products, and thermostats, all of which incorporate mesh network technology to expand network coverage throughout the house.