Deutsche Telekom has announced a new White Label Smart Home portfolio that includes a full suite of platform gateways, apps, compatible devices and services.
Deutsche Telekom’s White Label Smart Home portfolio is designed to help telcos, utility providers, hardware manufacturers and other enterprises to create unique and compelling propositions for more secure, comfortable and manageable homes.
The modular portfolio enables B2B partners to combine smart home protocols, products and services to deliver a bespoke smart home strategy that generates new revenue streams and meets specific customer needs.
The portfolio elements with the open QIVICON platform, gateways, apps, devices and services, are supported by Deutsche Telekom’s expert team, partner and developer networks and different pricing models.
More than 200 compatible devices from leading brands such as D-Link, Miele, Netatmo, Philips and Sonos, cover an enormous range of use cases including peace of mind, safety and security, energy monitoring, saving and control, and home automation. The ability to integrate different devices such as cameras, smart plugs, thermostats, sound systems, lighting into the QIVICON smart home platform is a core advantage.
Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Connected Home Deutsche Telekom AG, said:
“Deutsche Telekom’s new portfolio has been developed to meet core requirements of smart home strategy – openness, technology innovation, a wide partner ecosystem and flexibility.”
“The portfolio supports accelerated market entry, especially for telecommunications providers. A key strength of our smart home portfolio is the freedom our partners have to pick and choose elements of our portfolio to suit specific requirements and the stage their smart home strategy is at.”
The QIVICON smart home platform currently supports key protocols including ZigBee Pro, Wi-Fi, DECT ULE, HomeMatic and Homematic IP and will integrate further protocols in the future. It has maximum security – with an “Excellent security” rating from the independent AV-TEST GmbH – baked in, and enables initial development for low investment costs, as well as providing interoperability, security and scalability, all from one trusted supplier.
The platform is being tried and tested on the open market by major European companies:
- European telecoms giant KPN has rolled out Deutsche Telekom’s smart home platform and entered the market with ‘KPN SmartLife’, a service that offers users control over their security, energy and comfort.
- Slovak Telekom has launched a consumer offering with an initial focus on protection and monitoring, energy conservation and home convenience.
- Utility provider Vattenfall is seeing considerable market interest in different Smart Home packages bundling the QIVICON Home Base, app and hardware.
Deutsche Telekom smart home portfolio allows a wide range of options. From an entry-level app with easy upgrade paths to a full function white label smart home app, there is something for any scale of business here. Additional services provide the potential to increase ARPU and customer retention, such as including energy modules or security enhancements from a third party supplier.