OBLO Living and iWedia collaborate on home automation through IFTTT

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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OBLO Living and iWedia Integrate their Solutions through IFTTT to Display Notifications Triggered by Home Automation Nodes on the TV Screen

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices, today announced it has integrated its software solution for set-top box (STB) operated under Android TV with the end-to-end home automation system of OBLO Living, a provider of world-class hardware and software solutions for home automation (HA).

The announcement was made at TV Connect 2017, which is being held in London from Tuesday, March 28th through to Thursday, March 30th. iWedia exhibits at the show (ExCeL, stand B54) where it demonstrates the integrated solution.

iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 is a complete software solution for STB operated under Android TV. It is based on iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework which extends Android TV with broadcast and multicast Pay TV functionalities implemented as TV input services of the Android TV Input Framework (TIF).

OBLO product portfolio is made of an end-to-end software solution for HA (client apps for Android / iOS, gateway software and cloud service) combined with in-house developed HA devices (gateway, smart wall plug, door/window sensor, smart dimmer, smart outlet) and complementary HA nodes from third parties (Qubino, Philio, Leedarson, etc.) to cover comfort, lightning, security, energy management, and other aspects of the fast-growing HA market.

Both the OBLO gateway software and Teatro-3.5 embed an “IF This Then That” (IFTTT) service. IFTTT is then used as a public cloud service for workflow management. The user defines IFTTT “applets” to describe the interaction between OBLO and Teatro-3.5. Starting from simple use cases where a message is displayed on the TV screen when e.g. a door opens, sky is the only limit with respect to the scenarios that can be specified.

“It is important for an HA solution to include in its ecosystem the main screen in the living room,” says Nikola Smiljkovic, VP Marketing at OBLO Living. “And it is equally important for the user to be able to use public cloud services to define the HA workflow; we had these two objectives in mind when entering into this integration project with iWedia and they have been fully accomplished”.

“We see the TV screen as the ideal device to display real-time notifications triggered by a web based workflow management platform like IFTTT,” says Hervé Creff, VP Marketing at iWedia. “And especially for events raised by HA nodes; this is what we have achieved with this successful integration with OBLO”.