In Germany, power company Vattenfall has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to offer a smart home solution to control heating, lighting and appliances from inside or outside the home.
The new product – Vattenfall Smart Home – is available as an internet portal for PC or as an app for smartphones and tablet PCs.
The software was developed by German start-up GreenPocket, which specialises in smart meter and smart home software, for Deutsche Telekom’s QIVICON home automation platform.
The new solution is GreenPocket’s third project on the QIVICON platform of Deutsche Telekom.
Dr. Thomas Goette, CEO of GreenPocket, said: “QIVICON is the leading smart home system in Germany”, adding that “it was a great challenge to develop a new solution for one of Europe’s biggest utilities compatible with the QIVICON platform.”
Vattenfall is a leading energy company in the Nordic countries and operates a combined 1.2 million meters across Finland and Sweden, most of which have been converted to smart metering/advanced metering infrastructure.
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