QIVICON Smart Home Platform, initiated by Deutsche Telekom will
utilize a new device from Sumitomo Electric Networks
Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc., a business operation unit for
broadband access and IPTV equipment of Sumitomo Electric Industries,
Ltd., announced today that it has achieved the first volume shipments of
the “QIVICON Home Base” to Deutsche Telekom.
QIVICON, the platform that allows management of common in-home
equipment, such as windows, lighting, and home appliances from
smartphones, tablets and PC, is now being implemented and available to
the market. One of the key components of this new smart home platform is
the "QIVICON Home Base", developed and manufactured by Sumitomo Electric
QIVICON Home Base was designed, developed and produced in close
cooperation with the QIVICON development team, and will be placed in the
home between the broadband connection equipment, such as a DSL Home
Gateway, and the in-home equipment like sensors and actors, to be
managed. The communication with the in-home devices can be handled by
various supported radio technologies.
Based on the definitions of OSGi, the new QIVICON Home Base, developed
and produced by Sumitomo Electric Networks, will provide an extremely
flexible and efficient communications link between a home owner and much
of the common equipment found in the home. By using internet-connected
device such as a smartphone, tablet or PC, a homeowner can turn lights
and home appliances on and off or manage energy-consuming equipment like
heating and air-conditioning, all while away from the home.
"We are very pleased that we finalised the customization and integration
project, together with the QIVICON team, successfully. The new approach
of an open platform with an open concept for wireless connectivity and
open software layer alongside was an engineering challenge. The unique
solution 'QIVICON Home Base' was achieved by a very close cooperation of
our highly qualified development team with all involved technology
partners," said Dr. Yasushi Kida, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo
Electric Industries, Ltd. "Smart/Connected Home technologies are a top
priority for us, and we look forward to provide similar solutions to
other customers in Europe in the near future."
The QIVICON platform will be launched at IFA 2013 and first partner
products will be available shortly after the exhibition. Together with
its partners EnBW, eQ-3, Miele, Samsung and Telekom QIVICON will provide
a tightly integrated ecosystem for partner products, which will enable
an unsurpassed user interface and experience.
Sumitomo Electric Networks is committed to the connected home concept
and expects its deployment throughout the world to deliver key lifestyle
technologies such as broadband access and entertainment delivery
systems. The company also expects to make similar announcements in the
About Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc.
Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo
Electric Industries, Ltd. dedicatedly focuses on telecom networking
products for broadband access, is a leading supplier of broadband access
equipment and offers its high quality, reliable and innovated products
for valuable customers in information-communication technology industry,
including GE-PON, HGW (Home GateWay), CDN (Content Delivery Network,
STB), Wireless Broadband, PLC (Power Line Communication) and XDSL. The
company is pursuing innovations tirelessly to contribute for a better
broadband access service and environment.
About Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. designs, manufactures and sells
optical fibers, cables, components, advanced electronic devices, and
automotive parts. Through successful strategies of research and
diversification, Sumitomo Electric has become one of the world's leading
companies at the forefront of the revolution in information and
communications. Sumitomo Electric's world-class research and
manufacturing capabilities in optical technology continue to expand and
strengthen the product portfolio while maintaining industry leading
levels of reliability. The company has global operations in more than 30
countries with over 200,000 employees. Sumitomo Electric reported group
net sales of $21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2013.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated
telecommunications companies with 144 million mobile customers, 32
million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as
of June 30, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile
communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers,
and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom
is present in some 50 countries and has over 231,000 employees
worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012
financial year – over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31,
OSGi is a trademark of OSGi Alliance.
QIVICON is a trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc.
Hiroyuki Munakata, +81-3-5798-5344
Manager, International Sales
Source: Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc.