Australia Project Smart Home
Telstra’s Project Smart Home is being trialed in 100 households across Australia.
18:33 30 August 2017
It features smart home automation, which controls everything from room temperature and lighting to devices and appliances. The technology allows homeowners to automatically turn on or off the lights and trigger mundane tasks, such as switching the washing machine or recording their favourite TV programme, using a smartphone or tablet wherever they are in the world as long as they have Internet connection.
Home monitoring services allow users to access live video feeds of their home remotely while the monitoring of environmental conditions would be handy as weather conditions in Australia can be unpredictable at times.
When it comes to entertainment, Telstar offers a cloud-hosted gaming shown on big screen TVs via T-Box. The company is also going to expand its BigPond Movies service so films can be streamed on mobile tablets in the home. Additionally, it will introduce ABC’s iView catch up TV service to complement existing content like AFL Live and Foxtel on T-Box.
“It’s a world where customers will be able to make high-definition video calls from their TV; where content follows people around the home and can be displayed on their preferred screen; and where home appliances like air conditioners and lights can be monitored and controlled from a smartphone screen,” says Telstra Innovation Product Managing Director, Kate McKenzie said.
Disclaimer: Supanet is not responsible for, and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by contributors to this website