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Smart Home Communication Protocols

Smart Home Communication Protocols

There are many competing vendors for the Smart Home market space using different smart home communication protocols, which are evolving fast, enabling device manufacturers to bring products to the market faster and cheaper.

Some of the more popular Smart home product communications protocol include X10, Ethernet, RS-485, 6LoWPAN, Bluetooth LE (BLE), ZigBee and Z-Wave. Each one of these protocols uses its own language to speak the various IoT connected devices and instructs them to perform a function.  Most of these protocols require an API for integration and the automation protocol transport requires direct wire connectivity, powerline (UPB), wireless hybrid or wireless connection.

Forecasted by BI Intelligence, the number of smart home devices expects to grow from 83 million in 2015 to around 193 million in 2020. The number includes smart energy equipment, such as smart meter and smart lightning, smart home appliances including washers, toilets, and coffee machines, etc, and smart home monitor and security systems. The smart home concept is with the purpose to use IoT service to help improve convenience, save energy and enhance security.

How JT M2M can help the Smart Home stay connected?

JT are a world class, Tier 1, global communications provider of a full suite of managed products and services. With over 120 years’ experience in telecommunications we are dedicated to delivering world-class services. JT delivers managed network solutions to some of the world’s biggest banks and consumer goods firms.

Internet of Things in the Smart Home applications can now be supported by secure, fast and reliable mobile data connectivity using our M2M SIMs that have been designed with an unique Managed M2M Connectivity platform from the SIM up. Our solution provides true global open roaming, eliminating every possible point of failure for your IoT devices.

JT M2M SIMs are designed with no additional software to get in the way and delay connection. No PLMN lists, no JAVA code, no Multi-IMSI code to confuse devices. Plus we allow free hopping between all the networks available in a particular country, with dynamic IP address, fixed IP or IP SEC VPN.  JT’s network core is geo-redundant and connects to the world through France and the UK.

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