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Oplus Enables Appliance Control with iPhone’s Siri and Home App

Automation start-up Oplus is integrating home appliances like air conditioners and lighting from name brands into Oplus’ platform, allowing users to control them via the Home app or Siri from an iPhone.

Oplus can tweak home appliances from every brands, like air conditioners from Hitachi and Daikin, which by nature are not HomeKit compatible, so that users can adjust temperatures with Oplus’ solution, said Oplus founder and Chief Technology Officer Brian Lin.

Oplus’ strength lies in its ability to turn all devices and appliances – including switches, lights, air conditioners and locks – into smart gadgets and integrating them into its own platform, so that they are controllable via voice or mobile app, Lin pointed out. “We are not as big as Samsung, Sony or Xiaomi which make everything, but we can integrate their products into our platform.”

Oplus provides an integrated platform, similar to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit. According to Lin, the problem with the smart platforms offered by the name brands is that they are not available in Taiwan, where Oplus is based. In Asia, Alexa is only available in Thailand, and Google Home is only available in Japan. “Also, you need to have products that are compatible with these platforms. But they are not always readily available in Taiwan,” Lin said.

Operating from the standpoint of a home builder, Oplus starts the smart system configuration from electric switchboard in homes. The company prefers wired installation. All its lighting installations go wired. Wireless connection, including Wi-Fi, is not always stable, Lin explained.

Also, Oplus’ system is not connected to the Internet, which means users can be less concerned about security and privacy issues.

The concept of smart home is fairly new and its implementation is just starting to take off. While do-it-yourself (DIY) smart products have been pushed by big consumer brands, DIY products’ reliability and performance usually cannot be guaranteed.

Instead of installing DIY devices individually, professional installation should be done from the electric switchboard, when builders construct homes, Lin said. “This is the best way to implement smart homes.”

Besides providing home solutions, Oplus is also cultivating the commercial building market. Meeting room and air conditioner control are the main office applications, Lin said. Because air conditioner tends to be the biggest source of energy consumption, it may be linked with sensors and curtains as part of a system to conserve energy.

In the meeting room, equipment that need to be controlled include projector, video conference equipment, lights, air conditioner and curtains. Ideally they can all be adjusted with the push of a button, one single voice command or a switch.

Starting a meeting may involve moving the curtains, turning on lights and air conditioning, while the presentation mode involves turning on the projector, dimming the light, and the discussion mode will simply turn off all equipment.

“For business clients, it’s not easy, because so many things need to be connected and controlled. For Oplus it’s easy because we have worked on many similar cases and the requirement is mostly ‘fixed,’ for example, we know which devices in a meeting room need to be connected,” Lin noted.

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多元便利操作介面| 實現你的智慧生活

O+歐加智能系統在於操作介面上,擁有多種選擇,但多樣化的操作選擇,大家可能不太瞭解能夠如何應用吧?這次,就讓我們為以智慧生活的角度,帶您一覽操作介面的多元以及便利性吧!

透過手機/平板 APP 完整的操作介面,可輕鬆的操控家中設備。在 APP 中可依照您的需求,為您的家及設備命名,並可規劃適切的空間分類,即便是同間房子內的成員,也可顯示不同的功能,為您保留獨特性和隱私性。

只要使用「O+ Connect」搭配上 O+智能系統後,就可以使用你的 iPhone / iPad iOS「家庭APP」和 Siri 聲控功能,也同時將 O+智能系統和其他 Apple HomeKit 等相關智能產品,全部整合在 iOS 的「家庭」 APP 上進行控制,讓你的日常生活提升方便性與科技化的服務。

想想這場景,當你回到家門口時,你只需要對 Siri 喊聲「我回家了!」,Siri 就可以為你解鎖開啟大門,並打開空調、燈光以及你所預設的配置,歡迎你回到家!當然如果你開口請 Siri 打開電視機,Siri也同樣樂意為你服務,執行所有想操控的設備,節省手動控制的時間,更專注於生活中各種美好的事物,家中的長輩與小孩也能迅速上手。這一切聽起來感覺很科幻是吧!但是對於 O+ 歐加智能 的客戶來說,這卻是每一天的日常。

外觀樣式有多種選擇,可整合系統的各項設備,依照您喜好的條件設定,只需一個按鍵,就可一次連動開啟多項設備,簡化其他多餘的開關;同一個按鍵,可以對應4種情境,透過按壓次數不同可啟動不同情境;便捷的壁面式情境開關也可以讓家中的長輩、孩童免學習,保留傳統的操作。

舉例來說,像是在玄關安裝開關,設置「全關模式」,在外出時,幫你將設備全部關閉,不需要再一一關閉空調、電燈、窗簾、電視…等多項設備,只需要按一下,設備就自動全部關閉。

可以隨意放置在家中任何需要操作的角落,或是固定在某個位置,同一個按鍵,可以對應4種情境,透過按壓次數不同可啟動不同情境。

例如,放在會議桌上的無線情境開關,可以設定會議、簡報、離開模式等,報告者只需按一鍵,就可輕鬆的切換不同模式。當報告者在會議中要切換成簡報模式時,按下簡報模式鍵,投影機即自動開啟、部分燈光自動關閉,簡報結束時再按會議模式即恢復原狀態。

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使用 Apple 「家庭 」APP及「Siri」功能 輕鬆聲控居家生活

Apple 中 Siri 聲控功能圖像呈現。

你可能不知道你手上的 iPhone 有一個非常特別的「家庭」APP,透過此 APP 可以經由一些設定來控制智能家居產品,並且讓 Siri 輕鬆聲控你所安排的智能設定,成為你房子的貼心管家,想想這場景,當你回到家門口時,你只需要對 Siri 喊聲「我回家了!」,Siri 就可以為你解鎖開啟大門,並打開空調、燈光以及你所預設的配置,歡迎你賦歸!當然如果你開口請 Siri 打開電視機,Siri 也同樣樂意為你提供服務。

iPhone「家庭」APP 是以黃色為底所打造的房子圖示。

為增強蘋果用戶多元體驗和 Siri 語音控制,O+ 歐加智能 Oplus 將於今年12月正式推出「O+ Connect」系統。只要使用「O+ Connect」搭配上 O+智能系統後,就可以讓 O+智能系統控制設定,連接到你的 iPhone / iPad iOS 家庭 APP 和 Siri 平台, 發揮聲控功能, 同時將 O+智能系統和其他 Apple Homekit 等相關智能產品,全部整合在 iOS 的「家庭」 APP 上進行控制,讓你的日常生活提升方便性與科技化的服務。

iPhone 「家庭」APP 中的介面。
O+ Connect 使用架構說明。

在家中有了「O+ Connect」搭配上 O+智能系統後,不論你在哪裡,都能輕鬆且安全地控制家中所有設備,例如透過你的 iPhone要求 Siri 關閉電燈;在你的 iPad 上查看誰在家門前;使用 Apple TV 遠端遙控所有家庭智慧配件;關上車庫門、查看出入口攝影機的即時畫面,又或是隨時降低空調溫度等,一切就像你正在家中使用「家庭」APP 一樣。

透過 Siri 語音聲控,也可讓家中的長輩與小孩迅速上手,只須透過「嘿!Siri!」一句話即可完成指令,執行所有想操控的設備,節省手動控制的時間,更專注於生活中各種美好的事物。這一切聽起來感覺很科幻是吧!但是對於 O+ 歐加智能 Oplus 的客戶來說,這卻是每一天的日常,歡迎想體驗的朋友們預約 O+ 歐加智能的展示中心,O+ 歐加智能 將於 12月在南港展覽館的建材展展出,可讓更多人實際感受如何用 Siri 聲控輕鬆掌控家中設備。

O+ 歐加智能 參展資訊

展覽名稱:2017 台北國際建築建材暨產品展

地點:台北南港展覽館

時間:2017/12/14-12/17  AM 10:00-PM6:00

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