PR Log - Feb 07, 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan and Böblingen, Germany (February 5. , 2013) — Today, Tatung and Shaspa announced a collaboration to bring cost-effective, high quality, interactive Smart Home solutions to the market. The project aims to allow consumers to use any device capable of running apps to manage a variety of convenience, comfort and safety activities, including viewing their home's energy consumption; controlling security, heating and lighting systems; activating home appliances, such as washing machines; monitoring health and assisted living conditions; or engaging in e-commerce from within the home or remotely. For example, a person with limited mobility could gesture to the TV to unlock the front door, turn up the heat or check vital signs. This project represents the future of electronics technology as sensing devices and equipment seamlessly respond to user needs and requests, emulating the way humans sense their environment.
Combining the broad know-how of Tatung in smart metering, household appliances and systems design with Shaspa’s broad experience in service delivery, embedded software and facilities management, the effort will provide new offerings in reference designs for the Smart Home. This collaboration builds on a project, demonstrated during CES 2013, among IBM, STMicroelectronics and Shaspa to tap cloud and mobile computing for manufacturers and service providers for the Smart Home. The IBM/ST/Shaspa approach highlighted innovative ways for consumers to manage and interact with their entertainment systems and important home functions, using multiple user interfaces, including voice recognition and physical gestures. The Tatung and Shaspa agreement is a further step to promote this initiative. The solution will be shown at the eWorld Conference in Essen, Germany (5. – 7. February 2013).
“Joining forces with Tatung is a milestone in our effort to globally position smart home solutions in the key markets. The combined skills of being able to produce rapid prototypes in both Hard- and Software to the customer will enable much faster turnaround times for pilot project,” said Oliver Goh, Founder and CEO of Shaspa. “As a result of this joint effort we will shortly be able to make a series of reference kits available. Customers will greatly benefit from these pre-configured Smart Home Pilot Kits.”
The products developed through the Tatung-Shaspa effort, to be implemented by Tatung using a variety of platforms and reference designs developed by STMicroelectronics, are designed to leverage the popular HomePlug powerline communication (PLC) protocols and hybrid networks. Illustrating the huge range of creative possibilities open to smart-home equipment designers, one products is an innovative Smart Home Service Gateway PMG-A01 consolidating home area networking (HAN), personal area networking (PAN), and Shaspa software solutions in a single unit.
“ST recognizes the smart home is key to enabling the Internet of Things to provide energy saving, security, comfort and convenience and our broad product and technology portfolio, along with our partnering expertise, will allow us to contribute to accelerate its development,” said Matteo LoPresti, Group Vice President and General Manager Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “We are already working closely with both Tatung and Shaspa, and their further efforts to work together can contribute significantly to making smart homes a reality.”
Shaspa’s cloud-based Service Delivery Framework and its embedded modules will allow service providers and system integrators to rapidly build prototypes.
The Shaspa Bridge has everything necessary for smart instrumentation. It can monitor and control the environment in any physical space and implement features required for configuring devices and for the display and manipulation of data. It also takes on the responsibility for reliably passing data to outside interfaces such as the Shaspa Portal, social networking sites and a host of applications.
“We are very pleased to join with Shaspa and cooperate with them to deliver integrated smart-home solutions,” said W. Y. Lin, President of Tatung. “Tatung has embraced the smart home and the Internet of Things, and we want to work with strategic partners like Shaspa to accelerate the vision. Shaspa’s service-delivery framework, based on IBM cloud-based computing, has been a key element critical to our success. We are pleased to see the collaboration among all parties in creation of cutting-edge products,” Lin further commented. During CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Tatung also announced its partnership with STMicroelectronics for developing smart-home products based on the ST STreamPlug platform. Clearly Tatung has shown its strategic moves in working with both hardware and software solution providers in capturing the opportunities.
Live demonstrations of the technology can be seen at the eWorld in Essen (5.-7. February 2013 at Booth 07-110-17)
(www.tatung.com) As the company that best represents Taiwan by media’s choice, Tatung Company has three business groups covering power related business, consumer electronics, and system integration. The Company focuses particularly on the development of advanced technologies and global network of operation. Specializing in serving branded customers on a global basis, Tatung offers its customers tremendous advantages on cost, speed, and seamless backend support.
With smart home solutions and smart grid applications, Tatung demonstrates its synergy on home area networking (HAN) and energy management to make it affordable and complete. Its cutting-edge new products include convergent M-to-M bridge, multi-service gateway, smart node with HomePlug & ZigBee, PLC module, smart meter with command & control, in-home display, surveillance camera, and addressable LED lighting speaker.
Research and development collaborations between the Company and Tatung University also lay a solid foundation for Tatung to yield advancement and excellence.
(http://www.shaspa.com) Shaspa, is a leading provider of a service delivery framework for smart building projects. An end-to-end framework allowing personalized automation and control solutions for residential, commercial and specialized properties.
Shaspa is an innovative platform and set of services that blends emerging services and technologies to manage environments. Using wireless sensors, it brings together multiple medias to integrate and manage physical and virtual environments from the palm of your hand in an intelligent way. Shaspa users can improve energy efficiency, manage their home when away from home and support independent living in an unobtrusive way. The Shaspa platform provides creative developers with a space develop applications which foster better energy management, greater understanding of physical processes and the creation of intelligent shared spaces. For more information: