Deutsche Telekom Announces New Partner Offers and Products
Deutsche Telekom's manufacturer-independent smart home platform, QIVICON, continues its successful development as DT presents new partner offers and products at this year's IFA in Berlin.
E WIE EINFACH and Bitron Video, manufacturers of smart home devices, have joined the QIVICON platform. Both companies are making use of Deutsche Telekom's complete white label offer, with the aim of offering customers smart home solutions under their own brands, within the coming months. Along with apps and compatible components, the companies are now offering their customers the new Home Base 2.0 gateway through their own distribution channels. E WIE EINFACH plans to launch its products and services in Germany and the Bitron Video manufacturer is aiming at both the Italian and French markets. Bitron Video joins Austria’s eww and Dutch KPN as the third company to market an international SmartHome offer based on the QIVICON platform.
DT also announced that a range of different models of the new QIVICON Home Base 2.0 will be offered this fall, in keeping with the diverse range of wireless protocols found throughout the international market. While the different models all have an identical outward appearance, they differ in terms of their pre-installed protocols. For example, the model designed for the German market, and several other markets, already includes the protocols HomeMatic, Homematic IP, ZigBee Pro and the inclusion of DECT ULE has also been completed.
Another model includes the ZigBee Pro and Z-Wave radio modules. All versions of the new Home Base 2.0 can be connected to home DSL routers either by cable or wirelessly, via Wi-Fi. In addition, users can integrate additional wireless protocols, via USB flash memories, as soon as interoperability with the QIVICON platform is assured. The Home Base 2.0 has two USB ports.
This fall, consumers will have a range of new QIVICON-compatible devices to choose from including Logitech Harmony lineup, Netamo’s weather station, and Sonos speakers.