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Interoperability and the Internet of Things

Published by Parks Associates Product code 421264
Published Content info 53 Pages
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Interoperability and the Internet of Things
Published: May 8, 2018 Content info: 53 Pages
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As smart home devices proliferate, interoperability is the key to creating true smart home systems. This report examines the importance of interoperability and provides an analysis of the communication stack, technologies, and ecosystems in the smart home industry. It provides an updated analysis on the role of interoperability in generating success for the smart home industry and how companies can stay competitive with differentiated products while still offering robust interoperability across all devices. The report includes a five-year U.S. forecast for protocols by product category.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 Report Summary

  • 1.1 Purpose of Report
  • 1.2 Scope of Report
  • 1.3 Research Approach/Sources

2.0 Interoperability: From Islands to Archipelagos

3.0 Consumer Expectations for Device Interoperability

  • 3.1 Impact of Expectations for Interoperability on Purchasing
  • 3.2 Impact of Smart Home Platforms
  • 3.3 Impact of Standalone Products versus Integrated with Home Control Systems
  • 3.4 Impact of User Interface Options

4.0 Wireless Networking Protocols

  • 4.1 Zigbee
  • 4.2 Z-Wave
  • 4.3 Bluetooth
  • 4.4 Thread/Weave
  • 4.5 DECT ULE
  • 4.6 Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HaLow
  • 4.7 Sigfox, Lora, NB-IoT, CAT M1

5.0 Application Layer Initiatives

  • 5.1 Open Connectivity Foundation
  • 5.2 Apple HomeKit
  • 5.3 Samsung and SmartThings Cloud
  • 5.4 Comcast Xfinity and Stringify
  • 5.5 Works with Nest
  • 5.6 IFTTT

6.0 Voice Interface Platforms

  • 6.1 Amazon Alexa
  • 6.2 Google Assistant

7.0 Trends Impacting Interoperability Strategy

  • 7.1 Technology Trends
  • 7.2 Hardware Trends
  • 7.3 Marketing Trends
  • 7.4 Business Model Trends

8.0 Implications and Recommendations

9.0 Appendix

  • 9.1 Glossary
  • 9.2 Index
  • 9.3 Image Sources

Figures

  • Companies Researched for Report
  • OSI Model for Home Area Networks
  • Importance of Brand Factors to Purchase Decision
  • Platforms Used to Control Smart Home Devices
  • Platform Importance for Purchase Intenders
  • Platform Importance by Familiarity with Platform
  • % Total Purchase Intenders Ranking Integration with Familiar Platforms "Highly Important"
  • Adoption of Smart Home Control with Security Systems
  • Adoption of a Single App to Control Multiple Smart Home Products
  • Use of Wi-Fi Home Networking
  • Comparison of Range and Data Rate among Wireless Networking Protocols
  • Smart Speaker with Personal Assistant Ownership
  • Stages of IoT Development
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