We take this opportunity to welcome you all to the Grand Opening of Thasmai Automation Pvt. Ltd.s latest branch in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The branch will have high end Automation, Smart Home and Theater demos displaying over 30 world class brands. Do visit us for the opening on the 4’th of August and grace the occasion with your presence.
The Raspberry Pi is series of SBC (single board computer) which is designed primarily for educational purposes. Developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation in the US to promote the basic teaching of Computer science in schools. It is a small credit sized single board computer. It can be plugged into your TV and a keyboard that can be used for many of the functions that desktops perform like spread sheets, word-processing, games and it plays high definition video as well.
- Ultra low cost.
- Ultra low power of 1V.
- Credit card sized, fan less, instant start up.
- It Simple to use.
- It can be called as Fun Computer, mainly used in schools for children to experiments, programming and robotics etc.
- It is inexpensive, simple, open and easy to maintain computers for schools.
- It provides fun environment for experimenting with programming and electronics.
TECHNOLOGIES USED: The Raspberry Pi is based on Broad Com BCM 2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor and a video core 4 GPU. RAM was originally with 256 MB and later upgraded to 512 MB. It does not include built in hard disk, but uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
OPERATING SYSTEM: To run Raspberry Pi, we an operating system. The Raspberry Pi foundation recommends the use of following OS,
- A Debian based Linux OS
- RISC OS
- UBUNTU MATE
- Fedora- Unix like OS based on the Linux kernel and GNU programs. Etc..
PROGRAMMING : Python is used as default programming language. Any language which will compile ARMvC can be used with Raspberry Pi.
INTERACTING WITH R-PI: For network access we need a network cables to connect to router. Keyboard and mouse can be connected through USB. We can connect Raspberry Pi to TV or other PC with HTMI cables. If TV or monitor has HTMI cable, it is easy that we can connect by HTMI cable and if a monitor or a TV has only DIV, then we need an HTMI-DIV cable or an adapter. To play audio or video, connect RCA out to speaker or display.
FOLLOWING ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ZIGBEE:
- Setting up the network is very simple and easy.
- It doesn’t have central controller and loads are distributed evenly across the network.
- It is easy to monitor and control home appliances from remote.
- It will take the place of existing infrared technology based devices. As ZigBee uses lithium battery which lasts long hence it will save cost of battery replacement.
- The network is scalable.
FOLLOWING ARE THE ADAVNTAGES OF Z-WAVE:
- The Z-Wave network installation is simple and easy. If Z-Wave device is once installed, it is also easy to add/remove z-wave devices.
- The Z-Wave devices saves great amount of cost in the battery use as these devices consume less power.
- The home appliances are controlled remotely and this will add to great amount of comfort to the users.
- The z-wave technology based devices are cheaper and affordable.
FOLLOWING ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF ZIGBEE:
- It requires knowledge of the system for the owner to operate ZigBee compliant devices.
- It is not secure like wi-fi based secured system.
- Replacement cost will be high when any problem occurs in ZigBee complaint home appliances.
- The coverage is limited and hence can not be used as outdoor wireless communication system. It can be used in indoor wireless applications.-`
FOLLOWING ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF Z-WAVE:
- The coverage is limited and hence requires more z-wave devices to cover larger region. This increases the overall cost if more z-wave repeaters or routers are employed.
- The technology requires knowledge to keep it secure from unauthorized people. This is due to the fact that it is wireless in nature which can be accessed from anywhere and z-wave works on RF.
- It supports limited number of nodes i.e. 232 which is less than 6500nodes as supported by ZigBee standard.
- It supports less data communication speed up to 100 kbps which is less compare to ZigBee.
Mesh networks become more suitable as you add more devices to the network. One Z-Wave network with 30 devices will tend to be more reliable than one Z-Wave network of 15 devices and one ZigBee network of 15 devices. If I had to choose one among ZigBee and Z-Wave, I would choose Z-Wave because I believe that for someone just staring home automation, putting together a highly reliable Z-Wave network will be easier than ZigBee. The Z-Wave Alliance has made it easy to find products that will plug into your network.
This series focuses on which wireless home automation platform may make more sense for your requirement. In part 2, we tackle Z-Wave
Z-wave is wireless communication protocol used primarily for home automation. Z-Wave is mesh network topology. Z-wave automation can be controlled via internet from a wireless key fob, a wall mounted keypad or through smartphones, tablets or computers. Z-wave is considered as mesh topology. Mesh network covers greatest distance even around obstacles. This technology supports four hops between the controller and the destination device. A z-wave network is limited to 232 total devices. It operated at 908MHz frequency band. A z-wave signal can travel up to 330 feet between two nodes in an outdoor, unobstructed setting. However, it gets significantly reduce in the home. Walls and other obstructed combine with various sources of electrical interference to reduce the effective distance. A more accurate guideline for home installation is 100 feet for no obstruction and 50 feet with wall in between. Z-wave has more range hence it tends to be more reliable.
Z-Wave is a proprietary technology. That means it is owned and maintained by a private organization. The Z-Wave technology is owned and licensed by Sigma Designs. It also runs the Z-Wave Alliance which controls the certification of all Z-Wave devices. The Z-Wave Alliance make sure that every Z-Wave device complies to strict set of standards. The Z-Wave certified controller will work with all Z-wave certified devices. Z-Wave certified products are produced by over 600 manufacture. Each one will be able to plug right into your existing Z-Wave network of devices. If the Door Locks, thermostat, lighting controls and security system are made by different manufactures and if they have Z-Wave inside, they are compatible with one another, it is as simple as that. Z-Wave devices not only communicate with the devices but also communicate with you.
Thasmai wishes you and your loved ones a Happy New year and a great 2018. At our end, we’re happy to launch 2018 with a big bang, opening 4 new branches across Karnataka: Hubli, Gulbarga, Shimoga and Davangere. We’d love to solicit your presence in our new branches as esteemed VIP guests, for RSVPs please contact 8861644007/9972418578. All our new Home Theaters will display Infinity, Sonodyne, JBL and Revel Home theaters in addition to wired and wireless Home Automation setups.
Thasmai is please to announce a tie up with Bajaj finance in all our branches across South India. Now you can go in for your dream Home Theatre, or get your entire home automated with the latest technology with Loans from Bajaj at 0% EMI, so you don’t have to worry about bulk payment hassles or saving up for your home’s upgrade into the elite league!
For more information on how to avail these loans, visit any of our branches, or place a call to +91 9880368001/9972418578, you can write in at firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries.
Harman & Thasmai request your gracious presence in our stall in Acetech 2017, to be held in BIEC on 6,7,8 October (Hall 3, E-21). Witness Revel’s full home line up of speakers as well as a jaw dropping JBL Synthesis theater that promises to be the cynosure of the event. RSVP on (your number), for exclusive VIP passes do call back on this number or on +91 9880368001/9972418578.
The adoption of wireless technologies for connectivity has boosted the home automation market unleashing a number of trends:
Proliferation of technologies
There are many wireless technologies used in home automation including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave. Companies weigh trade-offs against application requirements which define parameters such as range, power consumption, reliability, data rate, security, and addressing. Home automation companies are forming alliances and forums to ensure improvement in user experience and expand market power and also proper operation of system. This has led to clustering of large industry players jockeying for supremacy in different camps.
Data science and machine learning techniques could be applied to user data to derive information, such as predicative behavior, leading to differentiated services and new revenues. This multifaceted issue remains in the form of cloud at this stage as it has implications on consumer privacy that many regulators are grappling with.
Competition in the home automation segments is continuously increasing due to Do-It-Yourself kits and luxury installations. Along with this, Cloud-based services and general purpose controllers are driving the market.
Reliance on the ‘Cloud’
Cloud can be used for storage, compute and networking which serves to reduce the cost of user devices and ease the introduction of new services. Leveraging the Cloud requires a framework for management, storage and backup, development in model, and interface with private and public service providers. Integration of Cloud services will bring drastic change in home automation sector.
The home automation market is in the phase of a rapid change which began a few years ago at the advancement of smartphones and wireless data service. It has since accelerated to breakdown the boundaries of established players as new entrants challenge traditional approaches with new business models, technologies and applications. The ecosystem continues to expand with record high investments and M&A activities. The race to own the home automation market is pursued from different angles by companies in adjacent sectors. The result is an ecosystem at an early stage of formation is beginning to meet the needs of ever more knowledgeable and demanding users. The home automation market will always remain a focal point within the greater Internet of Things market space in the future.
Have you asked yourself the question, why is technology so important today? Just look around and you will know why. Literally, every instant of time, you are surrounded by technology. Whether you are working or resting, you are always using technology. It is used everywhere and all the time.
Places far away have come closer, the pace of life has increased, thanks to technology. Communication is rapid, travel is fast, movement is easy, action is quick, interaction has sped up and so has life. Things that used to took hours to complete, can be done in seconds today. The world is smaller and life is fast. All Courtesy goes to Technology.
Technology is the most important factor behind development of the world today. Home automation is a concept which is also a part of tomorrow’s technology. There are number of trends which defines the level of technology in modern era which includes,
- Internet of things
- Smart cities
- Big data
- Market globalization
- Energy efficiency
In the coming future, the expectations from technology will be very high. In the coming decade some of the top markets will be,
- IoT and Cloud control
- Energy efficiency and smart buildings
- Connectivity in living
- Energy harvesting
- Solar PV