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Internet of things is so tempting, as one of the most important part of the Internet of things, the smart home of the island phenomenon how to break?
"First Financial Daily" reporter recently a series of interviews with different enterprises in all aspects of the industry chain, from the producers of the intelligent hardware components upstream suppliers and trading platform, intelligent terminal products, to third party cloud platform access service providers, and have powerful cloud platform business, everyone to crack the smart home "isolated Island" have great expectations.
However, the industry veteran who predicted that the smart home products to achieve interoperability between the products, but also the need for five years.
Brand appliances do not Unicom
As China's electronic manufacturing supply chain business platform, hard egg has been promoting intelligent home appliances. Assistant Wen Dong, chief executive of hard eggs, said, now the communication protocol of intelligent hardware is not unified, different cloud platforms have different communication protocols.
"Competition is inevitable, the new market will be chaos, there is no uniform standard." The East said, standard communication interface, WiFi, Bluetooth, the operating system level, IOS, Android is two big systems, manufacturers have developed two versions of the app is solved. The big problem is access to cloud, regardless of the Internet companies Alibaba, Tencent, Jingdong, Samsung, Haier, the United States and other manufacturers, their cloud access are not a unified standard, you take to me, can not be connected to the others. "
An electronic business platform stakeholders also bluntly, smart home pain point is that the product can not be linked. People at home do not necessarily buy the same brand of home appliances, such as the United States Air conditioning, Haier refrigerator, Samsung TV, they can not be interconnected. Even if the major brands of their internal longitudinal all products can be connected, but there is a gap between the horizontal and other brands of products. This large electronic business platform, is planning to promote the formation of interaction between brands.
In fact, regardless of Ali, Jingdong, or Suning, Gome, there is such an idea. The problem is, manufacturers also have their own concerns, the discourse power of data is used for user data, product, dare not easily submissively.
Sun Yingkai, President of Vanward Research Institute, frankly, the company is concerned about the confidentiality of their data. The future, the data is money, you will give the money to someone else it? So, there is a big business between the cloud platform and manufacturers of the inevitable game process, the strength of the manufacturers will build their own cloud platform.
Sun Yingkai said, from the perspective of Vanward, intelligent products will experience the following three stages: the first is a single product, a single cloud product docking a cloud, Ali Ali cloud products sales, sales of products by Jingdong Jingdong cloud, 70%~80% manufacturers are doing; the second stage is "a cloudy", a product compatible with different cloud, there have been "smart cloud" such third party cloud service providers now, but business cloud level is not very mature, very stable, because of the difficulty, consider more factors of technology more; third stage "a cloud" is the highest state, different brands of products share a cloud platform, then the user experience will be the best. However, a product cloudy is advancing, more than a cloud is still in the mud!"
Third party cloud access platform rise
Wit cloud company headquartered in Guangzhou, was founded in 2005. Entrepreneurship at the beginning, it is mainly to Europe and the United States to do software technology services; five years ago to cut into the ecological chain of apple peripherals. Because there are many electronic enterprises in the Pearl River Delta, such as blood pressure, such as blood, but they lack the strength of the software, so the need to partner to help them realize the intelligent hardware.
Reviewed the company's growth process, "tact cloud", general manager of the company Huang Xixiong told the "First Financial Daily" reporter, around 2012 "service platform", is only based on many small and medium-sized enterprises can not afford the cost of software development, so they take the by product sales commission charging mode. Some products less than 100 yuan, sales to more than 100 thousand in order to cover development costs, so we engage in a cloud platform to monitor the amount of product activation, the use of time."
It is logical, with the growth of Apple's ecosystem, "smart cloud" business is cut into the field of home appliances. In fact, Apple has released two years ago Homekit smart home platform, and Haier, the United States has become its partner.
Huang Xixiong said that they charge mode is divided into two categories, for small businesses, in general, according to product sales platform fee income pattern, witty cloud to a public cloud way provide one-stop product cloud access and management services; for large enterprises, like Haier, Midea, want to build their own cloud platform, then wit cloud provide technical support, to help them build their own private cloud service, smart appliances data from these large enterprises have their own master.
"Intelligent hardware has three elements, sensors, cloud access and server side of the intelligent system". Huang Xixiong believes that the future of big data will be placed in the cloud. For example, the size of an intelligent socket is very small, its computing, learning, reserve capacity is in the cloud, cloud analysis and then tell the socket. Also, such as temperature, infrared, laser and other sensors, that is, people's eyes, ears, nose, the information gathered, and the cloud is like the brain, after gathering information to make decisions, and then notify the terminal to adjust.