SEOUL — Samsung Electronics has visualized a demonstration town cluster of 56 smart homes equipped with 15 kinds of connected home appliances including a refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, and an organic light-emitting diode display TV. Using the electronics maker’s smart home hub system, residents of the smart home cluster can wirelessly control home appliances and receive communal notifications.
The smart home demonstration zone was established as a pilot demonstration project for Eco-Delta City, an 11.8-square kilometer-wide smart home town that is the size of about one and a half football fields, that will be built in the southern port city of Busan by 2023. The smart home cluster being built by K-Water, the state water resources company, will house 30,000 smart homes that will be interconnected using Samsung’s “SmartThings,” the company’s smart home network system. A smart city is an integrated web of devices and networks that allows citizens to enjoy a convenient life by solving traffic, environmental issues and facility inefficiency using advanced information and communication technology (ICT).
Samsung said in a statement on December 27 that the company has provided a smart home network system including home appliances to the smart home demonstration town cluster. The smart home system will offer upgraded resident experiences in five core innovative technology sectors — healthcare, robot, living environment, data, and water — for five years through a living lab platform. A living lab platform is an agora-like platform that invites consumers and corporates to share ideas and build consumer-friendly products and services.
The electronics maker said that the smart home cluster will offer various convergence smart home services based on its home network system. The air quality inside the house will be managed by sensors and Samsung’s air purifier while the SmartThings system will monitor and regulate the consumption of electricity to save power costs. The system can also interconnect with a smart farm nearby to provide meal recipes based on the list of agricultural products produced at the farm.
“We will continue to try our best for the development of smart home solutions so that customers can enjoy their lifestyle using personalized home appliances,” Park Chan-woo, Samsung’s head of IoT business division, was quoted as saying. In 2020, Samsung’s SmartThings-based home solution was first adopted in an apartment located in Seocho, a district in southern Seoul. Samsung is currently providing smart home solutions to some 50,000 households.
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