Nokia’s Smart Home Center 

The cellphone giant Nokia wishes to tinker with your home, letting you control the entire house activities from the leisure of your couch or the bed. Nokia is to develop a new platform to enable users to monitor their electronics and homes energy status locally or remotely, with a mobile device. For developing the platform Nokia has teamed up with RWE, Europe’s largest home energy providers. With the help of the platform users can remain connected to their homes and monitor their homes’ energy consumption, security devices and other like cameras and motion sensors. Apart from the normal home automation features the Smart Home will allow users to turn off appliances that are wasting energy when they are away from home.

The platform will be based on a Linux 2.6-series kernel that will interact with home electronics via a Z-wave or security radio. Apart from the high cost of home automation devices, the centralized controller would need certain amount of electricity to keep the system running at all times. Therefore, the Smart Home Center cannot be termed as entirely efficient, but it is a great move to synchronization from the Finnish cellphone maker, who wish to exhibit the technology at the Nokia World event in Barcelona, early December.

Via Gizmowatch