With the development of technology and the improvement of people's living standards, smart home products have gradually penetrated into all aspects of our lives and brought us a comfortable and convenient living environment. In 2019, with the development and promotion of technology, some new products and technologies have appeared in the smart home industry. Today, let's take a look at the top ten keywords for the smart home industry in 2019.
1. Face recognition
Face recognition is based on the facial feature information of the person, using the camera to collect the image or video stream containing the face, and automatically detect and track the face in the image, and then perform face recognition on the detected face to perform Authentication technology.
As an important identification mark, face recognition has been deeply applied in daily life. In the field of smart homes, face recognition also plays an important role and is widely used in smart door locks, smart doorbells and other fields. In the future, face recognition technology will open up more smart home application links. The smart hub products in the home only need one camera to capture faces, identify users, determine user needs and arrange corresponding products to provide services.
In the field of smart home, if you want to achieve interconnection, wireless communication technology is indispensable. LoRa (Long Range) is a low-power, long-distance LAN wireless standard. This year's discussion on Lora is also very lively, especially when the announcement of the "Announcement No. 52 of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China" was announced in November. Some people think that LoRa's prospects are worrying, but some people regard it as a pass for LoRa to wait for many years.
Today, LoRa has formed a relatively complete industrial chain. In the LoRa alliance, there are chip manufacturers, base station solution providers, cloud platform solution providers, industry application solution providers, network security solution providers, and telecommunications operators. At present, the LoRa Alliance has more than 500 members worldwide, and the LoRa network has been deployed in more than 100 countries and regions such as China, the United States, Russia, and Singapore. In China, ZTE, Tencent, Alibaba, China Unicom, State Grid and other application deployment companies are actively participating, and believe that in the future LoRa will have a place in the smart home market.
3. Voice control
Since the birth of Siri in 2011, smart voice assistants have gradually come into people's attention; in 2014, Echo, the originator of smart speakers released by Amazon; in 2016, Google joined the war and launched Google Home in November of the same year. This is a real sense. Smart home equipment.
Domestic Internet giants are not idle, Ali, Baidu, JD, Xiaomi have joined the smart speaker battlefield, and traditional manufacturers Haier and Lenovo have also entered the game. The reason behind this is not only that the smart speaker market is extremely hot, but more to seize Entrance to smart home. In the field of smart homes, people can control any smart device in the home through voice commands, and then liberate their hands. All the requirements can be achieved by moving the mouth.
4. Smart screen
2019 is an embarrassing year for the TV industry to continue to face both volume and price drops, but it is also the first year of the TV industry's smart screen. In September 2019, Huawei Smart Screen was born. As a new species in the living room, Huawei Smart Screen subverts people's perception of traditional TV and is positioned as the four centers of the family: smart interaction center, cross-screen experience center, and IoT control center. Hehe Entertainment Center has become the focus of the industry and users for a time.
The smart screen will not only be a screen, but also the entrance to the Internet of Things in smart life, not only the home entertainment center, but also the information sharing center, control management center and multi-device interaction center. As Huawei said, the smart screen is not a traditional TV, but "the future of TV."
AI (Artificial Intelligence) empowers IoT (Internet of Things). Since this year, AIoT has become a hot word in the Internet of Things industry, and also provides the best channel for the intelligent upgrade of smart homes.
As a leading smart home enterprise, giants such as Huawei and Xiaomi will certainly not miss this great opportunity, busy publishing AIoT strategies, launching smart new products, and building ecological alliances. As we all know, the "mobile phone + AIoT" dual-engine strategy in 2019 has enabled Xiaomi to achieve very good results on both the mobile phone and AIoT smart home product lines. AIoT, born of the integration of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, is also a major driving force in the smart home industry.
6. Whole House Intelligence
Perhaps many people's understanding of smart home is still only in the aspect of smart single products, but smart single products do not represent smart homes. Whole house intelligence is the development direction of smart homes. Whole-house intelligence means richer combinations and more customized scenarios, connecting the whole house with intelligent single products to meet the needs of more users.
If it is said that smart speakers, smart door locks, sweeping robots and other smart items let us experience the comfort and convenience that smart homes bring to us, then Quanwuzhi gives us more imagination and expectations for smart homes. Under the tide of the Internet of Things, with the influx of more and more companies, the smart home industry is no longer an island, and the smart linkage between smart items is realized through the Internet of Things to create a smart whole house scene experience into the mainstream trend.
Looking back on the upcoming year, we will find that most of the keywords of the industry are inseparable from it-5G, and 2019 is also known as the "first year of 5G." Compared with 4G, the arrival of 5G seems to be more impactful and has a great impact on many industries. In fact, not only mobile phones, computers and other digital products, the emergence of 5G has also had a very big impact on the field of smart home.
The increase of smart single products and the beginning of the whole house intelligence, the requirements for the network are getting higher and higher. The emergence of 5G also means a closer connection between everything, allowing smart homes to quickly input and output commands issued, and quickly React. In the field of TV, 8K TV can be said to be a breakthrough. However, for the current 8K TV, the content transmission still faces problems such as slow speed and easy-to-carve, and the landing of 5G transmission technology can make 8K TV really broadcasts 8K content.
8. Edge computing
At present, smart homes mainly connect and control smart devices in the home through the cloud, but excessive reliance on cloud platforms will also bring many problems. Once a network failure occurs, it is difficult to control the devices. In addition, controlling the devices in the home through the cloud platform, sometimes the response speed is slow, this bad experience will continue to increase with the increase of smart single product categories.
At this time, edge computing can shine in the field of smart home. Edge computing originated in the media field. It refers to an open platform that integrates network, computing, storage, and application core capabilities on the side close to the source of the object or data to provide the nearest end service. Not only can it improve computing efficiency, but it can also act as a network management or central control system. Through the collaboration of cloud computing and edge computing, it can meet the needs of interconnection and inter-device, scene control and other requirements.
Whether it is at home, office space, shopping malls, etc., Wi-Fi is found in almost every corner of our lives. However, with the increase of smart devices and people's pursuit of higher network speeds, traditional Wi-Fi has been unable to meet our needs. As a new technology, Wi-Fi 6 has made great improvements in functions, speed, and coverage in comparison with previous technologies.
In 2018, Wi-Fi 6 is still a new technology for us, but in 2019, Wi-Fi 6 has achieved vigorous development, and it also brings a lot of convenience to the smart home field. The OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) technology in Wi-Fi 6 can not only meet the larger demand of network resources, but also meet the network needs of different terminal devices to different degrees and realize the network Effective allocation of resources.
10. Touch screen speaker
Smart speakers have become the most popular consumer electronics products in 2018. Relevant data show that global sales of smart speakers reached 86.2 million units in 2018. While the smart speaker market is booming, it is also facing huge competition, and major manufacturers are beginning to compete for the screen. In 2019, the competition between smart speakers has also entered the second stage-touch screen speakers.
Compared with conventional smart speakers, in addition to providing voice, touch screen speakers also add touch interaction, watch movies, video calls and other functions, making the touch screen speakers more practical, convenient and playable, known as "Mini Smart TV".
With the development of face recognition, voice control, AIoT and other technologies, smart home locks, smart speakers and other smart home items have been widely welcomed, and a series of new products such as smart screens and touch screen speakers have been born. With the integration and promotion of multi-concept technologies such as lora, 5G, edge computing, and wifi6, the smart home system will be more perfect and develop towards the direction of whole house intelligence.