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Connected home technology on display at DECT Forum

22nd May 2017
Alice Matthews

Taking place from 31st May to 1st June 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the DECT Forum and the ULE Alliance have organised their first DECT ULE Technology Summit. This two day event includes the conference, workshops, the Smart Home Hackathon and the announcement of the 2017 DECT Awards. From 2016 to 2022 the global connected home market segment is expected to grow with CAGR 14%. Security, lighting and climate control applications are driving this growth.

Despite the impressive growth rate, this market is still in the ‘early adopter’ stage. Relatively high costs, technology fragmentation, privacy and security concerns are hampering even stronger growth.

To accelerate mass market adoption, the DECT Forum and the ULE Alliance developed ULE technology as an extension of DECT, the de-facto standard for residential and business Voice and Data communications. ULE technology transforms millions of existing DECT installations in homes and businesses into secure, cost-efficient and versatile gateways for the implementation of home automation, security and climate control scenarios in residential and enterprise environments.

The conference will address recent developments in connected home and enterprise applications and provides a technology outlook on ULE, a low-power wireless technology that enables cost-effective connected home and business platforms.

Speakers from Park Associates, Panasonic, Philips Lighting, Futuresource Consulting, Intel Corporation, Robert Bosch, Dialog Semiconductor, Deutsche Telekom and other companies and organisations will talk about the latest developments and updates in DECT ULE technology, covering topics such as 'Smart Home & Operators - How to conquer mass markets with DECT ULE'.

For creative people, social ‘nerds’, developers, service designers; actually, for anyone with interest in technology for development of IoT solutions. The ULE Hackathon is organised for everyone who dares to accept the challenge to come up with exciting Smart Home concept and wants to win prizes ranging from €750-1,500.

The aim of the Smart Home Hackathon is to explore new ways for seamless smart home solutions. Leading technology companies including DSP Group, Dialog Semiconductor and carriers like Deutsche Telekom will make their latest DECT ULE development platforms, tools, boards and sensors available to the participants to hack into.

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