Get Ready to explore what you can do with a Smart Home
Homes are no longer just a matter of how they look, it is also about how smart they are.
Customers believe that their smart homes can run errands for them, heat food, clean the house, read their mood, and perform many other simple acts, magically.
But with the device and protocol heterogeneity in the market, delivering a great interconnected digital living customer experience is not easy. While Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are the ones that can capitalize on the opportunity of delivering such an ecosystem of connected smart home, CSPs are not designed to be technologically innovative and nimble organizations that can play in such a B2C market easily.
To truly seize this opportunity and win at it, CSPs need a technology partner who can deliver and continually innovate on use cases for a holistic Digital Living experience. By providing a single unified Digital Living Platform that encourages interoperability can create these moments for the CSPs’ customers. These collective moments together motivate a consumer to choose a CSPs brand, thereby adding brand stickiness.
Bundling Aha moments for a Smart home consumer
Smart living is what a smart home consumer is expecting.
COCO’s Digital Living Platform is a solution that fulfills what smart home consumers are looking for — a single, unified platform that can connect homes and deliver smart home solutions. So, here is what you can deliver with COCO, for every smart home consumer who trusts your brand.
1. Private Networks for family and work
COCO allows smart home users to create private networks called the COCONet. A few example COCONets created by the consumers are “Home”, “Office”, “Grandma’s Home”, etc. A COCONet is a group of smart devices and resources grouped together in a designed-for-privacy network with real-time communication, remote connectivity, and interoperability.
We provide the infrastructure for the user to create private networks at home and work. Adding and deleting nodes; inviting users and managing their controls and permissions can be managed using the COCO App or any app created using COCO’s client SDK.
COCO’s underlying architecture for edge intelligence allows decentralized communication between app and device nodes within a COCONet, and direct and interoperable communication between device nodes of the same network.
2. Organizing COCONets, Taking Fast and Automatic Actions.
Zone, Scene, and Rules.
Any COCONet can be segmented into zones, scenes, and rules.
Zones are designated regions within the home like the living room, bedroom, etc. where devices are physically located. In our platform, it can be used for any kind of categorization of resources, so that they may be browsed by zone and located more easily.
Scene is a group of one or more resource commands that are executed at the same time when the Scene is triggered by a user. For e.g. you want to switch off all the lights in a room (this is a grouping of the ‘Off’ action for every light bulb resource in the room), or perform the setup for a party (which may include many different resource actions such as turn-on disco lights, dim the main lights, turn-on the stereo system, play my playlist and so on). A scene is typically provided as a single button on a user interface which performs all of the predefined actions on being triggered.
Rule is a group of one or more actions and one or more conditions, where the actions are automatically performed on the conditions being satisfied. A condition can be a resource condition (for e.g. My motion sensor has detected occupancy), or a schedule condition (for e.g. Every Monday at 9am). Here are two examples of rules:
1. Switch on my garden lights (resource action) at 6 pm every evening (schedule condition), or
2. Toggle all the lights in a room (scene action) when motion is detected (resource condition).
3. Suit the mood. Light, ambience, colour, temperature, aroma, etc
Resources, Capabilities and Attributes
A COCONet comes with resources, capabilities, and attributes. Resources are advertised by the devices on a given COCONet and Zone. Each resource could have unique capabilities. For instance, in a smart home network, a light bulb could be a resource. This resource could further have capabilities to switch ON/OFF, change color, dim or brighten the light. Each capability could further have attributes specific to each capability of the resource. One such attribute in the same instance could be to ‘turn-on’ or ‘turn-off’ the light; to change the color to RED, etc.
4. Manage and control devices from anywhere in the world
Remote and offline connectivity
Your customers can access their networks from anywhere and still keep the data private. Unlike other systems that rely on the cloud for most of their functionality, the COCO system auto-configures and self-organizes itself when there is no public internet available. The data coming from the devices continue to be accessible even when there is no public internet available.
COCO also supports functionality like filtering and fine-grained access control. It could be used to fulfill use cases where the owner can for e.g. share his door lock access with a friend for a specific period of time. The COCO platform handles NAT and Firewall traversal without burdening CSPs with managing connectivity
5. Retrofittable solutions
Devices based on wireless and real-time communication.
Apps and devices that are Buzzed-on-COCO are interoperable with popular wireless sensor network IoT protocols like Zigbee, Z-wave and BLE devices. This allows your customers to choose from a wide range of products from different vendors available in the market and still gain a complete digital living experience.
The architecture used to create COCO’s smart home platform bypasses round trips to a central cloud and instead traverses the shortest path, enabling real-time communication with limited cloud dependency. App developers rely on this foundation to build a variety of apps that require low-latency using multiple languages, platforms, and across various device networks.
Introduce your own Digital Living Ecosystem for your subscribers
COCO’s Digital Living platform serves diverse use cases across the connected digital world.
For the healthcare sector, the platform for 5G networks would mean enabling caregivers in rural and remote areas to receive real-time instruction and also offline connectivity. Telecom companies that now rely on the cloud can enable secure communication for its customers using COCO’s P2P Hybrid architecture that deploys the processing power of devices, replacing the cloud with decentralized functionality in a unified easy to use API..
With COCO, CSPs gain the ease-to-create connected experiences for a smart home consumer. The end user gets flexibility to choose any device available in the market, opt-in to services that suit their pocket and build their own upgrade plans.