Making its debut at ISE, the IntelliCenter has been created through a partnership between HDL and iRidium. It uses a combination of HDL hardware and iRidium software to allow building owners to connect their HDL automation system to hundreds of smart devices. They can control their automation system from anywhere in the world, collect energy usage data, create and activate timed events, and much more.
Jack He, vice president at HDL, commented: “We’ve really worked hard to create a solution that can operate in virtually any installation. If you have existing smart home solutions but are looking for additional functionality, the IntelliCenter can act as a bridge between your new and old modules. Alternatively, if you want to futureproof your newly installed smart home system, or just have a more flexible control platform, the IntelliCenter has you covered.”
The key to the IntelliCenter is connectivity. HDL and iRidium engineers prioritised this functionality so that the IntelliCenter can act as a smart gateway allowing data exchanges between different protocols to occur. If a user wants to create a hybrid KNX-Buspro system for example, a BACnet-KNX system, or even a Buspro-KNX-BACnet system, they can.
Already compatible with KNX, Modbus, Buspro, Samsung SmartHome, Duotecno, Domintell, Philips HUE, Fibaro, Kramer, Sonos, Kodi, Netatmo, Apple TV, Global Caché, CoolAutomation, iRoom, Ekey, Mobotix, 2N and others, the IntelliCenter can unify and simplify practically any smart home system, claims the company.