Bang & Olufsen launches BeoLink SmartHome

AMSTERDAM, Integrated Systems Europe -- The BeoLink SmartHome solution allows the user to connect Bang & Olufsen products with other technology products in the home and offers full integration with some of the largest home integrators such as Crestron, Control4 and Savant.

One of Bang & Olufsen's signature experiences is that a user can control all Bang & Olufsen TV and audio systems and third-party products such as e.g. Apple TV, Blu-ray players and game consoles with one beautiful and intuitive Bang & Olufsen remote control. These experiences are now further extended with the BeoLink SmartHome, where a multitude of technologies can be integrated through a secure remote, cloud-based connection enabling a simple, intuitive control of hundreds of third-party devices and home automation systems.

CEO & President Tue Mantoni says: "The IoT is a catalyst for creating smart, integrated experiences in the home."

New technologies and providers are continuously added. Recently, Nest security systems, thermostats, smoke detectors and Amazon Echo were included in the solution. The latter allows for performing voice-controlled commands. BeoLink SmartHome settings are changed and controlled using the Bang & Olufsen BeoRemote or BeoLink App.

"IFTTT enabled Internet of Things (IoT)

Bang & Olufsen is among the first audio-video companies to offer an IFTTT-enabled channel in the Internet of Things (IoT) world. IFTTT (short for "If This Then That") allows users to create chains of simple conditional commands.

The set-up and configuration have been radically simplified in the BeoLink SmartHome compared to market standards. The Bang & Olufsen Real-time Configuration Tool is pre-installed with hundreds of drivers and is based on a simple graphic interface to take the coding out of home automation programming. What normally takes days now takes hours, and is far easier than any other system to set up, modify and update.

Cloud services providing a secure remote connection dedicated to Bang & Olufsen solutions allow custom installers extreme flexibility when upgrading or servicing existing setups from a remote location. In this way, customers will get new features or services quickly and without hassle.

BeoLink SmartHome is enabled through the BeoLink Gateway, which is available in Bang & Olufsen approved retailers at a recommended retail price of €1,295/£1,095/DKK 9,995. Bang & Olufsen retailers and approved custom technology integrators provide design and installation services for projects and solutions of all types and sizes. For a complete list of retailers and installers, please visit Bang-Olufsen.com.

Bang & Olufsen is present at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 in Amsterdam from 9-12 February 2016 in Hall 5 on Stand R80 and will be demonstrating the BeoLink SmartHome to press, installers, integrators and consumers. Amongst other scenarios, Bang & Olufsen demonstrates how BeoLink SmartHome can combine BeoLink products with different smart devices and how this can be used in an everyday user scenario. At ISE, Bang & Olufsen will also present BeoLab 90, the most innovative and radical loudspeaker solution to date, and BeoSound 35, the all-in-one multi-room music system.

Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.

Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move.

For more details, visit http://www.bang-olufsen.com
 

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