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HCL AEGIS

Home automation solution empowering user to control multiple appliances, manage media, monitor and optimize energy consumption and enabling secured homes

Market Need

  • A device to have Home Automation, Home Control, Energy Management and Media Management in a compact fashion at a optimal price point
  • Remotely monitor the home and get alerts from home device in case of any unexpected event
  • Need to remotely control the home devices
  • Need to remotely monitor Home Energy consumption and having a way to optimize the energy usage in the home

Market Problems

  • High Price of the existing solutions
  • Installation and use of the devices, infrastructure and services is not easy for the general public, together we Call this the usability of the system
  • There are not enough attractive services to make it worthwhile to buy and install a complete home monitoring system, I.e. the user benefits are not clear enough

Solution Approach

AEGIS has a modular architecture which can scale up to provide multiple functionalities – Home Automation, Energy Management, Security and Surveillance, Media Control and can be scaled down to provide a subset of above functionality. The optimized design allows for a very compact form factor device which is capable of delivering multiple functionalities and being controlled by a Mobile orweb application. The reference hardware designs for different variants of AEGIS are ready and can be customized to the requirements of the end customer.

The AEGIS Software implementation is Hardware agnostic with a low footprint enabling it to be bundled with different devices which are already being.

  • A device to have Home Automation, Home Control, Energy Management and Media Management in a compact fashion at a optimal price point which can even scale up to Building management system
  • Remotely monitor the home and get alerts from home device in case of any unexpected event
  • Need to remotely control the home devices
  • Need to remotely monitor Home Energy consumption and having a way to optimize the energy usage in the home

Features

AEGIS gives the control of the house to the owner so that the owner is always connected to his house and in control of his house. AEGIS provides:

1. Security and Surveillance

  • Detection of motion, smoke etc and communicating to the user
  • Control and configuration of all sensors and security cameras
  • Video feed from security camera is sent to user when an event trigger occurs
  • Extending the alert / control interface to a mobile phone

2. Energy Monitoring

  • Collect energy usage data from energy meter and sends it to the utility
  • Registering with utility provider and receiving energy floating rates

3. Appliance Control

  • Controlling various home devices like AC, refrigerator, Heater etc.
  • Light control (on/off, dimming, presence based control)
  • remotely control doors and windows

4. Multimedia Control

  • Seamlessly access of multimedia content from any supported device like Digital Photo frame, PC, TV etc.
  • Seamless rendering of media data to any device
  • Accessing TV EPG on the MID/tablet and remote

Benefits of AEGIS

  • 3 Screen Interface - Web, Mobile, Set Top Box Minimal Setup Configuration
  • Low cost, Platform Agnostic Solution
  • Cloud Integration for Secure Remote Access
  • Standards based Solution (Zigbee/Z Wave)
  • Media Control through DLNA

Applications in Various Market Segments

  • Hotel Automation System/ Building Management System: AEGIS can work in a Client Server Architecture and can scale up to the requirements of a Building Management System.
  • STB based Home Automation System: AEGIS can be integrated on the IP Set-Top Box platform and the TV can become the central Control device in the home.
  • AEGIS can be integrated to the SMB gateway platform and can be used for controlling lights and monitoring the office premises- a solution for the office automation system.
  • Home Automation for Telecom Service Providers: AEGIS can interwork with the existing broadband setup to provide additional services around Home Automation and Remote video surveillance.
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