Home automation platforms need to run on a home automation controller hardware, or a home automation gateway. Enterprises who want to use these home automation platforms to integrate into their products so as to make easy coordination of their IoT device products. Here Dusun IoT shows a case study on how we help some famous home automation platforms to make customized home control gateways.
The home automation platforms and tools are regarded as its most important part. Any Internet of Things (IoT) device is allowed to connect to other IoT devices and applications in order to transfer data using established Internet protocols. Home automation platforms bridge the gap between data networks and device sensors. In order to make sense of the vast amount of data produced by the numerous sensors, it links the data to the sensor system and provides insights using back-end applications. IoT is the technology of the future that will significantly improve how Artificial intelligence controls and understands the world.
User: a well-known home automation platform
Market Segment: Home Automation
Project time: 2022
Product: DSGW-210 (Dusun Pi 3)
Home Automation Platform Hardware Integration Challenge
The French market for do-it-yourself home automation is led by the platform. They have developed a free open-source software that is compatible with all Linux operating systems and can be installed by anyone. Users are able to build their own control terminals for their smart homes, according to whatever hobbies they enjoy. Users of the platform typically install software on Raspberry Pi or Linux development boards; consequently, the platform is heavily dependent on the manufacturers of these hardware platforms. Because the platform does not manufacture its own hardware, the majority of the Internet of Things devices that it outsources do not support direct integration into the platform platform. As a result, it is not simple to exercise control over a single platform due to the fact that the platform does not manufacture its own hardware.
Dusun IoT Solution on Home Automation Gateway
An enhanced IoT gateway for the platform is made available by Dusun IoT. The edge computing gateway is based on the Dusun Pi 3, which has a flawless connection to the platform.
Home automation gatewya developed for the platform based on Dusun Pi 3 improves efficiency at a lower cost. Its basic technical characteristics are excellent (4 64-bit cores: Quad Cortex-A53 (1.5GHz) / 2GB DDR3) and many additional features such as Z-Wave and Zigbee families integrated by default Automation protocols and backup batteries and more.
The integration of Wi-Fi is not to be outdone, the state-of-the-art Z-Wave+ 700 series chips and Zigbee 3.0 chips are already compatible with Matter and Thread! This advanced multi-protocol aspect provides real freedom in the deployment of any home automation installation, while guaranteeing support for future modules and technologies.
The rear of the case has direct access to a drawer that can accommodate a micro-SD card, allowing storage to be increased to 128 GB. A wall mount bracket is provided to maximize space, and for more connectivity, there is a Mini PCI-Express LoraWAN slot on top of the motherboard. It demonstrates the basic capabilities of the feasibility of a home automation installation. Also, it integrates the antenna directly inside the box instead of the usual external one.
Because it has a lithium battery with 6000 mAh capacity, it is able to withstand power outages without becoming damaged. Naturally, the degree of autonomy will change depending on the type of installation, but rest assured that it will, in all circumstances, make up for the occasional loss of power. A connection through 4G LTE can serve as a backup connection in the event that access to the internet is lost, or it can even serve as the only means of gaining access to the outside world.
Virtually Unlimited Scalability
This is quite possible if you need to add other home automation protocols. The edge compiting gateway’s USB ports are designed for just that; connect the USB antenna of your choice and download the appropriate plugin (if you need more USB ports, you’ll need a powered USB hub).
The platform is a general and extensible solution that works as a plug-in. Every home automation protocol, every connection to other items can be integrated into the platform by adding plugins. The edge computing gateway acts as a hub, allowing you to centralize all connected objects.
The edge computing gateway is compatible with voice assistants provided by both Amazon and Google. Your home will be under your command with just the sound of your voice. When a device is connected to the platform through a gateway, it is able to carry out more complex tasks. These tasks include making voice calls, playing music or e-books, and accessing a calendar, directions, the weather, and the news. When your hands are full, you may find that it comes in very handy to have this. When compared to manually scrolling through menus on a touchscreen or mobile app, using voice commands to play music, tune in to a specific TV show, or set the thermostat to a specific setpoint is not only more convenient, but also more time efficient.
Dusun IoT Gateway Used in the Home Automation Solution
A Quad-core Cortex-A35 processor powers the DUSUN DSGW-210 IoT gateway, which supports multiple wireless protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-WAVE, LoRaWAN, and ZigBee. The DSGW-210 can be easily upgraded to grow with your needs. Like the Raspberry Pi, it makes it simpler for users to install a variety of different application systems, including Home Assistant, OpenHAB, Jeedom, Node-Red, Thingsboard, etc. Compared to Raspberry Pi, it has a more professional IoT gateway design.
Based on this gateway, Dusun IoT can develop a customized gateway according to your specific needs. Please don’t hesitate to fill out the form or tell us your needs via the live chat function.