Samsung bought a platform for "smart" home - Cell phones

The company Samsung has acquired SmartThings developer systems for home automation. The acquisition cost amounted to about 200 million dollars, informs TechCrunch citing an informed source. Another informant blog said that the deal while still not closed and the dialogues continue.SmartThings is developing a platform that allows you to control from a smartphone "smart" lights, door locks and other home electronics. First, the Firm has attracted fifteen million dollars from major investors, such as Greylock, Highland Capital, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Start Fund Yuri Milner and so onProfit from Samsung smartphone sales, according to unreliable estimates, will decrease by 22 - 26% each year. Buying a Mature platform for "smart home", the Company will immediately open a new market and distribution channel for Galaxy devices. As reported by TechCrunch, the system SmartGhings needs only proper marketing and advertising budget Samsung in excess.Apple, by comparison, took a different path. Manufacturer of iPhones chose their own and from scratch to create an API HomeKit to control home electronics - appliances, lighting and Bluetooth-lights, alarm, garage door, Etc.Samsung is actively involved in the development associated with systems of "smart" house. Not so long ago the Company invested in a new network Protocol Thread, which will serve as a "language of communication" home appliances connected to the Network, and also became a member of the cartel Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) for the realization of the concept of "Internet of things"..



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