Samsung paid $200 million for technology for "smart" home - Cell phones

Samsung, faced with slowing sales of its smartphones, looking for fresh markets with great potential for improvement. Korean Corporation acquired the startup SmartThings involved in connecting everyday devices and objects to the Network.Although the amount of the contract has not been named officially, according to rumors, Samsung has paid for an American company about $ 200 million. Two years earlier SmartThings started as a modest project on the Internet representation of social investment KickStarter.The startup has made the initiative then sets that allows owners of their own to provide Network access different systems of your house - from lighting and appliances to the door and locks. After you connect to a special router to track the status of various devices and manage them through the app for iPhone or Android.The majority sees in the market for "smart" homes and "Internet of things" no less potential to improve than it was at the smartphone market about a decade ago. Remember, this year Google paid 3, $ 2 billion for Nest, a manufacturer of "smart" thermostats and smoke detectors. A Apple in June announced HomeKit platform to turn the iPhone into a remote control systems, "smart" house.Interest in the technology of "smart" homes Samsung did not emerge suddenly. Before this year, the Firm acted as one of the founders of the common "language" for Network-connected home appliances with the name of the Thread. Together with her project, which will provide an opportunity to unify different protocols for the management of "smart house", which was supported by Nest, ARM and Freescale, Silicon Labs, Yale Security and Big Ass Fans - chip makers, "smart" locks, thermostats, ceiling fans and other devices..

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