OBLO Living and iWedia Integrate Their Solutions Through IFTTT to Display Notifications Triggered by Home Automation Nodes on the TV Screen

iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices, announced it has integrated its software solution for set-top box (STB) operated under Android TV with the end-to-end home automation system of OBLO Living, a provider of world-class hardware and software solutions for home automation (HA).

The announcement was made at TV Connect 2017, which is being held in London from Tuesday, March 28th through to Thursday, March 30th. iWedia exhibits at the show (ExCeL, stand B54) where it demonstrates the integrated solution.

iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 is a complete software solution for STB operated under Android TV. It is based on iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework which extends Android TV with broadcast and multicast Pay TV functionalities implemented as TV input services of the Android TV Input Framework (TIF).

OBLO product portfolio is made of an end-to-end software solution for HA (client apps for Android / iOS, gateway software and cloud service) combined with in-house developed HA devices (gateway, smart wall plug, door/window sensor, smart dimmer, smart outlet) and complementary HA nodes from third parties (Qubino, Philio, Leedarson, etc.) to cover comfort, lightning, security, energy management, and other aspects of the fast-growing HA market.

Both the OBLO gateway software and Teatro-3.5 embed an “IF This Then That” (IFTTT) service. IFTTT is then used as a public cloud service for workflow management. The user defines IFTTT “applets” to describe the interaction between OBLO and Teatro-3.5. Starting from simple use cases where a message is displayed on the TV screen when e.g. a door opens, sky is the only limit with respect to the scenarios that can be specified.

“It is important for an HA solution to include in its ecosystem the main screen in the living room,” says Nikola Smiljkovic, VP Marketing at OBLO Living. “And it is equally important for the user to be able to use public cloud services to define the HA workflow; we had these two objectives in mind when entering into this integration project with iWedia and they have been fully accomplished”.

“We see the TV screen as the ideal device to display real-time notifications triggered by a web based workflow management platform like IFTTT,” says Hervé Creff, VP Marketing at iWedia. “And especially for events raised by HA nodes; this is what we have achieved with this successful integration with OBLO”.

About OBLO Living

OBLO Living, shortly OBLO, provides world-class solutions for home automation to service operators, consumer electronics distributors/retailers and installers. The company is a spin-off of RT-RK, one of the biggest development houses in Southeast Europe.

OBLO Living combines its end-to-end software solution for home automation with in-house developed home automation devices to cover lighting, security, safety, energy managements and other aspects of the fast-growing home automation markets.

Please visit www.obloliving.com for more information.

About iWedia

iWedia provides software components and solutions for TV devices to service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers. Its mission is to deliver the software products and services needed by its customers to adapt constantly to the ever-changing requirements of the digital TV markets. In addition to stand-alone components giving support to DVB, ATSC, ARIB, ISDB-T, HLS, DASH, VidiPath, DVB>IP, MHEG-5, HbbTV, CI Plus, DTCP-IP, TR-069, etc., iWedia offers a range of complete solutions for zappers, connected receivers, Smart TVs, as well as for OTT and IPTV boxes. Dubbed Teatro, these solutions are available for RTOS, Linux/HTML, and Android/Java and are pre-integrated with leading service and delivery platforms, CA/DRM systems, and chipsets. Alongside its products, iWedia delivers efficient and scalable software integration services performed by an experienced team used to enable rapid deployments of high volume consumer electronics devices. iWedia is headquartered in Switzerland with development labs in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, and sales and support offices in Brazil, France, Germany, and Thailand.

Please visit www.iwedia.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Nikola Smiljkovic

VP Marketing, OBLO Living
nikola.smiljkovic@obloliving.com

Hervé Creff
VP Marketing, iWedia
herve.creff@iwedia.com