Samsung smart TVs to control IoT devices in 2016


With the emergence and continued growth and development of the Internet of Things (IoT), Samsung is taking advantage of the new technology by embedding it into their new devices. Starting next year, All of Samsung’s smart TVs can be used for controlling IoT devices in homes such as lights, sound, and security.

Samsung has announced that all smart TVs from 2016 will be Internet of Things (IoT) compatible, with the company focusing on its smart home offerings.

By connecting to Samsung’s home-automation IoT platform, called SmartThings, the company’s 2016 SUHD TVs will enable users to manage and control all smart devices in the home, including lights, locks, thermostats, surround sound systems, front door cameras, and motion sensors.

“The 2016 line-up of smart TVs will offer consumers new possibilities and cement Samsung’s market-leading position as the first company to launch IoT-ready TVs,” said Hyun Suk Kim, president of Samsung Electronics’ Visual Display Business.

One of the biggest events on all things electronics, the Consumer Electronics Show, will be Samsung’s platform to demonstrate the use of IoT enabled smart TVs set to be next week.

“With Samsung smart TVs working with the SmartThings technology, we have an opportunity to reach millions of households,” said Alex Hawkinson, CEO and co-founder of SmartThings, which was acquired by Samsung in 2014.

“Applying this technology into current household devices is a major step forwards that will make it much easier for everyone to experience the benefits of a smart home.”

In May, Samsung Electronics president and chief strategy officer Young Sohn unveiled a new series of chips designed expressly for IoT mechanisms.

The smallest chip, Artik One — designed to be used with location-based activity trackers such as smart bands — features a 250MHz dual-core processor, a nine-axis motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy support, and 4MB of flash memory.

The mid-range chip, Artik Five — to be used for smart home hubs — comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor, a video decoder and encoder, 512MB DRAM, and 4GB of flash memory.

The top-tier chip, Artik 10, is designed to be used as a system for home servers and personal clouds, and is fitted out with a 1.3GHz Octacore processor, an HD encoder and decoder, 5.1 audio, local intelligence, 2GB of DRAM, and 16GB of flash memory.

“We want you to leverage the same technology in our phones in the IoT market,” Sohn said. “Technology can do something about how we live.”



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