CES 2019: B.One embrace Google Assistant and expand smart hub lineup B.One have shown off new Google Assistant integration and hardware at CES 2019. When we last checked in with B.One, they had just brought their B.One Hub to Australia and shown off Alexa integration. At this year’s CES, the company was showing off not only the new Google Home integration that’s come to their one-size-fits-all smart home platform but also several new pieces of hardware like more-compact B.One Easy and the high-end B.One Edge. The latter has yet to be confirmed for the Australian market, so let’s focus on the B.One Eazy. As with previous B.One smart home automation products, the sell here is two-fold. Firstly, it’ll work with everything: televisions, air-conditioners, home theater systems, Nest, Ecobee, Philips, Honeywell, LIFX, Samsung SmartThings, Google, Alexa, Line and even Facebook Messenger. It lacks to the Z-Wave and Zigbee connectivity of the larger […]
B.One Hub Australian Launch: Everything You Need To Know It’s far too often the case that Australian customers get the most exciting tech products weeks or months after the rest of the world – and often even then at an inflated price. So when a company announces they’re going to be doing the exact opposite, we sit up and pay attention. This week, the Accumulus Energy Group (AEC) revealed they’ll be bringing Blaze Automation’s B.One Hub and smart home product range to Australia first. Here’s what you need to know: What is the B.One Hub? Basically, if you’ve recently dipped your toes into the world of smart home automation with the launch of Google Home, the B.One Hub is the next step you’ll want to really bring the rest of your home online. “We are thrilled that Australia is leading the world into the next phase of home automation with […]
The B.One Hub Wants To Be Home Automation’s Universal Translator I’m about to move house and one of the things I want to do is invest in some serious home automation. Not just remote switching – that’s easy. I want real automation where I can press a button or say a command like “Goodnight” and all the lights tun off and curtains close. The trouble is systems like this, while available, have been quite expensive and tricky to install in older properties. And renters are pretty much left out of many home automation options. But the B-One Hub wants to change that. It’s a multi-radio device that acts as a universal translator that can deal with thousands of different end-point devices. The B.One Hub is nicknamed “the skateboard” and it’s easy to see how that moniker came to be. It’s quite small, about 20cm long and 12cm or so wide. […]
Adelaide’s Accumulus launches B.One Hub smart home monitor Accumulus Energy Group (AEG), in partnership with US-based Blaze Automation, has launched its B.One Hub in Australia for those unsure if home automation — or the Internet of Things (IoT) in general — is all it’s hyped up to be. The B.One Hub allows for the wireless control and energy consumption monitoring of devices in the home, such as light bulbs, air conditioners, and speakers via a smartphone app. It’s been customised to the local market, and targeted towards those who are not so tech savvy and living in older housing. Speaking with ZDNet ahead of the launch, AEG CEO Anup Raghavan said the Hub’s open architecture makes it compatible with over 200 devices across different brands and ecosystems. Where an appliance is not already available in B.One’s catalogue, the user can also create their own template to control the appliance. Being […]
B.One Hub: not just remote control, but real home automation The B.One Hub is designed to integrate and control a wide variety of sensors and devices around the home. Resembling the progeny of a skateboard and an iPhone 4, the B.One Hub is the fastest wireless smart home automation hub, according to Accumulus Energy Group chief executive Anup Raghavan (pictured). Accumulus is handling the product in Australia, including local R&D and support. It uses dedicated chipsets to work with a variety of standards: Wi-Fi, GSM/GPRS, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth LE. The inclusion of infra-red capability means it is also capable of controlling a wide range of “dumb” devices such as air conditioners, TVs and other home entertainment products. This is the reason for the distinctive shape – it makes it more likely that at least one of the eight IR transmitters will align with a destination device. Source: https://www.itwire.com/home-it/79792-b-one-hub-not-just-remote-control,-but-real-home-automation.html
Most sophisticated home automation smart hub, B.One Hub launched Accumulus Energy Group (AEG) launched B.One Hub, the world’s fastest and most sophisticated home automation smart hub in Australia, ahead of the rest of the world. Powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), B.One lets you wirelessly control your home from anywhere in the world, using your smart phone. AEG has partnered with US-based Blaze Automation Inc. to make affordable home automation a reality for Australians, and its R&D team has customised the Hub for the local market. B.One Hub is the fastest and most feature-rich IoT Hub available today. Its open architecture makes it compatible with a wide range of devices across different brands and ecosystems, as well as older, current and upcoming technologies (including smart speakers, lights, blinds, motion sensors, and more). Beautifully crafted with a sleek and contemporary design, B.One is incredibly easy to […]
B.One Hub to rule them all
What the connected home really needs is a smart hub that can tie together all the plug-in home automation gadgets and appliances that use competing standards and don’t talk to each other. That’s where the new B.One Hub comes in. It aims to make sense of the confusing dog’s breakfast of competing standards, protocols and apps that currently make up the DIY home automation market. But can it really be one hub to rule them all, and save you a heap on energy costs in the process? What the connected home really needs is a smart hub that can tie together all the plug-in home automation gadgets and appliances that use competing standards and don’t talk to each other. That’s where the new B.One Hub comes in.
It aims to make sense of the confusing dog’s breakfast of competing standards, protocols and apps that currently make up the DIY home automation market. But can it really be one hub to rule them all, and save you a heap on energy costs in the process?What the connected home really needs is a smart hub that can tie together all the plug-in home automation gadgets and appliances that use competing standards and don’t talk to each other. That’s where the new B.One Hub comes in. It aims to make sense of the confusing dog’s breakfast of competing standards, protocols and apps that currently make up the DIY home automation market. But can it really be one hub to rule them all, and save you a heap on energy costs in the process?
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INSTINCTUAL Designed to think for you, the ‘InstinctAct’ artificial intelligence recognises your patterns of living, and makes recommendations about how to make your home more economical, thus saving time and money. APPY TO MEET YOU You’ve cut your remotes down to one, and it’s time to cut your apps to one, too. The B.One Hub app controls lights, security, TV, home theatre and more.
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Today, there’s not much that your smartphone can’t do. So what about controlling your home automation, home security, all your remotes and work everything via your phone with one app. We speak to Anup Raghaven, the CEO of Adelaide-based technology company Accumulus Energy Group about the new B.One Hub.
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IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups
Blaze Automation’s B.One HUB is “the most advanced, powerful, and intuitive Smart Home Automation and Security system. B.One features a proprietary AI algorithm “InstinctAct” that learns the behaviour of users and keep’s itself updated.”
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