Energy efficient Smart Home Management with Transaction Software

Today's challenges - the self-regulating home

The refrigerator buys the dinner independently, the coffee machine decides today for cafe latte instead of espresso and the room temperature adapts to our well-being. Today, we still actively decide for ourselves how the networked devices should support us at home. But in the future our 'Smart Home' will take more and more care of us.

With Transbase® Edge, we've created a technology that can handle the massive amounts of data - and enable rapid on-the-ground decisions.
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Showcase: Quartier Solution smartResidence for controlling smart home devices

To take advantage of smart home, aggregate processing of sensor data is beneficial. With Transbase® Edge and its crowd functionality you reach this goal. The sensor data is condensed so that the resulting actions can be executed in a fraction of the time than without aggregation. And - think of the GDPR - the owner of the data can control which data may be read and which not.

The Business Process:

In our showcase we will show you how to use the Transbase® Edge for Smart Home Management. We want to optimally manage all households (Edge Nodes) connected to the smartResidence system with regard to temperature and light regulation, ventilation, device control and burglary protection.

For example, in all apartments with an indoor temperature between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the living room that is higher than 250 Celsius, this should be regulated to 220 Celsius.

Control of smart home devices via a neighborhood housing solution
The Process Steps:
Edge Node: Every household is equipped with a Transbase® Edge database.

A household is equipped with at least 20 sensors and devices that generate a measurement volume of at least 100 bytes per sensor and second. The data volume to be processed per household is then 2 KB per second or 200 MB per day and household.
A residential complex with 100 households therefore generates a measurement volume of at least 200 KB per second. In a city with 500,000 households, the generated measurement volume is already 1 GB per second or 100 TB per day.

How should this data be evaluated efficiently? Does it make sense to transport them to the 'cloud' in order to then bring them back to the scene with a time delay without additional knowledge?

As the provider of the smartResidence app, you don't need to worry about that, because with Transbase® Edge the data stays in the house - where it is needed.

Parent: Transbase® Edge collects and aggregates data from the devices and sensors per house. 

A household (Edge Node) can register or deregister at its house (Parent) at any time. The aggregate processing of requests by the crowd functionality takes place in the respective household itself.

The house can specify different timeouts to either get more accurate results sent by more participating households or to get faster results from fewer participating households.

Cascading specific query results through Transbase® Crowd helps you build a hierarchical system of networked households. Important: The data does not leave the household.

The smartResidence app receives information simultaneously across multiple intermediate nodes.

In our example, Transbase® Edge provides the 'HV hub' with aggregated data from households that are within the care of the property manager. Your smartResidence app wants data from these households? Therefore, it sends the data request to Transbase® Edge in the 'HV hub'.

How does Transbase® Edge provide the smartResidence app with data?

Instead of sending the sensor data of each device in each household to be processed in the 'cloud', they simply stay in place. Transbase® Edge supplies the smartResidence app with aggregated data from the households.

The tenant / owner of the apartment decides whether or not to provide specific sensor data by allowing his household to connect to Transbase® Edge or not.

Transbase® Edge scales arbitrarily, both in parallel and hierarchically.

Would you like to know more about Transbase® Edge or are you an Application Provider and looking for a powerful Technology Partner? Then join our Transbase® Partner Program or contact us. We look forward to the partnership.​​​​​​​