URC and Allterco Robotics, one of the fastest growing global IoT (Internet of Things) brands, announced a new phase of collaboration in smart residential and commercial automation technology. Starting immediately, URC and Allterco Robotics US’s flagship brand Shelly have created the first full-line integration with Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, and Shelly’s WI-FI-connected product lines. This full integration includes major home and office automation areas, including lighting, climate, energy management/electrical, shades/drapes, and mechanical operation for elements like doors and windows.
The integration is based on MQTT, which provides secure and stable communication between IoT system elements. MQTT is a standard messaging protocol for IoT. It is designed as an extremely lightweight publishing/subscribe messaging transport that is ideal for connecting remote devices with a small code footprint and minimal network bandwidth. MQTT ensures that Total Control has no delay communicating with Shelly products, even battery-powered devices. Total Control users can understand the status of Shelly products, even battery-powered devices, through this stable technology.
Combining the power of systems and devices creates and new age of smart home and office automation for URC’s dealer community and end users. Key benefits include:
- Simplified Automation Programming – Fast, easy programming using Shelly products and Total Control devices and operating system.
- Multi-System Integrations – As part of URC’s Unified Modules, automate multiple platforms such as lighting, climate, energy management/electrical, shades/drapes and more.
- Create Robust Scenes – With professional programming, launch Scenes that create the perfect environment. Examples include a “Good Morning” or “Goodnight” Scenes that adjust climate, lighting, shades/drapes, energy monitoring, and other connected home devices.
- Voice/Hands-Free Control — URC’s voice commands through Alexa or Google Home allow two-way communication with simple operation.
- Control from Anywhere — Control your home or office from any room or, using geofencing, with URC controllers and mobile app
- Energy Efficiency – Understand your energy usage and ways to reduce costs.
“This full integration across the Shelly product line is a first in the industry and makes smart home or office automation faster and easier for our dealers and peace-of-mind for end users,” says Lars Granoe, URC’s vice president of product. “This partnership with Shelly includes current and future products, and makes set up and programming seamless.”
With this new integration platform, URC and Allterco Robotics are planning more integrations to ensure unique, innovative, customized experiences for end-users.