On April 8, 2021, at Huawei’s flagship new product launch event, the Chinese tech giant announced the whole house smart house solutions. Faced with the three major challenges that affect the development of industry and user experience including:
- All House Interconnection
- All House AI
- Ecological Integration
However, Huawei has something more ultimate for its consumers, as the whole house smart solution, powered by AI technologies and smart intelligence.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, explained that family-based cloud pipe end edge core technology integration, with One Host, Two Network, the system can achieve greater results for the entire house system and trying to carry out a new round of upgrades from the smart home and real estate industries.
Before we move out for the details, you might want to look at the price segment of this entire solution first.
The price of Huawei’s whole house smart exclusive version with 3 bedrooms and 2 halls (approximately 100 square meters) starts at 9,999 yuan and the price of the exclusive version with 5 bedrooms and 2 halls (approximately 200 square meters) starts at 149999 yuan.
Let us take at the details.
One Host, the whole house smart host powered by HarmonyOS:
It is different from conventional smart home items. Huawei Whole House Intelligence is a system-level solution. One of the core components is the central control module, which is the whole house, intelligent host. This host is the first home smart host with a modular design. It is officially claimed to be a “smart brain” that integrates learning, computing, and decision-making in the home.
Moreover, this whole-house smart host is equipped with HarmonyOS (Hongmeng System) for the first time and has a Hongmeng AI engine with high efficiency, large computing power, and multi-threading capabilities. It can collect and calculate Huawei 1+8+N terminal data, sensor data, and Internet data in real-time.
Pass the two networks to the Hongmeng AI engine, then call the scene model, perform real-time analysis and calculation locally, form the most reasonable decision, control the equipment to execute various scenarios, and realize multi-condition dynamic prediction and active intelligence.
HarmonyOS supported host:
According to the information, in specific applications, the AI experience of Huawei’s whole-house intelligence is better than other solutions. Take the dynamic prediction capability as an example. In the early morning wake-up scenario, traditional IFTTT uses a single condition to passively trigger-linear linkage-forced wake-up (for example, using a password such as “I got up” to trigger smart home system linkage).
The house intelligence adopts multi-condition prediction, and actively and dynamically senses temperature, humidity, oxygen content, light, and other elements that are combined with the human body state, such as sleep habits data from the watch and 10 kinds of network data such as time, geography, and climate, assisted by AI Complete multi-condition prediction, trigger related equipment and systems, adjust the temperature, humidity, light, music, water temperature, etc. to the most comfortable state, allowing users to “real sleep until they wake up naturally.”
For example, the difference between simple conditional wake-up and AI multi-condition prediction
In terms of internal structure, Huawei’s whole-house smart host includes a central control system, a whole-house PLC control bus, a whole-house Wi-Fi 6+, a smart temperature-controlled fan, an optical modem, and two expansion modules for the whole-house storage, and whole-house music.
The modular design of the solution makes it highly integrated, expandable on-demand, and easy to maintain.
Huawei’s whole house smart host also reuses the location of the weak current box reserved for daily home decoration and does not occupy space alone. Compared with the traditional family computer room, it is more simple. The design also adopts all-aluminum alloy integrated stamping and seamless forming, which is simple and beautiful.
Two Networks, ensuring full and fast connectivity for the entire house:
It’s explained that the first network of Huawei’s whole house intelligence is the whole house PLC (PowerLine Communication). By loading control signals and data on the power line for transmission, it realizes the stable connection of “the power is available”.
Compared with DALI, KNX, ZigBee, and other connection technologies, there are disadvantages such as difficulty in deployment, high cost, and poor stability. PLC does not take up space and can be operated by an electrician to complete the network, saving 38% of wiring costs. It is a home Internet of Things connection to the future of technology.
Wired PLC and wireless Wi-Fi 6 + form two networks:
PLC has not been widely used in home networks before, mainly because of the two major problems of interference and attenuation. For this reason, Huawei has developed industrial-grade PLC chips by ourselves, and industrial-grade PLC chips are used in homes to solve power interference, attenuation, and other issues. The whole house PLC technology has the advantages of high maturity, high stability, high connection, high reliability, and easy deployment.
At present, it supports a transmission distance of 2000 meters and can cover a large apartment of 500 square meters. The Huawei laboratory test shows that it has not dropped the connection for a total of 1 million + hours, and the communication success rate is as high as 99.99%. As many as 384 devices can be connected, and by comparison, the industry can only achieve more than 100 at most, and the gap is obvious.
Advantages of PLC connection vs. Zigbee connection
Another network of Huawei’s whole house intelligence is whole-house Wi-Fi 6+, which is also the ultimate solution for home broadband. The whole house Wi-Fi 6 + main routing module includes 1 IPTV, 1 uplink connection optical modem, 1 connection PLC, 5 multi-room AP expansion, a total of 8 network ports, to achieve whole-house Wi-Fi coverage. At the same time, the industry’s first smart positioning antenna technology with a performance of microseconds, a dual-band concurrent rate of 3000 Mbps can provide users with a high-speed Internet experience.
In order to achieve a seamless connection, the whole house Wi-Fi 6+ supports Hongmeng Mesh+, among which “super seamless roaming” can achieve 20ms hotspot switching. The industry’s flagship product can only achieve 100ms at present. Huawei is obviously superior in switching speed.
In addition, the whole house Wi-Fi 6 + is powered by a network cable, no additional power supply is required, simple and beautiful, tool-free installation, and can better match the modern home decoration style.
N System, full home life coverage:
Huawei’s whole-house smart solution also provides an expandable Hongmeng supporting system. Currently, it supports eight major systems including lighting systems, water health systems, and environmental systems. Hongmeng ecology will be more and more in the future.
At the same time, Huawei is also expanding its partners, and it has now reached 1,000+ major brands, such as AO Smith for water systems, Seton for lighting systems, Bossie for kitchen appliances, Daikin for environmental systems, and a full range of sensors from Morgan. , Midea’s full range, etc., will continue to be expanded and improved in the future according to personal preferences and needs.
Huawei’s whole-house smart solution also provides a scalable Hongmeng supporting system.
As far as the current example is concerned, Huawei’s whole house intelligence can already implement modules such as constant temperature, constant humidity, constant cleanliness, constant oxygen, and rhythmic lighting. For specific needs, users can achieve home intelligence scenes as simple as changing the theme of a mobile phone: on Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversaries, etc., sound and light linkage can also create a romantic atmosphere.
Because the whole house intelligence involves part of the decoration plan, Huawei whole house intelligence provides a “one-stop 4S service”. By the beginning of May, there will be 7 offline whole-house smart flagship stores across the country, which can be purchased from Huawei’s Vmall online store, JD.com and Tmall’s Huawei official stores. Consumers can also Huawei view the construction process on the App, and NFC touches them when handing over the house.
You can easily synchronize the whole house configuration to your mobile phone. At the same time, supporting after-sales and routine maintenance. If a household appliance stops working, the system will analyze the socket, wiring, switch, and other aspects to find the fault, the official will also provide the user with a 7X24 hotline service, and the engineer will be within 3 hours if there is a problem Door-to-door solution.
Huawei Whole House Smart Partner (Home Appliances):
Currently, ordinary houses are generally out of date after 5-10 years of renovation. However, Huawei believes that thanks to the powerful AI capabilities of smart hosts, Huawei’s whole-house smart hosts continue to bring new functions through software upgrades, which can be extended to bring the whole house through module expansion. Music, whole house storage, and other functions.
Additionally, Huawei and partners continue to add scenes, and DIY development enthusiasts and consumers continue to enrich the scenes. In a win-win attitude, Huawei also provides partners with open platforms, development tools, and end-to-end technical guidance.
Huawei Whole House Smart Partner (Real Estate)
For now, the Hongmeng ecosystem is also growing. HiLink has been fully upgraded to Hongmeng Zhilian. It has not only absorbed many home appliance brands to join but also established cooperation with home improvements real estates developers such as China Resources Land, China Overseas Land, and Real Estate. Huawei believes that the whole house will be smart in the future. The experience scenes and services will be enriched, making the home a “home that can grow”.
Huawei’s whole house smart will be available for sale from June to August. It can be purchased online at Huawei Mall and major authorized e-commerce, and offline can be experienced and purchased at 50 whole house smart experience stores in 50 cities. Specific store information can be inquired through the official website.
(Via – ithome)
Huawei filed auxiliary makeup patent, could launch new app
Back in March 2020, Huawei filed a patent application for auxiliary makeup that recently got the approval of the Intellectuals. Seems like, the company is preparing to explore something that isn’t its main focus.
According to the Chinese Property Patent Database, Huawei has publishes the “Auxiliary Makeup Method, Terminal Equipment, Storage Media, and Program Products” patent on 12th October in China.
This new patent with the publication number CN113496459A embodies new methods and devices that are related to auxiliary makeup. The abstract describes it as suitable for make-up communication technology to provide proper guidance.
Huawei Auxiliary Makeup Patent Description:
As per the method described in the document, it’ll obtain one facial feature and analyze them to determine makeup instructions corresponding to different faces. The procedure can be described in the below-mentioned terms.
- Using an HD camera, the device will scan users’ facial appearance and collected the needed data.
- After gathering the data, it’ll analyse the makeup effect map with the respective makeup contours of the user
- Now, it’ll display the applicable makeup contour guidance on the area that needs the makeup
- This is how a user will get the instruction that suits most to them.
The outcome will provide users with effective makeup references during the makeup process to improve their makeup skills. Moreover, using these directories a user can apply makeup that is nearly close to the shown makeup effect.
However, Huawei hasn’t disclosed the actual medium for this implementation. But the description shows that the company is preparing for a new makeup app that will either launch separately in the Huawei App Market or will come pre-installs on the smartphones.
Besides, this Chinese tech giant is the top patent inventor with the most investment in research and development in the field of 5G, 6G, automotive, smartphones, cameras, operating systems, etc. Furthermore, it holds the maximum number of patents in the field of 5G and 6G in the native market as well the overseas markets.
Huawei filled “100 000” graphic trademark application
On 27th September, Huawei applied for a new graphic trademark- “1000 000” under the international classification of 9 kinds of scientific instruments and methods. This patent has been filled with the application number 59526520 in China.
According to the application document, this trademark consists of mathematical digits, some shaps, and symbols. Besides, it’s still in the registered process so there isn’t may information available regarding its application purposes.
However, if we look at the design of the trademark, it’s designed on a cuboid house having four cubes on it. The bottom plat displays the numerical values 100 and 000 with two signs. Meanwhile, the rest four cubes show some mathematical symbols.
Seems like the company is preparing for an application related to calculative methods, or it could be new machinery. Yet, we can’t confirm anything until the application doesn’t enter the second phase or the company provides some official information.
Previous Huawei Trademark:
Last month on 23rd, Huawei filled a new Dayu trademark with application number 59411348. It’s categorized into 42 kinds of design and research classes and currently is in the registration process. Likewise the above-mentioned trademark, the company didn’t disclose any information regarding the implementation of this Dayu name. Still, we can relate it to a county in China, which is nearer to Guangdong province.
More About Huawei:
Asides from the trademarks, Huawei is the top Chinese patent inventor with the most amount of investment in research and development among the private enterprises. The company holds a handy of patents describing 5G, 6G, automotive, smartphones, operating systems, cameras, and other technologies.
Furthermore, this Shenzeng based firm reported having over 100,000 patents in more than 40,000 patent families across the globe. Among them, 90% of the registered patents are innovative. The company has published a detailed description in the Patent Wall on the company’s official website.
Huawei filled Dayu trademark application, purpose is unknown
Huawei has conducted back-to-back launch events and introduced numerous brand new products this year. We can count the HarmonyOS product launch, Smart Office product launch, and Nova 9 series since June that brought us the latest flagship P50 lineup, HarmonyOS product batch, smart office products, Nova 9 series, and more
Maintaining the same flow, the Shenzhen-based firm plans new products and technologies that’ll give users a taste of Huawei’s capabilities. According to the Chinese Intellectual property database, Huawei has filed a new application for the trademark name Dayu.
As the document describes, this trademark with application number 59411348 was filled on 23rd September this year. Furthermore, its international classification shows 42 kinds of design research. Thus, it’s still in the registration process at present.
Though, the use or application scenario of the Dayu trademark is currently unknown and hard to relate with Huawei. If we took help the history and data, Dayu is a county near Guandong in China. However, it doesn’t seem to have any relation with Huawei until it doesn’t plan to set up any brand there. Yet we don’t have any official word from the company.
This month, we have come to know about two different trademarks of Huawei. The first is about the Watch GT series that has been filled in UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) for GT3, GT5, GT8, and GT10 models after a dispute with Sony in the Europen office.
Besides, the company also filed a trademark under Europen Union Intellectual Property Office for Huawei V-Pencil. It’s expected that this new trademark cloud has been filled for its new Mate V flip smartphone’s stylus, which is reported to launch before the end of this year.