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Huawei Whole House Solutions with Hongmeng OS, the future of smart home technology



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.

Price First:

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.

Scalable 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.

One-click services:

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, 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)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.