Nokia announced Home Control Center platform


World’s-largest cellphone maker Nokia announced it is developing the Nokia Home Control Center, a platform that will allow users to control their home electronics, security systems and energy management systems via a mobile device.

With the Nokia Home Control Center, users will be able to view and control their home’s electricity consumption, turn devices on and off, and view current temperatures, camera views and motion sensor status.

Nokia is considering offering a dual-branded version of its technology for high-volume customers. It will use a Linux 2.6-series kernel as the interface in the devices while a Z-wave or security radio will also be integrated to communicate with the home devices.

Nokia is also working with five other companies to develop smart home solutions in the near future. The Finnish cellphone maker will demonstrate its new technology at the Nokia World event in Barcelona, Spain on December 2-3.

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