PLC + WiFi
Redefining All-in-One Smart Home Connectivity

An All-in-One Smart Home Solution

The Internet of Everything (IoE) has brought a paradigm shift in smart homes, transforming them from residences full of fragmented smart devices, to digital spaces where context-aware devices perceive their surroundings with human-like senses. Users are now able to interact with smart devices at home with greater ease, thanks to voice commands and gestures, and enjoy services that are customized to meet every conceivable need. Smart devices armed with AI awareness and high-level computing capabilities are able to better comprehend user behavior and even the emotions that motivate behavior, making daily life smart and seamless beyond belief.

All-in-One
Smart Home

Connectivity technologies instill intelligence into smart appliances, audio and video devices, lights, and security devices, eliminating the drudgery of everyday chores.

Single-device
intelligence

Various technologies, from visual to connectivity to sensing, provide all-time intelligent services that don't require manual intervention, such as the going out and movie scenes.

Scene-based
intelligence

Connectivity technologies implement smart interoperability between different devices and brands, centralizing the control of connected devices.

Device inter
connectivity

The Internet of Everything (IoE) has brought a paradigm shift in smart homes, transforming them from residences full of fragmented smart devices, to digital spaces where context-aware devices perceive their surroundings with human-like senses. Users are now able to interact with smart devices at home with greater ease, thanks to voice commands and gestures, and enjoy services that are customized to meet every conceivable need. Smart devices armed with AI awareness and high-level computing capabilities are able to better comprehend user behavior and even the emotions that motivate behavior, making daily life smart and seamless beyond belief.

Connectivity Technologies Are the Key to Upgrading from Single-Device Intelligence to Whole Home Intelligence

Single-device intelligence

System intelligence

Whole home intelligence

All-in-one smart homes in essence, deliver smart services for users. They require the intelligent upgrading of home infrastructure and devices, including smart appliances, audio and video devices, lights, and security gadgets. This intelligent upgrading of home infrastructure and devices, in turn, depends on more reliable connectivity and control technologies. Integrating technologies and ecosystems to achieve interoperability between brands and categories, has been a longstanding dream, as it provides for intelligent control without manual intervention, and transforms devices from perceptual intelligence to cognitive intelligence. As the foundation for interoperability, connectivity technologies effectively address connection- and collaboration-related challenges during the evolution from single-device intelligence and system intelligence to whole home intelligence, and are therefore the cornerstone for all-in-one smart homes.

PLC + WiFi: Taking the All-in-One Smart Home Experience to the Next Level

There are two connectivity solutions for all-in-one smart homes: wired infrastructure and wireless setup. Wired infrastructure applies to scenarios where the data transmission rate is lower than 10 Mbit/s to ensure network reliability. Wireless setup is oriented to 10 Mbit/s to x Gbit/s data transmission scenarios, allowing for the flexible deployment of IoT devices.

Smart Wired Infrastructure

Smart Wired Infrastructure

Smart wired infrastructure largely revolves around building a wired network of smart facilities, such as smart sockets, smart curtains, and smart lighting controls. It is designed to offer a reliable, convenient method of control. Given this understanding, power line communication (PLC) represents the preferred solution.

Smart Wireless Setup

Smart Wireless Setup

Smart wireless setup is mainly related to connecting mobile devices in wireless mode, including white goods, audio and video devices, and security gadgets, which feature high mobility and flexible deployment. WiFi is a convenient connectivity technology in home networks. Its standardized access capabilities make it an ideal choice for smart wireless setup.

PLC Based
Smart Wired Infrastructure

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WiFi
Smart Wireless Setup

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HiSilicon All-Scenario Solution
Accelerates All-in-One Smart Home

Both wired and wireless technologies are indispensable to implement all-in-one smart home. At present, most of the sound, light, water, and electricity systems in the smart home can be well controlled through the narrowband network. For devices that have higher requirements on data transmission and performance, broadband connections are required. HiSilicon marries the narrowband PLC IoT home bus with the ultra-broadband backbone network to provide a comprehensive, all-in-one smart home solution: The PLC IoT home bus allows for data transmission over power lines and is connected to the sound, light, water, and electricity systems; the ultra-broadband backbone network supports distributed WiFi, which provides better connectivity for smartphones, speakers, and other mobile devices. This combined approach allows smart devices to collaborate more efficiently in home environments.

Wired infrastructure technology

PLC IoT

Ligh-
ting

Secur-
ity

Air

Water supply

Music

Percep-
tion

Wireless setup technology

Distributed WiFi

Industrial Applications

HiSilicon + Zhonghai Real Estate:
Vibrant and Smart Living Spaces

The third-generation all-in-one smart home solution is shaping up to take smart living to its next stage. HiSilicon has partnered with other solutions providers to create an all-scenario smart home experience that encompasses everything from lifestyle services to home security to entertainment.
Under this new paradigm of connected intelligence, devices behave according to the specific context. For example, when you return home, the water and electricity systems are automatically set in motion, and the lights gradually turn on as you walk in, without you having to lift a finger. The lighting can even change on an automatic basis, to lend a more relaxing or warm vibe.

HiSilicon + OPPLE: Lighting Ecosystem for Smart Homes

HiSilicon, HUAWEI HiLink, and OPPLE have joined forces to integrate lighting and home appliances, showing how smart lighting can complement interior design, and bring it to new heights. When entertaining guests, you can adjust the lights to a warm color temperature simply by switching to reception mode. Combined with the cheerful background music, clean air, and a comfortable temperature, the lights will create an instantly warm and welcoming vibe.
The partnership between HiSilicon and OPPLE has expanded the scope of OPPLE's smart device portfolio, enriching consumers with smarter and better quality lighting environments.

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