Microsoft announced the operating system for homes




Microsoft’s engineers have developed a software that allows you to control “smart home” . The new software will be a platform for building applications for the “installation” in houses and apartments, furnished with various home appliances and electronics.

Despite the wide availability of network-attached home goods, whether surveillance cameras , motion sensors or relays, they all operate independently of each other. The new software with Microsoft, which is called the Lab of Things , provides centralized virtual control panel of various devices, “smart home”. Developers creating applications include standards for buildings managed by Lab of Things.

Announcement Lab of Things was held at the annual summit Faculty Summit for researchers to Microsoft and third-party developers. In contrast to other management systems, “smart home”, this offers more features, the company said. The idea of ​​a single platform is to make inanimate objects and devices to communicate with each other via the Internet. Project Lab of Things is based on HomeOS, the earlier development of Microsoft Research.

The software is available on the web page Once installed on your home computer, it automatically detects all household automatic devices connected to the same network. At the presentation of the product Microsoft researcher showed how Lab of Things sensor automatically detects the opening and closing of doors. The user can customize the function of sending e-mail alerts. Separately, demonstrated the ability to perform remote access to records with CCTV cameras.

Home automation system can control the flow of electricity, water, tracking the habits of the residents in order to subsequently offer new ways to store and manage the resources necessary for their livelihoods. Lab of Things can be used not only in private homes. According to experts, the system is also suitable for medical facilities, sports complexes and a variety of commercial properties. The scope of its wide use.

Recall that last year, the South Korean company Samsung has released a series of mobile apps to control home appliances.
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