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The Challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the set of sensors, devices, and systems that interconnect via the Internet. It has found wide applications in home automation, personal healthcare monitoring, surveillance systems, smart meters, wearable devices, etc.

The number and variety of devices connected as well as the amount of data they collect are growing rapidly. To ensure that they can all be integrated and performing effectively, an open, scalable, reliable and secure integration platform is required.


Home8-Platform

Home8-Platform is designed and implemented by Home8 (formally Oplink Connected). It has been in operation for more than three years. It is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform built to manage relationships between devices, data, people, and places. It simplifies the interconnections and accelerates the creation of compelling solutions that revolutionize how people experience their world.

Home8-Platform consists of Home8-Cloud (server) and its APIs (RESTful APIs). The server establishes the relationships and manages the collaborations between devices, data, people, and places. It has the advantages of high reliability, high stability, and high capacity.

Based on the platform, Home8 has built a flagship product called TripleShield, which consists of a processing unit (OPU), a couple of IP cameras, a variety of sensors and the Home8-App. The Home8-App can run on several mobile devices and has been released on Apple Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and Amazon AppStore under the name of Oplink Connected.

Currently there are over 100,000 Home8 devices connected to our servers, and over 10,000 users registered and interacting with their devices.

With the open Home8-Platform, 3rd-party developers can gain the agility and efficiency they need to rapidly meet market demands for compelling connected products and solutions.

For example, with the RESTful APIs, developers can directly benefit from Home8-Cloud and Home8-App to build connected solutions in several ways:

Home8-Platform also offers end-to-end security across the entire platform to ensure product/solution integrity including:

Home8 Platform Structure