Connected World Services from Dixons Carphone Partners with Zonoff for Remote Home Monitoring
CWS, a division of Dixons Carphone is deploying remote home monitoring and management services using the Zonoff SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.
LONDON/Malvern, PA – June 21, 2016 – Connected World Services (a division of Dixons Carphone plc.), and Zonoff, Inc. today announced a partnership to offer an innovative IoT-enabled home management and services platform to companies throughout Europe. Zonoff’s leading Consumer IoT technology combined with Connected World Services’ (CWS) honeyBee platform creates a smart end-to-end platform that companies can use to provide consumers with technology support within their homes.
In the combined offering, Zonoff’s protocol-agnostic consumer IoT technology can monitor the condition of various devices and sensors in the home and send status alerts directly into Connected World Services’ honeyBee platform. The honeyBee platform can then diagnose the situation, provide appropriate self-help responses and, if required, allow branded or white-labelled service providers to manage every aspect of professional response to a final resolution.
The technology has been engineered to operate as a single, white label B2B platform which can be applied across a range of sectors including utilities, insurance, retail, healthcare and financial services. In the event of a water leak, for instance, the Zonoff platform would detect water on behalf of a home owner and signal the honeyBee platform to determine if a service provider should be dispatched to a customer site. It also engages Dixon Carphone’s Knowhow service to keep both customers and responders coordinated and fully informed of progress.
Commenting on the partnership:
Andrew Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive, Dixons Carphone plc said:
“CWS supports many of its partners using our market-leading infrastructure, repairs capability and technology expertise.”
“Customers of our CWS partners often need help with many technology issues – from Wi-Fi to washing machines. Zonoff’s home control and automation platform will allow them to provide proactive support for all matters of home management concerns.”
Mike Harris, Founder and CEO, Zonoff commented:
“Connected World Services considered a number of Consumer IoT platform partners and valued the proven strength and flexibility of our technology. Our Z1 software offers the most robust lighting, energy, security, monitoring and entertainment integration available and we’re looking forward to working with the CWS team as they build out long-term solutions for their clients and their customers.”
“Zonoff’s platform has proven to be adaptable for many industries and consumer use cases. With Zonoff’s world-class Consumer IoT platform working in tandem with Connected World Services’ honeyBee platform, we are setting a new standard of home management and support. This partnership will ease the burden on companies who need to keep their consumers’ homes and lives running smoothly.”
About Dixons Carphone and Connected World Services (CWS)
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.
Connected World Services (CWS) leverages the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of white label services to businesses.
Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and CurrysPCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.
Zonoff empowers the world’s leading brands to deliver smart, seamless living to the mass market through our Consumer Internet of Things software and services platform. Zonoff offers a proven, enterprise-scale Consumer IoT Platform with the interoperability, flexibility and reliability needed to successfully support mass market Smart Home offerings. Zonoff’s end-to-end, white-label solution includes the world-class Z1 Software Suite, an exceptional user interface framework, proven hardware reference designs, robust data analytics, a comprehensive device ecosystem and subscription-based services. Zonoff’s Consumer IoT technology and services platform has been successfully adopted by leading brands in multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit www.Zonoff.com or follow via Twitter @ZonoffInc.
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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