Shanghai, China – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, and Huawei Technologies have signed a partnership agreement to ensure the seamless interoperability of the Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home with Huawei’s OceanConnect Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Under the agreement, Huawei will become a ‘Friends of Hue’ partner and Philips Lighting an OceanConnect partner, so that customers using Huawei’s IoT platform will be able to offer their end users a certified user experience with full control of Philips Hue lighting.
The partnership will further enhance the user experience by enabling Philips Hue lighting products to work seamlessly with other connected devices, systems and apps. An example scenario may be intrusion detection, where an IP security camera detects movement at night causing an alarm to sound and Philips Hue bulbs to flash blue and red throughout the house.
“Growth of the IoT is predicated on devices and apps that can interoperate flawlessly and OceanConnect provides the ideal platform for harmonization. Our partnership with Philips Lighting will see the leading connected lighting system for the home interoperate with other devices via our OceanConnect platform,” said Ma Haixu, President of Cloud Core Network Product Line, Huawei.
Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Business Leader Home Systems at Philips Lighting said, “Lighting is one of the top two most sought after applications in the smart home along with security. This latest partnership with Huawei brings together global leaders in IoT networking and connected lighting. It opens the door for many more consumer products to interoperate with Philips Hue and extends the reach of our lighting system into the growing connected home market.”
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About Philips Hue
Philips Hue is the world’s leading connected lighting system for the home. It comprises bulbs, strips, spots, lamps and controls. Through a vibrant developer program there are more than 600 third-party apps for Philips Hue. The system is transforming how light is used in and around the home to stimulate your senses, light your moments and helps to provide peace of mind when away from home.
From the launch of Philips Hue in October 2012, Philips Lighting has encouraged other companies to develop devices, apps and systems that interoperate with the system. From third-party apps and wearable technology, to internet services and connected home products; Philips Hue goes beyond illumination to provide more than just light - to deliver new experiences where the only limit is your imagination. For more information, please visit www.philips-hue.com
About Huawei OceanConnect
Huawei OceanConnect is an open ecosystem with the IoT connection management platform as its core. With open APIs and serial Agents, it accelerates applications' release, simplifies terminal access, and ensures network connection. In addition, it provides one-stop services for partners including all kinds of technical/marketing support and commercial cooperation. With more than 170 released APIs over 200 integrated devices and sensors, and more than 80 partners, Huawei OceanConnect Ecosystem provides solutions in Connected Car, Smart Home, Public Utility, Gas & Energy and other fields.