Title: Application of universal remote control of non-smart home appliances for smart home concepts

Authors: Jan Dvorak; Ondrej Krejcar; Lim Kok Cheng

Addresses: Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove, 500 03, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove, 500 03, Czech Republic ' Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malajsie, Malaysia

Abstract: The smart homes concept is widely used nowadays, as well as many different standards and technologies that exist which enable to remotely control almost every home appliance. In this paper, we would like to address universal solution of remote control based on available widely used hardware solution which allows to connect not only current appliances from different producers, but also older appliances which support only the handling via a controller on the basis of infrared transfer. Finally, these non-smart home appliances are going to be integrated in whole smart environment and also be as smart as other new appliances. The part of the solution is the interface for the connection of the application to current smart home systems and an intelligent recognition and an automatisation of user's actions with controllers. The result of the implementation is a functional prototype with all required design (PCB) and implementation. User testing also confirms the amount of time saved by using such device instead of original non-smart or not connected smart ones.

Keywords: smart home; infrared; remote control; automation; mobile; multimedia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDET.2019.097847

International Journal of Digital Enterprise Technology, 2019 Vol.1 No.3, pp.276 - 291

Available online: 11 Feb 2019 *

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