By Oscar Michel, Masters in Jounalism, DCU
It is now possible to chat using voice and text with smart homes, smart entreprises and smart city devices just as it is possible to chat with friends.
Ken Herron from Unified Inbox explained what was UnificationEngine: “it is an intelligent IOT messaging company. You know how easy it is to chat with your friends on whatever communication apps you happen to use, we allow people to message or chat with their machines”.
20 different communication channels, including SMS, email, and the most popular global social media, messaging, and chat platforms are usable to contact devices. There is no need for a separate app.
Michael Goh, Bosch’s Director of Smart Connected Solutions (Southeast Asia) said, “As a global supplier of technology and services, Bosch has developed a unique integration of UnificationEngine into our surveillance cameras. Leveraging UnificationEngine’s unified API, our surveillance cameras can communicate with users like security officers via text messaging and videos to provide them with real-time information. Users are therefore able to access a situation beforehand and plan the best course of action to address specific security situations.”
Bosch is one of the leading innovative companies that has started to integrate the Unification Engine on the IBM Cloud.
Goh added, “Authorised users can also effectively monitor crowd movements, such as queue build-ups. Using voice command or text messages, they can retrieve images and video footage from any point in time on any communications platform – be it SMS, social media or messaging apps.”
UnificationEngine is the only IoT solution increasing security and convenience.
“We’re excited to have the security, interoperability, and convenience of UnificationEngine now be available globally to users, developers, and manufacturers through the IBM Cloud catalog. Because UnificationEngine scales with smart home, enterprise, and city solutions to make IoT solutions both frictionless and fun, we can’t wait to see what existing users like Bosch and new IBM Cloud users will create!” said Toby Ruckert, CEO of UIB.
How to use Unification Engine?
1: Register as a developer;
2: Enter your app’s name;
3: Add a connector;
4: Create a user;
5: Add a connection; and
6: Send your first UnificationEngine message.