Smart home: collaboration for the interoperability

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Samsung, LG and Vestel (members of the HCA, Home Connectivity Alliance) is working to provide consumers with the ability to control third-party smart appliances using the app of their choice. Based on the HCA’s Interface Specification 1.0, this will enable Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability between certain home appliances & HVAC systems and pave the way for increased consumer benefits. Thanks to this development, users can start controlling their smart appliances, regardless of the manufacturer through their existing appliance and HVAC apps such as the Samsungs’s SmartThings app, LG’s ThinQ and Vestel’s VeeZy. Consumers simply need to update their mobile app of choice to enable management of the smart appliances in their homes.