Smart homes are the latest trend in real estate, with Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk taking their innovative home experience to a new level by implementing high-tech security systems, automated appliances such as lights and electronics, etc. However, what goes behind creating this ultimate smart home? The answer is fiber optic cables or optical fibers that power your SMART GADGETS at home. Today most voice and data traffic is through the optic fiber cable.
A SMART home is a house that uses automated devices and sensors to enhance comfort, convenience, energy efficiency, security, safety, and entertainment. It’s also a home that expands its capabilities with the help of technology. For example, Smart homes use intelligent systems for your daily chores such as controlling your lights, switching on/off your AC, or managing your CCTV remotely.
A reliable broadband network is required for the devices to interconnect. Therefore, SMART HOME requires a SMART network that provides bandwidth and supports device mobility. SMART networking in SMART HOME is possible through an optical fiber network connected to FTTH enabled devices. The devices communicate with other SMART devices/systems such as smartphones, tablets, mobile computers, environmental sensors, home monitoring systems, and entertainment equipment.
Fiber To The Home(FTTH)
FTTH provides narrowband and broadband services to support SMART home needs where SMART HOME solutions require broadband connectivity in addition to narrowband SMART networking requirements. SMART home is a cluster of devices that interact with one another, exploiting various input/output mechanisms (including voice, video content, and specific device control protocols).
FTTH provides a connection over the optical glass or plastic cable rather than the traditional copper wires. FTTH involves the installation of optical fibers from home to a centralized point. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, is conducting more research to enhance communication between intelligent home gadgets. However, to achieve the desired results, more training on data visualization tools such as Power BI training is a must.
SMART home is gaining demand in the market, especially after SMART city initiatives in several countries. A few vertical applications for SMART homes include SMART traffic systems and SMART healthcare facilities.
The SMART HOME application has been around for some time, and many companies have also jumped on the bandwagon.
Advantages of Implementation of FTTH
Can transmit extensive data and at high speed. SMART home devices can communicate with each other at high speed. Ethernet cables for computers are no longer needed.
SMART cities and SMART traffic systems are possible where the centralized SMART city control room has a CCTV camera that can see all objects on the road from SMART cars to SMART street lighting systems.
Low maintenance costs.
FTTH cables do not require frequent maintenance, hence cheaper to maintain, though expensive to install, which means little to no interruption of data transmission due to repairs.
Unlike wireless or mobile systems, there is no interference from other signals. Mobile handsets, for example, cannot be used while planes are landing at airports due to the SMART Airport Control using radio frequencies close to mobile phone frequencies.
Eliminates Use of Power Cables and Power Outlets
Power can be transmitted as a power line carrier (PLC) over the same SMART FTTH cables, giving SMART home devices access to unlimited power.
The SMART home network can power SMART street lighting systems. SMART street lights can be connected to and powered by the SMART home network eliminating the need to have parallel power cables running down the streets.
Delivery of SMART FTTH services will fast track SMART homes and SMART cities development. SMART home users will further enjoy the following benefits of SMART Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). First, delivering the communication signal will be a great leap forward towards achieving an intelligent home.