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Author: William Ablondi
Publication Date: 2月 29 2016
Pages: 37
Report Type: Report, Word



Update on the Ecosystems of Key Smart Home Platforms

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Report Summary:

This report looks at the ecosystems developing around platforms for the smart home. It considers both OEM-specific and licensable platforms, and highlights recent partnerships and collaborations that are helping to reinforce the market positions of platform providers. Additionally, it provides an overview of business models for key providers of smart home platforms as well as the outlook for these vendors and the market as a whole.
Table of Contents


1. Executive Summary
1.1 How are providers of smart home platforms positioning themselves in the market?
1.2 Which features, trends, and partnerships are vendors incorporating into their platform ecosystems?
1.3 Which emerging trends are worth watching?
1.4 What implications do recent developments in the platform space have for the market?
2. Introduction
2.1 What is a smart home platform?
2.1.1 OEM-specific platforms
2.1.2 Licensable platforms
2.1.3 Why include both types of smart home platforms?
2.2 The idea of a smart home ecosystem
2.2.1 What is an ecosystem?
2.2.2 Building a competitive offering
3. The Competitive Landscape
3.1 Distribution strategies
3.1.1 OEM-specific platforms
3.1.2 Licensable platforms
3.2 Monetization strategies
4. Vendor Analysis
4.1 OEM-specific vendors
4.1.1 AT&T Digital Life
4.1.2 British Gas (Honeycomb)
4.1.3 D-Link (mydlink)
4.1.4 Nest
4.1.5 SmartThings
4.1.6 Vivint (Sky Platform)
4.1.7 Wink
4.2 Licensable platforms
4.2.2 Essence
4.2.3 Icontrol Networks
4.2.4 ROC Connect
4.2.6 Zonoff
5. Market Outlook
5.1.1 Trends: Platforms and Ecosystems
5.1.2 Companies are building broad ecosystems to differentiate in the marketplace
5.1.3 The impact of growing smart home ecosystems on the market
5.1.4 How do companies achieve sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace?


Exhibit 1 1: Comparison of Select Capabilities on OEM-Specific and Licensable Platforms
Exhibit 1 2: Comparison of Integrations and Touchpoints on OEM-Specific and Licensable Platform
Exhibit 3 1: Target Markets for Providers of Licensable Platforms
Exhibit 4 1: AT&T Digital Life Overview
Exhibit 4 2: British Gas Overview (Honeycomb Platform)
Exhibit 4 3: D-Link Overview
Exhibit 4 4: Nest Overview
Exhibit 4 5: SmartThings Overview
Exhibit 4 6: Vivint Overview (Sky Platform)
Exhibit 4 7: Wink Overview
Exhibit 4 8: Overview
Exhibit 4 9: Essence Overview
Exhibit 4 10: Icontrol Networks Platforms and Target Market Segments
Exhibit 4 11: Icontrol Networks Overview
Exhibit 4 12: ROC Connect Overview
Exhibit 4 13: Qivicon
Exhibit 4 14: Zonoff Overview

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