Everyday life today is naturally shaped by digital media. With the smartphone when travelling, you can find the way. With the tablet, you can read the newspaper on the couch. These possibilities of using digital media have long since arrived in the realities of people’s lives. The networking of entertainment technology is only part of the digitization of everyday life.
New developments by Data engineer are increasingly focusing on the household and the devices that have been operating individually until now. In concrete terms, this means that more and more everyday objects are networked with one another. You can already control smart heating using a small application on your smartphone, a so-called app. Windows can also be opened and closed remotely.
In the future, households of people in need of care will increasingly be equipped with smart technical assistance systems.
Data: Example of networked entertainment technology
The digitization scenario can be easily understood using the example of today’s living rooms. Just a few decades ago, the television, the radio, the record player or the slide projector were individual, independently functioning devices. On the basis of advancing digitization, you are now experiencing a convergence of these technologies.
Pictures taken with the digital camera can long ago be viewed on the smart TV in the living room. You can also watch TV programs you have missed via online media libraries on your laptop or via an Internet connection on your television if you want to. Even large record collections or well-stocked CD racks are often only of importance today for nostalgic people.
Data: More security through a networked home
The digitization of various devices also forms the basis for networking the household, known as the smart home. In addition to the described control options for heating, windows and shutters, the intelligent home also includes the option of monitoring the apartment using motion sensors and webcams. If a sensor registers movement even though the owner should not be at home, a warning SMS is sent.
You can then use your smartphone to check what is happening at home while you are out and about and detect any break-ins. Another application is checking power consumption. An app shows how much electricity is currently being used in the household. So you can quickly see whether you have forgotten to turn off the stove.