“Interoperability is key to the success of connected buildings. Thanks to our connected and interoperable solutions, we enable third parties to generate an array of services to be offered to users.”
Eliot Program Manager
For Legrand, interoperability is essential to the success of the IoT. To position itself at the heart of the connected building ecosystem, Legrand has opted for open and interoperable languages and APIs. These must be able to interact with third-party systems and exchange data, with the aim to deliver additional value to users.
To enable such connections and allow all parties to deliver new user services using its products, the Group is providing partners with a means of connecting to Legrand solutions. Open to both developers and manufacturers—and to small companies and digital giants alike—Works with Legrand is already supporting a host of technological and commercial partnerships.
Launched at CES 2018, Works with Legrand enables third parties to connect with Legrand solutions so they can offer new added-value services and functionalities for end users. Concretely, Works with Legrand is a portal allowing access to all resources that make interaction with the Group’s products possible—documentation, language, APIs and more.
Works with Legrand is embodied by a portal
Eliot Program Manager
By design, Legrand works with a very diverse group of partners. But all share a commitment to putting users at the center of smart homes and smart buildings, and all are intent on fostering the emergence of new services. Our partners range from start-ups to major corporations, and from manufacturers to service providers. Works with Legrand also targets opinion leaders, project managers and decision-makers such as project owners and distributors. The aim in each case is to seek inspiration to develop new experiences.
In today’s market, voice control is essential. Which is why Legrand is working with the Amazon Echo voice assistant to devise new user services. When users want to adjust their heating, they dictate their instructions to the Amazon Echo voice assistant. These are then sent to the Smarther thermostat, which executes to adjust the temperature. Alexa, the voice of Amazon Echo, then confirms to the user that the instructions have been carried out.
All of this is possible thanks to voice data and the interoperability of the two clouds. Personal assistants, like Amazon Echo, are also able to anticipate and adapt to user needs by gathering and analyzing data—machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities of connected devices are thus at the service of users.
As part of Renault’s Easy Connect services offer, the automaker joined forces with Legrand to introduce users to seamless home-car connectivity—a whole new experience. The aim: from the R-LINK 2 screen on the dashboard—and eventually from any screen—drivers can get information and manage home systems from behind the wheel. Car and home are thus connected to offer the user with more security, better energy management and more comfort.
Legrand Strategy Advisor
Legrand has a longstanding partnership with La Poste. The tie-up promotes technological integration between La Poste’s Digital Hub and the Legrand Cloud, making the mass-market Digital Hub application compatible with all of Legrand’s connected solutions. The first solution affected by the partnership is Céliane™ with Netatmo connected equipment, which enables La Poste to provide assisted-living and other services through Legrand’s connected switches.
VP Partnerships and External Relations
In addition to working with partners, Legrand is an active member of global alliances that are working to spur the growth of connected devices. Their aim: establish common standards and languages to enable connected devices to communicate with each other, reduce the obstacles presented by multiple technologies, and facilitate adoption of connected devices by the greatest possible number of users.
Legrand is a longstanding member of the ZigBee® Alliance. ZigBee® is the global, open wireless standard for the Internet of Things, designed to make everyday life more comfortable and efficient by enabling simple, smart objects to work together.
Legrand is an active member of the Open Connectivity Foundation, a leading international consortium working to promote worldwide adoption of products, systems and services from the Internet of Things based on shared technology.