Teknision was recruited by QNX to develop a prototype for a Home Automation device. BlackBerry’s CEO Thorsten Heins has reiterated multiple times that QNX / BlackBerry 10 is more than just a mobile computing platform. Perhaps this is just one of many ways BlackBerry 10 can be utilized.
The prototype device was not only built for reference but shown off running a specially built flash application to highlight the features and robust nature of the next gen Smart Energy Panel at events.
The production of the Home Automation prototype marks an interesting time for BlackBerry from a software perspective. Here’s what Teknision says about the project:
QNX, a world leader in embedded operating systems, enlisted Teknision to create a prototype of a next generation Smart Energy Panel. This protoype was used extensively at conferences and keynote events to demonstrate the direction of innovation in the home automation industry. Key messages for the prototype were: rich user experience, integration with hardware devices and sensors, network connectivity and usage of “green” low-power technology. Teknision developed the application using Adobe Flash Lite 3, with integration to the QNX OS and an assortment of hardware.
Check out more of the QNX Home Automation prototype with the images below: