BTicino and Legrand will be exhibiting at ISE (Integrated System Europe) 2018, taking place at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam from 6 to 9 February 2018. The main novelties presented - designed to strengthen BTicino’s position on the IoT market - will include some new features on the Classe 300 X connected door entry video internal unit, which can now speak to other smart devices, and the Smarther connected thermostat, which can now be managed via the Google and Amazon voice assistants. These are only two examples of the level of interoperability now offered by the new “Works with Legrand” programme.

BTicino will be exhibiting at the largest trade show on audio/video and systems integration as part of the Legrand Group’s stand.

ISE 2018 will be the occasion for BTicino to confirm its strategy in the IoT industry, built around its connected home devices programme “Eliot”.

Following the great interest attracted by BTicino’s connected thermostat Smarther at its world premiere at the last ISE, this year a new feature will be presented, enabling interaction with the most popular voice assistants. Through the BTicino Thermostat app, it will now be possible to activate voice control with digital assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Users will for example be able to set the desired temperature or ask what the current room temperature is simply by talking to the voice assistant.

Another great novelty will be integration of the Classe 300X connected door entry video internal unit with the Yale Enter Smart Door Lock (ASSA ABLOY Group) and the Samsung Wisenet smart cameras (Hanwha Group). Interoperability with the door lock and the smart cameras will enable users to control the front door and ensure home video monitoring remotely via the Door Entry app or locally via the video internal unit.

These new integration functions have been developed as part of the Legrand Group’s Works with Legrand international programme, designed to ensure interoperability between its connected products and third-party solutions and services and make its systems compatible with the leading global brands on the IoT market sector, such as Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The open interoperable platform is a strategic component of the Eliot programme*.

Also in the home solutions field, the MyHOME_Up range will present Hometouch, a new 7” Touch Screen that is able to control all home automation functions and can also be used as a door entry video internal unit. Hometouch can be managed remotely via the dedicated Door Entry app.

For the service industry, Legrand and BTicino will be introducing, in partnership with Samsung, their new GRMS (Guest Room Management System) solutions for smart hotels, designed to enhance customer experience in hotel guest rooms.

Guests will now be able to manage their room’s main functions - lights, rolling shutters and temperature – from the BTicino controls or the TV remote. The new interfaces rely on Samsung’s LYNK Hospitality Management Solution (HMS) and the Legrand Group’s expertise in electrical and digital building infrastructure. A first tangible example of this cooperation is that involving international hotel group Marriott, which has chosen Samsung/BTicino solutions for its connected hotel guest rooms.

ISE is an international showcase to present the Legrand Group’s entire offering for the various technological applications.

The Group will also be present with some of its prestigious brandnames: Vantage, Nuvo, Middle Atlantic Products and QMotion.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive product offering for the international commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a reference for customers worldwide. Relying on an approach that involves all employees and counterparties, Legrand pursues a profitable and lasting growth strategy driven by innovation - with a steady launch of new solutions, including the Eliot high added value connected products - and acquisitions. In 2016 Legrand reported sales of more than € 5 billion. The company is listed on the Euronext Paris platform and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC 40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, Corporate Oekom Rating, DJSIWorld,Vigeo Euronext Eurozone 120  Europe 120 – France 20 and Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence.  (ISIN code FR0010307819).

BTicino, the leader company of the Legrand Group in Italy, with an organisation that includes 10 industrial sites and approximately 2,800 employees, operates on the Italian market through its main brands BTicino, Legrand, Zucchini, Cablofil, Vantage, NuVo and IME.

*The BTicino and Legrand Eliot Programme

Eliot is the name of the programme launched by BTicino and Legrand in 2015 to speed up the development of its connected devices offering. Spawned by the Legrand Group’s innovation strategy, Eliot aims to develop connected and interoperable solutions in numerous families of products, with long-term benefits for professional and private users alike.