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 an essential condition for development of the IoT. In order to be at the heart of a connected building’s ecosystem, Legrand has opted for open and interoperable languages and APIs. The latter must be able to interact with third party systems and exchange data, with the aim of providing users with additional benefits. To guarantee this interaction and to allow everyone to deliver new services to users with the aid of Legrand products, the Group is providing its partners with a means of connecting to Legrand’s solutions. Open to both developers and manufacturers, to small companies and digital giants alike, Works with Legrand is already supporting numerous technological and commercial partnerships.
Launched at CES 2018, Works with Legrand is designed to enable third parties to connect to its solutions in order to offer new services and functionalities and, hence, to create added value for the end user. Works with Legrand is embodied by a portal, which offers access to all resources providing the means to interact with Legrand's products: documentation, language, APIs, etc.
Works with Legrand is embodied by a portal
Eliot Program Manager
The partnerships formed by Legrand are targeting a range of very diverse partners. Their common bond is the desire to put users at the heart of smart homes and smart buildings and to encourage the emergence of new services. These partners include start-ups, large groups, manufacturers and service providers. Works with Legrand is also aimed at opinion leaders, project managers and other decision-makers (project owners, distributors, etc.) seeking inspiration for the development of new experiences.
Today, voice control is essential. Legrand is working with the Amazon Echo voice assistant to devise new services for users. When users want to adjust their heating, they talk to the Amazon Echo voice assistant, which accepts their instruction. The order to change the temperature is sent to the Smarther thermostat, which executes it. Alexa, the voice of Amazon Echo, then tells the user that the temperature has been adjusted.
The voice information and the interoperability of the two clouds make this possible. Personal assistants, like Amazon Echo, are also able to anticipate and adapt to users’ requirements by gathering and analysing data. Machine learning and the artificial intelligence of connected devices are exploited for the user’s benefit.
Within the framework of its EASY CONNECT range of connected services, Renault has joined forces with Legrand to offer users their first experience of continuous connectivity between their homes and their cars. The main benefit is to be able to use the R-Link 2 dashboard screen and all types of screens in the future, to receive information from and perform operations in the home. This means that the car and house are connected, offering users more security, improved energy management and greater comfort.
Strategy Advisor Legrand
Legrand is a long-term partner of La Poste. The partnership consists of technological integration between La Poste’s digital hub and the Legrand Cloud, making the mass-market digital hub application compatible with all Legrand’s connected solutions. The first solution covered by the partnership is Céliane™ with Netatmo connected equipment. This means that La Poste is able to provide services via Legrand’s connected switches including, specifically, assisted living services.
Vice-President Partnerships and External Relations
In addition to partnerships, as an active member of global alliances, Legrand is committed to the development of connected devices. The aim of these alliances is to establish common standards and languages, enabling connected devices to communicate with each other and, thereby, to reduce obstacles and facilitate their adoption by the greatest possible number of users
Legrand is one of the most long-standing members of the ZigBee® Alliance. ZigBee® is the wireless, open and global standard for the Internet of Things, designed to make simple and smart objects work together, in order to increase convenience and efficiency for users in their everyday lives.
Legrand is an active member of the Open Connectivity Foundation, one of the most important international consortiums formed to promote the worldwide adoption of products, systems and services from the Internet of Things based on common technology