When VELUX A/S asked Cogniance to help them bring advanced remote access to their customers, it was a departure from the norm. VELUX’s roof windows and skylights had been transforming dark attics into livable spaces since 1942. Now it was time to implement an interface to other systems—for a complete smart home system. And to do so, they needed a dedicated and capable collaborator. They turned to Cogniance.
Partnering on development: a big step for a mature brand
For more than 75 years, VELUX has created better living environments for people around the world. But due to the lightning-fast speed of technology and the competitive landscape, they realized that they could benefit from having extra hands to accelerate the development of their new solution. Yet it was rare for them to partner with an outside vendor for such help. So Cogniance was delighted to be chosen to work alongside VELUX’s in-house engineering team. And together, seize the window of opportunity and get the job done.
The tech goal: connecting VELUX to the smart-home infrastructure
People who have smart homes want all their devices and appliances connected. So VELUX envisioned leveraging their new KLF 200 home interface platform. Ever the market leader, they knew exactly what their customers needed. But they didn’t have the right design and web development expertise in-house to build the UI and deliver it.
VELUX wanted an agile and deeply engaged partner. One who would work in parallel with their own experts to seamlessly enable a superior solution. And they needed to trust the delivery of the project, with respect to closely-held proprietary standards. Cogniance was the perfect fit.
The smooth solution: easily programmable VELUX home-control scenarios
Cogniance worked with VELUX to design a user-friendly web solution that leveraged
io-homecontrol®—a superb, secure wireless technology that monitors the home. It was successfully implemented on time and on budget. Enabling homeowners to easily program home-control scenarios for their valued VELUX products. Harnessing new technologies for better living.
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