By Sangguk Jung
Around 70 percent of Koreans live in apartment buildings for convenience and because the population is larger than the land size of the country and Koreans prefer convenient life. Most units in these apartment buildings have their own built-in smart home systems, such as automatic curtains, lighting, doors, gas valves, thermostats, and more. So, how do you control each of these devices ensure that the smart home functions correctly and efficiently?
The OCF Korea Forum was formed in March 2017 with the goal to expand IoT (Internet of Things) interoperability in Korea. As an “outpost” of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the Korea Forum strives to provide secure interoperability across the IoT ecosystem, including the smart home, automotive, health, and enterprise industries. In their latest efforts to bring safety, efficiency, and interoperability to the IoT in Korea, the Korea Forum has announced the development of an OCF-based submetering service that will allow Korean residents who live in apartment buildings to save energy. It is also developing an edge-computing smart home hub that will connect all IoT appliances in a home with backwards and forwards compatibility, meeting the needs of the residents.