Kii helps empower the building industry with HOUZE collaboration

Mar 10, 2016, 12:00 ET from Kii

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kii, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, has announced its collaboration with HOUZE, an innovative technology commercialization company, to help integrate disruptive technologies into consumer and commercial real estate development and buildings.  Creating an affordable net-zero energy home specializing in the commercialization of advanced building technologies is a pillar of the HOUZE mission that Kii is helping to fulfill.

"IoT is a disruptive force that will revolutionize the housing and building industry by redefining quality of life," says David Goswick, CEO, HOUZE.  "In order for us to capitalize on applying IoT to homes and buildings and to achieve our zero-energy vision, we chose Kii as our IoT platform partner provider to help us build upon the HOUZE Ecosystem."

By using next-gen building systems, technologies and materials, the HOUZE zero-energy homes aspire to meet the highest energy efficiency standards while creating a safer, stronger structure and touts a near-zero carbon footprint.

"Kii will help HOUZE to create IoT solutions and services for real estate development and building industries, for both new development and retrofit," says Masanari Arai, CEO, Kii.  "Combining the innovative energy management from HOUZE and IoT platform solution from Kii, this will revolutionize the way all homes are built and retrofitted with advanced energy-saving technologies." 

HOUZE is establishing a network of 'living labs' across the globe that will illustrate the lifestyle benefits of IoT in both residential and commercial buildings.  Kii will be the platform enabling smart automation and monitoring in these living labs, which will contain smart devices and solutions from a variety of device manufacturers that operate within the HOUZE IoT Ecosystem. 

About Kii
Kii enables customers across the world to rapidly create compelling IoT solutions with its scalable, easy to use and feature rich IoT platform. The global platform enables all three layers of a typical IoT solution (things, services, apps), thereby significantly reducing the time it takes to create solutions, freeing up the customer to focus on their solution differentiation. Kii provides a flexible deployment model (public cloud, dedicated cloud, private cloud) globally, thereby enabling seamless solution deployment for customers of all sizes. In addition to the platform, Kii's ecosystem initiatives (like Space) also enable customers to distribute their solutions in premier carrier and retailer channels.

Members of AllSeen Alliance
Both Kii and HOUZE are actively collaborating with the AllSeen Alliance; a cross-industry consortium dedicated to enabling the interoperability of billions of devices, services and apps that comprise the Internet of Things.

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