The market for intelligent installations change where the smart homes now will become more commoditized and part of standard eco systems (HomeKit, Google Assistant, Amazon). It is expected that setting up a smart home is now just a few click in an app, which is true for smaller DIY smart home components, but not yet for a fully integrated high-end experience.
To address this the new “Beoliving Intelligence” is now here together with a new iOS app called BeoLiving. The idea with the product is that the Beoliving Intelligence will work in an Essential version out of the box, without an installer needed.
All configuration is done via the BeoLiving App and no installation knowledge is needed. With a license update to a Pro version the product will now work as the BeoLink Gateway and can be configured for a full Bang & Olufsen custom installation. The Pro version will need a professional installer, just as was needed in the BeoLink Gateway.
The Beoliving Intelligence (BLI) is a small box made for hide away solutions. It has a simple connection interface only consisting of three connectors: Ethernet, USB and external power supply.
It can be powered via PoE or by use of the enclosed external power supply. In the box you will find all you need to install the product on either a wall bracket or by use of rubber feet for shelf/rack placement.
The benefits of the Beoliving Intelligence Hardware platform compared to the BeoLink Gateway are that it is compact, four times faster CPU and can be powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE).
For more information on the BeoLiving Intelligence Essential / Pro please visit our support page.