Deutsche Telekom has updated its Qivicon smart home platform and revealed it will be heading to Italy and France.

The Germany-based operator has unveiled a new base station for Qivicon, which features a new design and updated protocols.

The company said Home Base 2.0 will come in a range of different models to suit different markets.

While the different models all have an identical outward appearance, the DECT Ultra Low Energy standard has been added to the model that will go on sale in Germany and other unspecified markets.

A separate model featuring just the ZigBee Pro and Z-Wave protocols is also available.

Meanwhile, Bitron Video, which manufactures door entry systems and associated products, has signed up to offer the Qivicon platform in Italy and France.

The Italy-based company follows Austrian energy company eww and Dutch telco KPN in using Qivicon as a white label service outside of Germany.

DT said Logitech, Netamo and Sonos are to launch new Qivicon-compatible devices during the autumn.

Thomas Rockmann, head of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, said: “We are now partnering with over 40 companies, have presence in a range of different European countries and offer users numerous apps and components, from different manufacturers, that make home environments more secure, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.

“We plan to continue expanding our range of products and services, integrating new products and partners, and developing additional markets.”

In June, Nokia unveiled its first smart home platform and said it was targeting Qivicon given the product was the benchmark in Europe.

Telia became the latest operator to launch a smart home platform the same month.

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