Kai Kreuzer

Java Software Architect and Home Automation Professional.
Founder of openHAB.org and Project Lead of Eclipse SmartHome.

Smart Home Technology at EclipseCon France

EclipseCon France is less than three weeks away from now and I am very much looking forward to it! It is the first time for me to attend an EclipseCon in France and also to visit the city of Toulouse - my main encounter with the French Smart Home community has been an Eclipse Day in Grenoble last year, which was much fun.


Semantic Interoperability in the Internet of Things

I had the honor to participate in a workshop on IoT Semantic Interoperability (IOTSI) organized by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and hosted by Ericsson in Santa Clara.
There is no doubt that interoperability is a huge issue today and the idea of the workshop was to analyze the situation, define potential ways forward and especially to bring relevant people and organisations together to ignite discussions and cooperations. A huge number of people applied for workshop and many had to be rejected in order to keep the workshop at a reasonable size.

As a result, there were representatives from many major organizations and corporations:
Allseen Alliance, ARM, Deutsche Telekom (me), Eclipse IoT (me as well), Ericsson, Google, Huawei, IETF, Microsoft, NIST, OMA, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Oracle, SmartThings, ZigBee Alliance, and many more.


openHAB 1.8 and 2.0 beta1 Release

What a great start to the year 2016 - new openHAB releases are available! Although it is too late for you to play with it during the holiday season, we have used the past weeks intensively to get the releases out of the door.


Integrating my.openHAB with IFTTT

Today I have some great news to share - I am sure this will make openHAB attractive to even more users than ever before!


openHAB 1.7 and 2.0 alpha 2 Release

The openHAB community is growing rapidly and so does the rate of contributions - it is therefore definitely time for a new release!
We have reached a new all-time record with a total of 160 add-ons (of which 23 are new bindings and 9 new actions) for openHAB 1.7 - you can find the full list of new features and enhancements in the release notes!