HomeFrame – Connected Home Applications

Create a Captivating User Experience

HomeFrame, the user interface for the connected home, is a set of customizable web and mobile apps that connect securely to the home gateway and associated cloud services. Using HomeFrame, service providers can offer many digital home services, all of which have a common, branded, user interface. Services span home network self-management to value-added services such as parental controls and remote access to home media, accessible anywhere, on multiple platforms (iOS, Android and web portals). HomeFrame’s interface gives service providers a unique opportunity to strengthen their brand and increase subscriber retention while reducing support costs.

HomeFrame can either be used as a complete, ready-to-use interface, or customized by the service provider. HomeFrame’s apps are built using smaller HTML5 and JavaScript UI modules so specific components can be easily integrated into the service provider’s existing end-user interface (e.g. customer portals).

HomeFrame is designed to provide fast, intuitive access to the information and actions users want. Users are initially provided a dashboard view, from which they can get a real time picture of their home network, identify any issues, and easily perform relevant actions (e.g. from the network map, press a device’s ‘boost’ button to temporarily give it high priority, or a ‘block’ button to manually block Internet access). HomeFrame provides seamless integration and transition between different services.

HomeFrame is tightly integrated with Rainbow, Jungo’s application framework and cloud services, to provide a full solution for combined gateway- and cloud-based services.

netia

Jungo lets us use a single unified software layer on all existing devices as well on future additions, regardless of hardware or chipset provider. This helps ensure rapid and cost-effective new service introduction and drives our revenue

Esz Grzegorz | Commercial Director & VP Sales and Marketing | Netia

HomeFrame was created with a vision to support the business and needs of service providers. It increases the value provided to subscribers by giving them a rich interface to the connected home.

  • Strengthen brand: Using HomeFrame, service providers can “own the home” with a common branded interface for multiple connected home services
  • Increase subscriber retention: HomeFrame brings connected home services to subscribers’ everyday devices and user experience
  • Reduce support costs: HomeFrame provides subscribers with home network self care and troubleshooting tools, available on a simple, yet compelling, interface

HomeFrame was designed to enable compelling service delivery. Some of the key features of HomeFrame are:

  • Universal: Based on HTML5 and JavaScript to allow easy adaptation to multiple platforms and devices
  • Flexible: Service providers can use ready-to-use home apps provided by Jungo or use the developer APIs and libraries to independently develop mobile and web apps
  • Modular: HomeFrame consists of UI modules can be easily integrated into existing web portals or other interfaces, extending their value
  • Secure: HomeFrame includes a mechanism for secure, authenticated and authorized access to the residential gateway and associated services

A Unified, Branded Service Interface

Using HomeFrame, subscribers can access many services anytime and anywhere:

Home network management and self-care

  • Network map: dynamic view of home network devices and additional information (e.g. wireless signal strength indication)
  • “Who’s in the home” view: attach names and pictures to mobile home devices such as tablets and laptops, and link information from Facebook
  • Home network configuration: controlling wireless settings, security settings, etc.
  • Diagnostics: view and manage bandwidth usage

Parental controls

  • View information regarding Internet usage
  • View and set parental control policies per device
  • Manually block or allow Internet access

Home automation

  • Intuitive graphical view of home automation devices: load actual photos of rooms in the home and place device icons on the photo
  • Relevant control options per device open with a simple tap or click
  • Option to define and manage modes (e.g. night mode – close all lights)

Video surveillance

  • View real-time feeds from cameras installed in the home
  • Control cameras

File access

  • Browse through shared directories in the home network
  • Open, upload and download files

Media access

  • View DLNA-indexed home media files (video, music, pictures)
  • Access and share media