Device Knowledge Graph

Detect, control and interact with virtually every device within the home using the largest knowledge graph of devices

A global device knowledge graph provides structured and detailed information about devices, their capabilities and services they offer as well as the relationships among them.

Every device within the home has a set of device properties such as their brand name, model number, series number, manufacturer, current capabilities and offerings, their physical and software characteristics, compatible devices, region information, and much more.

This extensive range of information for nearly every AV device in the world is contained in QuickSet’s device knowledge graph. QuickSet leverages this knowledge graph, to serve up a full range of capabilities for a device. Beyond control, this knowledge graph also adds the much-needed context to all user commands and actions, making dynamic capability discovery of nearby devices possible.

Device recognition using device fingerprints

QuickSet relies on algorithms that utilize the knowledge graph of devices with varying control capabilities, communication interfaces and protocols, each identifiable with unique fingerprints. Device recognition is done by fingerprinting available mediums such as HDMI video networks, IP networks such as WiFi, and Zigbee rf4ce networks.

Discovery is further expanded to additional device attributes that include metadata traits such as installed apps, compatible mobile apps, audio & video capabilities, device compatibilities, screen characteristics (size, image resolution..), region & age, manufacturing year and more.

Leveraging UEI's expertise in consumer electronics in the last 30+ years , QuickSet's Device Knowledge Graph contains not only current devices in the market, but current installed base in the home. Covering nearly any device, new or old.



Device control and interaction across networks

QuickSet leverages the knowledge graph to go beyond a single protocol approach and identifies the optimal control method or methods for achieving the desired control across multiple interfaces. This hybrid control of devices, drastically increases compatibility with the current installed base.

The common control methods include infrared (including discrete infrared), protocols and features available on HDMI video networks, IP networks such as WiFi, and Zigbee rf4ce networks

When it comes to infrared control, our device knowledge graph contains the largest set of infrared control codes.

Interaction extends beyond control, to understanding the context. The knowledge graph can be used to apply context to user commands, and enable compatibility with popular everyday devices.

This powerful knowledge graph is continuously updated as new devices or services surface up. In 2016 alone, the Quick¬Set knowledge graph grew with an additional 60,000 new devices and considerably expanded its understanding of new capabilities and attributes for existing devices.

To provide a whole home solution, a full understanding of devices and their capabilities is required. A complete model of a device is a necessary building block of a knowledge graph that represents devices and services in a home when addressing the complexities of today's home with new and old devices.  QuickSet's device-centric whole-home discovery and control capabilities rely on the device model in the knowledge graph.