What is HOOC? And how does it work?
The company: HOOC is an international company based in Switzerland. We offer a wide range of gateways, solutions and services from remote access to alerting and monitoring as well as state-of-the-art solutions in the field of KNX and LoRa.
The players: We are primarily active in the B2B sector. This means that among our direct customers there are hardware developers, system integrators, KNX manufacturers and many more. They act as HOOC resellers or distributors, who then sell our gateways and solutions to the end customer.
The business units: The company's core business includes CONNECTIVITY, CONTROL and COLLABORATION services. Whereas CONNECTIVITY englobes remote access and programming as well as system and site networking, CONTROL covers remote maintenance together with monitoring and reporting solutions. COLLAB then stands for modern alerting and collaboration technology.
The core: At the heart of each of our HOOC solutions lies the HOOC Cloud. Here the data of the complete system infrastructure will be gathered and can thus be accessed by the users via an encrypted VPN connection.
The solution: (from left to right): The customer or technical staff member uses either the HOOC ClientApp or the HOOC ManagementPortal in order to gain secure access (via cloud and gateway) to the programmable logic controller and thus, to the HVAC systems and smart home applications that he needs to program, control or adjust. This high-quality VPN tunnel is not only the basis for HOOC Access, but also for all other HOOC solutions and services.
Every cloud has a silver lining. And let's say, the HOOC Cloud has at least two.
The idea of having its own data somewhere «in the skies» might not always seem that attractive. Therefore, the HOOC Cloud is built differently. Not only does it guarantee a highly encrypted VPN access to your remote technical facilities, sites and systems, but also does it function without any port forwarding or fixed IP addresses.
Furthermore, it offers a so-called smart user management, which allows the client to attribute dedicated and time-limited accesses to his systems. That can mean that an employee will only have access to the technical installations he is in charge of or that an external service provider, for example, will be granted access just for the duration of his deployment.
Resumé: An exciting alternative to conventional cloud solutions. For having your data – not your head – in the cloud(s).
What it offers:
What makes it special:
Nice to have:
Automated processes for updates and disaster recovery / recording of accesses / additional two-factor authentication / activation and deactivation of services («solution as a service»).
The technology behind it: