FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Telus is bringing a hint of technology that could be found in homes of the future to the Energetic City this weekend.
The Telus Future Home is a showcase of the company’s PureFibre ™ technology, which is being rolled out in stages to customers in the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake areas. The home demonstrates innovative concepts in communications technology that could change the way we live and interact.
The home has several technology features, some that are currently available and others that are purely demonstrative, including:
- Facial recognition software with a biometric security system that allows keyless entry to the home.
- A smart fridge and smart cooktop that can plan meals, provide step-by-step cooking instructions, and calculate the nutritional value of a meal.
- A home office with an interactive touch table allowing you to virtually connect to your doctor’s office and a home gym that brings the trainer, virtually to you.
- Home monitoring sensors and cameras that can remotely check on the home’s occupants, as well as even plants with a smartphone.
- A health monitor which conducts full body medical assessments, review vitals, and share key information with their medical professionals from the comfort of home.
- A home entertainment system that features 4K Ultra HD Optik TV displayed on a 78” Samsung Curved UHD TV.
Telus recently announced that it is investing $18 million in Fort St. John and a further $10 million in Dawson Creek to connect local homes and businesses in the region to their PureFibre ™ network.
Acting Mayor Gord Klassen and Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer both made announcements praising the infrastructure upgrades that Telus are making in the North Peace, saying that not only does the improved internet connectivity provide a quality of life increase for residents, it is also a huge boost for medical and education facilities in the city. Klassen said that the city is excited about the possibilities that the fibre optic internet can bring to area schools for kids to learn. He also says that area businesses stand to benefit immensely from the improved reliability and bandwidth that the faster internet will bring to the area.
The Telus Future Home is open to the public between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until Sunday. The home is set up in the Petron Cellular parking lot, located at 11315 Alaska Rd. South, before heading to Dawson Creek next Thursday.