Arrayent, a company focusing on virtualization technology for the Internet of Things, announced a lineup for new connectivity solutions to be showcased at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show as part of its IOT Platform for Connected Products and Systems. In a release, the company noted that on the heels of its
"Looking back at 2013, we saw industry leading consumer product manufacturers, retailers and service providers all jockeying to capture share of the growing connected consumer products market," said
Arrayent is taking a differentiated approach to the Internet of Things. Its device-virtualization technology minimizes the hardware and software complexity associated with adding Internet connectivity to consumer products. Device-virtualization places most of the compute power and software in the cloud, rather than in the device itself. By shifting complexity and functionality into the cloud, Arrayent customers reduce the cost of connected devices such as smoke detectors and thermostats.
Among the highlights this year, Arrayent will be demonstrating a new low cost multi-protocol manufacture-ready design that supports ZigBee HA1.2, Z-Wave and Arrayent's 900/868MHz protocol. Arrayent will also unveil its Mobile Framework, a new extension to the Arrayent Connect Platform. The framework accelerates mobile application development for partners building user experiences on iOS and Android. Arrayent used the framework to develop a 'smart home' mobile application that lets a user remotely monitor and control connected devices such as lights, smart plugs, thermostats and sensors.
According to a release, Arrayent's broad ecosystem of customers, including Whirlpool,
-First Alert - SmartBridge Smoke Detector - is at the heart of First Alert's new DIY home security system. Homeowners can monitor their home at any time, from any place. The system is modular so that consumers can add to their system over time.
-Pentair Water - Virtual Water Assistant battery backup sump pump - combines a battery backup sump pump with Internet-connected technology that allows homeowners to monitor and test their backup system from anywhere in the world.
-Salus Controls - IT 500 Internet connected thermostat - Launched by heating controls specialist, SALUS' iT500 enables European consumers to control their home heating and hot water from anywhere via their smartphone or PC.
-Whirlpool Smart Appliances with 6th Sense Live Technology - allows consumers to know everything is running smoothly at home, including sending alerts on the appliance status and notification of progress during their daily functions (i.e. load complete).
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Arrayent, a company focusing on virtualization technology for the Internet of Things, announced a lineup for new connectivity solutions to be showcased at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show as part of its IOT Platform for Connected Products and Systems.
In a release, the company noted that on the heels of its