ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering
At the IFA 2017 electronics trade show, DSP Group® Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced that Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for the industrial and consumer IoT markets has launched a family of IoT gateways featuring native ULE support based on DSP Group’s ULE solutions. The joint solution has been selected by Howdens Joinery, UK’s largest supplier offitted hens, to facilitate their innovative connected kitchen initiative.
Howdens Joinery, which supplies over 400,000 kitchens each year, will offer the Cloud of Things IoT Gateway as an integral part of their smart kitchen solutions. The IoT Gateway will empower Howdens to deliver advanced IoT capabilities at scale so they can help customers live better lives. The integrated ULE technology provides Howdens with unparalleled range coverage, especially important in the UK, where building structure and material have proven
to be especially challenging for connected products.
“Howdens needed to bring connected kitchens to market securely, reliably, quickly, and affordably. The Cloud of Things IoT Gateway was a perfect solution. The integrated DeviceTone solution from Cloud of Things makes configuration, deployment and management simple and fast, while native ULE support guarantees range and link fidelity while ensuring compatibility with hundreds of products out-of-the-box” said Glen Isaacs, Director of Innovation and Strategy at Howdens.
The Cloud of Things’ IoT Gateway integrates its DeviceTone™ connected device management solution to deliver a secure, managed edge computing solution for IoT that simplifies development, increases flexibility, and drastically shortens time to market. With DeviceTone™, companies can monitor, manage, and control any device connected to any cloud platform one to one, millions at a time.
Native ULE support ensures longer range connectivity, trouble-free one-button setup, best in class security, and integrated two–way voice support and delivers instant out-of-the-box compatibility between the Cloud of Things IoT Gateway and a wide range of IoT products, meeting the needs of a dynamic market across a variety of sectors including facilities management, energy management, industrial, agriculture, healthcare, and consumer.