Lynx Technology recently announced its entrance into the smart home market by introducing connectivity solution SmartLynx 1.0 that makes wireless routers, gateways, STBs and NAS devices “smart home ready.”
SmartLynx 1.0 allows customers of device manufacturers to coordinate and control the features of their products, to interoperate with smart home devices and services.
Since SmartLynx 1.0 is integrated with the IFTTT service, end users can create IFTTT applets (“if-then” rules) that are connected to other smart home devices and services. These applets can trigger SmartLynx to beam photos and songs to any Smart TV, speaker or DLNA-enabled media renderer on their home network, either directly or through Apple TV, Fire TV or Chromecast.
Also, through integration with Twonky Server, consumers can beam photo slideshows and music playlists to the same devices, and can store any file to the device where the SmartLynx engine is installed.
SmartLynx 1.0 comes in Linux, Mac and Windows versions. The Linux version can be embedded by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) into wireless routers, gateways, STBs and NAS devices.
Lynx, a member of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), plans future releases of SmartLynx which will allow consumers to discover other smart home devices (e.g. thermostats, lights, locks, cameras, etc.), across a range of smart home protocols (e.g. Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread, DLNA, etc.) in the home.
“Lynx is uniquely positioned to provide connectivity solutions our OEM customers need in order to prepare for the growth of the smart home market” said John Driver, Chairman and CEO of Lynx Technology.
As a trusted partner in the connected home business for consumer electronics manufacturers for 18 years, Lynx is committed to do the same in the smart home industry, Driver said.