To advance connected home products, cordless phone and e-learning product manufacturer VTech recently announced partnership with DSP Group, a wireless chipset solution provider, and Greenwave Systems, an Internet of Things (IoT) software provider.
VTech provides a broad range of Ultra Low Energy (ULE) connected devices that homeowners can use to monitor and control their homes. With its motion sensors and other IoT devices, VTech is extending its connected network to a greater ecosystem of smart devices.
The success of smart environments depends on a harmonious network where devices work together seamlessly and securely, said VTech President C.H. Tong. “Partnering with Greenwave and leveraging DSP Group’s ULE technology allow us to achieve this while offering the ability to scale to demand.”
The solution will be based on DSP Group’s ULE offering. Based on a simple star topology, ULE requires fewer device nodes to provide the same service compared with other mesh network technologies, thereby reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) for system, deployment and maintenance.
The technology licensed is part of Greenwave’s AXON Platform, which can quickly accommodate network demands such as adding new devices, communication standards or services, and report actionable data insights back to users via real-time visual analytics. The AXON Platform serves as a universal translator, uniting various standards (such as ULE) working together seamlessly and securely.
The teamwork further emphasizes the companies’ dedication to creating flexible networks that are scalable, secure and promote interoperability, in order to facilitate the best-connected experience in the home or enterprise ecosystem, the companies said in a joint statement.