Ooma Inc., an Internet phone service and smart communications platform provider, has decided to use DSP Group’s advanced Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) system-on-chips (SoCs) to power its new smart home monitoring system.
The home monitoring service includes door/window, motion and water sensors that connect to the Ooma Telo smart home phone system securely. It can be configured and controlled using an app for iOS and Android devices.
ULE’s long range, interference-free operation and self-installation capabilities make it the ideal platform to implement Ooma’s smart home monitoring service, said Toby Farrand, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Ooma.
Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing at DSP Group, said the ULE standard offers unparalleled benefits to Internet of Things companies with high fidelity and longer transmission range, longer battery life and a low latency experience. “We look forward to continue our efforts to solidify ULE as the connectivity of choice for IoT,” Abelev added.
ULE supports natural two-way voice, audio and video communication over the air and reduces total system, installation and maintenance costs by implementing a simple star topology where all nodes on the Home Area Network (HAN) individually connect to a central hub.
Leveraging the Ooma Telos already in use by Ooma’s customers to serve as the hub of the smart home achieves two important goals: saving the cost of an additional IoT gateway, and providing a secure, wireless solution that can be easily enhanced and upgraded with new Ooma-branded and third party smart home solutions.