GreenPeak rolls out new radio chips to support the Smart Home evolution
August 10, 2012 // Paul Buckley
GreenPeak Technologies is expanding the company’s Smart Home RF communications semiconductor portfolio and customer target base by rolling out new radio chips that support the full range of ZigBee networking technologies.
The technologies include ZigBee Pro, ZigBee IP, RF4CE and ZigBee Green Power.
GreenPeak ZigBee chips are already integrated into leading cable industry set-top boxes to enable power saving and long range RF based connections for remote controls.
“Working closely with the leading operators and their suppliers, we will enable the Smart Home market – starting with Smart Home enabled set-top boxes/gateways and providing solutions for devices that will connect to it – including home security, home care, appliances, energy monitoring and control, etc.,” said Cees Links, Founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies. “Once these systems are connected to the set-top box /gateway, operators will be enabled to provide the Fifth Play services for the Smart Home.”
Wireless networks have existed in our homes for decades. Cordless phones and wireless data networks like Wi-Fi are commoditized applications in our daily lives. Today, a new wireless network of home applications is emerging and addresses low power consumption, low data rate sense and control applications like remote controls, energy efficiency, home security, access control, HVAC monitoring, lighting, home health care, etc.
“The first phase of the Smart Home has begun – proprietary stand-alone applications, like stand-alone thermostats, wired security devices, IR-remote controls, etc., but so far, few of them are connected to the internet,” added Links. “The next phase is where these devices migrate to using the open ZigBee standard based communication technology and connect via the set-top box to the Internet. The final phase will arrive when these devices together create an environmental aware, safe and secure, and energy efficient home that can be managed via Smart Phones and mobile devices over the net, from any location.”
Visit GreenPeak Technologies at www.greenpeak.com
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