New Cordless Technology Opens the Door to a Wide Array of Low-Cost Home Control, Security & Automation Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd, a leading provider of advanced security and control solutions for the worldwide integrated security market, announced today that the companies will jointly develop DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE)-based home security, control and automation solutions. Bringing together DSP Group's deep technological expertise along with Crow Group's broad and high quality product portfolio, the solutions will expand the range of new services offered by service providers and retail channels, benefiting from significantly lower deployment costs.
DSP Group's DECT ULE-compliant chipset solutions will be integrated with Crow Group's devices,which include an array of motion sensors, smoke/gas/glass-break detectors, remote-controlled AC sockets and other control devices. DECT ULE-enabled devices can leverage ubiquitous DECT home systems via a broadband home gateway or standard DECT PSTN base. Due to their easy registration and pairing as well as simple system topology, the devices will be suitable for diverse business models ranging from do-it-yourself (DIY) retailers to professional installers.
"We found DECT ULE to be a superior technology for the home control and security domains," said Shmuel Melman, CEO and President of Crow Group. "With its dedicated frequency band, extended range, along with technology's low deployment costs and total cost of ownership, it is simply the right technology for security and control systems. We found that DSP Group's DECT ULE solutions are a straightforward and simple way to integrate this advanced technology into our products offering."
"We are pleased to be partnering with Crow Group, a leading ODM in the home control and security arena whose solutions are deployed by some of the world's strongest brand names," said Uri Basanov, Business Development Director, HAN Business Line at DSP Group. "This joint offering is just the first step in this highly-evolving space. In the near future, we expect to see a full ecosystem of wide variety of standardized DECT ULE-based devices in the market, providing consumers and operators with a broad portfolio of solutions to choose from."
About Crow Group
The Crow Group designs and manufactures advanced security solutions for the worldwide integrated security market. The Group's solutions include an extensive range of wired and wireless panels, intrusion indoor and outdoor detectors, unique access control and digital video solutions, smart communication systems, and accessories. Complying with the highest standards of quality and reliability, the Crow Group's products are used by professional installers and central stations worldwide to protect life and property in residential, commercial, industrial and military environments. The Group maintains a worldwide dynamic network of over 50 distributors and sales offices, making the best use of its most advanced technologies and manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.thecrowgroup.com.
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products – from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens – DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil
DSP Group, Inc.
Oren ZandbergCrow Electronic Engineering Ltd
Monica MaronSpicetree Communications
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