Howdens announced its innovative connected kitchen initiative in early 2017 in direct response to consumer demand for IoT-enabled appliances for the home. Recognizing that strong partnerships in this area would help the company best bring connected kitchens to market securely, reliably, quickly and affordably, Howdens partnered with Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for its consumer IoT products and is using its DeviceTone™ family of IoT gateways featuring native Ultra Low Energy (ULE) support, which are based on DSP Group’s ULE chipset solution.
“Consumers want enhanced customer experience in every aspect of their lives, and this is even being seen in the kitchen,” commented
“We are very excited to expand our cooperation with Howdens and include ULE also in their enabled appliances” said Tali Chen, Corporate Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist, at DSP Group. “The integrated ULE technology provides Howdens with unparalleled range coverage, especially important in the UK, where building structure and material are especially challenging for connected products. ULE has proven itself to be the technology of choice for IoT solutions at home and a unifying force in the home automation market.”
DSP Group’s ULE solution is based on its DHAN-S module which uses the DHX91 chipset and is designed to work easily with even the smallest smart home nodes. The module serves as either a wireless connectivity channel for applications running on an external microcontroller unit, or as a standalone solution with the DHX91 internal ARM926®processor for smart device hibernation features.
All this allows IoT applications to benefit from extremely long battery life, which can allow battery-operated devices to run for years, as well as advanced functionality compared to most smart devices on the market. DSP Group’s ULE technology also offers outstanding range and robust and secure RF channels, making it an ideal solution for IoT ecosystems.
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