Ultra-Low Energy Chipsets from DSP Group Facilitate Connectivity for New Home Monitoring System, Including Door/Window, Motion and Water Sensors
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications announced that Ooma, Inc. (NYSE:OOMA), a smart communications platform for small businesses and consumers, will use DSP Group’s advanced Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) system-on-chips (SoCs) to power its new smart home monitoring system. Ooma’s new smart home monitoring service includes door/window, motion and water sensors that securely connect to the Ooma Telo smart home phone system and are configured and controlled using an app for iOS and Android devices.
“We are excited to work together with a partner like Ooma whose business model is built on high-quality communications and other connected services; we are also thrilled that Ooma chose our ULE technology to drive its smart home monitoring system," said Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing at DSP Group “The Ultra-Low Energy communication standard offers unparalleled benefits to IoT companies with high fidelity and longer transmission range, longer battery life, a low latency experience and more, we look forward to continue our efforts to solidify ULE as the connectivity of choice for IoT.”
Utilizing dedicated, interference-free radio frequency (RF) bands, ULE technology offers outstanding range and lower power consumption as well as robust and secure RF channels, making it an ideal solution for IoT ecosystems. 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, meaning signal repeaters are not needed. In this instance that single hub is the Ooma Telo smart home phone system, which wirelessly connects to each sensor via Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT).
“ULE’s outstanding range, interference-free operation and self-installation capabilities make it the ideal platform for our new smart home monitoring service,” said Toby Farrand, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Ooma. “We are very pleased to offer our Ooma Telo customers an innovative, easy to install and use, integrated smart home monitoring solution powered by this reliable technology.”
With DECT technology already embedded in Ooma’s Telo home gateways shipped since 2009, a simple software upgrade to ULE for IoT support was a natural step. 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.
Ooma’s new smart monitoring system will be at CES 2017. Demos will be available by appointment in DSP Group’s private suite at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel as well as at Ooma’s booth at CES: Sands Conventions Center, #40742.
About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office, and on the go. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
About Ooma, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony, Internet security, home monitoring and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available from leading retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Walmart. For more information about Ooma, please visit www.ooma.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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