ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
Universal Electronics | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, Universal Electronics Inc., a leader in wireless universal control solutions for smart home devices, announced that the UEI Smart Thermostat Platform is compatible with Matter and Zigbee at the AHR (Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration) Expo in Atlanta. In addition, the company is showcasing the enhanced capabilities of its next-gen connected thermostat platform, with three marketed variations: UEI TIDE Touch, UEI TIDE Dial, and UEI TIDE Bridge.
The UEI Comfort platform is designed for HVAC OEMs, home automation and hospitality solution providers. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and Zigbee to enable local and cloud connectivity. Created with UEI’s QuickSet® Widget, it works with QuickSet® Cloud and UEI’s Virtual Agent for easy installation, management, and support of advanced climate control systems.
The support from the white-label my Nevo mobile app simplifies system installation and support and provides remote management and automation on mobile devices and computers. Later this quarter, Matter will enable the thermostat to discover and interact with third-party Matter sensors and devices and connect to non-Matter sensors. This allows complete integration of the thermostat with smart home systems.
The UEI TIDE Dial, the first platform variant, will launch in Q1 2023 and offers a full-color screen display and jog dial for easy navigation of advanced thermostat functions. The UEI TIDE Touch, with a full-size touchscreen color display, will launch later in 2023. Both products are supported by a local rule engine for easy automation and control. The UEI TIDE Bridge lets you remotely install the system interface and wirelessly control the thermostat from anywhere. This makes the system accessible and provides precise temperature control.
About Universal Electronics
Universal Electronics Arizona-based , Inc. is an innovator in wireless universal control solutions that plans, develops, manufactures, ships, and supports control and sensor technology solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices. UEI partners with numerous Fortune 500 clients, including Vivint Smart Home, Sony, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and Daikin, to serve video, telecommunications, and security service providers, as well as manufacturers of smart homes, televisions, and HVAC systems. Over 35 years, UEI has pioneered ground-breaking technologies like voice control and QuickSet cloud, the leading platform for automated device setup and control worldwide.
INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
EPIC iO Technologies | March 13, 2023
EPIC iO, an innovation leader in applied AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things), recently announced significant upgrades to its industry-leading DeepInsights™ platform that will, among other things, assist smart cities and other organizations in controlling traffic and crime, enhancing crowd safety, and reducing infectious diseases.
DeepInsights provides the intelligence, data collection and management, and automated responses required to maximize IoT technology as the core of EPIC iO's turnkey solutions for addressing real-world problems. All EPIC iO solutions are driven by AI-powered analysis provided by DeepInsights.
As an open, cloud-native, and flexible analysis engine, the solution accepts diverse data sets from IoT sensors such as video cameras, environmental sensors, and external third-party systems, normalizes these diverse data streams and analyzes the optimized data flows using unique capabilities, and then displays findings and notifications on a dashboard that provides insights for any application. In its analyses, the platform employs machine learning, neural network algorithms, and enhanced AI data modeling to unveil what is occurring in any environment in real-time.
DeepInsight's new features include the following:
A next-gen Computer Vision AI model
A fine-grained Classification module
A new Rules Wizard that streamlines AI rules creation
A biosecurity module to disinfect spaces
Cloud Dashboard templates to simplify visualization
CEO of EPIC iO Technologies, Ken Mills, shared, "As the only company that integrates everything from sensors and network connectivity to analysis and visualization to deliver complete solutions, EPIC iO uniquely enables its highly diverse customer base to leverage and profit from AIoT technologies." He added, "Whether the goal is improving efficiency, keeping employees and customers healthy or reducing crime, our technology helps customers exceed their IoT expectations, and DeepInsights is at the core of every solution."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
About EPIC iO Technologies
EPIC iO is a South Carolina-based company offering software technology that combines 5G-ready connectivity and AIoT solutions to create a safer, more intelligent, and more connected world for businesses. The company aims to unlock the full potential of IoT and data intelligence through AI integration. EPIC iO's open AI platform, DeepInsights™, enables public and private enterprises to generate, analyze, and extract IoT data intelligently. DeepInsight delivers valuable, real-time insights through a single, integrated source, helping businesses make informed decisions and succeed.
Energous | January 10, 2023
Energous Corporation, a developer of RF-based charging for wireless power networks, announced that it will be demonstrating its technology and products at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place in Las Vegas, NV. The technology demonstrated by Energous will include WattUp®, their RF-based, power-at-a-distance charging platform. Given how long the consumer electronics industry has anticipated Energous' technology, this represents a significant milestone for the company.
At CES, Energous Corporation demonstrated IoT-enabled devices such as a multi-spectral light sensor, smart football, wall of Wiliot, CO2 sensor, Wiliot IoT pixel tag printer, sensor evaluation kit, harvesting evaluation kit, and electronic shelf labels (ESL). The company also showcased the WattUp Near Field (NF) solutions and the recently launched WattUp Mid Field (MF), designed to enable wire-free charging of mobile and consumer electronics up to 15 feet away. The demonstration at CES was an impressive display of the technology that Energous has been able to develop over the years.
The company will have a booth presence on the show floor at the Venetian Expo Hall and will showcase various products such as a wirelessly powered multi-spectral light sensor for vertical farming, a "smart" football from Energous partner Catapult, wirelessly powered over-the-air by its WattUp technology, a CO2 sensor, and electronic shelf labels (ESLs), among others. The CEO of Energous said that the company has reached important milestones in 2022 and that IoT applications will make its technology more popular.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) is the global leader in Wireless Power Networks. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only one that enables both contact and distance charging via a fully compatible ecosystem. WattUp, which is built on fast, efficient, and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, is positioned to offer improvements in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement, and overall cost over older, first-generation coil-based charging technologies for industrial and retail IoT, smart homes, smart cities, and medical devices. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs for global customers, as well as providing worldwide regulatory assistance, a dependable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support. To date, the company has received over 200 patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology and received the world's first FCC Part 18 certification for at-distance wireless charging.