Amidst a boom in smart home, ANWIO, a world-renowned smart home brand, and Tuya Smart, a global IoT development platform, announced a new partnership today to bring more comfortable and healthier home experiences to consumers around the world.
The two companies started the cooperation first with smart lighting. The IoT development tools provided by Tuya Smart have helped ANWIO to quickly develop smart downlights, smart strips and other smart lighting devices at a low cost. These smart lighting devices have been successfully sold to Europe, Asia, North America and other regions through Tuya's more than 100,000 online and offline sales channels.
In the future, the cooperation will gradually extend from smart lighting to smart security and other fields to form a full-scenario solution. For example, through the collaborative operation of smart downlights, spotlights, mirror lights, door sensors, cameras and other devices, ANWIO will create smart living rooms, smart bathrooms and other scenarios so that consumers can fully enjoy the convenience and beauty of smart life.
"We are excited about this partnership. Using Tuya's platform and expertise in chip manufacturing allows us to adapt to and bring in the latest products and technology to the market in the most efficient way."
Leo Li, the General Manager of ANWIO
When night falls, your fingerprint unlocks the code and the light in the living room automatically lights up, creating a warm yellow light environment for you to relax after an exhausting day. When overtime working happens occasionally on weekends, the light in the study changes from warm tone to bright office lighting, creating an environment for you to concentrate. This list can go on. Perhaps you haven't noticed that smart lamps with lighting as the core are penetrating into all aspects of life. In addition to creating a healthy lighting environment, smart lamps are also be connected with other smart device categories to create a smart home ecosystem for consumers.
Smart devices are turning from mere tools into flavorings for everyday life. The cooperation between Tuya Smart and ANWIO reveals to the market that the era of smart individual products has come to the end, and only by connecting devices and creating full-scenario solutions can we grasp the magic weapon of the next era.
ANWIO, a brand of the listed company "Unilumin", is a well-known supplier of LED application products, mainly dealing with LED lighting products and LED smart home products. By the end of 2020, ANWIO has provided high-quality LED lighting products to millions of homes worldwide, including over 100,000 smart lighting devices. In the future, ANWIO will continue to uphold the principle of providing consumers with cost-effective home products.
About Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart, is a global IoT development platform with a unique, all-in-one offering of cloud + connectivity + app that makes it easy and affordable for brands, retailers, and OEMs to make their products smart. Tuya's platform has smart-enabled more than 410,000 SKUs in hundreds of categories worldwide, serving over 384,000 developers globally. Tuya is internationally operated with headquarters in the U.S., Germany, India, Japan, Colombia, and China.
As pressure mounts for building owners to provide safe and healthy spaces for tenants and their employees and customers, Thor Equities Group partnered with Buildings IOT to ensure optimal building health for its new-construction property located at 800 West Fulton Street in Chicago, Illinois. As the Master Systems Integrator for the project, Buildings IOT implemented its onPoint Enterprise platform to deliver an advanced building management solution for 800 Fulton that monitors, reports, analyzes, and provides command-and-control functionality across the property's disparate building systems.
"We are positioning 800 Fulton Market as a technology-first new building offering unique amenities, beyond the norm, to tenants of all types," explained Peter McEneaney, Senior Vice President of Development and Construction at Thor Equities. "We chose to work with Buildings IOT based on their understanding of data from multiple systems including but not limited to HVAC and lighting. The advanced analytics capabilities inherent in Buildings IOT's solutions allow us to easily view building health holistically and make modifications as needed, increasing our tenants' comfort and better serving their needs while also conserving energy and expanding the lifespan of our equipment assets."
The onPoint Enterprise platform from Buildings IOT is a cloud application that addresses several use cases at once for commercial office buildings of all sizes. Within the eighteen-story 800 Fulton building, onPoint links 12 different building systems and integrates more than 8,000 data points from operational equipment and IoT sensors present in every part of the 500,000 square foot space. That data is then analyzed and presented through a single pane of glass to help operators identify issues and implement remediation actions where necessary to keep the building running as designed throughout its life.
"800 Fulton is a visionary project, as the building incorporates several systems that we don't typically see integrated into a building management solution. It is still relatively rare for buildings to install and integrate indoor environmental and occupancy sensors beyond those that typically come in lighting systems. Our system affords Thor's tenants and their employees and customers a safer, healthier, and more comfortable in-building experience."
Brian Turner, CEO of Buildings IOT
With building sensors strategically installed throughout the building and API integrations via onPoint's data translation engine IOT Jetstream, owners and operators can monitor the health of their building and use that information to make strategic decisions backed by current and historical data from a variety of systems. Innovative smart building design features present at 800 Fulton include: smart restroom technology for touchless fixtures and up-to-the-minute reporting on the status of supplies; indoor environmental quality monitoring for common area and amenity spaces; occupancy sensing for high traffic areas; and state-of-the-art mechanical equipment calibrated to prioritize fresh air throughout the building.
800 Fulton is LEED Platinum Certified and WELL Certified, two designations that mark the development as one of the leaders in advancing the efficiency and health of the built environment.
In addition to helping provide healthier indoor environments, smart building systems from Buildings IOT help reduce operating costs, increase the lifespan of building assets, and decrease energy waste and carbon emissions from buildings.
About Buildings IOT
Buildings IOT simplifies smart buildings with software, services, and solutions for every aspect of building management. Command-and-control from a single pane of glass, analytics enhanced by machine learning, and a building-domain-centric data management platform, Buildings IOT delivers smart buildings that live up to the hype. We also design and install building controls and automation systems, offer IT-managed services and device testing for cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and provide data-driven maintenance to some of the world's largest building portfolios.
About Thor Equities Group
Thor Equities is a leader in the development, leasing and management of office, industrial, laboratory, residential, hotel and mixed-use assets in premier urban locations worldwide. The company operates in major cities around the globe and has a property portfolio totaling $20 billion with a development pipeline in excess of 50 million square feet. Thor has a strong presence on three continents and in addition to its US holdings, the company has assets in European gateway cities including London, Paris, Madrid, and Milan, and is the largest developer in Mexico through its Latin American division with a development pipeline of over 18 million square feet. Thor maximizes returns for institutional investors by recognizing a property's potential, reducing operating expenses, increasing tenant satisfaction, leveraging market trends to maintain a long-term competitive edge.
IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, and Secure Thingz, an IAR Systems Group company, today presented a complete "development to deployment" solution for Microsoft Azure IoT and RTOS platforms. The solution enables rapid development and simplified deployment of devices ensuring out-of-the-box connectivity.
With applications rapidly transitioning from traditional embedded devices to cloud-orientated edge compute nodes, there is a growing need to integrate cloud connectivity into both the development and manufacturing processes, creating a seamless secure supply chain. The solution announced today will benefit from one of the world's most popular commercial embedded development toolchains to integrate cloud-ready identity and robust root-of-trust technology, delivering a truly "cloud-first" solution.
The integration of the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and the security development tool Embedded Trust, coupled with Microsoft's Cloud Device Provisioning Services (DPS), ensures enterprises can deliver products that are uniquely cryptographically identifiable, with secured software installation, leading edge secure update management, and secured production management. The delivery of development-orientated security for the first time ensures bad actors have no entry points into the development to deployment flow, protecting intellectual property, inhibiting malware, and delivering trust in every connected device.
"It is only by designing for security and cloud connectivity at the inception of the development process that we can truly ensure protection of devices, intellectual property, customer data and software updates. Secure development and secure manufacturing of devices, coupled with tight integration of strong cryptographic identity and valet services to ensure OEM credentials are meshed securely into Microsoft's Azure services, means that cloud-first strategies are available to every developer and enterprise."
Haydn Povey, Chief Strategy Officer at IAR Systems and CEO at Secure Thingz
"Building with Microsoft Azure RTOS and being cloud ready delivers the Microsoft vision for connected devices," stated Tony Shakib, General Manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft. "The ability to develop and deploy pre-onboarded devices which are implicitly cloud aware means everyone can rapidly connect devices to services and reduce time-to-data."
About IAR Systems
IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. Since 1983, IAR Systems' solutions have ensured quality, reliability and efficiency in the development of over one million embedded applications. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world. Since 2018, Secure Thingz, the global domain expert in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management, is part of IAR Systems Group AB. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap.
About Secure Thingz
Secure Thingz is the global domain expert in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management. In 2018, the company was acquired by IAR Systems Group AB, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development. Secure Thingz is focused on delivering advanced security solutions into the emerging industrial Internet of Things, critical infrastructure, automotive and other markets. The Secure Deploy™ architecture has been developed to solve the major security issues challenging the IoT. Secure Thingz solutions ensure a cost-efficient root of trust in low-cost microcontrollers to deliver a core set of critical services through the product lifecycle, alongside secure deployment, production and update infrastructure. Secure Thingz is a founding member and Executive Board member of the Internet of Things Security Foundation, the leading global organization for IoT Security.