SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Universal Electronics | August 02, 2022
Universal Electronics Inc. the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, announced today that, as part of an ongoing supply relationship with Hunter Douglas, UEI has been selected to co-develop and manufacture the recently released PowerView® Gen 3 Remote and PowerView Gen 3 Gateway from Hunter Douglas. PowerView Gen 3 is the next generation of Hunter Douglas’ exclusive automated shade system.
The new system is completely reimagined to make automated shading simpler, more reliable, and more scalable. It is built on Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology which provides an increased operating range and improved reliability with real-time, two-way communications. It also streamlines the installation process regardless of whether a single shade install is desired, or an entire home shade system.
“PowerView Gen 3 is key to making our automated shading system truly scalable, with faster installation time and ease of use, We have collaborated with UEI for their expertise in wireless connectivity and scalability in IoT products, which they clearly demonstrated in the development process.”
Scott Stephenson, Director of Product, Motorization at Hunter Douglas
“Our relationship with Hunter Douglas is key to our core home automation business and with this product, we are bringing a scalable solution that meets the high expectations of Hunter Douglas’ dealers, installers, and consumers,” said Hrag Ohannessian, SVP of Sales for Home Automation and Security at UEI.
The updated PowerView Remote is designed to fit in Hunter Douglas’ iconic Pebble Remote, creating a stylish and highly engineered means of controlling the PowerView shades at the touch of a button. The uniquely designed Pebble Remote is offered in a variety of colors allowing homeowners and interior designers to mix and match the Remote with Hunter Douglas’ broad offering of shade styles and fabrics.
The new system also features the PowerView Gen 3 Gateway that facilitates connectivity with the home Wi-Fi router to provide enhanced system performance as well as voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, the gateway allows integration with third-party control systems from top manufacturers.
PowerView is a registered trademark of Hunter Douglas.
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About Universal Electronics Inc.
Universal Electronics Inc. the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. For more information visit www.uei.com.
About Hunter Douglas
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural shading products. Get details at www.hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-274-2985.
Fibocom | July 21, 2022
Fibocom a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, announced the launch of AI smart module SCA825-W. Powered by Qualcomm Technologies' premium-tier SoC (System-on-Chip) QCS8250, the module is designed to meet the requirements of high-end AIoT scenarios such as HD video conferences, HD livestreaming, cloud gaming, edge computing, robotics, drones, AR/VR and so on.
The combination of AI and IoT has opened up new possibilities for industries requiring automated real-time decision-making and data analysis. The demand for 5G AIoT solutions is expected to skyrocket, according to Counterpoint Research, with shipments of 5G AIoT modules reaching a CAGR of 84% between 2022 and 2030. Fibocom's AI smart module is bound to play a crucial part in the industry, with the potential to empower a massive range of compute-intensive use cases.
Equipped with the Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT solution, Fibocom's cutting-edge AI smart module SCA825-W integrates an octa-core Kryo™ 585 CPU, Adreno™ 650 GPU, dedicated NPU 230 (Neural Processing Unit), as well as Hexagon™ DSP for machine learning. The module can deliver a computering power of up to 15 TOPS (Tera Operations per Second), enabling complex AI computing performance with exceptional features.
Featuring a powerful Spectra ™ 480 ISP (image signal processor) Adreno 995 DPU and Adreno 665 VPU, Fibocom SCA825-W supports up to seven concurrent cameras, triple 4K display and video encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 fps, 8K at 30 fps (frames per second), offering superior image capturing, processing and displaying capabilities.
In addition, the module supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6.0, Bluetooth 5.1 as well as 2×2 Wi-Fi MIMO multi-antenna technology, which allows various wireless connectivity options for industrial and commercial use cases. It also supports Android 10 operating system and a wide range of interfaces (MIPI-DSI, I2S, PCIe, UART, USB, I2C, SPI), enabling much flexibility and ease of integration to meet the application demands of the AIoT industry.
"With AIoT continuously transforming every industry, high-performance AI modules will become an important pillar, Fibocom. Our newly-launched AI smart module SCA825-W is an exceptional part of the Fibocom smart module family, which will take a big step forward in the AIoT field with technological advancements."
Eden Chen, General Manager of MC Product Management Dept
Cavli Wireless | June 20, 2022
From June 21 to 23, 2022, Cavli Wireless will exhibit at Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. Embedded World is the world's largest trade show for all things embedded, including electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things, e-mobility, energy efficiency, and much more. The company's IoT connectivity solutions will be displayed in Hall 5, Booth # 5-362.
The new launch of the C42GM LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 compatible Smart Cellular IoT Module can be installed globally and is an excellent solution for logistics, automotive, vehicle tracking systems, and more will be the main attraction at the Cavli booth.
The C42GM is a dual-mode LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 (upgradable to Release 14) compliant Smart Cellular Module with an integrated eSIM, based on 3GPP Release 13. Because of its Deep Sleep Mode capabilities, the C42GM has a battery life profile of ten years. It also has built-in GNSS and Sigfox radio capabilities, allowing OEMs to investigate use cases that require a hybrid LPWAN strategy.
"The integrated eSIM coupled with pre-loaded global connectivity further cements the C42GM as the world's most powerful LPWAN-based cellular IoT module," quoted John Mathew, Chief Technology Architect at Cavli Wireless.
C42GM may be managed using Hubble Lens, a sophisticated remote diagnosis function of the Cavli Hubble IoT Management platform that allows a client or a Cavli Support Engineer to remotely diagnose, monitor, and debug the field device with zero physical interaction, opening the door for true IoT scalability.
Cavli has a broad footprint across Europe for our local LTE and LTE-M connectivity offering, which is unrivaled in the industry regarding service quality and affordability, thanks to our strong operator connections in the EU.
"The Embedded World 2022 event is the premier trade fair for technology companies from around the globe to present their flagship offerings, We are beyond excited to be a part of this prestigious event, share the stage alongside industry heavyweights, and demonstrate to the world how Cavli Wireless is democratizing the Internet of Things."
Tarun Thomas George, Chief Operating Officer at Cavli Wireless