Smart home solutions based on the Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) standard will be featured at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany (2-7 September 2016). Companies like Panasonic, VTech, Crow, Gigaset, and Sercomm have developed a wide range of new products such as sensors and detectors, dimmable lights, and starter kits, which leverage the benefits of the Ultra-Low energy standard.
As a result, the ULE Alliance, a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing the full potential and worldwide market adoption of ULE, believes that smart homes are becoming affordable for millions of users for the very first time.
The Alliance argues that ULE technology is the most secure and stable wireless networking solution for smart homes. With its long range and support of two-way-communication for voice and video, ULE allows the setup of entire home solutions at low costs.
At IFA 2016, the ULE Alliance will highlight products from members such as Crow, Gigaset, Sercomm, VTech Telecommunications, and Panasonic. The companies will showcase a broad range of certified devices for smart home and IoT applications, based on a number of semiconductor platforms. Chip manufacturers such as DSP Group, Dialog Semiconductor, and Intel will also demonstrate live at IFA how ULE products can be controlled via voice command.
Among the highlights at the ULE Alliance stand are a motion sensor with pet immunity function from Sercomm, a dimmable light from VTech, a curtain motion detector from Crow, a base station for up to 48 sensors or actors from Gigaset, as well as smart home products and starter kits from Panasonic.
The majority of these products have already been certified by the ULE Alliance. The ULE Certification Programme is a standards-conformance programme, enforcing high quality requirements for product operation to achieve a consistent user experience.
As certified devices from different manufacturers can be combined within one network, users can setup their smart homes of choice and shop around, meaning that the smart home is becoming affordable for many consumers for the very first time.
The stand of the ULE Alliance and its members is located in hall 6.2 (booth 102). More information can be found on the official website of the ULE Alliance (www.ulealliance.org).