SoftAtHome, a software provider for operator CPE devices enabling convergent services for the digital home, has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, the organisation dedicated to promoting the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, it was announced at Broadband World Forum 2016 in London this week (17 October 2016).
With plans to integrate Z-Wave into its installed base of over 30 million devices through a software upgrade and the addition of Z-Wave dongles to currently installed home gateways and set top boxes, this co-operation will create easy integration of smart home and convergent IoT services with increased access speeds and remote monitoring solutions.
CloudAtHome IoT is SoftAtHome’s solution enabling any device such as a sensor, heater or a garage door within a home to interact and to be easily managed by the end-user. CloudAtHome IoT is independent of any Cloud provider or radio protocol and can be deployed on both operator and OTT boxes.
Operators can thus source IoT devices from any vendor and integrate them into their solution. SoftAtHome’s IoT solution works on OTT boxes and traditional CPE devices such as operator gateways and set-top boxes.
“We are thrilled to welcome independent software player SoftAtHome to the Alliance membership”, said Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “SoftAtHome’s expertise in the digital home will be an incredible addition to our ecosystem, which includes major players in telecommunications and broadband.”
Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome, said: “We are excited to join the Z-Wave Alliance and to be deploying Z-Wave; Z-Wave will make our IoT ecosystem larger thanks to its strong interoperability.
“By integrating the Z-Wave standard protocol into SoftAtHome’s software platform, we benefit from a large and diverse range of products and features including security, increased access speeds or IoT management and control. Our operator customers can now give their end-users a much higher level of control over their home environment.”
For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit http://z-wavealliance.org.