Broadcom selects Smartenit, a leading home/building automation and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem provider, to enable Wi-Fi, ZigBee and INSTEON home automation in new home gateway system-on-chip (SoC) platform.
San Juan Capistrano, CA, October 3, 2014 -- Smartenit, Inc., a leading home/building automation and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem provider, today announced a collaboration agreement with Broadcom Corporation to integrate Smartenit's home automation technology, based on Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and INSTEON, with Broadcom's BCM7445 home gateway system-on-chip (SoC).
Broadcom selected Smartenit based on the company's experience with home and building automation protocols, efficient integration of flexible software and applications on advanced platforms and portfolio of wireless solutions encompassing sensors, controllers and cloud services.
According to industry analyst firm Infonetics, operators are looking to home automation services - particularly home security and home energy management - as a means to increase incremental revenue and customer loyalty1.
"Home automation is a rapidly evolving market, and Broadcom's advanced silicon and engineering prowess have established us as a leader in the field," said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President, Broadband & Connectivity Group. "The integration of Smartenit's home automation capabilities in our industry-leading home gateway and STB designs will allow leading operators to offer a fully flexible and customizable connected home network."
"Broadcom recognizes the incredible value add of a connected home network springing from their newest generation of STB chips," said Al Choperena, President and CEO of Smartenit. "We look forward to continuing our development efforts to consumers with the added benefit of anytime, anywhere control of their smart home devices."
Smartenit®: Smarten Anything Wherever You Live Work and Play
Smartenit, Inc. is dedicated to delivering automation solutions that continually expand the Internet of Things. These solutions have applications in many areas including energy management, water management, monitoring, comfort, and lighting, in the modern home and beyond. Smartenit's cost-effective, and easy-to-use products are part of an ever-expanding system that allows easy monitoring and management of any connected device from anywhere. For more information, visit www.smartenit.com. Find Smartenit on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @smartenit.
ZigBee®: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
1 Infonetics, Home-Automation-Service-Strategies-Carrier-Survey-Highlights 2012