Qualcomm (News - Alert) Atheros reportedly pushed the momentum of its Internet of Everything (IOE) global initiatives a step further by adding a dozen new technology partners meant to help the company cater to the rising demand for smart home and building automation solutions.
The Internet of Everything (IOE), according to Qualcomm Atheros (News - Alert), is based on the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable and controllable via the Internet. The firm designed its new AR4100 and AR4100P Wi-Fi solutions specifically for M2M apps.
The company’s new technology partners will have their focus on these solutions.
With the IOE solutions, utility companies can optimize the delivery of energy to homes and businesses while customers can better manage energy usage and realize a centralized control over virtually any device in the home or office.
Large organizations can seamlessly keep track of high-value equipment and its usages.
Adam Lapede, senior director of product management at Qualcomm Atheros said, “Utilities and consumers around the world continue to show growing interest in smart buildings and appliances as a strategy to reduce energy usage. By increasing our partnerships with key industry leaders, we are able to better address this increasing market demand with efficient and reliable M2M solutions in a wide array of segments across geographies, and drive faster M2M solution adoption.”
Qualcomm Atheros' IOE partners now include Freescale Semiconductor (News - Alert), Energy Micro, H&D wireless, RTX, Spectrum, Card Access Engineering, Intelligraphics, IAR Systems, Future Electronics, Lian-Mueller, Hi-Flying, Axios and Uniquest.
The collaborations also involve Future Electronics for distribution to customers in North America, Japan and Europe, RTX for development of custom modules, drivers and value-added software and Card Access Engineering for the development of custom driver and demo hardware.
Recently, Qualcomm Atheros introduced an industrial-grade HomePlug Green PHY device and a Qualcomm Atheros hybrid networking chipset-enabled AVM Combination Range Extender and Energy Management device.
Edited by Braden Becker