Enable both Voice Assistant and Infrared control on one platform
Online PR News – 11-April-2019 – Hong Kong – Remotec Technology Ltd. (Remotec) today announced the launch of its new Conexum™ solution - a cloud-based Infrared (IR) code library platform solution aimed at simplifying the user experience and providing industry-standard Wi-fi/Bluetooth-to-IR solutions to end consumers & various industries via IR-code licensing and/or together with Remotec's modules and chipsets.
The Conexum Certification Program for suppliers and partners allows brands and manufacturers to benefit from Remotec's 30 years of experience in IR controls in consumer electronics that would complement the latest voice assistant technologies deployed in many speakers, TVs and consumer electronics today. Brands and manufacturers are invited to join this Certification Program to enable the IR fabric to connect the last mile connectivity to consumer electronics and appliances.
"There is an incredible demand for IR code solution technology in the Smart Home/IoT market in recent years, especially driven by the need to do voice enablement" said Daniel Chun, Chief Executive Officer at Remotec. "In order to come full circle and penetrate the mass market, we need to bring end-to-end connectivity to the last mile and providing even better smart home user experience with our IR fabric and voice enablement."
Remotec has partnered with a fellow industry technology leader, Tantiv4 Inc., to bring the Conexum solution and associated programs to the industry to solve end-to-end connectivity - from voice to control legacy IR-controlled end devices.
"Ease of integration of IR controlled appliances into the IoT ecosystems is the key driver for the first-generation expansion of the Smart Devices market." said Lokesh Johri, Chief Executive Officer at Tantiv4 Inc. Tantiv4 Inc.'s ThingaOS technology ensures seamless voice interaction between edge devices, domain specific SaaS clouds and is already shipping in several models in the market by major OEM brands.
With the strategic partnership with Tantiv4 Inc., the Conexum solution allows for easy customization and integration with devices to access IR codes and with voice enablement. It optimizes & simplifies the user experience and increases reach into households globally. The Conexum solution provides an intuitive user interface and access to on-going IR code updates so users will always have the latest and best user experience.
Pioneering IR code standards, Remotec released their "Universal IR Code Descriptor" (UIRD) back in 2014. And had co-developed a format for ZRC 2.0, a Zigbee format, with GreenPeak (now Qorvo). It continues to push for standardization amongst different protocols and is a contributor in the Bluetooth SIG's Smart Home Automation WG.
Conexum is a registered US trademark owned by Remotec. Remotec is the holder of two USPTO patents that would complement and support licensees in the Conexum program (USPTO Patent# 9,892,634 B2, Patent# 10,101,771 B2).