Broadband gateway as central hub for home automation

30th September 2013
Source: Lantiq
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Broadband gateway as central hub for home automation

Lantiq has joined the ULE Alliance to combine forces for Ultra Low Energy solutions for the connected home. Lantiq shares the view of the ULE Alliance that DECT ULE is the best choice for home automation and actively contributes to further developing the standardization work for DECT and ULE (TS 102 939-1 and EN 300 175 series). Lantiq furthermore believes the Broadband Gateway / Router will be the central hub to control all automation services within the homes.

Why join the ULE Alliance?

The DECT/Cat-iq standards combine unique features like absolute robustness, longest reach, low power and unique market maturity. Integrating DECT ULE into the Broadband Gateway brings services for home automation / smart metering / home control, alarm functions, health- and cloud services into mass market deployment. By combining forces in the ULE Alliance – with strong partners like Arcadyan, Zyxel, Netgear, Deutsche Telekom, Dialog Semiconductor, DSP Group and many more – Lantiq enables its customers to benefit from standardized and interoperable solutions for the connected home.

Rene Kohlmann, Chairman of Board  of the ULE Alliance, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Lantiq as a member of the ULE Alliance. Having semiconductor companies like Lantiq in our alliance, ads a lot of value to our standardizing efforts and paves the way for market maturity of DECT ULE. We believe, providing standardized chipsets for Home Automation devices by our semiconductor partners will further push market introduction of Ultra Low Energy devices for the automated homes.”

“Lantiq has comprehensive expertise in DECT/Cat-iq and we actively contribute to standardizing bodies and the DECT Forum. Now it’s the next logical step for us to further leverage the unique features and advantages of the Lantiq DECT/Cat-iq technology into ultra-low energy and highly optimized semiconductor solutions for home automation – with the Broadband Gateway as the central information hub," comments Dirk Wieberneit, Lantiq Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Premises Equipment Business.

Product highlights – DECT CAT-iq +ULE for xDSL Gateways

The Lantiq COSIC-Modem is the basis for the most cost optimized DECT CAT-iq+ULE base station/ VoIP Gateway and Terminal Adapter solutions. The highly flexible and scalable feature-set supports all relevant standards like DECT, DECT6.0, CAT-iq and ULE running on a single radio system at lowest cost. Combined with Lantiq’s Home Gateway SoCs, we provide a highly innovative system approach which uses the main processor to run system related tasks such as voice coder processing and the DECT/CAT-iq+ULE Software stack. Lantiq Cordless Telephony solutions are the perfect match for offering energy efficient and reliable chipsets, enabling future proof home automation scenarios.

Lantiq at European Utility Week

Lantiq will show ultra-low energy home automation solutions together with the ULE Alliance at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam on October 15 – 17.

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