Prodea Systems Remains Ahead Of the Internet of Things Curve by Delivering New Home Control Technologies

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Prodea Systems’ latest innovation leads the residential Internet of Things (IoT) market, showcasing how their carrier-grade, multi-service platform enables rapid innovation and time to market benefits for global customers seeking advantages of new technologies such as Thread and Voice Control.

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Prodea Systems announced today from the Internet of Things World Conference in Berlin that it has added new functionality to the innovative ROS® Platform: Thread Protocol and Voice Control. By working closely with selected industry leaders, Prodea is simplifying Connected Home setup and reducing operational complexity while bringing the best new devices to the home control mass market. Leveraging the extensible ROS® Platform, the newly added Thread 1.0 and Voice Control technologies are readily deployed to end-users on their favorite devices, extending seamless interconnectivity and user-friendly experiences throughout the entire home.

  • Thread 1.0 addresses the need for a new and better way to connect products in the home. Built on open standards and IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN as its foundation, Thread offers numerous technological advantages over other wireless standards including secure and reliable networks with no single point of failure, simple connectivity and low power. With Thread, product developers and consumers can easily and securely connect more than 250 devices into a low-power, wireless mesh network that also offers direct Internet and cloud access for every device.
  • Intuitive voice control is a natural and proven approach to simplifying interactions with home control systems and connected entertainment services. Natural language understanding strives to improve upon more common standard automatic speech recognition technologies, seeking to recognize and take actions based on free-form requests that incorporate context and historical queries in order to improve accuracy.

“Prodea is proud to showcase its market-leading innovation, adding Thread Protocol and Voice Control to its multi-service IoT platform in order to further simplify Connected Home service setup and everyday usage,” said Amir Ansari, CTO and Co-Founder of Prodea Systems. “We have thoroughly investigated, rigorously qualified and adopted these promising new technologies and are thrilled to announce their addition to our portfolio of leading edge services available to our customers world-wide. As a thought leader and market innovator, Prodea will continue to qualify emerging technologies to ensure we continuously deliver the best services and solutions to our markets. The Prodea ROS® Platform makes it easy for 3rd party application developers to deliver innovative products to service providers and their end-users; it is a very exciting time for the Connected Home and Prodea is thrilled to lead the IoT pack.”

Read further to learn how the ROS® platform benefits Prodea partners and what industry leading partners are saying about the future of the Connected Home:

Silicon Labs:

“By enabling their ROS® Platform with Silicon Labs’ Thread protocol stack, Prodea is delivering a future-proofed Connected Home solution that offers the most robust and reliable IP-based mesh networking capabilities in the market,” said Dennis Natale, vice president of IoT strategy and business development at Silicon Labs. “Thread software offers a simple, secure and scalable way to wirelessly interconnect hundreds of devices and to seamlessly bridge those devices to the Internet. We applaud Prodea for leaning forward into the future of the Connected Home by adding best-in-class Thread software support to the ROS® platform.”

CentraLite Systems:

“Prodea’s approach and innovation with its Residential Operating System aligns perfectly with an industry vision of focusing on compatibility across many technologies, connected devices, and services,” said John Calagaz, CTO of CentraLite Systems. “Prodea’s solutions capture that vision in a holistic and unified system. CentraLite sees the value of clear and simple methods such as Thread Protocol for integrating our devices and applications across international markets leveraging Prodea’s world-class SDK.”

TCP Lighting:

“Providing device interoperability with the new generation Thread Protocol fills a huge void in the Global Home Automation market and positions Prodea at the leading edge of the IoT industry,” said Dave Geraci, Sr. Product Manager at TCP Lighting. “TCP sees this as a significant step in this category, and also for our lighting devices that will utilize the Thread 1.0 technology. We feel the Prodea ROS® Platform and Thread will bring the functionality required to transition the home automation mass market upwards on a global basis.”

VoiceBox Technologies

“VoiceBox is excited to innovate with Prodea around Natural Language Voice capabilities for the Connected Home using a quality IoT platform like Prodea’s ROS®,” said Victor Melfi, Chief Strategy Officer at VoiceBox Technologies. “Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is fundamental for IoT; VoiceBox’s advanced Contextual NLU delivers a persistent and aware voice experience across devices, giving products the unifying edge they need to support connected lifestyles.”

Prodea is providing live demonstrations of the ROS® Platform and showcasing this new functionality at the Internet of Things World Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany on October 6th and 7th. Prodea can be found at Booth # 18.

About the Prodea Residential Operating System (ROS®) Platform

The first-of-its-kind in within the IoT market, Prodea’s ROS® bridges the gap between people and technology by enabling total control of their connected life services through one convenient and elegant user interface. ROS® provides the apps and services people want — changing the way consumers access the Internet, enjoy entertainment content, control the smart home and receive healthcare, education and other quality of life services — anytime, anywhere and on any device. This not only improves everyday experiences, but anticipates the ever-changing needs of consumers’ digital lifestyles, helping service providers attract and maintain subscribers for life while delivering seamless access to a range of content and services limited only by the imagination.

Prodea ROS® is available now with Thread 1.0 and Voice Control features mentioned in this announcement. To request a demo please contact Kurt Hoppe (kurt.hoppe@prodea.com) or visit us at IoT World Europe in Berlin, Booth # 18.

About Prodea Systems:

Prodea delivers products and services that empower people to easily command their connected lives. Prodea was the first company to make a seamlessly connected life possible and deliver on the promise of the connected home, for everyone, with mass-market services that matter. The Prodea Residential Operating System (ROS®) is a unified platform for the Internet of Things that enables diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver autonomous, agnostic and easy-to-use connectivity and services between people, data and devices.

ROS® is a managed service delivery platform agnostic of connection, service, application, and protocol, solving the challenges that both traditional and non-traditional service providers face in delivering the Internet of Things to consumers. This approach to the Internet of Things makes the ROS® platform a far more viable proposition in the immediate short term by creating a new world where services, devices, and data can be exchanged seamlessly. Prodea’s software and service platform’s current deployments span Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the United States.

Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Prodea maintains additional offices in New York; Los Angeles; Mumbai; London; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Johannesburg. For more information about Prodea Systems, please visit: http://www.prodea.com or contact Andrew Tauhert at +1-214-278-1876.

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Andrew Tauhert
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andrew(dot)tauhert(at)prodea(dot)com

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