ARRAYENT AND AXALENT TO LAUNCH FIRST CUSTOMER ROLLOUTS WITH LOW-COST, LOW-POWER ESPRESSIF WI-FI CHIPS IN CHINA THIS YEAR
REDWOOD CITY, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA – AUGUST 9, 2016 – Arrayent, Inc., developer of the Arrayent Connect IoT (Internet of Things) platform chosen by the world’s most trusted consumer product brands, today announced support for low-cost, low-power Wi-Fi chips by Espressif Systems.
Espressif, Arrayent and Axalent Solutions have collaborated to enable the Arrayent Connect Agent firmware stack on the Espressif ESP8266EX integrated Wi-Fi chip and are announcing plans for the first customer rollout of the Arrayent/Espressif solution later this year in China.
The highly integrated low-power Espressif ESP8266EX Wi-Fi chip was specifically engineered for mobile devices, wearable electronics and IoT applications. The chip’s architecture achieves low power consumption based on several proprietary technologies that provide three modes of operation: ‘active,’ ‘sleep’ and ‘deep sleep,’ thus enabling battery-powered products to run longer.
“Through our innovative, highly integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chipsets, open source software solutions and collaborations with leading industry partners such as Arrayent, we have created a robust and low cost turn-key solution, to make IoT economically feasible,” commented Teo Swee Ann, CEO of Espressif.
“We’re delighted to add Espressif chips to the portfolio of platforms supported by the Arrayent Connect Agent, which enables ‘Things’ to remain ‘Things’ and doesn’t require expensive onboard computing resources,” said Arrayent CEO Cyril Brignone. “Through our partnerships with Espressif and other embedded platforms, we provide our customers the flexibility they need to choose components that best suit their mass-market consumer home products.”
Axalent CEO John Yu added, “With the addition of the Espressif ESP8266EX, we are extending the reach of the Arrayent IoT platform as a compelling vehicle for extremely low-cost, low-power IoT applications. Customers are already benefiting from this new solution by launching connected products at price-performance points that will catapult their market share positions.”
The Arrayent IoT Platform enables consumer product brands to remotely monitor, manage, control, and acquire data from connected products. The Arrayent platform creates a virtualized device in the cloud for each connected physical device, enabling over-the-air device firmware updates, alerts and notifications, data insights from devices in the field, and interoperation with other IoT clouds such as Google’s Nest.
The Arrayent Connect Agent is lightweight firmware that runs on a number of embedded computing platforms. It requires less than 30KB of Flash and 5 KB of RAM.
ABOUT ARRAYENT, INC.
Global consumer products companies choose the Arrayent IoT Platform to enable their brands to manage, control and monitor connected products, delivering a better experience to consumers. Arrayent provides these capabilities to leading brands, such as Whirlpool, Procter and Gamble, Pentair, OSRAM, Maytag Commercial Laundry®, LiftMaster, Schumacher, Salus, Braeburn, and Chamberlain, among many others. Arrayent has been recognized by leading industry analysts as a ‘cool vendor,’ ‘innovator’ and ‘vendor to watch.’ To learn how Arrayent uses IoT to more closely connect brands and consumers, visit arrayent.com. Follow Arrayent on Twitter at @Arrayent or on LinkedIn.
Arrayent Media Contact: Betty Taylor, Krause Taylor Associates
Bettyt@krause-taylor.com Tel: +1-408-981-7551
ABOUT AXALENT SOLUTIONS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
Axalent is a leading IoT system integrator and solution provider based in Shanghai, China. Axalent offers a comprehensive, end-to-end integrated turnkey IoT product and systems platform complete with multi-protocol gateway technology, cloud services, sensor kits and customizable mobile app SDKs to help global manufacturers develop and deliver connected products, systems, and services quickly, cost-effectively, and reliably. To learn more about Axalent’s solutions, please visit www.axalent.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Axalent Media Contact: John Yu, email@example.com Tel: +86-(0)21-60910220
ABOUT ESPRESSIF SYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) PTE. LTD.
Espressif is a fabless semiconductor company based in Shanghai, China. Espressif offers low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth SoCs and wireless solutions for IoT applications. Espressif has a team of innovators from around the world, working in the area of chip design, algorithm research, software development, open source software movement, product development, and customer service. To learn more about Espressif’s products and service, please visit www.espressif.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Espressif Media Contact: Stanza Wang, email@example.com
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