VOLANSYS’ HomeBridge Smart Home IoT Gateway is now BLE 5.0 ready, enabling Home Automation Solutions

VOLANSYS’ HomeBridge™ Smart Home IoT Gateway is now BLE 5.0 ready, enabling Home Automation Solutions

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Santa Clara, Calif., April 16, 2018 – VOLANSYS – A leading end-to-end IoT solution enabler, announces that HomeBridge – its IoT gateway for smart home systems and home automation solutions is now Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE 5.0) ready. This will now allow connecting, controlling and managing BLE 5.0 based end devices with HomeBridge, making it compatible with thousands of additional sensors and smart devices.

Bluetooth is revolutionizing how people experience the IoT. Bluetooth 5.0 continues to drive this revolution by delivering reliable IoT connections and mobilizing the adoption of beacons, which in turn will decrease connection barriers and enable a seamless IoT experience. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is a global community of over 30,000 companies serving to unify, harmonize and drive innovation in the vast range of connected devices all around us. 

After the successful launch of HomeBridge with Zigbee® support, it is now Bluetooth 5.0 ready. With eight times the broadcast messaging capacity and double the speed of low energy connections, Bluetooth 5.0 will further propel the adoption and deployment of home automation gateways and location-based services in the home automation market. It is nrf52832 based easy, smart home solution. This advancement will open up opportunities for OEMs and BLE based device manufacturers to integrate their home appliances with HomeBridge to bring to market complete smart home systems and home automation solutions.

HomeBridge key features:

  • Zigbee®, Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0 support
  • Connects to 40+ end devices
  • Leading IoT cloud platforms support
  • Android and iOS mobile application
  • Rules engine and scene management
  • CE/FCC/RoHS certification
  • Available for rebranding

“The adoption of Bluetooth 5.0 comes at a crucial industry growth period, with ABI Research expecting 48 billion internet-enabled devices to be installed by 2021, of which nearly one-third will include Bluetooth. A recent survey conducted by Lux Insights, Inc., puts 62% of respondents reporting a purchase preference for Bluetooth enabled products, noting Bluetooth is reliable, easy to use, and makes life easier. A large number of IoT device manufacturers across the globe will choose BLE 5.0 connectivity to enable their smart home solutions. In such a scenario, HomeBridge with BLE 5.0 support will act as a key enabler for OEMs and device manufacturers to enter this new market rapidly and at reduced costs,” said Dhruvesh Patel, CTO, VOLANSYS.

With proven expertise in end-to-end product engineering services from prototype development to mass production, VOLANSYS is a natural choice as a one stop solution provider with services covering hardware selection and engineering, PCB board design, embedded software development, mobile applications, cloud integration of third party APIs/solutions, quality engineering, certifications and compliance, production support and sustenance. Experienced IoT experts at VOLANSYS work in seamless collaboration with clients to enable faster go-to-market at lower costs.

About VOLANSYS

VOLANSYS is a Silicon Valley based product realization and digital transformation company offering embedded systems, digital networking, the internet of things, cloud and mobility solutions from concept to roll-out. Since 2008, VOLANSYS has been powering enterprises worldwide to engineer smart connected products and applications at faster time to market and lower total cost of ownership. With 50+ products implemented, 350+ employees and 9+ industry-standard reference platforms including Modular IoT Gateway and HomeBridge, VOLANSYS is recognized as an end-to-end product engineering services and IoT solutions enabler. VOLANSYS is headquartered in India and has four in-house product design centers in USA and India.

For more information, please contact business@volansys.com .

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