CEL Adds Voice Control and Solves the Network Latency Problem for Large Scale Lighting and Industrial Applications
CEL today announced that it has added new features for its Cortet Connectivity Suite - a turnkey wireless solution that bridges the gap between 'things' and the cloud. Cortet enables building automation, lighting control, smart home, industrial and machine to machine (M2M) product manufacturers to confidently link their physical 'things' to the digital world.
CEL's new Cortet Voice Control makes it easy for integrators and manufacturers to add natural voice control capabilities for a wide range of "smart" applications, including lighting, climate control and building automation.
The new Cortet Instant Broadcast architecture solves the problem of "popcorning" or latency from network delays that can occur when a single command is used to control a wide range of networked lights, appliances and devices. By using Cortet Instant Broadcast, instead of coming on at various times, all the devices actuate simultaneously and without delay. CEL has developed a scalable technology that greatly reduces latency and enables almost instant control of very large industrial networks.
At Sensors Midwest, CEL demonstrated a lighting-specific implementation of Cortet that enables smart lights to be easily controllable by a mobile app and by cloud platforms including voice control with Amazon's Echo. This solution includes RF hardware, firmware, application software, and remote cloud software. Check out this video of the demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPt0kH1x1A&feature=youtu.be
Cortet enables OEMs and developers to quickly and easily radio enable their appliances, devices and sensors, and also integrate them into an intelligent solution complete with local and IoT based controls, analytics and application software.
"Unlike other IoT connectivity systems and platforms, Cortet provides scalable and truly latency-free local control and monitoring," says Paul Minton, CEO of CEL. "Competing cloud-based IoT systems that rely on cloud decision making and control suffer from two major compromises. The first is slow response times and the second is a dependency on an often precarious, 'always-on' Internet connection."
CEL offers a broad selection of wireless and networking components including RF/microwave transistors and ICs, optical-coupler ICs, laser diodes, photo diodes and high-speed interface ICs. CEL also designs and produces Cortet™ and MeshConnect® wireless solutions and platforms for IoT applications.
CEL is well known for our long history as the exclusive gateway into the Americas for RF and Optical Semiconductors from Renesas Electronics (formerly NEC Electronics). We also build on our more than fifty years of wireless excellence to offer our own wireless components and solutions in addition to those from Renesas. Our team of highly skilled Applications Engineers supports diverse designs using components from all product lines.
CEL has technical centers in Santa Clara, California (Silicon Valley), Buffalo Grove, Illinois (Chicago area) and Lafayette, Colorado (Boulder/Denver area). CEL supports customers through direct sales offices, sales representatives and distributors worldwide, with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo that support the Asia Pacific region.
For more information, visit http://cortet.cel.com/