Sigma, SoftAtHome team for IoT deployment

Sigma Designs, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based STBs, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a new partnership to accelerate IoT deployment by integrating the Z-Wave radio protocol into home gateway software.

The partnership creates an advanced IoT integrated gateway solutions on the market by combining Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave protocol and SoftAtHome’s advanced software platform. Z-Wave has already been widely deployed for emerging smart home and IoT applications involving low power communications, while SoftAtHome also supports other established protocols used for communication and content delivery within the home. The new solution is part of the latest CloudAtHome software solution announced this week by SoftAtHome.

“We are excited about this collaboration with SoftAtHome”, said Raoul Wijgergangs, vice-president Z-Wave business line, Sigma Designs. “We typically think about Z-Wave in terms of scenarios that consumers will benefit from and then we help our customers provide solutions. With SoftAtHome’s expertise, we have the opportunity to make the smart home into the 5th play service providers can add to their portfolio to deliver new benefits for their customers on top of their traditional packages.”

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