Qualcomm Wi-Fi mesh networking to support IoT in India
Qualcomm’s platform includes Wi-Fi SON features as well as an IoT connectivity suite
Indian company Smartron has announced plans to introduce the newly launched Qualcomm mesh networking platform for internet of things (IoT) connected devices in the Indian market.
With this association, Smartron and Qualcomm Technologies aim to build an ecosystem of connected devices and services suited for the Indian smart home market.
The mesh Wi-Fi service from Smartron, built on the Qualcomm’s mesh networking platform, which includes Wi-Fi SON (self-organizing network) feature suite and the company’s IoT connectivity feature suite to support multiple IoT communication protocols.
The platform also includes integrated voice capabilities that support voice assistantce to help consumers with simple daily tasks such as telling the time, weather and calendar events, and control IoT devices using voice activation, as well as a networking reference design that enables partner OEMs to develop next generation products.
Smartron had recently unveiled its tronX offering, which is an IoT platform that integrates artificial intelligence to connect a range of devices, sensors and systems to the core to offer personalized experiences, services and care to consumers across home, health, infra and personal verticals.
“We are very excited about this relationship with Qualcomm Technologies to be the first Indian company to work together on their newly launched Wi-fi mesh platform. With Smartron’ s AI powered IoT platform tronX, we have developed a strong ecosystem of products and services in the home automation vertical and we are looking forward to integrating some of Qualcomm Technologies’ technical expertise to build innovative solutions for the Indian market,” said founder and chairman of Smartron, Mahesh Lingareddy.
“Qualcomm Technologies has created a new category of mesh networks that are transforming in-home connectivity. With the new Qualcomm Mesh networking platform, we are enhancing connected services in the home. Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to have worked with Smartron in this effort to offer a range of assistive smart home devices and services to our customers,” said senior vice president and president, Asia Pacific and India, at Qualcomm, Jim Cathey.