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NXP and Belkin Bring 6LoWPAN Connectivity to the HomeJoint Demo at CES 2012 Features Belkin WeMo Device to Bridge Wi-Fi and JenNet-IP (January 10, 2012)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- What if every device in your home had its own Internet IP address? At the 2012 International CES this week, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Belkin International, Inc. will demonstrate a "smart home" network that allows you to control light bulbs -- each with its own IPv6 address -- using a smartphone or tablet. The network features a WeMo device from Belkin that enables mobile devices using Wi-Fi to interact securely with smart home appliances using JenNet-IP -- NXP's ultra-low-power wireless connectivity software based on 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4. The WeMo Home Automation demo will be featured in the NXP booth (CP8) and Belkin booth (South Hall #30651) at CES, and a preview is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EX3bNWAdU
"We've released a series of tremendously popular smart lighting and smart home control videos on YouTube featuring JenNet-IP, and are often asked, 'Where can I get the router?'" said Sean McGrath, general manager, smart home and energy product line, NXP Semiconductors. "At CES, you'll see a number of solutions, including an easy-to-use WeMo device from Belkin you can attach to your home router, enabling it to serve as a secure gateway between your smartphone and the Internet-enabled appliances in your network using JenNet-IP. We're very excited that Belkin, a world-class provider of connectivity solutions, is bringing JenNet-IP into its new WeMo Home Automation ecosystem."
"Our WeMo Home Automation platform makes it easy for Belkin partners to develop appliances for the Intelligent Home. Wi-Fi is everywhere and will play an important role, but at the same time, we need low-power networking options to connect smart appliances and smart meters monitoring energy usage. Using only one-tenth of the power required by Wi-Fi, JenNet-IP offers robust, ultra-low-power connectivity which can support dozens or even hundreds of devices in a smart home network," said Kevin Ashton, general manager of Belkin's Conserve Business Unit.
- VIDEO: Belkin WeMo device connects JenNet-IP and Wi-Fi in the smart home
- VIDEO: JenNet-IP smart home control demo (6LoWPAN)
- Information on JenNet-IP: http://www.nxp.com/jennic/products/protocol_stacks/jennet-ip
At Belkin, we make people inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people's lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and technology. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 25 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the web at Belkin.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/belkin, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/belkin.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.
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