CSRmesh® Home Automation brings simple, seamless control and connectivity to the home.
CSRmesh enables Bluetooth® low energy devices not only to receive and act upon messages, but also to repeat those messages to surrounding devices thus extending the range of Bluetooth Smart and turning it into a mesh network for the Internet of Everything (IoE).
CSRmesh Home Automation is suitable for a range of applications including control of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, door locks and window sensors. Whole home automation from a smartphone, tablet, PC or wearable device is now possible with CSRmesh, as it allows an almost unlimited amount of Bluetooth Smart enabled sensors and actuators to be simply networked together. The CSRmesh protocol was first announced in 2014 and optimized for lighting control. CSRmesh Home Automation extends this capability to allow for control of a wide variety of sensors or actuators that you want to add to the mesh network.
The CSRmesh Home Automation release will be available from the beginning of Q2 2015. To ensure developers can get products to market quickly the CSRmesh Development Kit, which provides a complete set of tools for evaluation and software development including Android and iOS source code, is available now and already supports the forthcoming Home Automation release.
Freedom of control
CSRmesh works directly with your existing devices. You can collect data and control devices with existing tablets and smartphones. There is no need for a special hub to connect your devices. You can configure and control devices with existing tablets and smartphones.
CSRmesh is simple and easy to setup. Just switch on the device. Discovery and control is then handled by the app on your smart device.
CSRmesh is a protocol layer that runs on top of the Bluetooth 4.0 standard. It is supported on single mode Bluetooth Smart devices as well as dual-mode Bluetooth Smart Ready devices. By using the existing Bluetooth standard it enables consumer products such as smartphones, tablets, TVs and set-top boxes to interact directly with devices within the CSRmesh network. CSR is actively working with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's (SIG) Smart Mesh Study Group to help create a global standard.
Safe & Secure
CSRmesh uses high-level banking-like encryption to ensure safe and secure transmission of messages throughout your network. There is an additional authentication mode for enhanced security. Simplicity is maintained with a network passcode that is provided to authorized users and devices to enable them to participate in the mesh.
Many leading module suppliers have adopted CSR Bluetooth Smart. These third party modules enable developers to easily and cost effectively integrate CSR’s award winning technologies into their applications – for example, CSRmesh is fully supported on all CSR101x modules to allow the development of innovative turnkey solutions for the IoE.