Plug in to the future of Smart Home appliance and energy management and control at the IFA 2012 consumer electronics show in Berlin as CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) demonstrates its leading wireless connectivity solutions for Smart Home products. Showcasing CSR platforms for low energy Bluetooth Smart and high performance Wi-Fi applications, the private demonstrations are designed to illustrate where these wireless technologies fit as solutions to different parts of the Smart Home connectivity puzzle, and will enable attendees to experience how smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices may be used to directly and remotely control and display data from home appliances, HVAC systems and other sensors and actuators around the house of the future.
Light-level App uses Bluetooth Smart
CSR will conduct what it believes is the first demonstration of using an Apple® iOS device to directly manage and control home energy and lighting systems via Bluetooth® low energy. Using the rich user interface of the iPad®, users can manipulate a graphical dimmer control to set the lighting level within the room, watch the effect this has on power consumption through the graphical display of a smart meter, and display the current room temperature from a thermostat.
White-goods monitoring over Wi-Fi
The second demo will enable users to monitor the temperature end energy consumption of a Wi-Fi-connected refrigerator on the stand, and one in New Zealand, using a web browser, demonstrating how this technology enables consumers to connect appliances directly to home Wi-Fi access points with simple configuration. The demonstration uses CSR Wi-Fi solutions as part of complete modules for rapid development of connectivity to Smart Home products and opens the door to a broad range of applications and services.
These private demonstrations are by invitation only, and those wishing to experience the Smart Home of the future should contact CSR for an invitation.
Note to Editors:
Bluetooth 4.0 introduced low energy technology to the Bluetooth standard, enabling new Bluetooth Smart devices that can operate for years on tiny, coin-cell batteries.