The OCF-Standard Solution, Now in Mass Production
Videostrong Technology Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Android media players and Set-Top Boxes, and Sure Universal, a leading provider of IoT platform solutions, announced that their new IoT Smart Home gateway is now in production. The SURE Smart Home gateway is certified by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the world’s largest consortium for Smart Home and IoT, ensuring device interoperability both today and in the future. The new gateway was presented at the Sirida IoT Technology Solutions Summit in Shenzhen.
Together, Videostrong and SURE Universal offer the only end-to-end, open-standard Smart Home Solution. The solution uses Videostrong’s Android Set-Top Box as a central gateway for the smart home as well as SURE Universal software remote and SURE IoT cloud. The Set-Top Box includes a pre-installed infrared (IR) blaster that enables IR control of traditional legacy devices. Additional unique features include support for Baidu Voice, Google Assistant, and SURE local voice control. The SURE – Videostrong Smart Home solution combines best-of-breed hardware and software, while ensuring interoperability with a variety of IoT communication protocols.
The solution was launched at the Sirida IoT Technology Solutions Summit on May 10, 2019, which took place at the 5thChina Smart Home Exhibition. The Summit addressed trends and solutions in the market such as AI, communications, embedded OS, and sensors, and will be attended by the leading manufacturers in the field.
“Videostrong is committed to developing innovative products,” said Rock Lee, the company’s CEO. “Through our partnership with SURE Universal, we are able to deliver the most advanced Smart Home solution available, that combines ease-of-use with interoperability,” he added.
“SURE Universal is committed to providing our users with a comprehensive software-defined IoT solution for their smart homes,” said Dr. Viktor Ariel, CEO of SURE Universal. “We were honored to have the opportunity to work with Videostrong and leverage their industry-leading Set-Top Boxes to create a complete, interoperable solution for smart homes.”