Customized Internet of Things (IoT) intelligent hardware solutions provider Focalcrest Technology released its HomeKit smart home bridging solution, Mixtile Hub, at CES 2017 on January 5, 2017. Mixtile Hub is the world’s first smart home bridging solution to support smart home devices from different brands to access the same HomeKit platform.
The newly released Mixtile Hub can link Apple iOS devices with compatible smart home products, surveillance devices and probe sensors through ZigBee and Z-Wave. It has also obtained the Apple MFi license and is able to communicate with iOS devices via HomeKit protocol and therefore realizes product control and scene linkage through Apple home app and Siri.
In addition, the Mixtile Hub eliminates the complex procedure of building a communicating platform for smart home devices from scratch and lowers the entry barrier for ZigBee and Z-wave device manufacturers to join the HomeKit platform, thus accelerating communication among smart home devices.
The Mixtile Hub supports wireless communication protocols such as ZigBee, Z-Wave (optional), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It can also communicate with various other sensors (temperature and humidity sensors, optical sensors, door sensors) surveillance devices (monitors, alarms, intelligent locks) and smart home products (intelligent lamps, outlets and air conditioners), through ZigBee and Z-Wave.
It also acts as a normal smart home hub to link with external devices from various manufacturers and realize scene linkage. Aside from remote control and voice control, it also supports auto-alarm and high decibel warning and continues working even during a power failure.
Other key features include:
- Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage room
- 100Mbps Ethernet port, HDMI, Micro-USB and USB 2.0 port
- 5V/3A supply power and 2500mAh backup lithium battery
- Full-color LED indicators and dual-microphone
“The Mixtile Hub is designed in the context where IoT goes mature,” said Martin Liu, CEO of Focalcrest. We hope our products will help people build new connections with certain items or other people and we hope Mixtile Hub can become a new opportunity for our partners who are also dedicated to ideas that make life better and more convenient.”
Founded in 2013, Focalcrest provides rapid and customized designs of mature IoT solutions for its customers including the smart home bridging solution and smart business Wi-Fi solutions. A strong supporter and partner of the companies that believe IoT changes life, Focalcrest is committed to unlocking IoT product innovation by offering higher product quality with less R&D cost and shorter development cycle.
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