Smart Home

Cambridge Sound Management, a leader in commercial sound masking, is using Ayla Networks’ IoT cloud platform to help people get a better night’s sleep. The company chose Ayla for its engineering expertise in IoT for consumer and smart home products.

Cambridge Sound Management’s Nightingale is a technically advanced sleep system. Its dual units work in tandem to immerse a room in perfectly tuned sound blankets to mask disruptive noises that interrupt sleep. Nightingale also integrates with Nest, Ring, Amazon Alexa, and Philips Hue via the popular IFTTT platform.

“We knew the Ayla IoT platform would handle all the end-to-end connectivity so we could focus on the acoustics in our Nightingale product,” said Christopher Calisi, Cambridge Sound Management’s CEO. “Ayla’s ability to help us launch a product with a full set of features is really making a difference for us.”

Ayla’s IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. The platform handles all the intricacies of IoT security, performance, scalability and interoperability. As a result, manufacturers like Cambridge Sound Management can focus on what they do best.

Unlike traditional white noise machines, Nightingale takes into account a room’s architecture (wood floors or carpet, windows, etc.) and utilizes the walls to reflect one of its 15 soothing sound blankets into the space. This creates uniform, even sound coverage and ensures the brain cannot localize on the source of the sound, a common shortcoming of most white noise machines.

“What Cambridge Sound has done with their Nightingale smart home sleep system is exciting for consumers who are in need of a better night’s sleep. It’s also a great example of IoT connectivity with the mobile app that consumers use to control their Nightingale units,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks.

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