Smart Home

Zonoff, Inc., the Consumer IoT Platform that empowers the world’s top brands to deliver smart, seamless living, today announced that it is offering additional capabilities to advance semiconductor platform adoption in the Smart Home market. Zonoff’s expanded Z1 Software Suite, being demonstrated this week at CES 2016, now allows Zonoff’s semiconductor partners to provide their prospects with reference designs that include comprehensive Zonoff Consumer IoT applications.

When presenting chip capabilities to the market, semiconductor companies generally provide a hardware reference gateway. By adding Zonoff’s Z1 reference applications, each partner gateway becomes a fully-functioning Consumer IoT experience. In this way, smart device manufacturers and those developing mass market Smart Home offerings can better envision how to create experiences that inspire adoption and increase use.

“A successful Smart Home offering requires a well-orchestrated team with highly-specialized Consumer IoT skills. Along with our semiconductor partners, Zonoff has inspired and delivered market-leading solutions across a variety of industries and use cases,” explained Zonoff CEO and Founder Mike Harris. “The availability of the Z1 Software Suite enables our semiconductor partners to showcase Consumer IoT experiences that engage and enthuse the smart market.”

Zonoff and its semiconductor partners understand that great Smart Home experiences require great hardware and great software working in concert. The Z1 Software Suite reference application is just the latest enhancement to Zonoff’s ongoing collaboration with its semiconductor partners. In addition to delivering on leading Smart Home solutions currently in market, the teams also work to align collective efforts around next-generation IoT capabilities.

Zonoff is proud to have partnered with Atmel, GEO, Marvell, NXP, Sigma Designs, Silicon Labs and others to bring silicon solutions to market on the Zonoff Platform, as well as working with Zonoff to integrate the Z1 Software Suite reference app into their Consumer IoT reference gateways and product solutions.

Commentary from Zonoff Semiconductor Partners

Atmel, Mike Fogerty, Vice President of Sales, Americas
“Atmel delivered Zonoff a state of the art microcontroller including integrated capacitive touch technology. This enabled Zonoff to create a unique user interface which is robust and simple to use.”

GEO Semiconductor Inc., Ronald Allard, Vice President of Worldwide Sales
“GEO Semiconductor is pleased to partner with Zonoff to provide real time video processing chips for high performance camera products targeting emerging markets, where enhanced video quality and wide field of views are requirements. GEO is committed to delivering the best solutions to our partners and customers in the IoT marketplace.”

Marvell, Weining Gan, Head of SEEDS (Strategic End to End Development Solutions) group at Marvell
“Marvell is thrilled to leverage Zonoff’s proven track record in IoT system implementations utilizing Marvell’s networking and wireless SoC based on revolutionary modular chip or Mochi™ architecture and Andromeda Box™, a baseline end-to-end hardware and software platform, to enable home entertainment, security and automation functions at best-in-class performance and price point.”

NXP Semiconductors (Freescale), Philip Lewer, Dir. of Marketing and Sales of Smart Home Solutions
“We are excited to engage with Zonoff as they port their Z1 Software Suite to NXP’s i.MX application processor family which is a key piece of our new smart home solution platform. NXP is committed to delivering secure, seamless, experiences in the smart home. Collaborating with Zonoff helps us deliver on this ambition.”

Sigma Designs, Raoul Wijgergangs, Vice President Z-Wave Business Unit
“Sigma Designs is proud to be working with Zonoff. The combination of industry leading Z-Wave IoT technology with a best in class platform provider has allowed us to create market opportunities on a global scale.”

Silicon Labs, Dennis Natale, Vice President of IoT Strategy and Business Development
“As a pacesetter in the IoT platform solutions market, Zonoff is delivering state-of-the-art ZigBee® wireless mesh networking solutions for the home automation ecosystem. Silicon Labs’ ZigBee software and wireless SoCs provide field-proven, robust, low-power connectivity solutions for the smart home and many other IoT applications, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Zonoff to bring new ZigBee-based solutions to market.”