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WiFi platform supports SEP 2 devices

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:WiFi? SEP 2.0? smart home networks?

Marvell Technology Group Ltd has revealed its Smart-Energy Platform that supports the Smart-Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP 2) Draft Standard. The technology features WiFi thermostat and smart outletboth built using the Marvell platformand a fully interoperable SEP 2 implementation on a WiFi SoC from across multiple vendors, including MMB Research and Grid2Home.

"Marvell is confident that the SEP 2 standard will enable a vibrant ecosystem of smart-energy appliances and services. We are eager to accelerate the SEP 2 standard's deployment in the existing installed base of smart appliances based on the Marvell Smart-Energy Platform as well as through new installations," stated Manas Saksena, senior director of technology, smart-energy platforms at Marvell.

According to the company, the platform has been developed to fit in constrained memory devices to provide a cost-effective solution to consumers and enable Internet connected devices with WiFi thermostat. With the evolution and support of SEP 2, existing devices in the field based on the Marvell Smart-Energy Platform can seamlessly integrate with SEP 2 enabled smart home networks and services, such as Demand/Response, TOU pricing and other energy management services, the company added.

All products based on Marvell's Smart-Energy technology are designed to be software-upgradeable over the air to provide enhancements and bug fixes. With the ability to field-upgrade these devices remotely using the vendor's Web service, customers can be assured their devices are upgrade-ready and will fully support SEP 2 in the future.

The Marvell Smart-Energy Platform is available now.

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