Scalable IoT for smart LED lighting and home automation

Posted By : Nat Bowers
Scalable IoT for smart LED lighting and home automation

Comprised of SoCs, modules, software and mobile apps, Greenvity Communications' total turn-key solutions allow any home or IoT device to be smart and controllable for energy-saving and home and building automation purposes. The core of these solutions is Greenvity’s patented Hybrii SoCs. These integrate HomePlug Green PHY PLC and ZigBee wireless to enable robust and extended-range communication for smart LED lighting, home and building automation, industrial M2M and energy management.

Providing all the required functionality for rapid prototype and even pre-production design, the system solutions significantly reduce time-to-market and cost of development with ready-to-go boards and software. Offering the flexibility to customise and scale up or down the modules and the baseline software to fit specific applications, OEMs and ODMs need only add their own software layer to quickly develop innovative and differentiating IoT devices.

The company's initial IoT solutions focus on controlled LED lighting and home and building automation products such as LED lamps, down lights, high bay lights, LED tubes, street lights, and also thermostats, HVAC, routers and set-top boxes. Powered by Greenvity’s Hybrii SoCs, GV7011 and GV7013 chips, the first three modules are the GV-Controller, GV-LED and GV-Sensor. The latter two can communicate with and be controlled by the GV-Controller via either PLC or wireless to form an IoT network that mobile devices can access and control wirelessly and remotely.

Powered by either GV7011 chip or GV7013 chip, the GV-Controller (Home Gateway & Lighting Controller module) is comprised of an ARM9 processor with Linux OS and also includes WiFi, Ethernet 10/100, USB, SPI and BLE. It can be integrated inside any home device such as a router or thermostat. Capable of interfacing to most existing LED drivers and power supplies in the industry, the GV-LED (LED Driver Module) is powered by either GV7011 chip or GV7013 chip. Enabling controllability to LED lights from on/off and dimming to colour temperature adjustment via PLC or ZigBee, the GV-LED module can be deployed inside the LED driver and power supply of LED lamp, streetlight and down light, or be placed outside as a retrofit solution. Also powered by the GV7011 or GV7013, the GV-Sensor (Sensor Module) is an all-in-one sensor module for motion, light and temperature which can be deployed inside thermostats, HVAC and light fixtures.

Provided with the modules without a licensing fee, the Greenvity Smart Lighting Software suite and mobile apps (which support iOS and Android) enable monitoring, controllability and intelligence of up to 255 lighting devices and communications with mobile phones and tablets. Included API enables OEM/ODM customers to add their own application software to differentiate and enhance their products.

Hung Nguyen, CEO, Greenvity, commented: “Greenvity’s new turn-key IoT solutions enable OEMs/ODMs to quickly build their products and get into the hands of consumers without compromising performance and reliability. Our solution for smart LED lighting and home and building automation consists of system-on-chips, modules and software that together will significantly reduce time-to-market and cost of development for our customers.”

The GV-Controller, GV-LED and GV-Sensor modules are available now. The lighting control and home automation software and the mobile apps are available to OEM/ODM customers free of charge.

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