Several major air conditioning manufacturers have already showed strong interest in the new ECHONET Lite compliant solution.
"With the increased concern about energy, adoption of ECHONET Lite in Japan for HEMS is growing. We expect to be among the first providers of ECHONET Lite compliant products," said Hiroshi Mihara, president, Ubiquitous Corp. "With its ultra-low power consumption, ease of use, reliability and upgradability, GainSpan's GS1011M Wi-Fi module provided an excellent foundation for implementation of the ECHONET Lite compliant middleware. We look forward to continuing our partnership to develop more innovative solutions to advance energy management initiatives."
"Smart energy devices are a key market for us. Similar to our development for SEP 2.0, we believe ECHONET Lite is critical to the Japanese market," said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing, GainSpan. "We are very proud to be working with Ubiquitous to make it possible for device manufacturers to bring out new ECHONET Lite-enabled consumer appliances in less time."
A prototype of the new solution will be shown at Embedded Technology 2012, November 14 – 16 in Yokohama, Japan. The Ubiquitous booth is B-26.About Ubiquitous CorporationUbiquitous, founded in 2001, was established with the dream of a ubiquitous network connecting the various devices that we use today so seamlessly. Ubiquitous is committed to contributing to this endeavor through developing the world's most compact, efficient and high-speed network and database software. More information on Ubiquitous is available at http://www.ubiquitous.co.jp/En/ About GainSpan CorporationGainSpan is the leading semiconductor solutions company in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things. Its easy-to-use system-on-chip (SoC), modules and software, let customers leverage the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets. The solutions feature an ultra-low power SoC that consumes a few µA of standby current and goes from standby to active mode in a few ms. www.gainspan.com. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gainspanFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/gainspanLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/308585