CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that it has worked with Avi-on Labs to provide Bluetooth® Smart mesh connectivity in a new GE branded line of smart lighting from Jasco Products. These lighting and home control products, which are expected to appear in major retail stores this year, use CSR's Bluetooth® Smart solution - CSRmesh™ - to allow an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked together and controlled directly from a "smart" switch or dimmer, a smartphone or a tablet. Jasco Products chose Avi-on Labs' Powered by Avi-on turnkey lighting and home control platform, which uses CSRmesh combined with CSR's Bluetooth Smart silicon. Avi-on's complete residential and commercial lighting solution includes plug and play firmware, iOS and Android mobile applications, a secure cloud service, and a pre-certified module based on the CSR1010™ chipset, which together allows manufacturers to get to market quickly. The platform enables a number of features including real-time dimming, one-touch setup, grouping, schedules, timers and multi-user controls all from an easy to use mobile app. "CSRmesh has the potential to disrupt the smart lighting market by eliminating the complex setup, pairing, and use of an access device, such as a router, needed with other connectivity solutions available today," said Cameron Trice, CEO of Jasco Products. "By combining CSRmesh with Avi-on Labs' software and support we are able to offer a lighting product line that offers an unrivalled user experience and secure connectivity to customers through our major retail partners. Working with CSR and Avi-on allowed us to get to market fast to meet growing consumer demand for these types of smart devices." The GE branded Jasco Products range will include "smart" switches, dimmers, an outdoor timer and a smart plug which will give consumers on/off control of virtually any standard home device or appliance.
"CSRmesh is transforming the smart lighting and home automation markets by offering the blend of security, performance and ease of use that is needed to drive broad consumer adoption," says Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President, Business Group at CSR. "We are seeing interest from a wide variety of lighting and home control device manufacturers and it is exciting to see some of the first CSRmesh home automation enabled products making their way to the shelves. Avi-on's platform supports multiple lighting products as well as home and commercial automation devices. We are pleased to be working with them to further expand the CSRmesh ecosystem.""The ability to replace wires with software will transform the lighting and construction industries worldwide," said Eric Miller, CEO of Avi-on. "Avi-on has delivered a cost-effective, simple, scalable and proven controls platform based on CSRmesh, and we are excited to move forward in partnership with CSR to provide Jasco Products and other manufacturers with a complete package for wireless lighting." Both CSR and Avi-on Labs will be exhibiting at LightFair International in New York City from May 5 - 7. Visitors can see CSRmesh at CSR's booth #4079 and Avi-on will feature Powered by Avi-on in booth #3126. At the same time, Jasco Products will present its line of GE branded lighting controls powered by Avi-on and CSRmesh at the National Hardware Show in booth #4515 in Las Vegas. About CSRAt CSR we push every boundary™ to solve challenges and deliver innovations that help customers differentiate and win in the fast-evolving consumer electronics market. Our technologists are improving people's lifestyles and unlocking the true potential of seamless connectivity and the Internet of Things by developing and integrating silicon, software and services for customers in Voice & Music, Connectivity and Bluetooth® Smart, Automotive Infotainment, Document Imaging and Location. For more information, visit www.csr.com, our blog, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. For more information on aptX®, the audio codec that has revolutionized the wireless listening experience, visit www.aptx.com. About Jasco ProductsAt Jasco, we design and develop products to simplify your life and connect your home. As a GE licensee, Jasco provides one of the most comprehensive product offerings in home automation, lighting, security, home entertainment, power, and mobility products. While providing our retail partners full and far-reaching product assortments, we use our commitment to design, research and development to bring to market a steady flow of product innovations that energize and invigorate the home and mobile solution landscape. For more information please visit www.jascoproducts.com. About Avi-on Avi-on Labs offers a turnkey lighting and controls platform that enables manufacturers to bring products to market in less than six months. The Powered by Avi-on™ app-cloud-firmware-module and support solution is the proven CSRmesh™ and Bluetooth Smart™ mesh lighting solution for global markets. The first five GE branded products produced by Jasco are slated to be on Tier 1 retailer shelves this summer. For more information, visit www.avi-on.com. 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