Ayla Networks selected by Universal Electronics to enhance the Smart Home experience

We are happy to team with Ayla Networks - Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for Smart Home device manufacturers and service providers, to announce a new platform for the Smart Home where we will pre-integrate Ayla's platform with our world-leading QuickSet® Cloud  platform, and offer it through a resell service as part of a new line of Smart Home managed hardware solutions.

"... the new solutions from UEI will drive new services, innovative business models and rapid time to value from data analytics.” said Jonathan Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks.

 

The relationship, which will officially launch at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, will allow us to further solidify our footprint in the rapidly growing IoT space by expanding our portfolio of home sensing, monitoring, and control solutions to include industry-leading device management and application enablement capabilities from Ayla Networks. Together, we will accelerate the transformation of the Smart Home market, bringing core technology and end-to-end applications to enable quick time-to-value and an elevated customer experience.

Nevo Butler is an end-to-end voice-enabled Smart Home hub with built-in white label digital assistant that unifies entertainment control and home automation experiences, enabling interoperability across fragmented ecosystems. Powered by QuickSet Cloud, Nevo Butler delivers a versatile monitoring and control digital assistant solution for the home, capable of addressing a wide range of devices and use cases, ranging from voice control of an existing installed base of devices, to innovative new Cloud services. With a customizable digital assistant front-end, enterprise-level integration services and an expanding ecosystem of add-on services, this platform allows service providers and consumer electronics brands to bring voice-enabled services to their customers while remaining in control of the consumer relationship.

Available as kits that address specific channel needs, Nevo Butler can be bundled with a range of certified devices including Ecolink® sensors, offering safety and security, energy management and hospitality applications, in addition to voice-enabled universal entertainment control.

Together, we will accelerate the transformation of the Smart Home market, bringing core technology and end-to-end applications to enable quick time-to-value and an elevated customer experience.

 

“This landmark partnership is the latest example of how the Ayla platform can seamlessly combine with leading Smart Home solution providers to create winning products,” said Jonathan Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks. “Ayla Networks has always stood for accelerating IoT-led transformation, and the new solutions from UEI will drive new services, innovative business models and rapid time to value from data analytics.”

Arsham Hatambeiki, UEI’s SVP Product & Technology said, “The Ayla partnership represents an important step toward our goal to be the leader in control and sensing technologies for the Smart Home. This collaboration strengthens our position in the existing Smart Home business by allowing us to simplify the IoT device management and onboarding process, allowing us to expand our offerings to equipment manufacturers in HVAC.”

"This collaboration strengthens our position in the existing Smart Home business by allowing us to simplify the IoT device management and onboarding process, helping us expand our offerings to equipment manufacturers in HVAC."

 

The Smart Home market is projected to have accelerated growth over the next five years, driven by several factors, including advancements in communication technologies; consumer interest in home automation and monitoring; a push for energy conservation; and the growth of utility and government-sponsored programs. According to data from Navigant Research, the global market is expected to double in size, from $1.1 billion in 2016 to $2.2 billion in 2020, with the largest growth forecasted in North America.

Ayla Networks and UEI will participate at CES 2019 in Las Vegas from January 8-11 and will jointly showcase the combined solution with presentations and demos. Nikki Ahmadi, Director of Cloud and Software Products; and Patrick Serrato, Director of Connected Home solutions will be available to discuss how Nevo Butler and curated kits and services can be used to introduce or expand offerings in a range of channels.