Intel Atom E600 Processor Based Digital Smart Home Gateway Introduced by Infosys Technologies

Infosys Technologies has developed an innovative Digital Smart Home Gateway powered by the Intel Atom™ processor E600 series that links multiple home devices, enabling consumers to manage them from a Wi-Fi console, smart phone or remotely via the Web.

The solution targets Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), utility, healthcare, telecom, entertainment and security service providers by pre-integrating a reference design based on the new Intel Atom™ processor E600 series, hardware and software components for feature plug and play, as well as an array of home management applications that run on the Linux-based operating system MeeGo.

“The new Digital Smart Home Gateway underscores Infosys’ leadership in delivering innovative solutions for the future as well as the strength of our partnership with Intel”, said, Sanjay Jalona, Vice President, High-Tech & Manufacturing, Infosys Technologies Ltd. “We saw an opportunity to address an emerging market need by combining our product engineering competencies along with Intel’s state-of-the-art technology.”

“The combination of Infosys’ design and engineering expertise with Intel’s leading edge embedded system-on-chip provides an innovative product for customers to manage a variety of devices in the home,” said Joe Jensen, General Manager, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel.

“The embedded Intel Atom™ platform creates an optimal solution with a range of connectivity options and significant processing power to deliver the breadth of applications with high performance and rich user experience”, said, Sanat Rao, Marketing Director for Emerging Markets, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel South Asia.

The pre-configured solution can be built into customized energy management devices by OEMs and service providers, allowing them to rapidly introduce new products to consumers and generate revenues by offering value-added services. The solution provides a real time monitoring capability for residential utility providers which include monitoring energy consumption per appliance, forecasting cost per usage, providing subscription to a demand response program, and recommending savings potential.

The Digital Smart Home Gateway also facilitates health monitoring and diagnosis, audio-video communication over Wi-Fi, entertainment subscriptions and security surveillance. The solution is a pioneering offering in an emerging category of enabling digital homes through device convergence. The solution was introduced at the recent Intel Developer Forum 2010 in San Francisco, California.



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