Lynx Announces Release of OCF Certified Software Solution to Enable CE Devices to Be the Smart Home Hub

09-Jan-2018 10:15 AM



Software Company Announces General Availability of Lynx MiND™, which utilizes the IoTivity-Constrained Framework

SAN DIEGO--()--Lynx Technology, today announced the general availability of Lynx MiND™. Lynx MiND is an Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) certified smart home solution, which utilizes a small footprint implementation of the IoTivityframework, IoTivity-Constrained, and is ideally suited for smaller, resource-constrained devices. Lynx MiND, which includes a rules engine, will enable a gateway, NAS, wireless router, STB, home controller or other device to be transformed into a smart home hub. Lynx MiND will be demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas this week in the OCF booth kitchen demo in Sands Expo Center, Booth #42914.
 

“We created Lynx MiND to help Device Manufacturers and Service Providers establish a business in the smart home market, differentiate their products to increase unit sales and gross margins, and introduce innovative business models to increase and diversify their revenue streams,” said John Driver, Chairman and CEO of Lynx. “We’re very proud of what we have accomplished by leveraging the OCF standard and the IoTivity- Constrained framework.”

Lynx MiND is certified on OCF 1.3, which is the latest version of the OCF standard, and utilizes the IoTivity-Constrained implementation, which provides OCF compliance for resource-constrained devices and small operating systems, and can be quickly customized to any platform. Lynx MiND with IoTivity-Constrained, is ideally suited for devices with low RAM and flash capacity, and low power CPUs with low clock cycles.

“The smart home platform from Lynx Technology, Lynx MiND has a unique combination,” said John Park, Executive Director, Open Connectivity Foundation. “It is built on the IoTivity-Constrained framework and has an embedded rules engine, specifically designed for resource-constrained devices and small operating systems. We are excited to have Lynx Technology in the OCF booth at CES this year.”

Once embedded with the Lynx MiND Engine, a gateway, NAS, wireless router, STB, home controller or other device will function as a smart home hub that will interoperate with other OCF Certified devices (e.g. thermostats, lights, locks, cameras), and has the capability to provide a bridge to devices on other smart home ecosystems (e.g. Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread).

The Lynx MiND Engine is designed with memory optimization and CPU efficiency in mind, resulting in a small daemon footprint that delivers sub-second round trip response time when communicating with devices. Lynx MiND also has a fully user definable and editable rules engine designed to be embedded in resource-constrained devices.

Lynx MiND delivers critical smart home hub functions such as: device interoperability, device discovery, device control, scene creation, event-driven rules and remote access. Through Lynx MiND, Device Manufacturer and Service Provider end users can easily create automated scenes such as Wake Up, Go To Bed, Leaving Home and Coming Home. Lynx is a member of OCF, the IoTivity Steering Group and the Planning Function Leader for IoTivity.

ABOUT LYNX TECHNOLOGY

For Consumer Electronics companies, Service Providers and Content Providers who want to enable their devices to deliver media and smart home uses cases for consumers in the home, Lynx provides device connectivity software that allows consumers to quickly and securely discover and enjoy their media libraries and smart home devices, while coordinating and controlling them from any mobile device.

Lynx Technology is based in San Diego, California and has offices in Berlin, Germany, Tampere, Finland and Tokyo, Japan. We serve customers across North America, Europe, Asia and Japan. To learn more, please visit www.lynxtechnology.com.

To learn more about the Open Connectivity Foundation, please visit http://www.openconnectivity.org/

Contacts

Lynx Technology
Judie Endemann, +1 855 596 9832 xt 2
pr@lynxtechnology.com


 

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