ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Thread Group has selected Ivani®, a provider of wireless communication-based Human Detection Technologies, as winner of the Innovation Enabler Award.
The Thread Group launched its Innovation Enabler Program to provide innovative young companies with the opportunity to play a role in defining the connected home and beyond through access to Thread technology and the consortium's membership. Winners are selected quarterly, based on the creative potential of their ideas, and will receive up to 18 months of complimentary contributor-level membership to enable them to build new products using Thread technology. Interested companies can learn more about the Thread Group at threadgroup.org to join and participate in the upcoming All Members Meeting held in Atlanta, GA.
Ivani will overlay its Network Presence Sensing (NPS) technology on top of the Thread Group's flexible and secure networking protocol. By applying Ivani NPS technology to devices communicating over Thread networks, Ivani will enable human detection capabilities and allow connected devices to respond intelligently to human presence in both residential and commercial settings. The human presence data produced by NPS technology may be used for autonomous lighting, security, HVAC optimization, proximity marketing, and more. Ivani's custom firmware enhances existing hardware already embedded into smart devices, and enables sensing functionality without any additional hardware.
The non-profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the internet of things in the home and beyond by educating product developers, builders and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a positive experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Solutions, Nest Labs, NXP® Semiconductors, OSRAM, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco and Yale Security. Since opening its membership in October 2014, companies from around the world and across all aspects of the expansive and connected technology sector have joined the Thread Group to create the very best way to connect and control devices. For more information, please visit http://www.threadgroup.org.
Ivani is a nationally recognized technology and intellectual property development startup focusing on IoT solutions for energy related problems. Network Presence Sensing (NPS), Ivani's primary technology offering, is a patented custom firmware that allows wireless communication systems to observe RF disturbances without adding new hardware. The custom firmware is loaded onto non-customized wireless communications hardware (smart switches, outlets, light bulbs, thermostats, etc), allowing integration of the technology into both new and legacy products. It analyzes these disturbances to detect human presence or absence in an area. The technology has multiple levels of functionality including Change Detection (Motion Sensing), Presence Detection (True Occupancy), and beyond. When installed, Network Presence Sensing harvested data significantly reduces smart-device payback time through energy and cost savings while enhancing the user experience by reacting intelligently to human presence.
For more information about Ivani please visit www.ivani.com.