CMI Launches Smart Home IoT Management Platform for Europe

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China Mobile International (CMI) has developed an open IoT platform to unify the home automation solutions for telcos, service providers, device makers and retail brands across Europe.

RINGA is distributed as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud solution that will allow unify smart home IoT devices to a single application. It supports wireless connectivity technologies, including LTE Cat 1 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), the KNX-RF system, WiFi, Bluetooth and more.

“As intelligent digitalisation continues to transform industries worldwide, CMI has recognised the demand for integrated smart home solutions that are quick to market, scalable and globally deployable. RINGA is the result,” said Dr. LIN Erwei, director and executive vice president of CMI.

The SaaS platform is said to capabilities such as object models, firmware and unified access standards, cloud solutions, including equipment and device development, simulation debugging, scene linkage, message queues and performs remote upgrades.

For quick and easy application development, RINGA further supports app control and open API, plus third-party voice platform docking with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other popular voice assistants, CMI said. 

The wider RINGA portfolio currently includes smart lighting, air purifiers, heating/cooling fans, smoke detectors, security systems, door and window sensors and health devices, smart sockets and switches that can be used to control other lights and appliances.