Technicolor Table Lamp Runs on AWS
March 4, 2017 - table lamp
Sometimes a list flare is some-more than only a list lamp.
At Mobile World Congress, Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH) showed off a small, Internet-connected flare that doubles as a WiFi extender. That’s not a many critical partial of a story, however. The flare also acts as a voice-controlled finish indicate for interactive services enabled by Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)’s AWS Greengrass platform.
Technicolor announced a partnership with Amazon late final year with a idea of opening adult home broadband inclination to a new set of focus developers. Greengrass can emanate an condensation covering on Technicolor’s gateways and extenders, that in spin should make it easier to rise new program for those products and for use providers to capacitate new services. (See Technicolor Brings AWS Home to Gateways.)
So what can Technicolor’s Greengrass-enabled list flare do? In further to fluctuating WiFi coverage, it can act as an Alexa-powered heart for determining other connected devices. That’s right. Just like a Amazon Echo products use Alexa for voice commands, a Technicolor list flare (as good as a company’s categorical broadband gateway) can do a same. Consumers could eventually be means to use these products to control other inclination like connected lighting, TVs, thermostats and more.
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“The cloud’s a limit,” says Technicolor VP David Baylis, and he points to new opportunities for monitoring health and gratification as another example. With a Greengrass height using on Technicolor’s broadband hardware, sensor inclination like those measuring heart rate and blood vigour could promulgate locally with an focus looking for supernatural activity. That same focus could run aloft adult in a network, though a ability to use internal computing resources for name functions should urge potency and performance.
Technicolor’s prophesy for a new gateway and extender hardware is a lofty one. But it doesn’t come cheap, nor will it approaching take figure until subsequent year. According to Baylis, a association expects a Greengrass-powered rigging to be interconnected with reward services from use providers, and ubiquitous accessibility isn’t approaching until 2018.
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading
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