Universal Electronics Selects Cirrent to Help Deliver Seamless Wi-Fi® Set Up for Connected Home Products
Cirrent technology to be offered on UEI’s Smart Home Digital Assistant Platform, Nevo® Butler, to automatically configure Wi-Fi and improve ease of use and security for Wi-Fi connected devices
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Nevo® Butler digital assistant enables brands to quickly offer a range of new services. (Photo: Business Wire)
Nevo Butler is an end-to-end voice-enabled smart home hub with a built-in white label digital assistant that unifies entertainment control and home automation experiences, enabling interoperability across fragmented ecosystems. Nevo Butler platform and kits will be available to operators worldwide to offer voice-enabled entertainment experiences and smart home services to consumers, while remaining in control of the customer relationship. By pre-integrating Cirrent’s technology into its product, UEI’s customers will get access to Cirrent’s ZipKey® technology for fully automatic provisioning of Wi-Fi networks, radically simplifying the setup for end users. Operators worldwide will be able to access Cirrent’s IoT Network Intelligence to automatically diagnose any Wi-Fi or network-related issues, taking the guesswork out of Wi-Fi setup and management for customers and operators.
By adding ZipKey and IoT Network Intelligence to Nevo Butler products, UEI will be enabling operators worldwide to bring the benefits of ZipKey to their subscribers, as Nevo Butler products may also act as ZipKey hotspots, allowing end customers to use ZipKey to onboard third party products -- simplifying the onboarding for home entertainment, security, appliances, and IoT products.
“Cirrent raises the bar on Wi-Fi user experience for connected products. Adding Cirrent technology to automate Wi-Fi provisioning was an easy decision for UEI. Cirrent improves both the customer experience and the security of all of the Wi-Fi products in the home, which benefits both operators and consumers,” said Arsham Hatembeiki, SVP of Product and Technology at UEI.
“Wi-Fi ease of use and security are increasingly important issues for
network operators,” said
Through partnerships with Cirrent, ZipKey products connect to the cloud automatically in more than 120 million homes. Network operators’ customers can connect ZipKey-enabled consumer electronics products automatically and securely to their broadband networks without entering network names or passwords, simplifying setup and improving the security of connected products. Cirrent’s solution also helps operators remotely monitor network performance and diagnose network performance issues, improving the customer experience.
a provider of automatic, secure Wi-Fi connections for consumer
electronics, makes it easy for manufacturers to transform the out-of-box
experience through ZipKey and the support of the broader Cirrent
ecosystem. Through partnerships with large Internet service providers
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