Ikanos Communications, a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, this week at the international CES announced that ST&T, a leading broadband solutions provider, has selected the Ikanos Fusiv® Vx500 family chipset for its next generation of high-performance gateway platforms targeting a range of home automation, monitoring and other smart-home applications.
With a track record of providing home automation products to top global OEMs and carriers, including Honeywell, AT&T and NTT, ST&T will port its smart-home software stack onto the Fusiv Vx575 gateway processor, and will use the flexible architecture and its powerful acceleration engines to leverage its software investment into multiple carrier and retail products.
According to ST&T, its gateway platform will enable the consumer to take an active role in home automation and control, including monitoring and managing home energy consumption and key home security features, directly from their smart phone or tablet devices at any time. ST&T will also implement Ikanos' iTSS, an embedded software platform that takes advantage of Fusiv's acceleration processors.
ST&T's Ikanos-based platforms are expected to be introduced to the market in the second half of 2015, targeting retailers and global carriers.