China Mobile International (CMI) has created an open IoT platform for telcos, service providers, device makers, and retail brands in Europe to unify the smart home ecosystem.
RINGA is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud solution that enables a unified smart home ecosystem to provide consumers with a single point of access to IoT hardware and standardised end-to-end applications with unified connectivity.
It supports LTE Cat 1 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), the KNX-RF system, WiFi, Bluetooth, and other wireless networking technologies.
“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” stated Dr LIN Erwei, CMI’s director and executive vice president.
The SaaS platform includes broad cloud features, including equipment and device creation, simulation debugging, scene linking, message queues, and remote upgrades, as well as to object models, firmware, and uniform access standards.
RINGA also enables app control and an open API, as well as third-party voice platform docking with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and other prominent voice assistants, allowing rapid and easy application creation.
Global telecom operators, service providers, device makers, and retail brands can now utilise RINGA to “quickly construct integrated home automation solutions for markets across Europe,” according to CMI.
Smart lighting, air purifiers, heating/cooling fans, smoke detectors, security systems, door and window sensors, and health gadgets are all part of the RINGA range, as are smart plugs and switches that may be used to control other lights and appliances.