CMI launches smart home IoT management platform for Europe

30 July 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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

RINGA is distributed as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud solution, allowing a unified smart home ecosystem to provide consumers with one-stop access to IoT hardware and standardised end-to-end applications with unified connectivity (see image).

It supports key 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.

“We expect to see the installed base of smart home solutions increase rapidly across Europe as consumers increasingly embrace a digital lifestyle and a future where we can connect everywhere.”

The SaaS platform offers such capabilities as object models, firmware and unified access standards, and also has rich cloud capabilities, 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.

Following the launch, CMI said global telecom operators, service providers, device makers and retail brands can now use RINGA to" rapidly build integrated home automation solutions for markets across Europe".

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