Gooee’s IoT gateway for lighting and sensing to be displayed at CES
Gooee, the “Full Stack” smart lighting ecosystem provider aimed at connecting lighting manufacturers to the Internet of Things (IOTs), has created a multi-protocol enterprise IoT gateway that connects lighting and sensing devices to its cloud platform. Pilot testing of the device is already underway and it will be on display at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
“In the early stages of our eco-system’s development we planned to work with existing gateway devices, but were unable to find anything that offered the adequate support for our platform to run efficiently and reliably,” Chief Technology Officer, Simon Coombes, said in a statement.
The gateway supports multiple communication protocols, such as Bluetooth, Zigbee and Wi-Fi (for commissioning) chips for wireless communication. It also includes an Ethernet and Serial port, which enable it to provide interoperability options with other on-premise or cloud-based services.
The gateway also features an ARM based processor, the ability for offline capability through a local and secure RESTful API and MQTT over WebSockets and a localized secure app-container to allow third-party service integrations. It will run Gooee’s Bluetooth Mesh, which has been engineered for lighting and sensing end-points, as well as handling the bandwidth needed for the volume of sensing data created through Gooee’s Sensing ASIC.
Gooee also created a separate device, named the “Puck” to extend the range and end-point count that the gateway can support. The Puck is a Power-over-Ethernet to Bluetooth extender device that runs the Mesh protocol and works with the gateway to extend the device’s range and increase the number of end-point ‘hubs’ that are managed by the technology.
“Ensuring we can handle the wide range of environments is critical, so having offline capabilities with a local, security conscious API, and a distributed multi-gateway environment means we offer our customers better performance levels found within costly on-premise hardware,” Coombes also said in a statement.