DSP Group ULE Chipset to Drive Crow Group Home Automation Security and Life Safety Devices
DSP Group’s ULE DHX91 chipset enables ultra-low power consumption, extended range, voice and visual security verification, coupling with existing DECT-enabled home gateways, and more.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan 28, 2014 — DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd, a leading provider of advanced security and control solutions for the worldwide integrated security market, announced today that Crow has started manufacturing of a full range of ULE-enabled Security and Life Safety nodes based on DSP Group’s ULE DHX91 chipset.
Leveraging the DHX91 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), Crow’s new product portfolio is fully ULE and HAN-FUN v1.0-compliant, featuring ultra-low power consumption, extended range, simple installation and registration, and support for voice and visual security verification. The rich DHX91 feature set enables operators, service providers and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) vendors to couple Crow’s Security and Life Safety nodes with existing DECT-enabled home gateways, Over-The-Top Boxes (OTTs) and standard PSTN base stations.
"We experimented with other technologies, but ultimately determined that ULE is superior, especially given its extended range and interference-free frequency band. DECT and ULE’s bandwidth, together with its voice and visual support, were also key factors, since it will enable our customers to benefit from voice and visual verification," said Shmuel Melman, CEO and President of Crow Group. "DHX91 is a perfect match for our needs, and we are now in the process of further leveraging the SoC’s ARM processing power to enable additional cost reductions and enhance system compactness,” he concluded.
“It’s been our privilege to enjoy a long-term working relationship with security and life safety experts like Crow. Crow’s choice of DHX91 for their sensors again demonstrates that ULE is the right technology for home automation and control, and that DSP Group’s solutions provide exactly what the market needs,” said Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSP Group. “Crow’s DHX91-driven devices have been field-proven by operators and service providers, leaving no doubts that ULE is indeed superior technology,” he continued.
Crow’s devices will be demonstrated at DECT World 2014 in Barcelona on 28 & 29th January 2014 at DSP Group’s meeting room.
About Crow Group
The Crow Group designs and manufactures advanced security solutions for the worldwide integrated security market. The Group's solutions include an extensive range of wired and wireless panels, intrusion indoor and outdoor detectors, unique access control and digital video solutions, smart communication systems, and accessories. Complying with the highest standards of quality and reliability, the Crow Group’s products are used by professional installers and central stations worldwide to protect life and property in residential, commercial, industrial and military environments. The Group maintains a worldwide dynamic network of over 50 distributors and sales offices, making the best use of its most advanced technologies and manufacturing facilities. For more information, please visit www.thecrowgroup.com
About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office and on the go. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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