Silicon Labs announces smart home developer conference
The virtual event will offer the livestreaming of technical training and educational panels, as well as provide the opportunity for one-on-one meetings. Works With speakers from companies such as Amazon, Comcast, Google, and Silicon Labs will teach attendees how they can design and deliver certified IoT solutions that ‘work with’ any smart home ecosystem or wireless protocol.
“The next wave of IoT applications you’ll see in your home, work, and cities will increasingly be built on the connected technologies we and our community of developers, design collaborators and ecosystem partners create together,” said Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle. “It’s exciting to see our vision of building a smarter, more connected world come alive at the industry’s first Works With smart home event. With our decades of wireless experience, solid investment in IoT, and proven leadership in the smart home component market, Silicon Labs is uniquely positioned to educate developers and accelerate industry collaboration across protocol alliances, smart home ecosystems, design houses, distributors and developers.”
Silicon Labs will use the event to showcase the company’s comprehensive IoT hardware, software and development tools and platforms. The products offer a competitive advantage and wireless features that use minimal energy, feature the highest available security, and scale across any smart home ecosystem including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, Tuya Smart, as well as across multiple wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), Thread, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave and proprietary protocols.
“Connected homes and devices have never been more relevant or needed as they are right now,” said Matt Johnson, senior vice president of IoT at Silicon Labs. “Works with attendees will get the latest training and tools to accelerate their projects as we move the IoT industry beyond the act of connecting things to an increased focus on improving the ways we connect with the world and each-other. We have put considerable effort into giving IoT developers the most effective hardware and software tools available to build connected devices, and that effort has made Silicon Labs the provider of choice for the IoT developer community.”
● Silicon Labs: Tyson Tuttle, Silicon Labs president and CEO, and Matt Johnson, Silicon Labs SVP of IoT, will share the company’s vision for the smart home market and announce new technologies.
● Google and Comcast: Grant Erickson, principal software engineer at Google, and Jim Kitchen, vice president for connected home devices & platforms at Comcast, will give keynote addresses on smart home devices, platforms and protocols.
● Stacey on IoT: Stacey Higginbotham, veteran technology journalist and host of the popular Stacey on IoT podcast, will moderate a keynote panel on Project CHIP with smart home leaders.
● Smart Market Segment Experts: Researchers in segments like home building and aging-in-place will share what the explosive growth of connectivity means for those industries.
Over 40 industry breakout sessions including:
● Technical Deep Dives: Advanced training on topics like security, energy harvesting, battery life, cloud computing, and environmental sensing.
● Hands-On Device Workshops: Smart home engineers will teach hands-on sessions using the latest technologies to build real-world devices.
● Specialized Tracks: Amazon, Google, Apple HomeKit, Samsung and Z-Wave will lead specialized technology tracks and host one-on-one developer meetings to share best practices.
Works With will connect:
● Platform Partners: Amazon, Apple HomeKit, Google, Samsung, Tuya
● Protocol Experts: Bluetooth, ioXt, Project CHIP, Thread, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave
● Enablement Partners: Darwin Tech, Connected Development, eInfochips, JASCO, and Paragon Innovations
● Global Channel Partners: Arrow, Mouser Electronics, Symmetry Electronics, TTI
● Device Developers: thousands of engineers from leading companies across the IoT ecosystem, including Qolsys – a Johnson Controls company