SURE Universal now offers STB manufacturers a simple accessible solution that allows their STBs to be smart, but also interoperable, and backward-compatible with a consumer's existing electronics, quickly and economically, using industry standards that work with all in-home devices – both legacy and new smart devices.
Sure Gate is the software IoT solution for set-top manufacturers that allows your set-top box act as a universal gateway to control your smarthome. Sure Gate solution is manufacturer agnostic and can control all of your smarthome devices without worrying about compatibility between products.
Ericsson Mobility Report estimates that by 2020, 6.1 billion or 70% of the world’s population will own a smartphone or tablet. These devices are readily available and are a natural controller for the smarthome and IoT-based devices.
The SURE Universal app, available for Android and iOS devices, in combination with OCF standards supports any wireless protocol in common use, ranging from specialized smart home RF technologies, like Z-Wave and Zigbee, to more common networking technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With an infrared blaster, SURE Universal can control more than a million different infrared appliances.
A Wi-Fi to IR converter ensures that legacy devices can be fully integrated into the future IoT smarthome.
A Wi-Fi to IR converter can allow legacy devices with infrared to be controlled through set-top boxes or the Sure Universal Remote app without the need to upgrade your current audio/video appliances in your home.
Z-Wave is a popular wireless communications protocol in use today for home automation. Products such as lighting, thermostats, door locks and garage door openers all support the Z-Wave protocol.
SURE Platform solutions are fully compatible with the Z-Wave protocol and can easily and seamlessly integrate Z-Wave controlled devices into your smarthome alongside products using other protocols and made by different manufacturers. The consumer no longer needs to worry about which devices will be compatible with existing products in the home. They all just work, without a second thought.
A new generation of smarthome devices uses existing Wi-Fi networks and Wi-Fi Direct to communicate with controllers and with one another. Wi-Fi enabled devices include lighting products, thermostats, door locks and garage door openers.
Using the SURE Platform, manufacturers can control these Wi-Fi Devices alongside Z-Wave, IR and other legacy devices without the need for individual controllers, even if the products are produced by a different manufacturer. SURE Platform ensures that all devices will talk to each other and can be controlled from one central location, such as your smartphone or media set-top box.