In addition to announcing its Snapdragon 802 processor for TVs and 602A processor for in-car entertainment, Qualcomm has also introduced its Internet Processor (IPQ) smart gateway platform, which provides new levels of network processing power, Wi-Fi capacity, and intelligence to transform connected experiences in the home, along with the commercial availability of the AllPlay smart media platform, which helps enable wireless whole home audio for the mass market.
Qualcomm Atheros, Qualcomm's subsidiary, is driving a new class of smart gateway products with the Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ), enabling a robust Smarthome platform that supports connected devices, systems, applications and things for a richer consumer experience in the home. The smart gateway combines the processing power of IPQ, the Gigabit Wi-Fi StreamBoost technology and an open app environment to enable new services for the connected home. The smart gateway acts as a digital conduit that is designed to improve consumers’ connected experiences in the home, add to carriers’ consumer offerings, and help OEMs and developers further differentiate their products with new software and services.
The smart gateway acts as an always-on channel for carriers and digital content providers and networking vendors to offer new applications and services that are designed to improve consumers’ connected experiences at home. In addition to broadband data, voice and video, the smart gateway enables carriers to deliver home security, energy management, health monitoring, and other services that expand revenue opportunities and increase customer retention.
A wireless whole-home audio solution developed by Qualcomm Connected Experiences incorporating Qualcomm Atheros wireless technologies, the AllPlay smart audio module makes it easy to develop and offer consumers products with seamless streaming of high-quality local and cloud-based content – with high performance Wi-Fi connectivity – across multiple brands and platforms. A broad array of audio equipment manufacturers and streaming music services – including Altec Lansing, iHeartRadio, Panasonic Corporation and Rhapsody– have committed to the commercial release of AllPlay-powered products this year.
The platform consists of:-
Qualcomm Atheros is demonstrating an IPQ-powered smart gateway running various applications for the Smarthome at Booth #8252, Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall at the CES 2014.