WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Cognitive Systems Corp., Plume® and Qualcomm Technologies announced their partnership with Stanley Black & Decker in the creation of its ground-breaking Omni security product. Omni’s unique capabilities are enabled by Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion™ technology, Plume’s cognitive service curation platform, OpenSync™ device software stack, and Qualcomm’s advanced Qualcomm® Mesh Networking Platform. The result is a self-install security and motion detection system that alerts end users to motion in and around their homes and businesses without the privacy risks, set-up hassles or high costs that come with security cameras and sensors. The collaboration between the four organizations is an unprecedented step towards creating a truly cognitive, smart home or business.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with these great companies and integrating our Aura WiFi Motion software with their solutions. With more than 35 patents granted, we are very well positioned to disrupt the smart home industry by providing motion detection for security applications and elder care, and most notably, the vital context needed to make a truly smart home,” said Taj Manku, Co-Founder and CEO at Cognitive Systems. “Our WiFi Motion software stack allows Stanley Black & Decker’s Omni to provide motion detection coverage across an entire home or business, without cameras, so that users know their locations and loved ones are safe and secure.”
Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion technology uses unique radio frequency (RF) sensing technology that can “see” and interpret WiFi signals. On top of this RF sensing, Cognitive Systems uses predictive analytics for reliable and accurate detection and localization of motion.
Cognitive’s solution integrates with OpenSync, an open source embedded software that allows partners like Cognitive to launch applications to a ready-made audience across millions of homes. OpenSync intelligently processes data collected by Omni in the Plume Cloud and enables new services to be deployed, managed and supported.
“As the IoT landscape changes with more devices and use-cases, customers are increasingly looking for new service providers to enter the home and bring new solutions over-the-top,” said Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer at Plume. “Omni is a great example of how we enable partners to provide new WiFi applications and monetize their services leveraging our existing service portfolio to deliver performance and insightful data at scale.”
Omni by Stanley Black & Decker will be available for purchase in the summer of 2019. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a security product that provides true peace of mind,” said Spencer Maid, Vice President, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker. “Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion technology, combined with Adaptive WiFi™ delivered through Plume’s cognitive service curation platform, allows true interoperability between IoT devices to ensure motion is monitored and interpreted effectively, enabling customers to not only protect their homes and businesses, but also keep their privacy intact.”
“As evidenced by the rapid proliferation of connected devices in the home over the last few years, consumers are on the precipice of a new era in smart home technology,” said Gopi Sirineni, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to be working alongside Cognitive Systems, Plume and Stanley Black & Decker as they adopt emerging wireless technologies like RF sensing and mesh networking to deliver these innovative new applications to established industries like home and business security.”
For more information on Omni by Stanley Black & Decker, visit Booth 44610 at CES in January 2019. For more details on Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion, visit https://www.cognitivesystems.com/.
About Cognitive Systems
Cognitive Systems Corp., is on a mission to transform the way WiFi networks are used. Its flagship technology, Aura WiFi Motion™, uses wireless signals to detect motion in the home. Aura WiFi Motion harnesses machine learning and predictive analytics to reliably identify and localize motion for home monitoring, remote monitoring and energy management. This patented technology is layered onto existing WiFi networks, without adding any new hardware, to enhance security service provider and router manufacturer offerings.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker is a $13 billion revenue, $20+ billion market capitalization, purpose-driven industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include BLACK+DECKER, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
Plume is the pioneer of Adaptive WiFi™, the world’s first self-optimizing WiFi delivering reliable and consistent Internet experience to every corner of the home, and the original designer and inventor of WiFi Pods and SuperPods. Plume is driven by the Plume Cloud, a powerful cloud-based control plane, enabling the most advanced, resilient home WiFi solution due to its ability to dynamically adapt and respond to changing network loads and interference. An open source common software, OpenSync™ can be integrated into third party hardware for connection to the Plume Cloud. Plume’s cognitive service curation platform enables a rich set of modern digital services for the home which can run-on third-party hardware platforms and be deployed at massive scale. Visit www.plume.com and www.platform.plume.com.
OpenSync and Adaptive WiFi are trademarks of Plume Design, Inc.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, Qualcomm Mesh Networking Reference Design and Qualcomm Aqstic are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.