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January 8, 2018

Qualcomm Expands Mesh Networking for Smart Homes with Cortana and Alexa Integration

Qualcomm launched its mesh networking platform for Internet of Things communication in May 2017. Now the world’s biggest mobile chip designer is expanding the capabilities of mesh networking with voice recognition from Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant.

The integration of Cortana and Qualcomm’s own Aqstic audio codec technology will make it easy to create voice-driven experiences with smart home devices from speakers to smoke detectors. It’s all a part of the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected. That’s a big theme at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, and market researcher Gartner forecasts we’ll have 20 billion connected things by 2020. Amazon’s Alexa is also being integrated.

Qualcomm wants manufacturers of smart products to leverage mesh networking for communication with devices such as smart speakers, smoke detectors, security systems, and smart light bulbs. Asus is launching Lyra Voice, the first product that will use voice-enabled tech from the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform.

To read the full article on Venture Beat, click here.