The Smartplug Kit
The Smartplug ADK includes smartplug hardware, complete hardware design package and software suite with reference source code for the smart plug embedded application and iOS and Android based mobile applications. A Smartplug Application Evaluation Kit (AEK) is also available that provides a binary version of the software and can be used to evaluate and demonstrate smartplug operation.
The Smartplug hardware includes a standard socket, single-phase 100-265V, 10A plug which uses GainSpan's GS2100M Wi-Fi module. The embedded software runs on the Wi-Fi module and offers complete Wi-Fi functionality including networking stack and services and wireless security. It supports mDNS/DNS-SD based device and service discovery, allowing users to automatically discover and connect to the embedded Smartplug profile. It also supports connectivity to the cloud and works with the GainSpan Home Energy Management System mobile app that allows control of multiple smartplugs. The embedded software also includes provisioning software for configuration of the Wi-Fi module in Limited AP or Client modes and for over-the-air firmware upgrades. The smartplug mobile application for iOS and Android devices supports load control, and displays and charts the current, voltage and power measured over time.
"We will be introducing several ADKs in the next 60 days that will cut our customer's product development time by several months," said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing, GainSpan. "And more features will be enabled over time on each ADK, building on the extensive capabilities of the GS2000 chips and modules."
About GainSpan Corporation
GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan solutions let customers easily create connected products for the Connected Home, Smart Energy, healthcare/fitness, control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets and high-speed audio, video and security applications. GainSpan is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance® and the ZigBee Alliance. www.gainspan.com. www.gainspan.com.