CTA Calls for Acceleration of Internet of Things Agenda
ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today called on policymakers
to embrace the incredible possibilities the Internet of Things (IoT)
will offer as the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce
and Consumer Protection Subcommittee holds a hearing tomorrow entitled:
“Update on IoT Opportunities and Challenges.”
“Thanks to Chairman Latta’s leadership, policymakers will have an open
forum to learn about the way the technology community is using the
Internet of Things to create benefits for individuals, the economy and
our environment,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “The IoT
will save lives, improve our health, increase our safety and security,
improve our environment and change education. Thanks to audio/visual,
smart home, wearables, transportation and others products and services,
the IoT will save consumers time and money, reduce CO2 emissions and
enhance our nation’s role as a global tech leader.”
Last year, CTA
released an IoT white paper providing a framework for policymakers
to “aggressively accelerate the positive steps government can take to
promote IoT innovation while refraining from broad regulatory action
that would derail or delay new IoT applications.”
Additionally, CTA’s The
Energy Savings Potential of Home Automation Technology study
revealed home automation products such as temperature, circuit and
lighting control, if used for energy savings purposes, could
collectively avoid up to 100 million tons of CO2 emissions and reduce
total residential primary energy consumption by as much as 10 percent.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade
association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200
companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are
among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA
membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical
education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
– the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
CEO Summit June 21-24, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Innovate! and Celebrate October 9-11, San Francisco, CA
CES Unveiled Amsterdam October 26, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frontier Silicon’s Smart Audio solution with Google Assistant
Frontier Silicon, a leading provider of consumer audio technologies,
announces that its Smart Audio platform, Minuet, has been upgraded to
include Google Assistant.
Minuet already allows brands and manufacturers to develop smart audio
devices with Chromecast built-in. With the addition of Google Assistant,
users will be able to control their smart speakers via voice and use
these speakers not only to play music but also to access internet
services, such as news, update personal schedules and control a wide
range of smart home devices.
As a reference platform, Minuet provides a complete toolkit for brands
and manufacturers to develop smart audio devices with Google Assistant
quickly and cost-effectively.
Frontier Silicon is one of a very small number of solution providers
chosen by Google to work on this technology.
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said:
“With the advent of voice control and smart home music streaming,
smart speakers are quickly becoming hubs for the smart home.By
incorporating Google Assistant into Minuet, we will enable third party
brands and manufacturers to bring to market their own high quality
voice-enabled speakers quickly and cost effectively.”
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of technology solutions
for digital radio and smart audio products. Frontier Silicon’s audio
products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Wi-Fi enabled
wireless speakers and soundbars - from silicon through software to
production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier
Silicon include Altec Lansing, Bose, Brookstone, Denon, Grundig,
harman/kardon, Jensen, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure,
Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more.
Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier
Silicon Ltd. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of
About Chromecast built-in
Chromecast built-in is an audio platform developed by Google which
enables smart speakers to stream via Wi-Fi over 150 online music
services, such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio.
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