Panasonic Selects Dialog’s DECT-ULE Home Automation Technology

  • Posted on: 13 September 2011
  • By: chw staff

For its new range of wireless and home automation products Panasonic has selected Dialog’s DECT  ULE (ultra low energy) Technology.  Its modules are the industry's first commercially available DECT ULE devices.  The DECT  ULE platform forms the core of Dialog's newly introduced SmartPulse wireless sensor network devices.

According to Dialog, Panasonic is already using its DECT technology for their digital cordless phones and Dialog's configurable power management ICs to maximise the battery life of Panasonic's recently launched range of media and TV players.

The DECT  ULE platform enables the creation of home automation, energy and security monitoring devices that automatically connect and configure with the home's wireless sensor network hub.  These SmartPulse-based devices can also be remotely managed via the web using a smartphone, laptop or tablet.

"Combining exceptionally low power consumption and ease of network configurability with DECT's large user base and consumer friendly, easy to install nature, makes DECT ULE a key enabling technology for home automation, health, security and smart power monitoring applications”, said Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog.

The DECT sensors operate in the 1.9GHz DECT frequency band and have a range of more than 50m indoors and 300m outdoors.  The new DECT ULE standard is backwards compatible with existing legacy DECT enabled hubs and internet gateways.

“DECT ULE technology will expand the success of our cordless product portfolio and the technology is ideally suited for smart home safety applications," said Mr. Takehisa-san, General Manager Communications Products Platform Group at Panasonic System Networks.