CEL today announced that it received two major technology awards for its Cortet IoT Connectivity Suite. The company’s unique, market-leading solution received both the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award and the 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award. Launched in early 2016, Cortet provides IoT OEMs and device makers with an easy and reliable way to wirelessly IoT-enable their products, enter new markets and accelerate profit.
“By using Cortet, device manufacturers can easily create their own autonomous ‘point solutions’, or they can use just the radio and embedded software pieces to become part of an established ecosystem,” explains Paul Minton, CEL’s CEO. “Our ‘point solution’ option offers device manufacturers the added flexibility of being able to connect to other ecosystems via cloud APIs. This capability makes Cortet extremely attractive for customers using a hybrid ‘Go to Market’ strategy that uses both in-house and 3rd party ecosystem integration.”
In an industry first, Cortet provides truly latency-free local control and monitoring. Competing cloud-based IoT systems that rely on cloud decision making and control, suffer from slow response times and a dependency on an often precarious, ‘always-on’ Internet connection.
Delayed response times negatively affect the perceived quality of the connectivity solution. For applications like lighting controls, consumers demand that IoT devices respond immediately to control stimuli from apps or physical light switches.
Solutions that solely depend upon an ‘always on’ Internet connection can fail critical applications like water damage prevention. The Internet or Wi-Fi connection can be disrupted by a natural disaster or other event, preventing the critical control actions from being triggered when they are most desperately needed.
Cortet solves these problems by offering an intelligent App that combines ubiquitous cloud access as well as latency-free local control. When it connects to a local wireless network, the Cortet App automatically prioritises local connectivity and local intelligence over cloud connectivity. All control functions – including the execution of multi-device rules and scenes – reside within the local gateway. Since the execution of the App commands are contained within the local network, all local control and monitoring functions occur instantaneously. As the App leaves the proximity of the network, it seamlessly switches to remote, cloud-based control via the Cortet Cloud.