Steve Rogerson, December 7, 2022, IMC Newsdesk
California-based Lexi has launched a platform to ease the IoT experience when connecting products across apps and ecosystems.
The suite of software and hardware provides functionality for enterprises to deploy a comprehensive smart-home offering or commercial IoT project.
Interoperable with leading IoT products and brands, the platform is being deployed across market segments including smart building, smart city, smart home, smart agriculture, environmental monitoring, industrial control, logistics and HVAC.
The design supports all major wireless protocols including wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, 900MHz, LoRaWan and cellular, plus it is upgradable to Thread and Matter. Intentionally universal, the platform caters to all major smart home ecosystems including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and soon Apple HomeKit, HomeAssistant and HomeBridge.
“This essentially is the missing piece to move IoT stakeholders and users into the next level of smart living as the future is multi-protocol and it’s all about interoperability,” said John Osborne II, COO of Lexi. “Manufacturers, telcos and retailers need a flexible, future-proof IoT platform to wrap their brand around, while their customers need the it-just-works factor to finally kick in and spur the adoption and expansion of smart everything.”
Already being rolled out to international telcos, the Lexi IoT ecosystem is comprised of three core components:
- Mobile apps: Customisable, white-label iOS and Android mobile apps to add, control and manage devices. Works both with and without the firm’s universal IoT gateway.
- Universal IoT gateway: Includes support for all five major wireless protocols plus an NXP processor to run AI models at the edge.
- Cloud: US-based cloud includes an admin portal, customer service portal, roles-based access control, remove device control, a big-data backend, and reporting and analytics dashboards.
It is said to be the only IoT platform cloud built independently; it is claimed to deliver up to 90% cost savings over AWS IoT Core used by competitive offerings. It is also said to be 40% faster in performance than major cloud services.
White-label options include app, cloud, software, smart devices, tier-one customer service, reporting and analytics, and warehousing. Offered as a platform-as-a-service, it can reduce operating costs, be scalable, and provide platform maintenance and flexibility.
Multi-layered network security has the power to run AI models at the edge.
The firm has four US patents in the application of machine learning (ML), computer vision and artificial reality to IoT.
A flexible suite of recurring revenue services can be resold as monthly subscriptions.
The platform is interoperable with third-party devices as well as a wide variety of Lexi white-labelled smart devices for smart homes, buildings and industries. Products fall under the categories of lighting and controls, sensors, security cameras, air quality monitors, water management, asset trackers and more.
“Companies can buy devices from overseas manufacturers, but they don’t have the resources to develop all the necessary software to competitively deploy, manage, report and support the IoT universe they’re offering to customers,” said Scott Cahill CEO of Lexi. “Our white-label, edge-to-cloud Lexi IoT platform, which we have spent six years developing, brings relief to today’s often frustrating digital existence by providing not just smart, but intelligent connections to generate new revenue streams, attract new subscribers, and increase customer loyalty through a rewarding connected experience.”