NXP, Microsoft Demo Secure IoT Solutions at CES 2017

09 January 2017

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has unveiled an end-to-end solution project for securing IoT connected things using Microsoft Azure IoT Hub. The project, developed by working with Microsoft, is being demonstrated at CES and combines the best of hard- and software security with other capabilities, such as voice control and self-learning algorithms, for use in smart homes, connected cars and smart connected devices.

“Effective security for today’s networked world needs to protect user data and anonymity,” said Steve Owen, EVP, Global Sales and Marketing for NXP Semiconductors, in a statement. “We want to seamlessly combine secure NXP solutions for connected devices such as BlueBox for autonomous driving and the smart home Modular IoT Gateway with Microsoft’s trusted cloud services and cutting edge self-learning algorithms.”

NXP’s smart home and building Modular IoT Gateway platform is designed to integrate leading speech recognition engines such as Microsoft Azure IoT Hub to enhance user experiences via voice control. Thanks to one-touch NFC commissioning, the NXP gateway facilitates the easy installation and connection of IoT devices supporting various IoT networking standards including ZigBee 3.0, Thread and BLE. To further increase the intelligence of otherwise conventional edge devices, such as smoke detectors and fire alarms, NXP SoundDetector technology enables the easy integration of sound recognition while NXP LifeVibes SpeechAssist technology enhances voice control in noisy environments.

To enable safe and efficient autonomous driving, vehicles need a reliable, fast and secure connection to the cloud, NXP feeds vehicle and sensor data from its BlueBox onboard sensor fusion platform to Azure for secure offboard post-processing. In the future, traffic and vehicle data can thus be intelligently combined with information from other cars and processed with self-learning algorithms in the cloud, offering scalable, smart and convenient traffic services.

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