ROHM and Mindteck Develop Breakthrough Wi-Fi Thermostat and Lighting Control Technologies

Enables seamless integration of IoT and next-gen sensor networks

Santa Clara, Calif., and Bengaluru, India – June 21, 2016 – ROHM and Mindteck today announced their collaboration on 2 IoT-based demonstrations utilizing ROHM sensors, a Wi-Fi Thermostat and Lighting Control System, developed using advanced sensing technologies.

The Wi-Fi Thermostat is a cloud-enabled thermostat integrating ROHM's temperature and proximity sensors (BD1020HFV and RPR-0521RS) that provides anytime/anywhere control with real-time data collection. This novel solution offers the scalability to connect to local thermostat webservers from multiple mobile apps and PC browsers while ensuring worry-free maintenance through the OTA configuration and easy upgrades. Additional features include built-in intelligence, enabling control and schedule thermostat modes, and reduced power consumption through data analytics.

The Lighting Control System is a building management solution designed to achieve energy-efficient indoor and outdoor operations. Control and scheduling are enabled based on time and/or sensor inputs from ROHM's integrated ambient light and proximity sensor, RPR-0521RS. The system also supports mobility application control, provides secure RESTful-based communication between the gateway and backend server, and includes ZigBee wireless nodes to control all lighting devices as well as blinds.

"In recent years, a number of companies are offering sensor-based services and applications to meet market needs. In response, ROHM, along with ROHM Group companies Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor, have developed a wide range of optimized sensor products and solutions," said Satya Dixit, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at ROHM. "Both the Wi-Fi Thermostat and Lighting Control System demonstrate Mindteck's advanced design capabilities and solutions built for high scalability, easy adoption and compatibility."

Satheesh Sreedharan, Vice President, Delivery, at Mindteck, said, "We are excited to be working with ROHM on these key application demos. In particular, ROHM's BD1020HFV and RPR-0521RS deliver superior performance and a great feature set in a compact, easy-to-use form factor, providing our systems with easy Integration, low thermal resistivity, excellent ripple rejection, and a readily available software library for reference."

ROHM will be exhibiting this breakthrough technology at Sensors Expo 2016, the premiere event in applied sensors (for more information, click here).

Sensors Expo 2016
Dates: June 21-23, 2016
Location: The McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Booth number: 616
About: Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as North America's premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems.

About Mindteck
Mindteck, a global technology company, provides Product Engineering solutions and Information Technology services to top-tier Fortune 50-1000 companies, start-ups, leading universities and government entities worldwide. Its depth of knowledge and niche expertise in embedded systems and enterprise applications is complemented by dedicated Centers of Excellence in wireless design and storage testing. Mindteck has offices in the US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, Bahrain, the Philippines and India, and four development centers -- one each in the US and Singapore, and two in India (Kolkata and Bangalore). The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE 517344) and is among a select group of global companies appraised at Maturity Level 5, Version 1.3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). It is also a Founding Member of ‘The Atlas online' – an interactive tool that provides visualizations of growth opportunities for over one hundred countries worldwide – for the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University.