Chirp and UIB Collaborate for easy, agile onboarding of IoT devices through secure, data-over-sound technology

Chirp’s data-over-sound technology is being used by Unified Inbox to create innovative smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city intelligent IoT messaging solutions that will make provisioning of devices and sensors more secure, faster to onboard, and easier to use.

Chirp and Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. (UIB) have announced their collaboration, which includes the successful integration and testing of UIB’s UnificationEngine™ intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) messaging platform with Chirp’s data-over-audio technology.

The partnership will allow fast, easy, and secure onboarding of residential, commercial, and government IoT devices. A prerequisite for mainstream user adoption of IoT, easy onboarding will determine which equipment, electronics, and device manufacturers are able to successfully capture the growing, multi-trillion-dollar IoT market.

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Chirp’s technology encodes any kind of data into a unique audio stream. Any device with a speaker can transmit a Chirp™, and most devices with a microphone can decode it, making it ideal for machine to machine (M2M) communications.

UIB provides natural language communications (NLP) for IoT devices. People can communicate with their devices through the communications channels they already use, simplifying the onboarding process. The Chirp + UnificationEngine integration layer can be easily adapted and developed for smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city use cases across verticals including: energy, public transit, healthcare, waste/water management, home appliances, and consumer electronics.

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According to Moran Lerner, Chirp’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, “The combination of our technologies is game-changing for the growing world of IoT. We have a vision of enabling any device to connect, interact, and share data with another, so when we came across Unified Inbox, we were blown away at how complementary their technology was to ours, and that they have developed such a simple yet powerful platform. This partnership fits to meet almost every demand in IoT.”

UIB Founder and Chief Executive Officer Toby Ruckert echoed Mr. Lerner’s remarks on the benefits of being able to securely and easily onboard IoT devices, “Despite the huge progress in IoT worldwide, interoperability and disparate platforms are a real issue. We designed UnificationEngine to overcome most of these issues, but we still wanted to make that last mile of the user’s onboarding experience shine. Our search was for that one technology that, when coupled with ours, would create a frictionless, end-to-end solution that bridges and overcomes the issues and pain points in the most seamless way possible. When we met and saw Chirp, the synergies between the two were incredible. There isn’t another sound-based technology anywhere near Chirp’s capabilities and ubiquity. They are the technology everyone speaks about and recommends, and the only technology proven in the real-world and used by millions of people — even in such mission-critical areas as atomic reactors. Working in both online and offline environments, like UnificationEngine, Chirp is a truly universal technology, and does not require devices to go through any prior handshake process before they can exchange data.”

 

Mr. Lerner added, “We share Mr. Ruckert’s excitement, and our companies share similar visions. We see enormous strategic benefits for our existing clients with UnificationEngine, as well as for the wider market. Onboarding IoT devices today is unacceptably difficult. This joint solution not only helps solve this and other compatibility issues, but it’s also pretty awesome. We’re thrilled to have found such a fantastic platform as UnificationEngine to complement our technology.”

Concluded Ruckert, “Sharing a mutual passion for how people engage and interact with technology, working with each other helps Chirp and UIB to better meet our customers’ needs for fast and easy onboarding without sacrificing security. Our common integration layer is just the start, and we are excited to continue to grow our partnership to explore further applications of Chirp’s most-trusted data-over-sound technologies, with UIB’s most-convenient intelligent IoT messaging platform. One of my favorite movies growing up was Star Wars, so it gives me great pleasure to see R2-D2’s famous “chirps” now being used with our own invention to send data!”

 

About Chirp

Send any data with sound.

The world’s first data-over-sound toolkit, Chirp is light-years ahead of the competition. Launched in 2011 by a team of leading experts in acoustics and communication at University College London, our products have an unparalleled scientific heritage.

Chirp’s unique technology offers almost unlimited problem-solving possibilities across all sectors, including telecommunications, financial services, IoT, entertainment and broadcasting, interactive gaming, toys, robotics, transportation and many others. With Chirp, companies now have a technology that enables the interconnection of millions of new types of things in a seamless, scalable, cost-effective and effective way.

Chirp™ — the world’s most trusted data-over-sound technology
Learn more about Chirp now at: Chirp.io.

 

About Unified Inbox

What if you could talk to your “things” as easily as you message your friends?

Unified Inbox is a global intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) messaging company focused on inventing innovative new technologies for smart homes, smart cities, and smart enterprise (including Industry 4.0).

With operations in Singapore, the UAE, India, Europe, and the US, Unified Inbox’s UnificationEngine™ platform brings together Artificial Intelligence with IoT and unified messaging to enable people to talk to their things as easily as they message their friends, on the communications channels they use most — and without the need for an additional app!

 

Unified Inbox. Simply Communicate.

Learn more about Unified Inbox now at UnifiedInbox.com.

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Issued by: Chirp and Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd.

For further information on Chirp, please contact Ms. Anya Gooch at Tel: (44) 7491966750;

email:  anya@chirp.io.

For further information on Unified Inbox, please contact Ms. Nush Khan at Tel: (65) 6871-4035;

email: pr@unifiedinbox.com or nush.khan@unifiedinbox.com.