From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Marvell today announced Control Point, a new home automation portal that combines Marvell’s Wi-Fi technology with Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network to deliver new power in home automation and control.
The collaboration between Marvell and Verizon Wireless shown at CES 2011 demonstrates how a mobile home server the size of a power plug combined with Verizon’s LTE network can manage home security features, lights, heat and air conditioning and integrate all the connected intelligent furnishings at home using a smartphone.
Control Point leverages the Marvell Armada 300 processor, designed to enable performance-bound, innovative digital home applications and services. It also incorporates Marvell’s Avastar 88W8786 solution, designed to allow the Control Point to act as a mini Wi-Fi hotspot for connecting a multitude of devices throughout the home.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to its entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.