SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrent and AirTies announced a strategic partnership today at Broadband World Forum. The companies have partnered to integrate Cirrent's ZipKey technology into AirTies' Mesh Extenders and set-top boxes, providing automatic Wi-Fi provisioning of ZipKey-enabled devices such as: home security systems, printers, appliances, streaming audio and video devices, toys, and more.
As the most widely deployed provider of Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to service providers around the globe, AirTies supplies extenders, set-top boxes, apps, and cloud-based performance management software that enable ISPs to provide a managed Wi-Fi Mesh solution for their subscribers. Cirrent provides a Wi-Fi connection management solution for connected products, enabling customers to easily connect products to their home Wi-Fi network automatically and securely. Companies making connected products use Cirrent's solution to improve the customer experience, reduce support costs and returns, and increase security. Cirrent's platform provides connected product companies with Wi-Fi onboarding, product lifecycle management, and tools for ongoing support.
Through Cirrent's partnerships with network operators, ZipKey products connect to the cloud automatically in more than 67 million homes. ZipKey-enabled set-top boxes and Wi-Fi extenders will make setting up a new Wi-Fi device on the mesh network simple for consumers: all they have to do is plug it in. In addition, service providers that support ZipKey will have an option to use it to provision AirTies' Mesh extenders and set-top boxes.
"We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the in-home Wi-Fi experience for service providers, and that includes working with exceptional partners like Cirrent," said Philippe Alcaras, CEO, AirTies. "By partnering with Cirrent to support automatic Wi-Fi provisioning of IoT devices, we will be able to simplify installation for today's super-connected homes."
Rob Conant, CEO of Cirrent, stated, "Consumers demand simplicity. ZipKey-enabled products from AirTies and consumer electronics companies are secure and easy to use: customers plug them in and they automatically connect to the cloud with no user intervention. This is the kind of delightful user experience that leading network service providers aspire to deliver to their subscribers."
Cirrent and Airties are demoing the new capabilities at the AirTies booth at Broadband World Forum from October 24-26, 2017 in Messe, Berlin.
Cirrent, a provider of automatic, secure Wi-Fi connections for consumer electronics, makes it easy for manufacturers to transform the out-of-box experience through ZipKey and the support of the broader Cirrent ecosystem. Through partnerships with large Internet service providers such as Comcast Cable, Cirrent has established a network of ZipKey hotspots that now cover more than 67 million homes. For more information, or to experience a demo, please visit www.cirrent.com.
Cirrent is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and is privately funded.
Founded in 2004, AirTies is the most widely deployed provider of Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to operators around the globe. AirTies designs and develops software and hardware that wirelessly streams Internet connections and high definition video to multiple rooms and screens. The comprehensive product portfolio includes broadband Internet devices and Internet-based television set-top boxes. Its award winning technology enables seamless wireless integration at the touch of a button, increased wireless speeds, and coverage throughout subscribers' entire homes. AirTies has an installed base of over 15 million devices worldwide. AirTies' customers include: Atlantic Broadband, Frontier, Midco, Singtel, Sky (SKY Q in the UK; Germany; Italy; and New Zealand), Swisscom, Vodafone, Waoo, and many other operators.
More information is available at www.AirTies.com.
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