Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit

Qualcomm, back in 2017 has announced the Mesh Networking Platform to provide customers with support for smart devices into their homes. The company has expanded its ability with the introduction of the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit for Amazon AVS.

Qualcomm’s vision for supporting the advanced voice services in the Mesh Networking Platform is to build a platform that provides corner-to-corner coverage, intelligence to connect any smart home device, and the ability to control the entire network by voice. With the introduction of this kit, it is making it even easier for designers to build Wi-Fi mesh networking systems that integrate voice. It’s the result of integrating Meeami Technologies’ ClearVoice far-field voice enhancement software, which helps deliver superior user experiences, even in noisy environments around the home.

The Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit is qualified for the Alexa Voice Service by Amazon and is designed to offer manufacturers the necessary building blocks to quickly and cost-effectively create mesh Wi-Fi systems with Alexa built-in.

Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, Wireless Infrastructure and Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said:

Mesh networks have become the new standard to support the best possible connected experience in the home. By adding Amazon’s advanced voice capabilities through the Alexa Voice Service, we are unlocking new opportunities for customers to enable exciting new smart home experiences controlled with the simplicity of voice. By integrating our mesh platform with Alexa, we create a powerful development kit that is designed to enable device manufacturers to quickly and economically bring innovative new products to market and meet the development speed of this fast-growing market.

Priya Abani, Director of the Alexa Voice Service for Amazon said:

Qualcomm Technologies’ development kit enables device makers to build voice-first mesh Wi- Fi systems with minimal time and financial investment. We’re thrilled that Qualcomm Technologies continues to provide solutions that make it even easier for companies to bring Alexa built-in products to their customers.