Veea Introduces New Smart Home As A Service Offering
Featuring a Smart Hub with Wi-Fi 6 mesh router technology and application server, IoT connectivity, 4G Gigabit LTE or 5G network connection, an intuitive control app with voice support, integration with leading smart home accessories, and platform security, all in a stunning little box that fits in the palm of your hand
This first-of-a-kind bundle makes it easy for Managed Service Providers to sell a highly sought-after value-added service that will boost subscriber loyalty and retention while providing a truly turnkey smart home solution for consumers
(NEW YORK, NY & LAS VEGAS, NV) December 30, 2021 – Veea™ Inc., an innovation leader in integrated smart edge connectivity, computing and security, today announced it will be unveiling details of a game-changing “Smart Home as a Service” (SHaaS) solution that bundles a Veea STAX™ Smart Hub featuring ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6 mesh technology and a powerful quad core Linux server. The solution is designed to run a variety of applications, along with IoT connectivity, integration with leading smart home accessories from trusted manufacturers, an intuitive smartphone app and web interface, featuring voice control and support for leading smart home standards, and robust platform security and built-in virtual support.
Besides its unique and a compact form-factor, its eye-catching design sports optional groundbreaking stackable modules, or “stacker modules”, in the form of 4G Gigabit LTE and 5G Sub-6 GHz modules offering dual-WAN functionality with an optional cellular subscription supported by a physical SIM (USIM), an eSIM, or a virtual SIM (vSIM). The 4G and 5G modules are designed to support multiple SIMs simultaneously and switch to the highest quality signal if the module retains more than one cellular subscription.
The highly unique and patented design of STAX and its cellular modules’ internal antennas provide for a high level of performance while making the entire solution pass as a decorative item on the shelf. STAX’ stacker modules can be “stacked” in various configurations and configured to meet the particular needs of end-users and a multitude of solutions. New stacker module accessories, such as a module with a high-quality smart speaker and a directional mic, are planned to be released in the second half of 2022.
This all-in-one leading-edge product is being offered to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as a white label solution that can rapidly be brought to market and will soon be available to consumers directly. MSPs can now offer their customers who haven’t yet taken that next step, and for those who simply want a much better experience or truly cut the cord, a comprehensive range of options to their customers to choose from for networking, management, and automation of Smart Spaces along with their data services. MSPs can deliver all this functionality with Zero-Touch Installation (ZTI), truly as a “Drop & Play”, for an individual unit or in bulk for thousands of units shipped to their customers, in mixed network environments.
STAX IoT modules support the full range of widely adopted standards, for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Classic, Zigbee and Matter, and smart home platforms along with interoperability with leading lighting systems, cameras, thermostats, locks, shades, whole home audio, Smart TV devices and much more. It also features 32 GB of built-in eMMC flash memory, expandable to over to 2 TB of storage with an SDXC card, an elegant and intuitive smartphone app and web user interface, and integration with leading multiple virtual digital assistants for AI-assisted
SHaaS can be managed as a local private network, or a Cloud-managed network, providing the users with complete control over their home, apartment, rental property, office, restaurant, hotel room, or dorm room from anywhere, with IoT capabilities, industry-leading security features and virtual support. It also gives MSPs abundant ways to delight their customers and substantially increase customer loyalty, differentiate their offerings, and drive new revenue streams via multiple routes.
“We see STAX being the standard-bearer for Smart Hubs of the future as a new product category in the broader mass-market,” said Allen Salmasi, chairman and CEO of Veea. “With its unique design, breadth of capabilities, and price-performance, and when combined with our Smart Home As A Service offering, this first-of-a-kind bundle delivers on the promise of a turnkey smart home experience for consumers while providing Managed Service Providers a highly sought-after value-added service that will boost subscriber loyalty and retention.”
The offering is anchored by Veea STAX™ a blazing fast Wi-Fi 6 mesh router with a powerful quad core Linux server and scalable storage for a range of solutions at user premises and includes widely adopted connectivity and networking options, in a striking form factor. This disruptive AI-assisted edge computing device, or the brain for today’s modern smart home or office, has been engineered for high volume edge computing and connectivity appliances that capitalize on the industry leading Wi-Fi 6, IoT and 4G/5G networking performance and powerful
computing capabilities of this latest VeeaHub.
For the SHaaS service, the local computing and connectivity is used to reduce latency for command execution, provide persistent operation for scheduled activities, and assure all critical functionality of the Smart Home, such as cameras, locks, lighting system, HVAC, security services and others, working even when the internet connection is interrupted.
In addition to the Veea SHaaS offering and Veea STAX™, the company will be showcasing its new TROLLEE Shopping Platform, powered by Veea's Edge Computing and Advertising platforms and terminal developed by iFREE Group. This innovative solution will help retailers drive new revenue opportunities, enhance the in-store shopping experience, and bolster customer loyalty. It is a highly advanced smart shopping cart platform that offers one of the most advanced smart retail solutions through leveraging hybrid edge-cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), indoor positioning systems, contextual digital advertising and other technologies powered by the VeeaHub platform. TROLLEE is poised to transform big box and supermarket retail by bridging the online-to-offline (O2O) customer journey.
Where to Find Us At CES 2022
Veea will be demonstrating the new Smart Home As A Service along with Veea STAX™ and Veea TROLLEE™ at The Palazzo between 8am-6pm beginning Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 7.
Veea will also be attending the Pepcom Digital Experience at the Mirage Hotel on Tuesday, January 4 from 6-10pm, showcasing its Smart Home As A Service and Veea STAX™. Pepcom is a media and analyst invite-only event.
Available for Interview: Allen Salmasi, Veea Chairman & CEO
Veea chairman and CEO Allen Salmasi, a wireless industry pioneer who previously served as Chairman and CEO of NextWave Wireless and President of Wireless Communications at Qualcomm, is available for in person or virtual interviews. He is also a Board member of several High Tech, FinTech, and BioTech companies. To set up a time to meet with Veea at CES, please contact Ted Miller or Angie Galan at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details about Veea STAX™ can be found here, and TROLLEE™ can be found here.
About Veea, Inc.
Veea is redefining and simplifying secure edge computing that improves application responsiveness, reduces bandwidth costs, and eliminates central cloud dependency. VeeaHub Smart Computing Hubs™ integrate a full range of connectivity options, application processing power, and a full security stack to form an elastic edge computing platform with a dynamic connectivity and application mesh that can easily be deployed and centrally managed from the cloud. Veea Edge Services run across this application mesh to deliver secure remote access, fixed broadband wireless access, IoT/IIoT/AIoT, and a range of groundbreaking vertical-specific applications. These elements comprise the Veea Edge Platform, serving the needs of a large number of enterprise and public customers ranging from a highly simplified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)-based work or study from home, Smart Buildings, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Construction, Smart Farming to Smart Retail. Veea was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY. Veea was named by Gartner as a 2021 Cool Vendor in Edge Computing. For more information, visit www.veea.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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