Fall 2017

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Lynx provides device connectivity software that allows consumers to quickly and securely discover and enjoy their media libraries and smart home devices, while coordinating and controlling them from any mobile device. 

 

Make a Splash at CES 2018 with Lynx 

Image result for ces 2018As an OCF member, Lynx MiND will be a featured Smart Home demonstration within the Open Connectivity Foundation Booth at CES 2018, located at Sands, Halls A-D 42914. Specifically, Lynx MiND will drive cross-manufacturer interoperability in the OCF Kitchen Demo.  This will provide an opportunity to view real and practical smart home use-cases.  For more information and meeting inquiries contact sales@lynxtechnology.com

 NEW PRODUCTS & RELEASES

Lynx MiNDTM Pre-Release Announcement

In September Lynx announced the Q4 availability of Lynx MiND. Lynx MiND is an OCF (Open Connectivy Foundation) compliant smart home solution, which includes a rules engine that will enable OCF device interoperability. “Over 26% of U.S. broadband households currently own a smart home device and 442 million connected devices will be sold in the U.S. by 2020,” according to Brad Russell, senior analyst with Parks Associates. “Solutions that enable wide-ranging interoperability are best positioned to succeed.”  Once embedded with the Lynx MiND Engine - a gateway, NAS, wireless router or STB will function as a smart home hub that will interoperate with other OCF-certified devices (e.g. thermostats, lights, locks, cameras), and has the capability to provide a bridge to devices on other smart home ecosystems (e.g. Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread). See the full press release here

ODM Channel Program 

The Lynx ODM Channel Program offers benefits to ODMs to help them market the Lynx MiND smart home solution worldwide. The program will make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for ODMs to enter the smart home market — benefits include special ODM pricing, OCF device certification support, prototype development support, Lynx MiND licenses, and maintenance & support. You can read more about the ODM Channel Program here

Twonky Server v8.5 October Release 

 New features in the Twonky Server v8.5 release include: 

  • Additional nodes in the music navigation tree
    • "music/date"- group music into eras (60s, 70s...) 
    • "music/format"- lists music by file extension, sample frequency and bits per sample
  • Web UI with mobile-specific features
    • fullscreen slideshow on Android and improved iOS
    • fullscreen video playback on mobile devices and tablets
  • twonkyserver.twonky.com auto redirects to the locally installed Twonky Server
    • no longer necessary to know the IP address and port of the device
 
 

Resources

Download our Solution Briefs:          

 

  • Lynx MiND Brochure 
  • ODM Channel Program 
  • Use Case - NAS Manufacturers
  • Professional Services
  • Beaming for CE Devices
  • NAS Technical Brief
 
 
 

EVENTS

If you would like to meet us at any of the events below, please email us at sales@lynxtechnology.com.

  • CES Las Vegas, NV Jan 9-12, 2018
  • OCF Plugfest #15, Louisville, CO Dec 4-9, 2017. To inquire about integration testing at this event please contact us at sales@lynxtechnology.com.  
  • OCF Plugfest #16, Fremont, CA Feb 5-9, 2018

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