Bang & Olufsen and Global Caché Form Strategic Partnership
BeoLink SmartHome Supports Global Caché Hardware
Las Vegas, NV and Jacksonville, OR, USA – June 9, 2016 – (InfoComm16 Booth C6232) Global Caché announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership with Bang & Olufsen. The partnership ensures seamless and simple integration of Global Caché connectivity hardware and Bang & Olufsen’s new IP based BeoLink Gateway, part of the Bang & Olufsen BeoLink SmartHome. Used together, any IR, serial, or relay device can be network-enabled and automated using IFTTT (If This Then That) commands and become part of the IoT (Intenet of Things) infrastructure.
Global Caché products are based on open systems and industry standards enabling easy integration and compatibility with other technology products. Global Caché hardware connects any IR, serial, and contact closure device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software.
Bang & Olufsen, an international design icon and a global symbol of audio-visual excellence, has launched the BeoLink SmartHome
where a multitude of technologies can be integrated through a secure, remote, cloud-based connection enabling a simple, intuitive control of hundreds of third-party devices and home automation systems.
“This partnership and the BeoLink SmartHome platform are an enormous jump forward in the quest for interoperabilty and open systems,” said Global Caché VP Robin Ford. “Bang & Olufsen is such an amazing company, held in the highest regard in the A/V industry for their quality products. We have many installers that have used GC products with Bang & Olufsen for quite some time, and now we are a supported part of their SmartHome ecosystem. We know this will make our dealer/installer channel very happy.”
Brian Bjorn Hansen, Head of System Solutions for Bang and Olufsen agrees. “This new partnership is an important element of our expansion into seamless smarthome integration with our new BeoLink Gateway. Built-in support for Global Caché devices allows our dealers to instantly connect, control, and automate devices without a previous network connection. This was an easy decision as so many of our channel have been successfully using Global Caché and Bang & Olufsen products together for some time.”
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché, a pioneer in the IoT (Internet of Things) space, designs, engineers, and manufactures connectivity products that HTTP, IP, and WiFi enable previously unconnected devices in homes and businesses so they can be accessed, controlled, and automated using network-based software on smartphones, tablets, controllers, and computing devices. In addition to our iTach, Flex, and GC-100 Network Adapter product families, Global Caché, winner of many industry awards, including the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Honoree award and two prestigious CEPro Product of the Year awards, provides the industry’s first online IR database, Control Tower, winner of the 2015 CEA Mark of Excellence award, as well as IR learner, IR blasters, sensors, receivers, and conversion cables. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541-899-4800. Visit our free IR database in the cloud, Control Tower, at www.globalcache.com/controltower.
About Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.
Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move. For more information on Bang & Olufsen, please visit www.bang-olufsen.com. Images are available free of charge from the Bang & Olufsen media centre: http://mediacenter.bang-olufsen.dk.
Rusty Keller, Global Caché
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