With the communication infrastructure and energy management deployments in place, appliance manufacturers are rushing to roll out their smart appliances. The growth of smart appliances revenues is expected to rise from US$3 billion in 2011 to more than $15 billion in 2015.
To tap into this lucrative market on their own, OEMs are forced to invest heavily in the time-consuming process of developing ‘smart’ functionality in their appliances. The typical estimated time of development is around 2 years. This problem is often made more difficult by the fact that developing such functionality is outside the core competencies of most OEMs. Taken together, these factors result in significant lost revenue and valuable market share as more and more competitors enter the market.
MMB Networks' RapidConnect platform enables OEMs to go to market in 2 months or less by leapfrogging this development burden. RapidConnect is essentially an operating system for the connected home. It’s a drop-in hardware & software platform that dramatically reduces cost, risk, and time-to-market for OEMs adding communications functionality to their products, while greatly expanding the marketability of those products.
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