Dallas, Tex. — Talon Communications has selected Texas Instruments Inc.’s (TI) low-power RF technology as the preferred solution for the Talon edot in-home-display (IHD), the latest in a family of home area network (HAN) devices servicing the Smart Energy Initiative.
The edot IHD, which provides consumers with insight into their energy usage, uses TI’s CC2530, a complete IEEE 802.15.4 2.4-GHz RF system-on-chip (SoC) solution. The edot features a simple user interface that displays relative energy cost and also provides status updates that include RF link quality and battery status condition.
Talon’s “green” device offers a battery life of five to seven years and, with its built in magnet, can be conveniently attached to high energy consumption appliances to remind consumers of the best time to use.
“The market for Home Area Network devices is nascent and Talon is at the forefront of developing HAN products, including the world’s first IHD in early 2007 and other devices including Energy Service Portals (ESP), routers and gateways,” said Shimon Gersten, CTO at Talon, in a statement. “Talon edot is the most cost effective IHD available, enabling utilities to provide their customers with the information they need to make intelligent choices on reducing electricity usage.”
Available now, the edot is priced at $10 in high volume.