Zentri Unveils Spectre – The Smallest, Most Affordable, Wi-Fi Module to Quickly Design and Easily Manage a Fleet of IoT Products

Spectre accelerates the building of connected products for the internet of things at an unprecedented price point while maintaining full manageability at a size smaller than a penny.

Los Gatos, California, May 24, 2016: Zentri, a leading secure platform for IoT products, today introduced Spectre, the first ever cloud connected Wi-Fi module in the sub-five dollar (< $5 USD) price category complete with full device manageability. Spectre removes the painful trade-off between functionality, price and product real estate allowing product manufacturers to deliver the best connected product at the lowest price point.

Spectre is the first Wi-Fi module in this price range and size of only 12 x 11 x 1.8mm to be powered by ZentriOS, an industry leading secure IoT operating system that already powers a wide range of products from Zentri, Avnet, NXP, Broadcom/Cypress, ST, and more. Spectre is pre-certified, speeding up product design and ensuring successful deployments. Using ZentriOS, Spectre customers design connected products in weeks with the unique ability to use the same ZentriOS foundation across all product lines, regardless of hardware, and securely manage those products with cloud services.

“Spectre furthers Zentri’s bold corporate strategy to drive hardware costs towards zero,” stated Nick Dutton, Zentri’s VP for Embedded Products. “With Spectre, product design is no longer dictated by hardware costs or size constraints, removing development hurdles and allowing managed IoT products to get to market faster than ever before.”

Key Product Features

  • 11 b/g/n 1×1 Wi-Fi transceiver module
  • General purpose I/O
  • 10-bit analogue to digital converter
  • PWM outputs
  • 2MB serial flash file system
  • Security support for SSL/TLS 1.2/HTTPS
  • Supports industrial temperature ranges of -40C to +85C
  • Support for MQTT and AMQP
  • Web server with softAP mode that allows a browser to access the product directly

Spectre is ideal for simple end devices used in any industrial, commercial, or consumer use case such as environmental or energy monitoring and appliance control. Data-in-motion is secure with over-the-air wireless updates that allow individual firmware bundles to be delivered to any individual, or group of deployed products. All data can be remotely accessed with Zentri Cloud Services to manage, update, and analyze every deployed IoT device in the product portfolio from within Zentri or as a connector to other leading cloud providers.

Customers can get a head start on developing with Spectre; sign up for the pre-launch today. Limited volume will be available in July and will go to those qualified during pre-launch. Visit the Spectre product page to learn more.

About Zentri

Zentri is transforming the way product companies deliver secure mobile and cloud connected products that deliver rich connected experiences across multiple product lines. Leveraging Zentri’s Secure Connected Platform for IoT, our customers get to market in weeks instead of years with highly secure and robust products. In addition to delivering the connected experience product buyers expect, we enable secure product authentication, seamless OTA software update, remote product diagnosis and analytics, and more. The heart of our platform is ZentriOS, a complete product operating system available to license as well as embedded into third party and Zentri’s own wireless modules, cloud device management software available as a service or as a connector for your existing cloud partner, and iOS/Android SDK’s for mobile app developers. Over 1,250 customers trust Zentri to securely connect their products and drive deep customer engagement. Learn more at www.zentri.com.

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