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China : SINA Collaborates with Ayla Networks to Bring a New Generation of Connected Devices to Consumers in China.

Ayla Networks, a leader in technology and cloud-based services for the Internet of Things, is proud to announce that it is collaborating with SINA to bring a new generation of connected devices and interactivity to consumers in China.

With more than 500 million registered users worldwide, SINA is the most recognized Internet brand name among Chinese communities globally. SINA s digital media network also includes (web portal) (social networking) and (mobile).

The first device to come out of the collaboration is the SINA Wi-Fi Weather Station, which provides SINA customers with targeted, up-to-date weather information and forecasts for their home, office or any other place of interest where one of the devices is located. The key is the cloud: SINA s personal weather stations feed location-specific information about temperature and precipitation to a cloud-based service that SINA customers can access through smart phones and other devices. Ayla s cloud platform for the Internet of Things provides the technology and foundation to link the weather station to SINA s services seamlessly and securely.

Once things can be easily connected to rich cloud-based services, the possibilities for what comes next are many. Appliances, lighting, home controls and a broad array of other consumer electronics can all communicate together and through the cloud to provide a social network for things. Formerly mundane devices will offer a rich new way for users to interact with them.

Sina Weibo provides a rich platform of applications through which hundreds of millions of consumers regularly interact, and we are excited about the opportunity to expand this relationship to the Internet of Things, said Gaofei Wang, senior vice-president of SINA and general manager of We chose Ayla as our partner because their platform offers the flexibility, security, and time to market we were seeking for this first product introduction, and we look forward to working with Ayla on developing new products that will change the way people interact with each other and the world around them.

Ayla Networks has developed a comprehensive end-to-end platform enabling fast, cost-effective and secure development of rich cloud-connected devices. Founded by a team with deep expertise solving the challenges of connectivity at companies such as Amazon/Lab126, Cisco Systems and ZeroG Wireless, Ayla combines its innovative software and networking technology with best-in-class solutions from companies such as STMicroelectronics to allow manufacturers to integrate remote, interactive intelligence into thermostats, HVAC systems, household water and irrigation systems, lights and other appliances.

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Date:Jun 6, 2013
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