Nightingale Smart Home Sleep System from Cambridge Sound Management Uses Ayla Networks to Connect to the Internet of Things
November 2, 2016
Cambridge Sound Management, a leader in commercial sound
masking, is using Ayla Networks’ Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform to
help people get a better night’s sleep. The company chose Ayla for its
engineering expertise in IoT for consumer and smart home products.
Cambridge Sound Management’s Nightingale is a technically advanced sleep system. Its dual units work in tandem to immerse a room in perfectly tuned sound blankets to mask disruptive noises that interrupt sleep. Nightingale also integrates with Nest, Ring, Amazon Alexa, and Philips Hue via the popular IFTTT platform.
“We knew the Ayla IoT platform would handle all the end-to-end connectivity so we could focus on the acoustics in our Nightingale product,” said Christopher Calisi, Cambridge Sound Management’s CEO. “Ayla’s ability to help us launch a product with a full set of features is really making a difference for us.”
Ayla’s IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. The platform handles all the intricacies of IoT security, performance, scalability and interoperability. As a result, manufacturers like Cambridge Sound Management can focus on what they do best.
Unlike traditional white noise machines, Nightingale takes into account a room’s architecture (wood floors or carpet, windows, etc.) and utilizes the walls to reflect one of its 15 soothing sound blankets into the space. This creates uniform, even sound coverage and ensures the brain cannot localize on the source of the sound, a common shortcoming of most white noise machines.
“What Cambridge Sound has done with their Nightingale smart home sleep system is exciting for consumers who are in need of a better night’s sleep. It’s also a great example of IoT connectivity with the mobile app that consumers use to control their Nightingale units,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks.
Nightingale, which is currently available on Kickstarter, will begin shipping in early 2017.
About Cambridge Sound Management
The world leader in commercial sound masking, Cambridge Sound Management, Inc. manufactures QtPro and Dynasound sound masking systems to help organizations protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions, and fuel workplace productivity in their offices. Its next-generation sound masking systems work by emitting a uniform, barely perceptible background sound at the frequencies of human speech. The systems also include office paging and background music capabilities to help facilities meet all of their masking and audio needs with one affordable system. Cost effective and easy to install, Cambridge Sound Management's systems are deployed in over 15,000 organizations’ spaces throughout the world including commercial businesses, healthcare facilities, financial services, government agencies, and educational institutions. Utilizing Cambridge’s industry-leading sound masking technology, the company also manufactures Nightingale, the world’s first smart home sleep system designed to mask common indoor and outdoor noises and help users sleep better every night. For more information about Nightingale, visit www.cambridgesound.com/sleep.
About Ayla Networks
Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.