Silicon Labs Whitepaper

"Smart light bulbs today are not measured by their classic capabilities or how well they light up; they are more often rated based on software performance and additional usability."

Silicon Labs Whitepaper, 2017

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Co-Branded iOS & Android Mobile APPs


Lexi has built both iOS & Android Mobile APPs each with several man years of development behind them. These APPs have all the same functionality as standard smart lighting APPs, such as grouping, scenes, color wheels, schedulers and a rules engine which integrates with IFTTT. But beyond that, the Lexi Mobile APPs have numerous unique features which include-

  • Auto-detect & authenticate networks
  • Auto-detect & configure device type
  • Automatic as well as manual light configuration
  • Over the air firmware updates
  • Remote Light Control (i.e. Over the Internet)
  • No Hub & Portable Hub Modes
  • Multiple group & light type configurations
  • Multiple user control
  • Multiple gateway control
  • Lost Power Settings Retention
  • Built in Creative Tools
    • Four different types of Room Configuration & Light Shows supported
    • InApp tools for the creation of these Room Configs & Light Shows
    • Downloadable templates for creative files
    • Uploading of creative files
  • Social Sharing of Room Configs & Light Shows
  • Deep Integration with our Marketplace
  • Light data aggregation
  • Control 3rd Party Lights-Serves as Master Light & Switch APP

Lexi Mobile APPs come with both a Light & Dark version which you or your customers can select as their preference.

Lexi will gladly Co-Brand the Mobile APPs with your or your OEM customers brands and logos. Because of the Social Sharing and our Marketplace, which generate huge network effects for all Lexi users AND LED Manufacturers, Co-Branding is a better option than White Labeling.

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Cloud APP


In many ways, the Smart Home will be ultimately driven by Data, Reporting & Analytics. Lexi enables you and your customers to get ahead of that curve. The firmware on our PCBs & Wireless Modules are all linked to our Cloud APP (through the optional hub). Your users and/or your OEM customer's users will be able to easily monitor their light & energy usage from the Cloud APP or in the Mobile APP as well. The Cloud APP is also another interface for Social Sharing and the Marketplace. The Cloud APP provides tools that are not available on the Mobile APPs because of interface and usability constraints.

Lexi will also Co-Brand the Cloud APP for you as well.

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APIs


We have made all our functionality available via APIs. You can elect to make your own Mobile APP that interfaces with the firmware on the wireless modules we provide to you. Or build your own cloud reporting system. We support interoperability and your ability to construct new or additional functionality on top of Lexi to meet your own needs. Here are the APIs that are available.

To access the APIs please be sure to Register or Login.

Lights

Lights

Control all the lights-on/off, brightness, color & color temperature. Set Schedules, use rules or IFTTT.

Sensors

Sensors

Pull Sensor data including temperature, humidity, light, motion.

Cloud App

Cloud App

Pull light & sensor data

Marketplace

Marketplace

Pull sales, revenue data from the marketplace. Automatically upload new art

Security

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Smart Home security is a big deal. The most important subsystem within Lexi is the Hub & Lights. Each Lexi customer is protected using a network key unique to every hub. When the Hub is installed, a unique network key is created and every device added subsequently uses this network key. This makes the system secure as no one can get access to this key.

Our cloud servers are secured using industry standard security measures like firewalls, private networks, key based authentication, code encryption, error handling, Public key infrastructure and SSL/TLS encryption. We also monitoring our infrastructure and conduct security audits using the industry leading security tools. For Api access we use OAuth 2.0.

Scalability

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Lexi has deployed a scalable architecture utilizing the same design concepts utilized for building Saas (Software as a Service) apps.

We employ load balancers, have a tiered architecture, use stateless servers, run tasks in the background, employ several different types of caching techniques, and have auto-scaling in place to handle spikes in traffic.