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Ayla Networks Selected as Global IoT Provider for Yifang Digital's Smart Home Initiative

One of World's Largest Electronics Manufacturers to Incorporate Ayla Technology and Services Into NexTurn Home Control Platform and Other Products; Ayla Enabled Connected Products to Begin With Home Control Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - August 14, 2014) - Ayla Networks (www.aylanetworks.com), a leading provider of Agile Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, today announced that Yifang Digital Technology, a leading global manufacturer and innovator of consumer electronics, will use Ayla's cloud services and other technology to power a new line of intelligent products.

The first Ayla-enabled product from Yifang will be the NexTurn Home Control Platform, a starter kit for home automation that will establish new price points for expanding the market. A base set NexTurn devices will launch this year at major retail outlets, to be followed by additional devices, all connecting through a single smart application to iOS or Android devices.

Founded in 1992, Yifang is an ODM/OEM supplier specializing in tablets, wearables, iPhone accessories and other innovative consumer electronics. The company is one of the top eight tablet PC suppliers in the world whose buyers and partners include some of the largest retailers in the world. The Nextbook designed and manufactured by Yifang is the top selling tablet at one of the largest retailers in the United States.

Yifang selected Ayla after a competitive review process that took in to consideration security, compatibility, cost, scalability and other factors. Ayla was selected in part because the company can provide an adaptive platform that supports the connectivity requirements of a broad set of products. Solutions were also evaluated against their ability to provide the end-to-end security and privacy.

"Ayla allows us to get our products out quickly, all leveraging a single platform," said Yin Shujun, Vice President & head of Smart Device Business Unit with Yifang Digital. "The Ayla platform offered us best combination of security, flexibility and costs, as well as enabling us to continuously learn from that data to provide a better experiencer for our users. Ayla's presence in China and ability to provide local support, and ability to scale internationally into all regions we sell, was also a critical factor in our decision making process."

Ayla's mission is to provide the world with the first truly agile platform for the Internet of Things. Ayla achieves its high degree of flexibility through a seamless fabric of interconnected elements, including embedded agents for devices, cloud-based back-end infrastructure and services, and intelligent application libraries.
Ayla collaborates with leading semiconductor and module companies such as Broadcom, STMicroelectronics, USI, NXP Semiconductor and Murata Americas to develop components complete with software compatible with Ayla's cloud that can be purchased in volume through distribution. Ayla has also designed its cloud infrastructure to accommodate a large number of diverse devices simultaneously.

By adopting Ayla's Agile IoT™ platform and technology, Fortune 500 companies to Kickstarter projects can quickly design and develop connected products and move into volume production. Ayla's platform is compatible with the widest possible variety of communication standards and OSes, including leading radio standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and operating systems such as Linux, Android, iOS. Enterprise-class security is assured through multi-layer authentication, encryption, and policy control managed through Ayla's cloud services and advanced operational portals.

Built-in data analytics enable real-time learning and a virtual device management system allows manufacturers to quickly react to this learning and modify their products -- even after they are deployed in the field. Enterprise-class features include multi-tiered role based access control, remote firmware update management and customer service visibility tools.

Customers include global producers of air conditioning systems, leading fire and safety equipment vendors and the largest Chinese language web portal in the world as well as emerging innovators in IoT such as LockState and Owlet.

"Leading manufacturers like Yifang Digital are increasingly turning to Ayla Networks because they understand we can enhance their own efforts to provide their customers with innovative products," said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. "With the Ayla platform they can not only improve their speed to market with new and innovative solutions, but it also enables them to collect and analyze usage data to learn how their products are being used and more rapidly innovate to suit their customer and channel partner needs."

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks is bringing the Internet of Things to the mainstream. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Ayla has developed technology enabling Agile IoT for manufacturers and service providers to quickly and economically develop, deploy, and learn from connected solutions for industrial markets, commercial customers and consumers. Ayla's investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture, and SJF Ventures. For more, please contacts us at www.aylanetworks.com

About Yifang Digital

Established in 1992, Yifang Digital is the leading designer and manufacture of mobile lifestyle products and provides one-stop service to big retailers and brand owners worldwide. Yifang's headquarter is in Shenzhen, China with sales branch in California, US and R&D center in Israel. Yifang's flagship product lines are Android & Windows Tablets, patented ultrasonic digital pen, smart wearable and home automation devices. "Nextbook" is the self-brand of Yifang's tablet, and Yifang was listed as the 5th largest tablet provider in the U.S. according to IDC report 2014. For more, please contact us at www.yifangdigital.com

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