Edge computing and edge processing are key to the future of Smart Home, but realizing the full potential of the opportunity means optimizing a range of technologies and garnering support across a remarkably broad ecosystem. In this episode of the Smarter World Podcast, guest host Jonathan Collins, research director for Smart Home and Smart Health Coverage at ABI Research, discusses the topic with Tom Pannell, senior marketing director at NXP and Karl Jonsson, senior director of product management for Smart Home at Belkin.

From temperature sensors inside refrigerators to rechargeable fitness trackers and interactive thermostats with sophisticated human-machine interfaces, the smart home category needs a very, very wide range of hardware and software capabilities.

The challenge for companies like NXP and Belkin is to provide the right mix of technologies – processing, power management, connectivity, memory, firmware, software – in a way that’s both easy for developers to work with and easy for consumers to enjoy…