Just last year Malvern-based Ring Solutions, a team of home-automation engineers, faced a questionable future. But Amazon came to the rescue.
Amazon’s billion-dollar purchase of Ring, California-based maker of a popular video doorbell system, is looking like a big step up in the world for the Malvern engineers and their previous employer, the former Internet of Things developer Zonoff, writes Joseph N. DeStefano in the Philadelphia Daily News.
Ring fits with Amazon’s plans to play a larger role in smartphone-era homes and businesses: “Alexa can be the brains on the inside, with Ring as the eyes on the outside,” writes Internet-of-Things-watcher Stacey Higginbotham on her Texas-based site, StaceyOnIT. Higginbotham expects Amazon will operate Ring as a separate vision, “like it does with Audible and Zappos” — or Amazon Woot!, the “wild outpost on the fringe” of Amazon’s retail business, which last fall opened a clothes-printing plant and distribution center in East Norriton, Montgomery County.
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