Back in the day Atari ruled the video games market. You might even say they created it. Everyone owned an Atari 2600. However, the company has been out of the hardware game for some time. They are now ready to make a comeback.
Atari is going to start making hardware again, but don’t get too excited. It’s not going to be making a new console.
Instead, the company is jumping on the Internet of Things bandwagon and will be making connected smart home devices. It’s good news that the company is back. Atari hasn’t given too many details about the upcoming hardware devices, just that it’s going to create smart home gadgets which will cover everything from “highly sophisticated” to “simple.” Obviously they are casting a wide net.
These smart devices will be in the safety, pets, lifestyle, and home arenas and will be made possible through a partnership with Sigfox. Atari will be providing the Internet of Things technology that will power these devices. While Atari isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think about smart home devices, they should do fine and besides you have to change with the times if you want to survive these days.
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