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Thursday, June 19, 2014
ARCHOS Enters the Connected Home Scene
ARCHOS has made available Smart Home, which offers real time information and control over your home from everywhere.
With the ARCHOS Smart Home, users can define actions based on specific triggers to meet their needs. For example, a program could take a picture when someone opens the front door and then send a notification and the picture to its user's smartphone.
At the centre of the Connected Home is the ARCHOS Smart Home
Tablet, which controls the Connected Objects and can be tied to the ARCHOS Smart Home application on any Android and iOS
device to keep users connected from anywhere.
ARCHOS is offerig the Smart Home starter pack, which includes the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet to manage the Connected Objects;
2 ARCHOS Mini Cams to take pictures; 2 ARCHOS Movement Tags
to detect movement and door openings; and 2 ARCHOS Weather Tags to measure temperature and humidity.
Using Bluetooth Smart, the ARCHOS Smart Home connected objects
are completely wireless and their battery life to last up to a full year.
No larger than a table-tennis ball, the connected objects are weatherproof and don't need any screw or tools to install.
ARCHOS says Bluetooth Smart is offering a communications range of 20m and a capacity of 13 connected objects.
The tablet can also control some 433MHz radio frequency
based objects, which many other home automation products use.
Thanks to this capability, the ARCHOS Smart Home
is an open system that can control other objects to turn them into Connected Objects. For example, opening the garage door can now be part of Connected Homes.
The ARCHOS Smart Home starter pack is now available for $249.99. Its connected objects are also available as stand-alone products starting at $24.99.
ARCHOS will offer more connected objects during the summer, including a smart plug to control power supply,
a siren to serve as an alarm and a motion ball to detect movement.