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Contiki-based Products at CES 2014

From The Official Contiki OS Blog:

Held in January every year in Las Vegas and with some 160000 attendees, the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, is by far the largest event in the consumer electronics industry. Products are launched, announcements are made, and the press goes wild.

At CES 2014, a number of products and systems based on Contiki were shown:

WigWag

WigWag is a system for building intelligent environments that had a successful Kickstarter funding campaign in 2013.

Thingsquare

Thingsquare was there to show the Contiki-based Thingsquare cloud IoT system. Check out this video where Texas Instruments demonstrates the Thingsquare system.

LIFX

The LIFX WiFi bulbs were also represented.

tado°

tado° is an app that lets you set the comfort of your home directly from your smartphone. Read more about tado° at CES 2014 here.

Thingsquare Powers the Internet of Things: Thermostats and Light Bulbs

lifx-570Internet of Things software startup Thingsquare  unveiled two customer success stories from innovative companies: the tado° smart thermostat and the LIFX WiFi bulb. Both tado° and LIFX exemplify the emerging Internet of Things landscape, where smartphones are used to interact with physical things.

“By choosing Thingsquare, we were able to develop our product in a surprisingly short amount of time,” said Johannes Schwarz, tado° CTO and co-founder.

“Thingsquare’s technology provides the network stability needed for long-time deployments,” said LIFX co-founder and project lead Daniel May. “The low power consumption of the Thingsquare mesh is key to long-term energy savings for the user.”

The customer case reports can be downloaded from the Thingsquare website.

tado° Launches Internet-connected Thermostat based on Thingsquare Mist

Innovative greentech startup tado° today launched their Internet-connected tado° home thermostat. tado° connects the heating system with a smartphone app to combine instant comfort with energy savings by adjusting indoor climate to weather forecasts, user behavior, and individual building characteristics. The tado° system uses Thingsquare Mist to connect the tado° thermostats to the Internet.

Unlike traditional thermostats, tado° does not have knobs, buttons, or even a display. Instead, tado° uses a smartphone app to control the indoor comfort, allowing tado° to save energy by turning down the heating or AC when the last person has left the house – without anyone having to lift a finger. Being Internet-connected, tado° thermostats use a range of energy-saving features that keeps on improving as the number of tado° installations increase. In a pilot study, tado° users have already saved up to 30% on their heating bills.

“The tado° system leads the way for a new generation of Internet-connected consumer products, often called the Internet of Things”, said Thingsquare co-founder Adam Dunkels. “tado° is a striking example of how innovative products can make effective use of emerging Internet of Things technology.”

“By choosing Thingsquare Mist, we were able to develop an Internet-connected product in a surprisingly short amount of time”, said tado° co-founder and CTO Johannes Schwarz. “Internet-connectivity is at the heart of our product and our customers value hassle-free installation, something that Thingsquare Mist helped us bring to our system.”

The tado° system is available immediately via http://www.tado.com/, with an introductory price of 99 EUR per year.