Quirky, a start-up company that now fields 4,000 new product ideas a week, will lead an ambitious effort, beginning in July, to accelerate the adoption of smart-home products. It is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software intended to be the equivalent of an open operating system, helping to seamlessly connect all kinds of automated home devices. See the link below for the full article:
What does this mean for e5 Global Innovations?
This news is exciting for us: our premise is to develop devices that retrofit into the existing home, apartment, condo, etc. electrical system by way of plug-in devices. There is no need for hubs, apps, or special communication protocols. Ever. Easy.
But, there is a BUT. Since our devices are wireless, we will be backward compatible, which means our devices will be able to communicate with these centralized, open-source systems for on/off status – if that is something the user may want. Otherwise, if you have a needed enhancement, the e5 devices will satisfy all on their own.
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