SmartHomy LLC aims to introduce their all-in-one smart home controller devices to and additional services to the Indian market, through their co-founder, Amit Surana and his company, “Smargav Home”. We anticipate that this alliance in India would reap us with huge success. Amit is one of the key persons in this venture, with due credits to his excellent knowledge on home automation and mobility.
The research and development started in a small town in South of Chile in the year 2015. The company quickly looked for disruptive engineers to make products that can change the people’s life. Today SmartHomy LLC offers its services from San Jose, California, US. The main challenge was to create a device that could play a pivotal role in unifying and orchestrating all the devices at home, like TV, home security, entertainment and home automation, with a single device and easy to use app
In 2016, we began with the production of our first home automation controller, named “Homy Player”, powered by Android TV, to be launched in the Q3 2017. It would be priced at a reasonable price compared to its close competitors.
SmartHomy prefers Z-Wave Plus protocol as its main technology for home automation. The reason being that it is the most powerful, uses industry-standard AES128 encryption, the same protocol that is used in online banking, along with its stability. One of its key mantras is interoperability. In simpler terms, all Z-Wave devices can be friends, irrespective of their look, age or country of origin.
At SmartHomy, we design our controller, based on a custom firmware that renders each function (motion, light, humidity, on/off, a power meter for example) of any certified by Z-Wave Alliance, into a separate control. In other words, if you add 6 in one multi-sensor, you will be able to see 6 independent devices in your SmartHomy app, instead of just one.
Today there are more than 1,700 certified Z-Wave devices and about 50M active devices in the market. This opens up the opportunity to make complex automation scenarios, combined with specific functions of every single device, along with the possibility of adding 230 single devices in their Z-Wave network.
Scenes are the basic functions of the home automation. SmartHomy introduces a new way to create scenes in a simple manner. Today major vendors impose the “if->then” rule creation tools as a unique way to automate your home. This task can be complex and hard to achieve if there are hundreds of Z-Wave devices mapped in your app, with wrong labels and located in many rooms in your home.
Instead of this if->then scene creation, SmartHomy adds “Scene Recording” as an additional way to records scenes. “We aim to provide an easy access and comfort to every person at home by designing a simple yet useful device. For example, if a customer wishes to have the ceiling lamps to be switched on when he enters a room, he just needs to press the REC button in the app, walk in the room for the motion sensor to detect, turn on the ceiling lamps manually and save the scene. Additionally one can add conditions like timer or days on which the scene should be enabled”, says Orlando Jerez, the CEO of SmartHomy.
Amit, one of the co-founders of SmartHomy LLC, will distribute our products through his local Indian arm “Smargav Home” . His team will offer all the products and services; from parent company SmartHomy LLC, that are relevant to Indian market. Smargav Home will also provide installation, support and maintenance services for the same.
SmartHomy would offer hundreds to premium HD channels on TV to India customers, through their recent partnership with TikiLIVE, a leading content provider in the US. This will help in many customers to shift from cable and save money. Additionally, customers will also get to enjoy many free and paid TV streaming options, such as ICFLIX, Netflix, PLUTO, Haystack TV, HBO GO, Hulu, Bloomberg TV, etc.
Homy Player owners also tend to enjoy powerful 3D games, thanks to their Octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM memory, along with a useful remote control (RCU) that works as gamepad when comes in horizontal position. The RCU features a built-in microphone for voice commands, backlit buttons for dark scenarios, Gyro to transfer gamer motions without pressing any key and an air-mouse.
For exigent gamers, SmartHomy offers games in the cloud. For a small monthly fee, the gamer can choose between 500 Xbox or PS4-like games, without installing anything into the Homy Player, for games such as Batman Arkham City, Urban Trial Freestyle, Just Cause 2, Dungeon Siege 3 and much more.
Homy Player owners can control their homes from Android and iOS, from the same TV, with an easy to use immersive app, that is integrated into an Android TV. Wherein the customer need not switch between apps, go to back to the main menu or stop watching the football match, to turn on the coffee maker or monitor their baby’s camera.
Today SmartHomy’s team is working to complement their home controller with a complete ecosystem of high-end Z-Wave devices such as multi-function sensors, door/window sensors, wall outlets, gas and fire alarms to name a few, which will be available in Q1 of 2018.
Homy Player will be available in Hindi, English and other 9 languages in Q3 2017
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