We live in a complex society in which the life styles go in many different directions and are related to various technology solutions and possibilities. The smart lives can be one of the complex solutions that are hard to choose and understand.
“While a user’s problems or demands can be complicated, our smart home solution can not,” said Shelley Wu, general manager of TASHI Smartech Co., Ltd.
“High cost of total ownership, complicated installations and system settings are some of the obvious reasons that hinder the mass adaption of smart home solutions,” commented Wu. “Easy installation is the first step for home security products nowadays.”
TASHI Smartech launches the Lite version of its popular Elfin home solution in 2017. Unlike the complete Elfin solution requiring the combination of door phone intercom and indoor multifunction controller with a flat panel to deliver the full functionality, Elfin Lite consists of only the APP, a smart gateway and the door phone intercom.
“By using smart phones or general TV/IP TV sets, that most people have nowadays, Elfin Lite is a smart gateway solution that enables users to control and connect their home devices. For example, you can use the existing home TV to view the visitors, archive voice messages, receive system notifications, view camera footages and even achieve e-Home control.”
“The Zigbee (or Z-Wave) wireless communication and only one APP – MoboBell Lite is to overcome the complicated installation process that traditional home automation systems require,” cited Wu. Elfin Lite uses Zigbee or Z-Wave to connect lightings, switches, smart plugs, sensors, electronic curtains and is able to remote control the air conditioner via an IR module.
TASHI Smartech is an affiliate company of Unitech Electronics Co., Ltd, who is a global provider of AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) technologies with over-30-year experience. Unitech manufactures a wide range of Enterprise Mobile computers, Rugged handheld PDAs, Industrial Tablets, RFID Readers, Barcode Scanners, integrated T&A and Smart Living devices.
“Unitech’s customers are throughout various industries, including logistics, healthcare, retails, warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, field services, and the residential business such as housing and construction companies ” said Wu.
In 2008, deriving from Unitech’s specialties in RFID and IP based device expertise, Elfin was launched to cater the residential and enterprise sectors’ demands for integrated intelligent solutions. Further to that, “Elfin Lite is introduced in 2017 to meet the trends of on-demand business models in smart home markets. Users want professional installation with self-monitoring products now,” explained Wu.
According to Wu, the company has turned its development focus on the software design. While consistently working with worldwide system integrator and home builders, the R&D teams in the United States and China are two of their solid engineering powers to maintain TASHI’s capabilities in the up-to-date IoT market.
Geographically, Wu revealed that Southeast Asia markets will be their primary target in 2017 after a successful model built in the company’s mother country, Taiwan; and the company is working with an Indonesian system integrator to design a home automation and security solution for a complex dwell project of more than 3700 housings; in the meanwhile, a project in Malaysia of 700 housing units is also ongoing.
Better Service and Integration
“One of our after-sales services includes a platform called SMC, System Management Counsel. It can monitor status of all online devices; remotely update software in need as well as confirm each user’s home system in healthy condition, so that system integrators reduce the cost of maintenance and management.”
“Beyond security and safety, the integration with home care features is something that ensures Elfin Lite to differentiate itself in the market. Leveraging our experience in smart medical solution of Unitech Group, Elfin Lite connects with sphygmomanometers and blood glucose meter via Bluetooth to provide tele-care service possibilities for private home care and service providers.” Wu said TASHI products aim on innovative applications such as smart living, energy saving, tele-care and so forth.
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