The French brand ARCHOS has decided to open its technology to the market0 standards: open, simple and accessible. We are in an era where we want to control everything, and the home is central in this trend: no matter if we2e at work or anywhere else, we like knowing what0 happening at home and we want to be able to manage it, even when we2e not there. With the open Smart Home system, Archos is aiming to be a leading player in the home of the future says Loic Poirier, CEO of Archos.
Open 433MHz: The Connected Home, For Everyone
With 433MHz technology inside the Archos Smart Home gateway, the ARCHOS system becomes a real mission control center for the connected home, including compatibility with major brands in the market like Somfy, DI.O Chacon, Bliss, Otio, Conrad, etc.
Thanks to the new Learn & Control feature, users can connect and control all their connected home accessories from their tablet or smartphone: shutters, garage doors, plugs, lamps, etc. accessible from their smart device anywhere in the world or included in Smart Home programs; linking accessories together for easier home automation.
Stream what_ happening in your living room!
As the Archos Smart Home opens up, it is now compatible with FOSCAM cameras, one of the market leaders in IP cameras letting users stream video directly on their smartphone or tablet.
Users will be able to add their IP camera_ features (HD video, infrared night-vision, movement detection, 360 degrees movement, etc.) into Smart Home programs created within the easy-to-use SmartHome application; the opening a door can activate a video recording, which is then streamed to a user_ smartphone.
Tweet the Light On!
Following the need for even more inter-connectivity between connected objects , social networks and other apps, ARCHOS has opened its tablet and the SmartHome application to IFTTT (the popular online system letting anyone create of a simple “If This, Then That” recipe between objects and online tools).
IFTTT lets users program and automate common tasks. For example, switch on their nest thermostat when the user gets home or to switch on the light form his Twitter account!
Where competitors propose complicated systems with high price tags, Archos has decided to democratize the connected home by making it open, easy to use and affordable. The Archos Smart Home Tablet Gateway will now be available from $99.99. ARCHOS and third party accessories will be sold separately.