Avadesign Technology has begun to provide total solutions for communication and home automation since four years ago. Now the company is devoted to the building of a comprehensive smart home platform where devices are seamlessly connected via Avadesign’s Wi-Fi & Z-Wave gateway, allowing software companies and service providers to leverage and create more values based on the platform.
“Avadesign has integrated other hardware providers’ products via the gateway, which helps form a platform base,” says John Chen, General Manager of Avadesign Technology. The solution includes temperature/humidity sensors, CO2 detector, gas valve, gas leakage detector, smart switches, curtain controller, door/window sensor, IP camera, etc. With the Z-Wave to IR translating ability, the commands can also be translated into IR signals which enable control over appliances such as air conditioners, fans and TVs.
“As for the application layer, it’s impossible for a company to provide all the services required in smart home,” commented Chen. That is why Avadesign chooses to adopt a more open strategy and welcomes collaboration with software/service providers who can utilize Avadesign’s platform to create their own applications. “By providing the SDK and our hardware base, we wish to invite more partners into this IOT world.”
Avadesign also specializes in developing VoIP/SIP-based intercom systems. The all-in-one intercoms provide a variety of functions, including door bell, audio-video synchronized communication, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), remote monitor and control (via interaction with a door lock), and RFID, which form a complete access control solution for smart communities or villas.
Besides, Avadesign is planning to roll out a new rental program which helps communities to renovate intercom systems. The community members can simply exchange their old and broken intercoms by renting new ones while paying small fees per month. This service will solve the common problem that occurs in many communities where some intercoms are out of use and spare parts are not available, and then create a new business model in smart home arena.