By Recognizing Six Simple Gestures, SWIPE Makes Controlling a Home Easier Than Ever Before
(CHICAGO, October 15, 2015) - Fibar Group, a leading manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation system, introduces FIBARO SWIPE, the first control pad that allows users to control home automation devices through gestures without touching any devices or ever having to take out a smart phone or tablet.
By recognizing six simple gestures -- up, down, left, right, circle to the left, circle to the right - SWIPE uses Z-Wave wireless technology to perform home control activities like turning lights on/off, lowering and raising blinds, dimming and brightening lights, running complete automated scenes and more. With no device contact required, there is no possible transfer of bacteria. This makes FIBARO SWIPE an ideal and safe solution for homes with families, as well as schools, restaurant kitchens, businesses and many other applications.
FIBARO SWIPE can be placed and work just about anywhere. SWIPE resembles an electronic picture frame; it can be mounted on a wall or placed on a desk, and it can be personalized with a physical picture that can be replaced at any time. SWIPE can also be completely invisible to the users and guests, as it is able to detect gestures through a variety of materials. Users can place SWIPE underneath a granite, behind art work, or even behind drywall.
SWIPE employs the most advanced electric field technology analysis, which has allowed FIBARO to eliminate the need to use device's switches. A built-in reed sensor and magnet operate the device menu, without ever having to remove SWIPE from its mount or carriage. SWIPE has the aesthetically pleasing shape of a modern picture frame, and is available in either black or white.
Said Rich Bira, Managing Director of FIBARO USA, "With its endless flexibility in applications and placement, and its groundbreaking gesture control technology, SWIPE offers an entirely new way of controlling lighting and all of the other smart products in your home. When visible, it is beautiful. And when placed behind a wall or countertop, it works like a non-intrusive charm."
FIBARO SWIPE is compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ controller. It supports Z-Wave network security with AES-128 encryption. Gestures and actions are confirmed by SWIPE through a built-in buzzer and LED indicator. SWIPE can be either battery (4 AA) or VDC powered.
About Fibar Group
Fibar Group is a rapidly growing company out of Poland that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative smart home ecosystems and devices. Currently FIBARO is in 89 countries and announced its official launch in the United States in September 2014.
The company's wireless Z-Wave system can be controlled from anywhere in the world via smart phone and/or tablet and includes smart scene automation, energy management, camera integration, multimedia plug-ins, lights, locks, shades and more. Over four years, Fibar Group has won several important awards. The most significant are:
Ø International Design Award 2015
Ø CES Innovation Award 2015
Ø IF Product Design Award 2014 for FIBARO Flood Design
Ø Good Design 2014 - in category of New Technologies
Ø European Business Award - Ruban d'honneur
Ø Fibar Group CEO - Finalist of the CEO World Awards 2013
Ø FIBARO Home Center Lite - finalist of CEDIA Award for Best Innovative Product