Tiny USB Smart Home Hub Provides Single Interface for All Smart Devices, Takes Personal Preferences Into Consideration
SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - How well does your smart home know you? For example, does it know that you like it a little bit chilly inside while you are sleeping -- but nice and toasty warm when you wake up? Intraix' KLUG Home does. KLUG Home is a tiny USB smart home hub that simply plugs into your Wi-Fi router and connects you with the different smart devices around your home -- all on one interface, controllable via a smartphone app. Available for pre-order on Indiegogo, KLUG Home enables these devices to interact with one another to create a thoughtful, truly smart home.
Named for the German word for 'smart,' KLUG Home combines the two features that represent the future of a truly smart home: contextual awareness and voice control. KLUG Home employs machine learning algorithms to monitor and learn from a user's personal changes and preferences, creating a synergistic, smart ecosystem as opposed to merely a platform. Giving users the ability to use their voice as a means of control, KLUG Home can talk to today's most popular digital assistants, including Alexa (Amazon Echo), Siri (Apple HomeKit) and Ok Google (Google Now).
Is Your Smart Home Really Smart?
Let's face it -- smart home technology can be overwhelming. For something that is supposed to simplify your life, it actually can end up doing the opposite. Most of the 'smart' or 'connected' devices on the market today are really just sensors that are controlled remotely through the cloud via multiple interfaces on your smartphone. Simply adding connectivity doesn't make them intelligent. Intraix, makers of KLUG Home, believe that a smart home is really only smart when it starts to learn. In order to create actual intelligence, smart devices require a centralized controller to provide context. KLUG Home provides this context -- think of it as the brains behind your connected home.
It does all of this out of view, as its small form factor enables it to sit nicely behind your router, which also acts as its power source. Simply plug it in, and KLUG Home goes to work in the background connecting, organizing and steering all of your smart home devices -- leaving you free to go about your day.
Secure Support for Today's Connected Devices
KLUG Home supports the most popular smart devices, hubs and software on the market, including Nest, SmartThings and Amazon Echo. It integrates the most widely used, reliable and secure protocols (Wi-Fi and ZigBee, Apple HomeKit, Google Now) and can connect to many third-party smart devices, including: Fitbit, Netatmo Weather Station, Philips Hue lights, Billion smart plugs and various alarm systems and motion sensors.
"We believe that smart devices can be even smarter when they work together and play off of each others' synergies," noted Bryan Lee, co-founder of Intraix. "A truly smart home starts with better software -- and this is where we make a difference. We've designed KLUG Home to listen, learn and understand your habits and preferences at home. It gets smarter as it gets to know you better and is able to develop single contexts across the multiple devices that you own and use most. KLUG Home makes your home uniquely yours -- and we think that's a beautiful thing."
KLUG Home is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo and priced at $79 for early adopters.
First units are slated to ship in October 2016. Please visit Indiegogo for all of the details.
About Intraix PTE LTD
Intraix is a Singapore startup that was founded in 2012 on the belief that smart devices can be smarter together. The company's goal is to build high-quality products that help to create a connected lifestyle for everyone as society moves into a new era of technological innovation. Intraix is supported by SPRING, IDA and IE Singapore and has won various awards in entrepreneurship. To learn more about KLUG Home, visit www.getklug.com, or follow Intraix on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.