distiotech

highly integrateable IOT

San Francisco

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Adam Kral
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Pitch ................................................................................................................................................................... Self contained user customisable and configurable control interface with beautiful user interface and good defaults to work out of the box. Highly self-sufficient with great integration flexibility positioning itself as key component of any bespoke system by fully exploiting capabilities and opportunities of the underlying hardware platform. With user friendly interface using the cutting edge components automation becomes fun. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Description: ................................................................................................................................................................... Design principle of this device is to make it work without the internet and backend cloud services, being self contained and very hackable. Yet, highly integrate-able and working out of the box. The main strength of the device is self sufficiency and ability to communicate peer to peer with any other device on the local network. This enables building systems which doesn't rely on central authority and can be highly re-liable and survive outage of one or more of it's components. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Overview ................................................................................................................................................................... The device itself is modelled as typical controller which suits variety of use cases. It has an environment sensor which can sense temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. This is provided to software PID controller which than can control heating and cooling system using local output relays as well as trigger remotely other device which which could supply the heat, scenario suitable for central heating control with local electrically controlled valves. The temperature is set using rotary encoder. Further the device can control RGB strip for the ambient lighting and has other outputs for controlling the lights. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Software ................................................................................................................................................................... All of the components are exposed on the lovely user interface, which uses modern look and feel which is based on the Google's material design. The readouts from the sensors are nice gauges as well as the set temperature is displayed. Ambient colour can be set very naturally using the colour wheel. And outputs controlled using easy buttons. In addition to direct control, additional custom scenes can be defined which could trigger configure multiple parameters locally as well as remotely. An example is going to be scene. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Mobile Friendly ................................................................................................................................................................... Same interface is available as mobile friendly website using any modern phone. There is no need to install any app. Simply open the address of the device. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Admin interface ................................................................................................................................................................... Let's have a look on the administration and how the device can be customised and integrated. This is based around the node-red which has been cross-compiled and installed on the device with additional libraries supporting the integration with the hardware. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Multiple devices ................................................................................................................................................................... Using the administrative interface multiple views can be configured and in there multiple devices can be surfaced on one screen. Here we have example of 2 termostats and their reading displayed from the data received by the device. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Networking ................................................................................................................................................................... The communication protocol sends all data on the local network. This can be captured by any other device on our local network. This is exploring the principle which is same as with the house, as long as you are in you can use any light switch on the wall. Because the browsers are unable to tap to the broadcasted UDP packets, the events data are also provided as websocket, suitable for the web based access. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Integration ................................................................................................................................................................... Integration with other devices is simple, as there are plenty of existing libraries as well as node modules readily available. You can integrate with email, twitter, AWS services, MQTT or various hardware devices. As example, we have here integration with the owl electricity consumption meter. There are many other integration posibilities, and main strength is in pre-installed framework that provides the capabilities out of the box. ................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Business case & summary ................................................................................................................................................................... All these features makes this device good choice for integration for example in hotel rooms, where it's own room is standalone system. Also the home use is another choice due to it's multi-function in one device approach. Possible revenue streams include sale of the hardware, software licensing (thought open sourcing might be desirable), consultancy services and remote control cloud platform. ................................................................................................................................................................... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBAnoE8B-jw

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