>> TELLSTICK - AWAKEN YOUR GADGETS
Although on the market for a while - I see compatible products advertised
Looking for a quick simple way to automate your home without going overboard
with technology? TellStick by Telldus Technologies may be your best
option - they provide a USB-stick radio frequency transmitter that you can
use from your computer to create a control center for all your electronics
in your home. In addition; they also provide a cloud based solution so you
can do the same from anywhere in the world from your mobile phone.
While traditionally the initial components were adapters to basic power
sockets that acted as a remote switch or dimmer; more and more items are
being introduced either as sensor endpoints or electrical components to
integrate into new projects. The adoption rate is quite high in the
nordics with the company partnering with many of the local hobby and
electronics stores like Teknik Magasinet and Kjell & Company making them accessible to all.
The transmitters utilize the 433.92Mhz frequency band and the company
not only provides their own management software to the end-user but they
also provide an SDK that has created a number of third party applications -
and the list is growing.
The company was founded with humble beginnings by a small group of
longtime friends with an burning interest for electronics, software and
open source. While they may not be the big players in the market - I am
quite impressed with how much traction they have obtained in the short
time frame of their existence yet still maintained a basic philosophy
about turning electricity on and off and keeping it simple.