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Inventca Seeks Funding Support via Kickstarter to Start the Production of Pi-Home, A Raspberry Pi Add on Board for Home Automation

Pi-Home is an add on board for Raspberry pi that gets home automation. It allows to use existing home appliances at fraction of the cost.

 

Santa Clara, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/23/2014 -- Pi-Home is a board that can be attached to a Raspberry pi to add home automation features to the house with fraction of the cost without any monthly fee. Users can either use keyboard connected to raspberry pi, or use SSH to remotely send control command to the devices through command lines. Developers can add their own user interface for easy use, or they can use Web.py or similar to have a web-server control interface.

Pi-Home can be used to control these appliances/devices:

-Infra red controlled devices like TV, DVD player, Audio Systems, Roku or any other infra red enabled device.
-Z-ave RF enabled devices like thermostat, bulb adaptors, plug switches.
-RF enabled Devices (315MHz /433MHz) like AC Electrical Power Outlet Plug Switch, wireless Remote control lamp holder.
-Zigbee enabled devices like ZHAC Zigbee ON/OFF lighting control module.

The board is compatible with the open sources that are pre-installed on the image:

1-Linux infrared control
2-Open Zwave
3-433/315 Transmit & Receive This is our code and built is in C and the source is on the image.
4-Python-XBee

This board is also used in Maestro, a product that gives full control of home appliances from the palm of the hand using iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet, or laptop. One can also control those appliances from outside the house. Adding an IP camera, they can even see their house remotely while controlling it. No downloads is needed, the application will be running from the browser.

The first 100 backers can download and try the beta version of Maestro's software on their boards, no development required.

Inventca has already finalized their Bill of Material (BOM) and got their production quotes. They are not expecting any major road blocks on the design front, as they already have the working product and the final PCB is just a cleanup.

The funding budget for this campaign is $15,000.

Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1sGCPKU

About Inventca
Inventca is an organization dedicated to providing people with technology to make their life easier. With a solid experience in all stages of product development, the company’s founders Hesham & Khalid have a proven track record in bringing products from initial concept to a complete product.