ARCHOS has been known in the US for its affordable tablets, but 2014 has been the year ARCHOS has really started to branch out into new product categories. One of those is home automation with its Smart House platform. Know you can try it for yourself. The ARCHOS Smart Platform uses an iOS or Android for control and consists of several modules. The connected modules use Bluetooth Smart to connect to the host device. It allows control up to 20 meters of distance and up to 13 connected modules. To get started, there is a starter pack. It consists of a 7″ Android tablet, 2 Mini cameras for remote still pictures, 2 weather modules which measure humidity, and 2 movement tags to be notified if a door has been opened. Not included in the kit are the motion ball motion tracker, a siren alarm, and the smart plug for automating for non-smart appliances. However, the last one is currently sold for the German and French markets.
The starter kit costs $249.99 while individual modules costs $24.99.
ARCHOS Announces Availability of its Smart Home and Enters the Connected Home Scene
ARCHOS Smart Home enhances home connectivity like never before, providing real time information and control over your home from anywhere on your smartphone thanks to ARCHOS unique technology & proprietary connected objects.
Denver June 19, 2014 ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, announces the availability of its highly-anticipated Smart Home. Thanks to its unique technology, the firm enters the Connected Home scene and transforms users houses.
The ARCHOS Smart Home Concept
With the ARCHOS Smart Home, connectivity has taken a big step forward as users can define actions based on specific triggers to meet their individual needs, creating as many possibilities as they can imagine. For example, a program could take a picture when someone opens the front door and then send a notification and the picture to its users smartphone.
At the centre of the Connected Home is the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet which controls the Connected Objects and can be tied to the ARCHOS Smart Home application on any Android and iOS device to keep users connected from anywhere.
To start transforming regular houses in Connected Homes, the ARCHOS Smart Home starter pack includes:
- the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet to manage the Connected Objects
- 2 ARCHOS Mini Cams to take pictures
- 2 ARCHOS Movement Tags to detect movement and door openings
- and 2 ARCHOS Weather Tags to measure temperature and humidity
The Connected Home Goes Further with ARCHOS Unique Technology
Using Bluetooth Smart, ARCHOS was able to turn the Connected Home into an extremely easy to use and inconspicuous system. This technology allows the ARCHOS Smart Home connected objects to be completely wireless and their battery life to last up to a full year, making maintenance a no-brainer. Offering a modern but discreet design no larger than a table-tennis ball – they are weatherproof and dont need any screw or tools to install.
Thanks to an in-depth research and development work, ARCHOS is the first company using Bluetooth Smart to run Connected Homes. ARCHOS engineers improved this technology both in software and hardware – doubling its communications range (from 10 to 20m), tripling its capacity (from 4 to 13 connected objects at once) and improving its general stability.
As if that wasnt enough, the ARCHOS Smart Home takes home connectivity even further by bringing Tasker into the loop, an application to trigger more in-depth actions. The tablet can also control some 433MHz radio frequency based objects, which many other home automation products use. Thanks to this capability, the ARCHOS Smart Home is an open system that can control other objects to turn them into Connected Objects. Opening the garage door can now be part of Connected Homes.
Building the Future of Connected Objects
The Connected Home is a booming industry that will reach no less than $71 billion by 2018 according to Juniper, says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. Our goal with the ARCHOS Smart Home is to deliver the most comprehensive selection of connected objects to fuel this Connected Home vision and drive our Connected Objects strategy.
The ARCHOS Smart Home starter pack is now available for $249.99. Its connected objects are also available as stand-alone products starting at $24.99. Other connected objects will be available during the summer and include a smart plug to control power supply, a siren to serve as an alarm and a motion ball to detect movement.
For more information about ARCHOS entire selection of smartphones, tablets and connected objects, visit us at www.archos.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com.