These days, it seems that every company has already thrown their hat into the smarthome, IoT/IoE ring. If you want wireless lights or wireless sockets or home alarm/monitoring systems, there’s plenty enough choice to go around. But that in itself ends up being a problem.
If you’re like me, then you have at least half a dozen apps from half a dozen different manufacturers. And while the hardware is fairly matched all across the board, there is a significant difference in quality and ease-of-use of software apps and user interfaces. Let’s just say that ‘fast’, ‘simple’, and ‘reliable’ vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
And that’s one reason (many) behind the wild success of Oomi. Like other smarthome device manufacturers, Oomi whispers sweet promises of ‘simple’ and ‘easy’ in our ears. But take a look at what they’re creating, and it’s plain to see how their actions underscore the words.
Internet connectivity tends to be the Achilles heel of most IoT devices. No internet? No control. Oomi shrugs off the perpetual need for an internet connection by being smart enough to switch to local hub control. So even if you’re suffering a disruption in service, all of your lights, sensors, cameras will work without skipping a beat.
Forget about juggling multiple apps, or even having to hassle with your smartphone. Oomi trades in all that nonsense for the Oomi Touch Controller (although Android and iOS apps are available for those who want, for free).
This controller combines tactile buttons and touchscreen interaction that works with all Oomi devices and more. Want to add a new device? Tap it with the Oomi Touch Controller, hit confirm, and now you’re all set. The customizable interface lets you create a master control for the entire home.
Best of all, Oomi is designed to work with other products seamlessly. Z-Wave technology is at the heart of it all, which means easy integration of Z-Wave home automation devices with the Oomi Touch. Lights, wall/socket plugs, door/window sensors, environmental (temperature, humidity, light, etc), cameras, and even media entertainment control is possible with one interface. That’s right, you can stream music and HD media content to your TV through Oomi Touch control. Comprehensive control and connectivity? Nailed it.
Check out the Oomi campaign page on Indiegogo. There is a lot more features to read up on – you’ll soon understand why backers have collectively funded close to a million dollars, and the campaign isn’t even halfway over!