Recently founded Canadian startup Ubiqweus Inc. is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a set of super easy to deploy Wi-Fi-enabled one-inch cubic sensors, packaged attractively and made to last.
Of course there are many motes, beacons and sensor nodes on offer out there, so what's the novelty in adding yet another pack of motion, light, temperature and humidity sensors to the market place? We asked Ubiqweus' co-founders Sean Stephens and James Daigle.
"Let me tell you how it all started,” said Stephens. "Sitting in an office, there were people complaining about how cold their side of the office was, whilst others were saying they were too warm on the other side, and there was never any consensus reached nor any easy way to monitor the actual temperature across the building. We could have painstakingly logged the temperature the old way, with pen and paper and a thermometer, but we wanted something more immediate and easy to share.”
"When we looked around for a solution, we found that the least expensive solutions were little boards like the Raspberry Pi, but you had to hack it in order to make it work your way, there were no easy consumer product able to do this. Any readily integrated industrial solution would cost over US$500 to have a hub and a few sensors and still, it took the most of a day to set up and make it work," Stephens told EE Times Europe.
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