Thanks to Kickstarter , we may soon be able to glimpse into the future of smart buildings. A new router called the Almond+ has raised more than $500,000 in its quest to change the way we use routers in homes and offices.
This innovative piece of hardware offers 802.11ac Wi-FI, at speeds up to 1.17Gb/s, and a touch-screen interface that makes operation simple. But that is only the beginning.
The Almond+ is a router, but it can also be the operations center for a home or an office. It’s compatible with hundreds of products from Z-Wave and ZigBee, makers of outlets, alarm systems, thermostats that can connect to the Internet.
Users can operate a number of devices and events inside a home or an office via the touch-screen interface on the Almond+ or a smartphone app. It ties together available technology to streamline daily operations, save power and increase efficiency, reports TechCrunch .
This is more than a router. It’s a hub — and it’s the future.