About this project
What is ORBneXt?
ORBneXt is an always on, Wi-Fi connected, engaging LED data display device that can be placed anywhere in your home or office. It allows you to visualize any piece of information you find important using colors at a glance that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via our iOS or Android App or even from the Web application.
For example, if you set the ORBneXt to monitor your outdoor temperature or UV index, it will glow different colors based on this information, such as red for warm weather or purple for extreme UV or blue for cooler weather or green for low UV index, and all the ranges in between. Glancing at the ORBneXt will give you a heads up whether to grab a jacket or apply sunscreen when heading out the door.
Set the ORBneXt to track the Dow or a particular stock and it will react by displaying green for a stock that is up or red for a stock that is down at any given moment during the day. If you want the actual incremental stock price change the App will display this information at a glance.
We've built some popular presets into our iOS, Android and Web apps (Temperature, UV index, Dow, Lamp Mode or Color Mixer); but using the power of services such as IFTTT, you can literally make the ORBneXt become an indicator for any type of information or event you wish. For example, if you are at the office and want to know whether your UPS package was delivered at the house, you can use IFTTT and your ORBneXt will flash upon delivery.
The ORBneXt also happens to be a very attractive device to place anywhere at home or work. We have given it the ability to display any color you want for ambience, a great night-light, or to cycle through colors, just for fun.
How Does ORBneXt Work?
Retrofitting Original Ambient ORB Devices
Who Is Behind ORBneXt?
ORBneXt was developed by Advanced Lumonics Labs, a division of Advanced Lumonics, LLC. Advanced Lumonics, LLC was formed in 2007 with the goal of bringing LED lighting to the world. Our first project, EarthLED.com became one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA in 2012 and we are now one of the premier distributors of LED lighting on the web.
We've always had a talented team working on new products, behind the scenes, and in 2013 we formed Advanced Lumonics Labs to bring these products to the world. ORBneXt is the first project to make it out of our lab, and soon - with your help - into your hands.
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Risks and challenges
We've worked hard over the course of the development of ORBneXt to avoid any future issues but, as is the case with all new technology, there is always the risk of a delay. We've been promised by our suppliers that, should our Kickstarter campaign be successful, our timeline of an August 2014 delivery should be obtainable.
Although our integration with IFTTT should be seamless, we can't complete our pending application to form a partnership with them until our product is available for sale to the general public according to IFTTT's guidelines. After the completion of our campaign, we will complete our pending application to partner with IFTTT in order to add ORBneXt to the IFTTT collection of supported channels.
We have crossed a few hurdles over the past year and we are confident that this is the perfect time to launch our Kickstarter campaign. With your funding support we will finally reach the finish line this summer!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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