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roQar SmartWindow, For Fresh Breezes & Utmost Energy Saving

Smart combo of ventilator, purifier & thermostat! Brings ample fresh air for health & climate control revolution for energy saving!

roQar SmartWindow, For Fresh Breezes & Utmost Energy Saving

Smart combo of ventilator, purifier & thermostat! Brings ample fresh air for health & climate control revolution for energy saving!

$5,966
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 14 2016
Last updated April 14, 2016

About

We respire, excrete, cook, heat the house up... Our indoor activities are exhausting oxygen, and producing carbon dioxide & pollutants, even the deadly gas(CO)!

What's worse, windows of air conditioned homes need to be closed to save energy, thus losing their ventilation function and inducing hypoxia problems: distress of chest, dizziness, rhinitis, lung & brain damage and even suffocation! For pregnant, children, creative, game fans, it’s even more of a concern!

roQar smartwindow is invented to bring back what regular windows have lost, whilst saving more energy than current airtight homes.

roQar is an awesome smart combo of ventilator, purifier and AC controller! It brings ample clean fresh air to compensate for exhausted oxygen, expels the same amount of indoor stale air with CO2,CO,VOCs and all airborne pollutants, and incredibly save energy by helping even displacing air conditioner!

Every household deserve extremely energy-saving fresh air brought by roQar smartwindow!

Living Room 

Bedroom

Child's Room 

Basement

Study Room

Bath Room

Once unwanted outside temperature is detected, roQar will ventilate your home in Heat Exchanging Mode(HEX), for the outgoing stale air to temper the incoming fresh air within the built-in patented Heat Exchanger, thus repel up to 90% of adverse temperature difference out of the fresh air, without blending it with the stale air!

Outside climate changes from time to time. Even during a hot summer, outside can turn cooler than inside, due to any of the following reasons: a heavy shower, an enclosed empty room baked by solar radiation, or the later part of night. 

Once outside temperature turns useful for indoor climate control, roQar will ventilate your home in Free Conditioning mode (FC), for all the outgoing stale air to bypass the heat exchanger and avoid tempering the incoming fresh air, thus keep 100% of fresh air’s original temperature which benefits indoor climate control.

roQar can instantly connect to infrared AC units of any brand with infrared signal, and to central AC systems by speaking to their smart thermostat with WiFi or Bluetooth, thus builds up the fundamental basis for climate control revolution.

We strongly believe, The Internet of Things (IoT) should be built for something much more significant than just the convenience of receiving info or manipulating it anytime anywhere! Scroll down to see why…

Regular HVAC system runs only as per the comparison of indoor temperature and temperature set point, makes no use of useful outdoor climate fluctuation. This climate control algorithm has actually existed since air conditioner was invented! Therefore, as long as indoor temperature doesn’t reach the set point, regular HVAC has to keep working despite the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor.

Fortunately, those days are over! roQar is bringing a giant revolution to climate control! Under roQar’s control, air conditioner will run basing on not only the comparison of indoor temperature and temperature set point, but also the outside climate fluctuation and roQar’s fresh air supply! hence greatly reduce running time, just as shown in the above comparison chart!

But does this climate control revolution exist only theoretically? Scroll down to see how roQar saves on AC electricity and pays for itself within 18 months!

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As a single-room ventilator, roQar’s maximum air exchange rate reaches 135CFM which is even greater than most whole-house ventilation systems, as marked in ASHRAE(American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Airconditioning Engineers) ventilation requirements table following. It enables you to enjoy fresh air with sufficient oxygen at home as if being outside! Is it an excessive luxury? Maybe, but why not?! The more air exchanged, the more roQar contributes to climate control!

ASHRAE Ventilation Requirements Table

What shall we do in the case of smoggy days? Stay in an enclosed home to breathe clean but hypoxic stale air brought by regular air purifier? If so, why do you think hypoxic clean air is better than smoggy air with sufficient oxygen? Now, you don’t need to find out the comparison conclusion any longer! With built-in PM2.5 HEPA filter, roQar is the first device bringing you the right air: clean fresh air with sufficient oxygen, unlike any regular air purifier!

roQar is also equipped with a cleanable primary filter, to prolong PM2.5 HEPA filter’s life, hence save the maintenance expense for you.

 Heat Exchanger

HEPA

 Electronics

Dimensions

Materials

  • Housing: Plastics  
  • Heat Exchanger: Mildew-proof Aluminum Sheets

Motors 

  • BLDC Blower driving Motor  
  • 2 Stepping Open/Close Motors 

User Interface  

  • 3.5"320X240 TFT LCD 
  • 3 input buttons
  • roQar APP

Processors 

  • 2 STM32 microcontrollers, 72MHz, 256kB Flash, 48kB RAM 

Sensors 

  • Indoor Temp & RH combo sensor 
  • Outdoor Temp & RH combo sensor 
  • Motion sensor 
  • CO2 sensor 
  • Dust sensor
  • Smell sensor
  • Infrared sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Noise sensor
  • Luminance sensor

Communication 

  • 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz (WiFi) 
  • Bluetooth LE (BLE) 
  • IR-RX & IR-TX (30-60kHz) 

Power consumption: up to 35W 

Power input: 220VAC/50Hz or 110VAC/60Hz

Battery capacity:1600mA(Lithium) 

Noise level: up to 50db 

Weight: 6.4Kg 

In the box: 

  • 1 roQar with cable & plug 
  • 2 spare HEPA filters 
  • 4 mounting screws 
  • 1 venting pipe 
  • 1 weather hood
  • 1 welcome guide

300,000$:    Smoke Alarm  

700,000$:    Burglary Alarm

1,500,000$: 3 Spare HEPA

3,000,000$: 4 Spare HEPA

5,000,000$: 5 Spare HEPA

1: Prepare 4 mounting holes and 1 venting hole in the exterior wall, and place the venting pipe in the venting hole.

2: Dismantle the magnetic faceplate

3: Fasten roQar onto the wall

4: Clip the faceplate back, plug, then roQar will run at default setting for you to enjoy fresh air immediately!

5: Tell roQar your preferences via roQar APP 

roQar's project is about human health, as well as utmost energy saving which brings us sustainable health and development! That's why roQar's project matters so much! In the past 8 years, we've been dedicated to it with countless money spent! Finally we brought it here, just for enough backers like you to support roQar's current affordable prices, and help spread roQar info as widely as possible to speed up implementing our common mission-protect our health and planet!

COME ON, LET'S BE HEALTHY, TOGETHER WITH OUR PLANET!

Risks and challenges

Supply Chain Risks

roQar is assembled from numerous different components, all of which are from highly trusted suppliers. Whilst the suppliers are very efficient and give us a lead time, there is always a chance of deviation due to large work scales, which could potentially cause a delay. Fortunately, in the past 16 years, we've been specialized in manufacturing climate control systems for telecom, which has the similar complexity, our intensive experience, predicting ability and tireless efforts will keep everything under control.

Product Adjustment

We are perfectionists! As roQar gets geared up for production, there may be some minor adjustments we want to make to even further improve it. Pre-production samples are just made for testing and allowing us to check and adjust as needed. We’ll try our utmost to give you, our backers and consumers, the perfect product!

Acts of God

The suppliers and factories are based in Guangdong, which means we could have a typhoon anytime during the year. Shipment could be delayed by this adverse weather. Floods can happen for instance if there are several consecutive days of rain. Whatever happens, we promise we’ll work it all out together.

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