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About

Novo - The Smartest Radiator Valve

Here at Novo, we've devoted our time to creating the best radiator valves possible. So why do you want smart radiator valves? Here are 9 key reasons! 

Smart thermostats only let you control your whole house. But here at Novo we think that doesn't make sense. After all why should your bedroom be the same temperature as your living room when you're not using it? Why not be able to control all your rooms individually and see the temperature and humidity in each? So here at Novo we came up with our smart radiator valve.

The Novo smart radiator valve
The Novo smart radiator valve

Simple to use, simple to install, our radiator valves work using the Novo Go app and give you control. A 2 year battery life (replaceable AA) makes life easy. A stylish and timeless design fits in with both modern and classic decors

However here at Novo we thought we could do better still! So we came up with:

The Novo Radiator Valve+

Available in 3 colours to match your home
Available in 3 colours to match your home

Stylish design and most importantly you never have to replace the batteries. Ever!

TERS (Thermoelectric energy recovery system)

  • Patent pending development
  • Designed in house
  • Harvests heat energy to recharge internal batteries
  • Utilises the Seebeck effect in a novel way!
  • Never replace the batteries!

Installing your radiator valves is quick and easy, whether that's the Novo radiator valve or radiator valve+

  

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Fits perfectly into your home, whatever the style
Fits perfectly into your home, whatever the style

 

Technology

The Novo radiator valve - exploded view
The Novo radiator valve - exploded view

Hardware 

Our hardware has been rigorously designed, tested, re-designed and improved. All our electronics, plastics, motors, and everything else have been through at least 3 generations of development. 

If it ain't broke...well we break it, fix it, redesign it and improve it!

All our mechanics are designed in house to be robust and durable. We've tried different motors, different plastics, fastening methods and more to make sure you are getting the best possible radiator valve.

Our electronics are also designed in house. Our radiator valves includes accurate sensors and fast microcontrollers paired with the latest radio technology. Tested to perfection as always!

Production version, Second Prototype, Original Prototype (L-R)
Production version, Second Prototype, Original Prototype (L-R)

 

 The Novo Superhub

Your radiator valve comes with the latest SuperHub from Novo. It controls up to 64 items, including your radiator valves and other smart home products. We can also integrate other products from other companies to allow you to control your lighting and heating. Tested with Climair (Novo's first product), the SuperHub is the brain of the Novo house.

Your SuperHub uses Thread to communicate with your radiator valves. Built on open standards and IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN as its foundation, Thread offers numerous technological advantages over other wireless standards including secure and reliable networks with no single point of failure, simple connectivity and low power. But we go further! The SuperHub can switch between protocols, so will also work with Zigbee and other devices in future.

Works with:

  • Novo AI and Cloud
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home
  • Home Kit (Q2 2018)

Communicates with:

  • 2.4GHz 11abg and 2.4GHz 802.15.4 Radio
  • Wifi (Intranet)
  • Thread (Mesh)
  • Zigbee (Mesh/Q2 2018)
  • Multiprotocol (Q4 2018)

Requires:

  • Power Supply (unlike your radiator valves, the Superhub requires mains power)
  • Home Wi-Fi (the SuperHub communicates to the Novo Cloud using Wi-Fi).
The Novo SuperHub
The Novo SuperHub

The App and Cloud

The Novo Go app allows you to take control of your home. Already available for iOS and Android, it has loads of handy features to let you save energy and benefit. You can:

  • Set Schedules
  • Set Timers
  • Remote Control
  • View your history
  • View the weather forecast and have your home respond in advance
  • Calculate your energy spend and predict future spending
  • Automatically optimise your comfort through the Novo learning algorithms
  • Use eco-mode to save energy by reducing temperature sensitivity
  • Use geolocation to prevent any unnecessary waste, turning down or off radiator valves when not needed.

The Novo Cloud is a scaleable flexible cloud designed with customers in mind. With it being developed in house, using the latest self-teaching algorithms and AI not only does it respond to your actions it allows us to easily expand for your needs. Want to control your smart lightbulbs also through the app? We can do that if enough people want it! We host on secured servers with greater than 99% uptime so you know your data is always secure. Novo also fully complies with EU data protection law.

The Novo system can save you 30% off your heating energy bill through our clever optimisation and cloud-based AI!

 

Save 30% off your heating costs with Novo
Save 30% off your heating costs with Novo

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The team:

We are a team of passionate and dedicated engineers, developers and designers with combined experience of nearly a century in electronics and product development. By working together in an agile way and always keeping customer feedback at the centre of what we do, we make sure we offer the best products around!

 

Summary: Radiator Valve Vs. Radiator Valve+

 

 

 

All valves require the Novo SuperHub, that's why it's included for free in all our packages!

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For press information and photos please click here

 

Thanks for reading! Now its time to take control of your home with Novo!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

While only a small start-up, Novo has already launched its first product, Climair in the Spanish market this summer. This means Novo has experience in taking products to completion and launching successfully to customers, through all CE marking requirements etc.

Novo also has great relationships therefore with suppliers for hardware components and experience at preventing delays with shipping etc. We all know problems can occur (our first shipment of Climair was a week late because of a typhoon!) but we are not expecting any major issues.

On the software side for our app, all our products use the same structure in the cloud. We have fully working prototypes and as mentioned above experience with real customers also. We are therefore confident that there will not be any major bugs that prevent you enjoying your radiator valves and controlling your home.

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    It's Black Friday! And to get in on the action, we're offering a special offer for customers who want to control their entire home! Get our BLACK Valves+ for a 1 day only price. Hurry, this offer only lasts today!

    (This offer is for the valve+ with the black front)

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