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CA$ 16,311 pledged of CA$ 100,000 goal
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CA$ 16,311 pledged of CA$ 100,000 goal
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About

The qBiq is a Wi-Fi-enabled, one-inch cube that connects, monitors, and reports real-time data on any object, appliance, and living or office space to your smartphone or tablet. qBiq is more than a general-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) device; it’s an Internet of Everything device. Internet all the things!

 

 

 

qBiq In The Press

Many of the smart devices and appliances introduced to the market to date are expensive, proprietary, complex, geared toward engineers, have security or privacy issues, performance issues, or are difficult to maintain. Something needed to change.

Introducing, the qBiq: the future of the IoT genre.

Our team was determined to provide a better IoT device experience – one that is consumer-friendly, affordable and stylish, offers a broad range of uses around the home or office and has no baseline subscription fees of any kind. Our solution? We created qBiq, the Swiss Army Knife of IoT devices that anyone can easily use to internet-enable any object or space. You'll eventually always have one in your drawer - just in case. This is made for you - and for your kids, and for your grandmother.

The qBiq will change your world forever.

The ideal energy efficiency real-time monitoring gadget, qBiq can internet-enable, gauge, and report on almost anything indoors or outdoors at your home, office, or commercial business. You can receive and monitor data on your mobile device using the freely available qBiq mobile application.

How it works

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Each qBiq has a unique QR code and website address that collects and displays data, providing you with real-time information by the minute, hour, day, week, and month. Access and share the data online at your leisure. Furthermore, the data qBiq produces is accessible through open source technology (with appropriate permissions). That means developers can build mobile apps that use the data qBiq gathers for building inspirational new products.

Built with unique sensor-based technology, there are four qBiqs capable of measuring and monitoring different elements:

  • Temperature (qBiq Temp)  
  • Humidity (qBiq Feel)
  • Light intensity (qBiq Glow)  
  • Motion (qBiq Move)

 

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The qBiq is designed as a platform to develop many future sensors. This is just a start.

 Key Features of the qBiq include:
  • Wi-Fi-enabled, sensor-based IoT device that measures and records data 
  • A precise one-inch cubic body Real-time transfer and analysis of data 
  •  A lightweight, durable, stylish shell 
  • Unique QR code and website address for each device 
  • Open source functionality 
  • Rechargeable battery via USB connection 
  • More than six month battery life depending on use 

Digitize your world with qBiq: the cost-effective Internet of Everything device.

 

 

 

 

 

Small, durable, rechargeable, and lightweight, qBiq transmits data on any object or expanse continually for more than six months depending on usage.

  • Operating system Compatibility: iOS, OS X, Android, and Windows
  • Dimensions: 1-inch x 1-inch x 1-inch
  • Weight: 22.8g (9.6g battery, 1.8g PCBA, 11.4g enclosure)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 
  • Processor: ARM 32 bit, 50MHz 
  • Power supply: LiPo 3.7V 500mAh Battery 
  • Battery life: More than six months (+/-) depending on settings and usage 
  • Material: High-grade anodized aluminum, ABS plastic

 

 

 

 

 

We have partnered with the world’s leading server-side Swift development platform, PerfectlySoft Inc., to provide developers with a new way to build apps using the Swift programming language and the Perfect development toolkit and framework.

This functionality gives iOS developers a radical new way to extend their apps beyond the iPhone to connect with IoT devices by configuring a qBiq to connect to and share data securely with a Perfect web server they’ve set up. All open sourced on GitHub!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Risks and challenges

Every new business venture or project contains elements of risk. The risks facing our project are similar to ones you would find in most hardware technology-based projects. We realize that one of the main concerns backers have is the ability for the business to overcome those challenges, minimize the risks involved, and deliver the product as promised and on time.

Our team of designers and engineers have a proven track record of successfully developing and producing hardware devices for more than two decades. Our team has worked hard to minimize risk in all aspects of this project. Having been down this road before, we are more than confident that we will see our campaign succeed with on-time delivery. We have detailed backup plans to deal with any possible problems that may arise throughout these final and crucial steps in the process.

Hardware Pre-Production Changes

There will be some minor adjustments and improvements to the qBiq before moving to the mass production phase of the product. Although our prototypes have been thoroughly tested for months, we also plan to complete a small pilot run following the completion of our Kickstarter campaign.

Component Lead Times

Component lead times are one of the greatest potential causes for delays in meeting delivery deadlines. In speaking with our component suppliers and our manufacturing partners, we are confident we will deliver to our backers by June, 2017. Due to the possible need for modifications to design after certification testing, we can only estimate on what the required lead times will be. We intend to secure adequate key components supplies as soon as possible.

Software Challenges

Our software has been tested on our prototypes. The most critical technical challenges have been overcome. However, when transforming code into production-grade software, further delays and issues may arise. Our team of engineers has created and developed many software programs and platforms over the course of their careers. Once our final software version has been tested on our pilot run units, and any bugs eliminated, we will implement the code into the production process and be ready for market.

Mass Production Challenges

Our mass production goals and plans are reliant on the availability of parts and components. We have chosen a world-class manufacturing partner which our team has worked with on projects in the past. Their experience in electronic design and manufacturing has led them to produce dozens of products, used by millions of people worldwide. Although we do not foresee any challenges arising at this stage, we do understand the unique challenges hardware manufacturing incurs. Thus, our team and our manufacturing partners have backup plans in place to avoid and mitigate any issues that may arise.

Regulatory Certifications and Testing

Although our engineers are very experienced and have assured us that our product should have no problem passing certification testing, they will be standing by with pre-assembled printed circuit boards, and are ready to modify the firmware and design as needed, to comply with and pass certification testing.

Fulfillment and Delivery

Sometimes things go off course, and delays occur due to any number of unplanned reasons: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost.

We have partnered with a nationwide distributor who has been distributing electronic products for over 25 years. If our distributor encounters delays, they have formed strategic alliances with third-party distributors throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe that are well equipped to supply the service needed to deliver our products on time successfully. If any other unforeseen circumstances arise, we plan to communicate these challenges to our backers immediately and inform them of our contingency plans.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Believe in the qBiq!

    A wise man once said, “True friendship is when you walk into someone’s house, and your mobile devices automatically connect to their Wi-Fi.” That’s the kind of connection we now share. By helping to fund the qBiq project purely out of love, you’re contributing to making our world a better place to live. You want to be part of the qBiq story - but you don't think you need an actual qBiq just yet.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    1 X qBiq - Evangelist - Early Bird

    This special reward is limited to backers willing to spread the word about the qBiq. This can include social media, friends, businesses - you name it!

    Estimated retail value: $59.99

    We will contact you prior to shipping to verify what qBiq sensor you would like to own (Temperature, Humidity, Movement, or Light).

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    1x qBiq - Early Bird

    You are the jelly in our doughnut! You are getting in ahead of the pack with your very own qBiq - you are officially one of the first to buy one.

    Estimated qBiq retail value: $59.99

    We will contact you prior to shipping to verify what qBiq sensor you would like to own (Temperature, Humidity, Movement, or Light).

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    1x qBiq

    Change your world, buy a qBiq.

    Estimated retail value: $59.99

    We will contact you prior to shipping to verify what qBiq sensor you would like to own (Temperature, Humidity, Movement, or Light).

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $95

    1x (4-pack, one of each) - Early Bird

    This is your best option to own all of our sensor options. Buy early, and get them all!

    Estimated retail value: $189.99

    (Temperature, Humidity, Movement, and Light)

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    • 4 x qBiq (one of each: temperature, humidity, movement, light)
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $113

    1x (4-pack, one of each)

    This is a great option to own all of our sensor options.

    Estimated retail value: $189.99

    (Temperature, Humidity, Movement, and Light)

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    Pledge CA$ 1,750 or more About $1,323

    Corporate Gift Reward

    This is an opportunity for a small business to buy in bulk. The qBiqs in this reward level are packaged together and not packaged individually. They make great employee gift ideas and better yet, this is an opportunity to connect your workplace to the internet like never before.

    Monitor it all with qBiq!

    (Our team will contact you and work with you to deliver your qBiqs based on your needs.)

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    Pledge CA$ 10,000 or more About $7,561

    Meet the Founders

    Are you interesting in meeting the co-founders of UbiqWEUS Inc.? We will fly you and a guest to Toronto, Canada, or we will come to meet you. Dinner, travel, and one night's accommodations are on us. Meeting times, flight, dinner and hotel details will be discussed and agreed upon at a later date. Feel free to contact us for more details.

    Travel offer restricted to/and from Canada and the United States.

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    Distribution Partners

    As a distributor, we will will work with your team to create the best possible experience for you and your business. This reward is the beginning of a mutually beneficial business relationship we plan to grow with you.

    Contact us for more details. We look forward to working with you.

    Includes:
    • 400 x qBiq (Distributors Starter Pack)
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Funding period

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