Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 3, 2014.
About this project
First, let's cast a quick glance to the "complete smart home fact sheet", here comes our info-graph:
We do apologize for the long infograph. Here it comes :)
Quatanium is a unique name, Qua = Quality; *tanium = from Titanium stands for high strength. Thus Quatanium stands for the qualified, tough and powerful new element. Which stands for our innovative idea.
Who we are?
Quatanium was formed by a group of engineers from Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Stanford University and University of Wisconsin - Madison. We located in San Francisco (Design & Backend development) and Shanghai, China (Front-end development & Manufacturing).
How we started this project?
We started this project at the early 2011 Summer, during that time, we tested several wireless protocols: Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and finally we choose ZigBee as our final reliable and extendedable solution.
On late 2012, we formed a group focus on smathome system development, we derived a series of smart home products including lightning system, wireless power outlet, wireless A/C control, wireless camera, wireless curtain, wireless sensors (smoke detector, temp sensor and more), all devices integrated in one smartphone app Qhome (Android and iOS version). This smart home system has both userend and customer backend, thus the system is highly customizable.
Till this year, we have started sales in China and several Asian countries, our smart home system requires no professional installation. As long as the customer fills the request form, we will build a personalized system for the specific customers. Once the customer receives the system packaging, just plug-it-in and scan a QR passcode on your smartphone device, done! Great for instantly use, no need for installation at all.
Words and pictures were worthless, only real-life demo tells the truth, the video below shows a real-life (real product as well) example that how you could experience the Quatanium smart home system at your sweet home.
This project has pass the demo, prototype, final test phases already, now we are looking for more funding to manufacturing (especially on mass production), we need your support to accelerate the product to the market, improve our system stability and the user experience design.
We are improving our products everyday, make it better for your home.
We believe you could observe the difference between those three videos interface above. Yes, we are changing our design alone the development, we optimize every detail in the user interface and user experience, in order to surprise our customers.
Besides developing smart home system products as planned, we started build a fantastic smart-community platform by cooperating with real estates groups. More than just a single smart home system, we build this platform by collecting user experiences and feedbacks from real estates and property managements. With this platform, users could communicate with their property management via the Qhome app and also could communicate with their neighbors.
With more users we have, more user preference would be gathered. By those data, we are able to improve our app simplicity and user experience. By those data, we are able to have our cooperated partners provide better smart-community services to our customers.
We need your support to help us make our complete smart home system better. Averagely, installing a complete smart home system (besides Nest, Belkin etc. partial smart homes) would cost more than $20,000. Here we are trying to make the "value-of-money" as you expected - we are looking forward to deliver a full smart home solution to your home by the middle 2015, wish you could enjoy the excitement with us.
Thank you! For more information, please visit us at www.quatanium.com, or contact us at email@example.com. Last but not least, funders on Kickstarter are more than welcome to join us as co-founders.
Risks and challenges
Currently the Qhome smart home system is mostly manufactured (covers all the function you could see in the video) and it has been started "invite & cooperate only" sales in Asian countries already. All the components / system are stable and now in the mass production process. We are continuing working on improve the stability, increase the product line and adding more features in this smart home system, thus we need your support to help improve the user experience and mass production. Please allow us some time for the product mass production, we will test and verify all the components before delivers to your home.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Very simple, you will receive an installation instruction on each different products (One step one graph). Once the product are successfully installed (powered up), use our Qhome smartphone app scan an unique QR passcode then you can find all the components the app.
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