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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 30 2015
$5,865
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
71
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 30 2015

About

Highlights

  • Zenno is a home control system that provides a simple and natural interaction method between you and your home.
  • It's the first device that offers easy to use, customizable voice control over home electronics from your smartphone or other wearables.
  • Advanced climate control features, without the installation hassle of a thermostat.
  • Every time, everywhere control from multiple platforms.
  • Guaranteed control of any home electronic that has a remote.
  • Developers will get to use our SDK for personal projects.
  • Smart Scenes that can execute multiple actions at once for your convenience
Instantly connect devices like TV, air conditioner or multimedia systems, regardless of manufacturer, through our patent pending machine learning algorithm!
Instantly connect devices like TV, air conditioner or multimedia systems, regardless of manufacturer, through our patent pending machine learning algorithm!
Don't worry, anyone can use Zenno right away, without the need of any other devices for InfraRed control. Start by adding your TV or AC into our app, and then check out the more advanced features.
Don't worry, anyone can use Zenno right away, without the need of any other devices for InfraRed control. Start by adding your TV or AC into our app, and then check out the more advanced features.

How do I install Zenno?

  • Plug in all you Zenno devices in their specific rooms
  • Open our mobile app
  • Add rooms that correspond to electronics you want to control
  • Connect everything easily with our 1-Tap method or by selecting a brand and model
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  • If you own an Android Wear smartwatch or plan on getting a wearable device in the near future, Zenno will give you a new cool way of using it!
  • Through our public SDK, Zenno will give developers great control methods for any DIY electronic projects, from LED light shows to RC cars. 

Our system solves top issues identified by Lowe’s 2014 smart home survey: 

On kickstarter, Zenno has a full price of just $79, with many discounted packages and at least 15% less than retail price.
On kickstarter, Zenno has a full price of just $79, with many discounted packages and at least 15% less than retail price.
There’s nothing more convenient than using Zenno to control your home electronics
There’s nothing more convenient than using Zenno to control your home electronics
Zenno can turn off the lights when you’re away.
Zenno can turn off the lights when you’re away.
You can setup Zenno to do routine actions for you.
You can setup Zenno to do routine actions for you.
Control or preset your air conditioner or thermostat from the Zenno app to save money and enjoy a perfect home environment
Control or preset your air conditioner or thermostat from the Zenno app to save money and enjoy a perfect home environment
The beginning - first prototype on open source hardware
The beginning - first prototype on open source hardware
The PCB layout for a second stage device
The PCB layout for a second stage device
The device, working on Radio and IR. Still a lot of work to be done
The device, working on Radio and IR. Still a lot of work to be done
The fully functional alpha stage of development
The fully functional alpha stage of development
Zenno connects wirelessly to devices via Wi-Fi, RF (433MHz and 315MHz) and InfraRed, controlled by an ARM Cortex M3 and can learn both RF and InfraRed codes.
Zenno connects wirelessly to devices via Wi-Fi, RF (433MHz and 315MHz) and InfraRed, controlled by an ARM Cortex M3 and can learn both RF and InfraRed codes.

Zenno can connect to the smart devices you already own and we're constantly adding more to the list.

The structure of the app makes finding the device you want to control very easy, compared to similar apps. We've also included useful features like Smart Scenes, Custom Remotes and the changeable voice commands.

  • Smart Scenes are sets of actions that can be executed simultaneously at the owners will, at preset hours or when certain parameters are met, like arriving home. 
  • With Custom Remotes you can organize buttons from different devices on only one remote for easy access and usability. 
  • Use voice commands to activate certain features of an electronic, or even complex scenes! "Switch to channel 9" is an example of a command that will be recognized by the app right away. 

Setting a voice command for a scene can make Zenno do actions like dim the lights, roll down the blinds, turn on the TV and sound system, all just by saying "I want to watch a movie".

When you first open the app you'll be guided through the simple setup process. Add legacy or smart devices and control them from one app with the added benefit of voice recognition and cross-platform integration.

We started working on home automation systems 4 years ago, out of passion. Since 2013, we transitioned from mostly wired, custom implemented systems to wireless solutions.

To reach the global community we had to think of a simple and effective solution that would make everyday life easier and more entertaining.

That’s how we started working on a new project: Zenno. We built a first prototype, won a €15k sponsorship, and now we want to bring this system to market with your help.

We're working with consultants with over 20 years of experience to guide us on the right path alongside a dedicated team of developers.

 Help us by letting your friends know about Zenno!

Special Thanks to: 

Larta Institute, Promocrat, JA-YE, GEA & CRIDL and all our advisers.

Risks and challenges

After the funding limit is reached, we will sign a contract with our manufacturing partner for a large batch, and that's where a considerable amount of money will go.
One problem we might face is that the manufacturer could produce a faulty batch. We won't ship any devices that are below expectations.
Even if we have to replace a batch, we believe that product delivery will be done in time. Final packaging will be done near Washington DC, and shipped from there.
Another issue is fast product integration. We know you want to connect every smart device to Zenno, and that's why we are extending the team designated with this task.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD - Be one of the first to support Zenno and receive one device, free access to our app and updates about the project at a super low price!

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - You will receive one Zenno and free access to our app. Use voice and touch to control your home from anywhere with your smartphone or smartwatch.

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    THE DUO (EARLY BIRD) - You will receive 2 Zenno units for an extended IR control and also free access to the Zenno app. Ideal for a small apartment.

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    SMART HOME (EARLY BIRD) - You will receive 3 Zenno units and free access to the Zenno app. Great for an average apartment or small house.

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    SMART HOME - You will receive 3 Zenno units and free access to the Zenno app. Great for an average apartment or small house.

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    CONNECTED HOME - You will receive 4 Zenno units for unmatched control and free access to the app. Use them in a large apartment or average house.

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    ZEN HOME - You will receive 5 Zenno units, free access to the app and a special note from the team. Connect and control your entire house!

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    ENTHUSIAST - You will receive 10 Zenno units, free access to the app, a special note from the team and you will be the first one to have the devices delivered.

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    ADVISOR - You will receive one Zenno, free access to the app and become part of our Advisory Board. Participate in weekly discussions about the project and share your input.

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    MEET THE TEAM - You will receive one Zenno, free access to the app and become part of our Advisory Board. Meet the team and see the beautiful Transylvania in a 3 day trip. As a token of appreciation you'll also receive a special engineered gift from the team. Hotel and flight included.

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Funding period

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