The smarthome hub is dead, long live the router – The Almond+ and Almond 2015 launches at CES 2015
Taipei, January 5, 2015 – Securifi, has launched the much anticipated Almond+ touchscreen router and home automation gateway into the retail market, starting in the United States starting from next week via Amazon.com for US$249.99. However, for the month of January the Almond+ will be available for the introductory price of US$199.99. The Almond+ will be launched in Europe and Canada later this quarter, with other regions expected to follow. The Almond+ took Kickstarter by storm when our campaign went live during CES 2013, raising over $855,000 thanks to some 7,606 backers. During our development process the Almond+ has gone through some major upgrades and it now sports a dual core Cortex-A9 processor, 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as a 3.5” touch screen display. Courtesy of the touchscreen display, adding sensors to the Almond+ is a breeze, as you don’t have to use an app or some complicated web UI. Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone are of course available for remote access to sensors and devices and in addition to that, we also offer a web based cloud UI and a local web UI on the Almond+ itself that allows for control of your home automation network, even in the case of an internet outage. We’ve also built the automation into the Almond+ itself, instead of relying on a cloud service for what is possibly the most crucial part in a home automation gateway.
The Almond 2015 for those that are interested in trying out home automation, but are on a slightly tighter budget, we’re also launching the Almond 2015. This is an updated version of the wildly popular original Almond router which offers a boost in performance, improved 802.11n Wi-Fi, ZigBee and a USB port for future Z-Wave support via a USB dongle. It’ll offer a similar overall feature set to the Almond+, but for a much more affordable price point at US$99.99. You can visit us at the Z-Wave Alliance booth (# 21000 LVCC, South Hall 1) at CES 2015. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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