Imagine a home where everything is controlled through internet and appliances could start functioning on their own. Well isn’t it the dream house you always wanted where alerts through text messages are delivered to maintain housekeeping thus reducing the overall time and effort required to manage household chores.
Electric Imp has introduced the technology where household devices are connected wirelessly to the internet. They are providing a wide range of network cards that can be programmed and plugged into household devices. These network cards look a lot like SD cards and have an inbuilt processor along with a Wi-Fi antenna. These cards can be easily connected and installed in your household devices through Imp manufactured circuit boards. Once the network card is installed, they are connected to Imp cloud. Users can control their devices and program them for desired action through Imp Cloud. The technology has been developed by a group of developers who have been associated with iPhone, Gmail and various other service providers operating in outsource web development segment.
Each device can be controlled individually therefore removing any requirement of a centralized controller. Imp provides a web based software which allows users to program their devices through a graphical interface. This makes way easier for general users to work on it. Further, connecting the cards to a Wi-Fi network is very simple and kind of slick. You are required to enter the Wi-Fi network name and password and the app will flash light on the imp card. There is a photo-sensor installed in the imp card which uses these pulses of light to send the login information.
To make the installation of Imp cards simpler and easier over varying size of appliances, they have came up with differently sized Imp cards. Moreover, they are talking with various appliance manufacturers so that future devices could be Imp ready right from the manufacturing of appliances. The Imp cards will be made available for developers preview in June. The cards are initially supposed to be sold at $25 each and that does not seem to be too much for having a house closely similar to your dream house.
Writer : Ronald Justin (firstname.lastname@example.org)