Thermostats

Aug. 13, 2014: ecobee Appoints Osama Arafat as Co-CEO

Company Prepares for Growth and Introduction of a New Smart Thermostat Product

ecobee, manufacturer of Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats, announced that Osama Arafat has joined the company as co-chief executive officer. As co-CEO, Arafat will be responsible for leading the product strategy, engineering, and customer care teams and will co-lead the organization with Stuart Lombard.


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Aug. 13, 2014: Home Automation App Offers Support for Nest Thermostat

Enables Users to Quickly Set Up Automated Actions for the Home

Revolv Inc., a home automation app developed to unify control of smart home devices from a single app, has announced its new support for Android and official integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat™. In addition, the company released an updated version of its iOS app.


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Aug. 6, 2014: Honeywell, StarTex Power Help Texans Save Energy with Wi-Fi Thermostats

Program Will Also Subsidize the Cost of the Thermostat, Which Will Make It a Low or No Cost Device

Honeywell and StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across Texas, have teamed up to offer homeowners and small businesses an energy-saving bundle that combines competitive electricity rates with a Wi-Fi, app-driven thermostat from Honeywell.


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July 31, 2014: NetworkThermostat Announces Cloud Service for Its Smart Thermostats

Company Now Offers Both Direct Connect and Cloud Connect Options

NetworkThermostat has announced its CloudConnect™ service for the company’s Net/X™ Wi-Fi and Ethernet smart thermostats. CloudConnect provides Net/X users with the convenience of remote access using the cloud with no limits on the number of thermostats or locations under the user’s management.


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July 23, 2014: European Smart Thermostat Company Raises Funds for Global Expansion

Company Provides Intelligent Climate Control for Consumers

Smart thermostat company Tado, headquartered in Munich, Germany, announced that it has closed a new round of financing, raising €10 million ($13.6 million) from current backers Target Partners, Shortcut Ventures, and other investors with the intention of building a global brand.


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Residential Controls: Interface Puts Plug-and-Play Control on Top

Honeywell Redesigned Prestige® IAQ Thermostat Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Residential Controls (Including Zoning) category.


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July 9, 2014: Nest Developer Program Launches with First Product Integrations

Allows Other Products to Connect with Nest Learning Thermostat and Smoke/CO Alarm

Nest Labs Inc. has announced the launch of its Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for Nest and the more than 5,000 developers who’ve expressed interest in the program to work together to create interactions among Nest products and others — both inside and outside of the home.


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Honeywell Intl. Inc.: Lyric Smart Thermostat

The Lyric™ Wi-Fi thermostat delivers comfort at home and savings when you’re away, automatically, based on your smartphone’s location using geofencing technology. 


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Carrier Partners with CEIVA Energy

Partnership Combines Home Energy Management System with Smart T-Stat

The partnership combines CEIVA’s HEMS with the Carrier smart ComfortChoice Touch thermostat to provide enhanced intelligence and control for both utility companies and homeowners. 


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Pneumatic-to-Digital Thermostats

The WT-4000 Series converts older pneumatic room control systems and enables communication with newer digital building automation systems. 


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