Habey USA has just launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for the HIO Wallpad. Just what is the HIO Wallpad all about? It happens to be a way where one is able to completely connect and control your whole home or office via a solitary centralized easy-to-install unit. It will run on the latest generation Freescale ARM processor, where this Android powered Wallpad would also be universally compatible with a range of different control and home automation applications.
Sporting an open architecture design, the HIO Wallpad would enable one to code their own software and develop one’s own hardware in order to control just about anything. Both data and power have been consolidated into a single port with Power over Ethernet. This would enable the HIO Wallpad with power and network connectivity to make use of only one standard Ethernet cable. You will find the HIO Wallpad accompanied by a 3.5″ LCD touchscreen display that will function as a control panel interface, while the future will see community developers design, develop, and create various screen sizes for the Wallpad.
Being based on the HIO Project’s HIoTX form factor, the HIO Wallpad can fit within a standard 2-Gang Box in a jiffy, hence making the installation process a no-brainer. You can opt to use the HIO Wallpad as a standalone home automation system, although the future might see more applications provided by the open architecture community.
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