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EarCheck by EarCheck, LLC

Smart WiFi Thermostats

The principal goal of this project was to design and develop a family of programmable wireless enabled thermostats, one of the first web-connected thermostats helping to usher in the internet of things era. TechEn provided a complete solution working with the client's industrial designer. These thermostats are available today at stores such as Amazon, Home Depot and the client's website under various brand names.

Client Need

  • Help in creating product requirements to define new wireless environmental control thermostat product line

  • Turnkey solution, leading to pilot manufacturing by selected contract manufacturer

  • Support development of RadioThermostat modules for Z-Wave, WiFi and Zigbee.

TechEn Solution

  • Developed two new designs (ground-up) including electronics, software, user interface, requirements document

  • Developed the open USNAP ( standard for user plug-in thermostat module interface. Our ground breaking work led to the ANSI/CEA-2045 Standard, Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management

  • Supported contract manufacturing start-up, providing documentation, logistical assistance, factory visits in China and sample testing

  • Designed and fabricated production line test equipment for use in China factory

TechEn contribution to the project:

Embedded wireless GUI Power Management DAQ Sensors algorithms Regulatory and Standards

See 'Programmable Thermostat #1' onYouTube

See 'Programmable Thermostat #2' onYouTube