Introducing the Pebble WiFi Controller for Flexible Residential HVAC Management

07/28/14

Electric Imp guest blogger Robin McKenzie is head of national marketing and sales at New Zealand-based Pebble Air, creator of the imp-enabled Pebble WiFi controller for residential HVAC.

It was 2005 and I had just completed a residential air conditioner installation at a property in my home country of New Zealand. The savvy homeowner, an IT professional, asked about the control options for his expensive new air conditioning unit. Without irony I replied, “You’re holding it.” “It” was an infrared remote control - 30 year old technology that was still being used as the latest and greatest our industry had to offer.

But the question gave me an idea. What about a mobile phone controlled solution?

At the time, there was no such thing as a “smartphone,” and it would take nearly 10 years and a few iterations of hardware and services before the idea would come to fruition in the form of the Pebble WiFi controller from Pebble Air.

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Electric Imp Celebrates 3 Years of Making Connections

07/17/14

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Electric Imp recently surpassed a special milestone - our third anniversary. The collage above offers a visual snapshot of the past year and underscores the continued strong growth of our connectivity platform and products, customer base and community.

Here’s a recap of various highlights:

Platform and Products
Over the past 12 months we have continued to evolve and innovate our industry leading Internet of Things connectivity platform in the many ways.

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Electric Imp IDE Release Features New Model Button

06/26/14

Today we are updating the Electric Imp IDE to version 1.8.0, and are pleased to announce it incorporates one of the features you’ve been requesting for some time: the ability to create a new model without immediately assigning a device to it.

When you next load up the IDE - you may be required to log in again first - you’ll see a new Create New Model button over on the left toward the top of the Model Navigator panel. Click on it and you will be presented with a dialog box which gives you the opportunity to name the new model and add it to the Model Navigator.

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