tado Launches Internet-Connected Thermostat Based on Thingsquare Mist
MUNICH, Germany and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Innovative greentech startup tado today launched their Internet-connected tado home
thermostat. tado connects the heating system with a smartphone app to combine instant
comfort with energy savings by adjusting indoor climate to weather forecasts, user
behavior, and individual building characteristics. The tado system uses Thingsquare Mist
to connect the tado thermostats to the Internet.
Unlike traditional thermostats, tado does not have knobs, buttons, or even a display.
Instead, tado uses a smartphone app to control the indoor comfort, allowing tado to save
energy by turning down the heating or AC when the last person has left the house – without
anyone having to lift a finger. Being Internet-connected, tado thermostats use a range of
energy-saving features that keeps on improving as the number of tado installations
increase. In a pilot study, tado users have already saved up to 30% on their heating
“The tado system leads the way for a new generation of Internet-connected consumer
products, often called the Internet of Things”, said Thingsquare co-founder Adam Dunkels.
“tado is a striking example of how innovative products can make effective use of emerging
Internet of Things technology.”
“By choosing Thingsquare Mist, we were able to develop an Internet-connected product
in a surprisingly short amount of time”, said tado co-founder and CTO Johannes Schwarz.
“Internet-connectivity is at the heart of our product and our customers value hassle-free
installation, something that Thingsquare Mist helped us bring to our system.”
The tado system is available immediately via http://www.tado.com, with an
introductory price of 99 EUR per year.
tado offers smart heating control for private homes and small businesses. It adjusts
to the residents’ behavior in real time while taking current weather data and building
characteristics into account. The name “tado” is derived from the Japanese greetings
“tadaima” and “okaeri”. Roughly translated, they mean “I’m back home” and “Welcome home.”
Thingsquare is the leading provider of open-source software for the Internet of
Things. Founded in 2012 with the aim to simplify the Internet of Things, Thingsquare
provides standards-based software to a wide range of customers developing applications for
smart homes, smart lighting, and smart cities.
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