Atmos Home, developer of AtmosControl, is claiming to offer “the world’s most intelligent smart home control system”. It has closed on a US$1 million (€0.88 million) seed round from Luminance Brands, a designer and distributor of high-end lighting solutions to the commercial and residential markets.
AtmosControl will enable people to immediately connect and manage 1,000+ integrated devices with its touchscreen, voice controls, or smartphone app. These devices include Nest, Hue, Belkin, Ring, WeMo, Sonos, Yale, SmartThings, and DirecTV, as well as services like Lyft and Uber for increased usability. It will also be the world’s 1st smart home control system to include gesture controls. Click here to watch video.
Setting it apart from smart home hubs that use proprietary connection protocols, AtmosControl is uniquely equipped with all 5 of the most popular smart home connection protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Infrared). This means people don’t need to purchase multiple hubs to manage all of their smart home devices. AtmosControl will manage them all.
“For Atmos to get this level of support from a major lighting manufacturer, like Luminance, validates our product strategy of ‘simplicity and connectivity’,” says Mark Lyle, co-founder and chief executive officer of Atmos Home. “We are excited to deliver a smart home control system that’s not just simpler to use, but also lets anyone control a wider array of devices – connecting everything from lights to blinds, doorbells to climate controls.”
As part of their strategic investment, Atmos will work directly with Luminance to enhance their existing line of traditional lighting products with smart features, helping them capture more of the nascent and growing smart home market.
“Our focus on addressing the customer’s needs for state-of-the-art and aesthetically pleasing smart LED lighting will be greatly enhanced with our investment in Atmos Home,” says Luminance Brands CEO, Christopher Larocca. “We believe this investment will result in innovative lighting and connected home products, providing Atmos with additional channel marketing opportunities in the commercial and residential categories.”
Atmos Home will begin taking pre-orders in early January and is officially launching AtmosControl at CES on January 8, inside the startup-centric Eureka Park pavilion (Booth #53168), in the Smart Home section).