Pulse Launched Smart Thermostat Reference Design
Pulse Technologies today launched a new smart thermostat reference design for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The platform offers a fast track development path for manubactures looking for an extensive array of advanced features to optimization their air conditioning and heating products. The new reference design includes all of the hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services needed to create end-to-end connected HVAC solutions for residential homes.
With features such as two-way remote control, mobile apps, energy monitoring, and cloud-based performance, this new reference design can be used to upgrade conventional HVAC systems in existing homes.
“Many HVAC manufacturers find the task of developing software and cloud services both expensive and time consuming, but we are here to provide them the building blocks they need to get to market quicker and cheaper than if they were to build it themselves,” said Jimmy Grewal, co-founder and chief executive officer, Pulse Technologies.
According to Pulse, its platform has been in commercial use for over five years, which gives licensees confidence to invest in. Licensees can also expand beyond the smart thermostat to offer scheduling, scenes, multi-protocol integration, intelligent lighting, motorized window treatments, energy metering and fault management.
Products integrating multiple building automation protocols such as Z-Wave and KNX have already been developed based on the Pulse platform, and Pulse continues to expand protocol support in its reference designs to address the requirements of its partners.