Smanos debuted their new wireless hub at the International CES 2015 show in Las Vegas. The newly debuted hub, which is being referred to as the K1 will join Smanos’ pre-existing WiFi and cellular portfolio. Smanos is a developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems.
Meet the Smanos K1
The new hub is being marketed as the Smanos K1 Smart home DIY Kit and is said to offer the latest in home automation and home security technology. The Smanos K1 system relies on a series of round aluminum framed discs with textured plastic surfaces designed to stand up to the wear and tear of every day life. These discs are easily put onto wireless items within the home enabling them to be added to the K1 hub itself in a “plug and play” type fashion (or in this case mount and play). In addition to being visually appealing with the implementation of slim round discs (who doesn’t like shiny things?), the Smanos K1 system aids in reducing clutter with its wireless technology, by relying on WiFi for communication.
One of the most astounding new features about the K1 hub is that it can manage 50 wireless accessories, making it significantly more capable than other Smanos WiFi products currently on the market like the W100 which supports only 30 accessories with a much less streamlined design. While the up coming Smanos H400 does boast the ability to support 50 accessories similar to the new K1 hub system, it still does not offer the slimline visual appeal that has been built in to the new K1 system.
Meet the Smanos IP6
The K1 wasn’t the only new gadget unveiled by Smanos at CES. Smanos also revealed their newest camera, the IP6. An HD camera (720p), the IP6 is designed with home security in mind and features a 95 degree field of view – in case you were wondering that’s the same width as two of the competitor’s home security cameras. Take that competition! Plus, the IP6 also features its own cooling system to prevent overheating, a fault that has wracked many of their competitors, yet one that has not yet been addressed by anyone but Smanos. The IP6 also features a microphone, speakers, and offers the ability to stream to multiple users at the same time.
With just one click, you can share (or revoke) your IP6 camera views with your friends or loved ones via registered email addresses, and enjoy memorable moments with them. The built-in HiFi microphone and speaker ensure seamless 2-way communication between you and your loved ones, keeping either party in the know, on the go. One smartphone can control multiple smanos IP6’s; vice versa, one IP6 can be viewed by multiple users simultaneously. Hayden Hsu, Vice President, Smanos