To target a transformation of the smart home market, Protonet has launched the new Protonet ZOE, on Indiegogo. Protonet ZOE has a mobile interface, called the Smart Home Hub which understands 1,500 voice commands, learns additional vocabulary with every software update and syntax detection of new sentences.
All voice data is stored onto the 2GB encrypted local memory. Protonet ZOE includes ‘Drops’ - small mobile devices, which can be placed all over the house so that voice commands can be received in all rooms and on all floors of the house. They can be turned off manually, so that private matters stay private.
Furthermore, the new Smart Home Hub does not charge any monthly fees and functions independently of any cloud, which means that it can work without the need of an internet or Wi-Fi connection. Additionally, due to the ‘IFTTT’ engine, it is possible to teach Protonet ZOE actions that are subject to certain conditions, such as turning on the sound system when entering the room.
In addition, with time, Protonet ZOE learns the various behavioural patterns of its owners and coordinates the Smart Home devices accordingly. The product is extendable, thanks to its two USB ports, and speaks the most common programming languages. It supports wireless, Bluetooth, Z-wave and cloud connected devices, which means Protonet ZOE is compatible and can be connected with all devices from various manufacturers. For example, Google NEST and Phillips Hue, but also Nest Cam, Lock, Garage or Security.