CES, the world’s largest electronics and technology tradeshow, kicked off Monday with a press event called CES Unveiled at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The show officially opens on Wednesday, but Monday’s press event previewed some of the hottest new tech of 2016. Among the new technology on display was a product from Boston that allows for room-by-room temperature control in house.
Ecovent is a wireless system of vents and outlets that controls airflow in a house in order to more efficiently control the temperature of individual rooms. Inside each vent and outlet are sensors that measure a room’s temperature, humidity and air pressure.
Finding differences in air pressure allows the system to determine how air is flowing through the house as a whole. Once the system does this, it’s able to either increase or decrease the airflow from each vent in the house in order to more precisely regulate room temperature. Homeowners can adjust the temperature of each room from anywhere by using a mobile app.
Measuring humidity allows the system to assess the mold risk in a given room and the house as a whole. Homeowners can monitor these assessments using the same mobile app.
According to co-founder and CEO Dipul “Dip” Patel, Ecovent made $1.4 million in presale before shipping the initial units.
Also on display was GreenIQ’s Smart Garden Hub,an irrigation control for gardens. Users can program watering schedules into the Smart Garden Hub for the device to follow automatically. If a user wanted to change schedule, a compatible mobile app makes this possible from anywhere at anytime.
What sets the Smart Garden Hub apart from similar products, however, is that it is capable of optimizing garden irrigation on its own. The Smart Garden Hub is able to self-adjust the user’s watering schedule based on the weather predictions. If that isn’t enough, it can also adjust to real-time weather in case the predictions were wrong.
Automated irrigation control tools like the Smart Garden Hub conserve water, optimize plant growth.
GreenIQ is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.