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Stelpro joins forces with three IoT leaders to develop Maestro

Smart Thermostats an innovative integrated electric heating solution for Smart Homes

February 1, 2017  Stephen Law

Stelpro, a Montréal-based manufacturer of integrated heating solutions, has teamed up with three Internet of Things (IoT) partners to develop and bring to market Maestro – Smart Thermostats to market. The game changing smart home solution involves a partnership agreement with Ayla Networks, Mirego and mnubo.

“Joining forces with these three IoT partners enables us to successfully develop and deploy a robust connectivity infrastructure for our new Maestro – Smart Thermostats while delivering a superior customer experience,” says Etienne Guay, Stelpro’s vice-president, innovation and product development. “With the North American product launch scheduled for this fall, we are now extremely well positioned to break into the Smart Home market with this integrated solution for the many households that use electric heating devices such as baseboards, convectors and unit heaters.”

Supports the IoT cloud service connectivity

Coming together to bring this new product to the Smart Home market are California-based Ayla Networks, which supports the IoT cloud service connectivity, Montreal-based Mirego, which developed the mobile application and user interface, while mnubo, also from Montreal, will look after the data analytic and strategic insight components.

“Synergies created between our internal development team and our partners provided us with the momentum to reach the required level of expertise in building a state-of-the-art, scalable and secure IoT platform and mobile applications, while reducing time to market,” Guay adds. “Maestro – Smart Thermostats represents the logical continuation of the many heating components developed by Stelpro in recent years and we are proud to bring them together in a personalized heating ecosystem.”

IoT devices act as a ‘conductor’ allowing heating devices to work in harmony

The IoT devices act as a ‘conductor’ allowing Stelpro’s heating devices to work in harmony and deliver a complete 360° comfort solution. For example, households will be able to easily configure customized activities and group heating devices together to seamlessly adapt room temperatures to their lifestyle and schedules. The geo-fencing capability will detect if someone is home and adjust the temperature accordingly, making you comfortable when you’re at home and saving energy when you’re away.

Easy to install and setup, Maestro thermostats also promote energy savings, thanks to the visual feedback provided by the user interface on the impact of heating choices as well as clear report on energy consumption history. The products can replace any existing line-voltage thermostat installation and its communication protocol is compatible with other smart home solutions.

“We are thrilled to be working with Stelpro to bring to market an innovative line of IoT-enabled purpose-built smart thermostats,” says Frederic Bastien, CEO of mnubo. “Stelpro will leverage insights from mnubo to better understand product usage, enable personalization and deliver an enhanced customer experience. Stelpro will also benefit from mnubo’s IoT analytics expertise to drive brand engagement and help consumers derive maximum value from their connected products.”

 

 


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