19.10.15

Fibaro Debuts Wireless Gesture Control Pad for Home Automation

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Fibar Group has introduced Fibaro Swipe, the first control pad that allows users to control home automation devices through gestures with...

Fibar Group has introduced Fibaro Swipe, the first control pad that allows users to control home automation devices through gestures without touching any devices or ever having to take out a smart phone or tablet. [caption id="attachment_11029" align="alignleft" width="400"]Fibaro SWIPE4_OST (1) By recognizing six simple gestures Swipe uses Z-Wave wireless technology to perform home control activities.[/caption] By recognizing six simple gestures—up, down, left, right, circle to the left, circle to the right—Swipe uses Z-Wave wireless technology to perform home control activities like turning lights on/off, lowering and raising blinds, dimming and brightening lights, running complete automated scenes and more.  With no device contact required, there is no possible transfer of bacteria, making Fibaro Swipe ideal for homes with families, as well as schools, restaurant kitchens, businesses and many other applications. Swipe resembles an electronic picture frame; it can be mounted on a wall or placed on a desk, and it can be personalized with a physical picture that can be replaced at any time.  Swipe can also be completely invisible to the users and guests, as it is able to detect gestures through a variety of materials. Users can place Swipe underneath a granite, behind art work, or even behind drywall. SWIPE employs the most advanced electric field technology analysis, which has allowed FIBARO to eliminate the need to use device’s switches. A built-in reed sensor and magnet operate the device menu, without ever having to remove SWIPE from its mount or carriage.  SWIPE has the aesthetically pleasing shape of a modern picture frame, and is available in either black or white. Fibaro Swipe is compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ controller.  It supports Z-Wave network security with AES-128 encryption.  Gestures and actions are confirmed by Swipe through a built-in buzzer and LED indicator.  Swipe can be either battery (4 AA) or VDC powered.  www.fibaro.com