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Laguna Beach, CA, United States, 2012/06/21 - FutureDash™ Corp. announces today that its EnergyBuddy™ home energy monitoring system is now available for pre-ordering on the world’s largest open-funding platform IndieGoGo at special introductory pricing - FutureDash.com.
With a unique glowing 'red, yellow, green' luminescent top EnergyBuddy tells you at a glance whether your consumption is over or under-budget. It also brings your electricity use to life in far more detail with colorful dashboards showing dials, gizmos and graphs so that you know exactly where your home's electricity is being used and what you can do to reduce it.
Information and control is available on your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or computer screen as it happens, from anywhere on the net and is totally secure. Empowered with this information you can optimize your energy usage to cut your costs, reduce your energy budget and lower your environmental impact.
In addition to total home energy consumption, by adding optional SmartPlugs you get even more detail and control over individual appliances, devices and power strips.
EnergyBuddy is the only home energy monitoring system available directly to U.S. consumers that comes complete with all hardware, software, mobile apps, optional SmartPlugs and the flexibility to evolve over time via cloud services at an affordable cost.
A sampling of the perks available for contributors includes:
- $99 - Early Bird ‘Home Kit’ - One EnergyBuddy Home Kit at more than 40% discount to eventual retail price, including the EnergyBuddy and one set of current transmitter clamps and wireless transmitter for measuring whole home electricity consumption.
- $149 - EnergyBuddy ‘SmartPlug Kit’ - One EnergyBuddy SmartPlug Kit that will retail for more than $200. Includes the EnergyBuddy and two SmartPlugs.
- $198 and up – the ‘Build Your Own Kit’ – Contributors can choose one or more ‘Home Kits’ or ‘SmartPlug Kits’ and add any number of SmartPlug 2-packs.
There are also reseller / distributor pack perks available, with either 10 or 100 kits plus a perk for utilities‘ smart grid Home Area Network trials that includes 100 of the ZigBee version of EnergyBuddy, certified for Smart Energy Profile 1.1. Mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms will be free to download for all kits.
FutureDash will also be showcasing EnergyBuddy in the Innovation Zone at the CEA Line Shows next week in New York City on June 27-28, 2012, booth IZ3, as part of the Consumer Electronics Association’s CE Week event.
FutureDash (futuredash.com) enables you to ‘see your world differently’. Our cloud-assisted wireless sensor network platform brings otherwise invisible data to life on engaging dashboards viewable on your computing and mobile devices. The patent-pending platform has multiple applications for monitoring and control in the home and small business, keeps your data highly secure and private, and offers the flexibility to evolve over time via cloud services. Our first products are targeted toward the home energy-monitoring marketplace.
FutureDash is a member of the ZigBee® Alliance. The ZigBee® trademark is owned by the Zigbee Alliance Corporation. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective holders.