Ubiquitous’ Technology For Improved Lives
At the Embedded Systems Expo, Ubiquitous demonstrated a power strip (shown top) that features a built-in Wireless LAN called the iRemoTap. This power tap can display the power status of devices that are connected to it from either a PC or a mobile phone, giving users the added option of switching the power on and off remotely. Ubiquitous has its own OS and the people at the company specialize in developing software for embedded systems.
The OS runs on only a few kilobytes and the operating system uses a serial connection. The sensor systems can be accessed easily via wireless LAN. With this power-strip, users will be able to turn off devices they had forgotten about and receive an email or tweet if the power consumption goes over a set point. Rather than having to second-guess whether you remembered to turn off the kitchen light, you can check remotely and avoid an extra trip walking back to your apartment.
Ubiquitous hopes to improve its current technology and allow an entirely remote experience for those times where getting back to your office is not an option. The system costs around $110 USD which may see a price reduction next year as the technology becomes adopted and replicated by competing companies. Check out the video to learn more about this technology.