Posts tagged Home Automation
What is Smart Glass?

If you’ve never seen it in action, it’s quite impressive. On many occasions we have clients request smart glass versus motorized shades or other window treatments, and every time we are delighted to integrate this modern technology into their environment. If you want to see it in person, we have some installed at our 618 N. Wallace showroom in Bozeman, swing by anytime and we’ll be happy show it off.

Easy to control, at a press of a button, smart glass {also known as switchable privacy glass} can be changed, instantly, from when-you-need-it privacy to a clear window, giving you comfort and peace of mind at a moments notice. From your private residence to your office, conference rooms, private rooms in restaurants, hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and banks, smart glass will transform the functionality and appearance of your space.

Smart Fabric?!

Once you start thinking the future finally here, from AI to autonomous vehicles, something new comes along that makes you think otherwise. There are so many new ideas out there that have yet to be developed and it's exciting to see what's next.

Image Credit: Microtron-3d via TechStory

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Smart Fabric? Are we in Back to the Future II? A fabric that can sense environmental changes, send tactile or audible signals to visually and hearing impaired users, or track a wearer's vital signs? A fabric that interweaves strands of fiber optics, nano-electronics, or other conductive or semi-conductive threads in it? Sounds almost like science fiction.

What's really intriguing to us is the ability to control devices wirelessly. Gives a whole new meaning to smart home, doesn't it?! A recent patent made by Apple hints the fabric control technology could be integrated into other devices, including their MacBook, iPad and Watch, but also even chairs, sofas, airplanes and more. What could you imagine seeing smart fabric being used for?

Thanks for the great articles Dwell and TechStory.