Elgato enables Siri controlled heating with Eve Thermo, the HomeKit enabled radiator thermostat

Erweiterung der HomeKit-fähigen Eve-Familie von Elgato

Munich/San Francisco – February 23, 2016 – Elgato, leaders in app-powered lifestyle accessories, today announced the availability of Eve Thermo – a thermostatic radiator valve for Apple HomeKit. Users can control temperature settings using an iPhone, iPad or even an Apple Watch. Voice control is provided by Siri, meaning a cosy room can be requested without lifting a finger.

A simple upgrade to existing radiator valves, Eve Thermo makes setting perfect temperatures as easy as asking Siri. Once installed. Eve Thermo connects directly to an iOS device using Bluetooth 4.0 Smart, giving maximum control over individual radiators, rooms or the entire house. The radiator valve is powered by two AA batteries.

“Eve Thermo offers an incredibly elegant and fun way to control heating room by room,” says Dr. Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato. “The device is set up in minutes without the need to create accounts or configure a hub. Creating schedules is effortless thanks to the Eve app's sleek interface.”               

Eve Thermo comes with three preinstalled schedules. Creating individual programs is easy: Select the day/s, set a comfort temperature and a minimum, then mark the periods when warmth is needed on a timeline. That way, Eve Thermo will help save energy when users are away, and warm rooms ahead of their return. Modifying the temperature even when a schedule is active can be done by a tap in the Eve app, via Siri, or by setting a HomeKit scene that includes a target temperature. The sensors in Eve Thermo also record temperatures, providing beautiful graphs and charts that provide valuable insight into patterns of energy use.

Pricing & Availability

Eve Thermo is now available for GBP £59.95 inc VAT from www.elgato.com. The free Eve App is available from the Apple App Store.

About Eve
With Eve, see your home at a glance, right on your iPhone and iPad. The Eve family of HomeKit accessories gathers data on air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy consumption and more. Gain insights that help you improve your comfort, and make your home a smarter place. Use the free Eve app to view all data collected by Eve and control all accessories featuring HomeKit technology.

Specifications

Supported Devices
Eve requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.1 or later. HomeKit requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories away from home requires an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later. Note: iPad 2 is not supported.

Valve Compatibility
M 30 x 1,5

Supplied adapters:

Danfoss RA, RAW, RAVL

Power
2x AA Replaceable Batteries

Wireless Connection
Bluetooth 4.0 Smart

Dimensions
54 x 67 x 85 mm

About Elgato

Elgato creates app-powered lifestyle accessories that entertain and enlighten. We combine elegant software with innovative hardware, designed and developed by Elgato engineering and product teams in Germany and California. Elgato Gaming revolutionizes content creation for the connected generation on YouTube and Twitch. Elgato products are available at major retailers in more than eighty countries. Elgato is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Communiqués de presse
23.02.2016