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Avi-on Reward Kits Available for This Pre-Order Campaign

Avi-on’s Simple Bluetooth Home is a revolution that starts with this campaign. 

It is the first time that a selection of affordable, easy to use lighting products are available powered by Bluetooth mesh technology. No dumb gateway required.

To launch the Avi-on Simple Bluetooth Home, we partnered with Jasco Products to bring you unique reward kits of Avi-on powered GE plugs and switches. These kits are available at special discounts only during this campaign.

Our Inspiration

It is mind boggling how expensive moving a light switch can be. And why does it take spending thousands of dollars or a degree in computer science to setup timers for outdoor lights, holiday decorations, or vacations? This is our inspiration for the Avi-on Switch and Avi-on powered products. With Avi-on you can setup your entire home for less then the cost of a single visit from the electrician. And all of our Avi-on powered products are easy for anyone to setup minutes.

Our Technology

We built Avi-on using mesh technology and Bluetooth SmartTM combined with industrial grade encryption. These global standards enable Avi-on powered devices to not only to receive and act upon messages, but also to repeat those messages to surrounding Avi-on powered devices resulting in superior range and a true mesh network. We use industrial grade encryption to secure your Avi-on home end to end from our app, to every Avi-on powered product you install. Avi-on powered products are engineered to stand the test of time and just work.

Our Team

Avi-on was founded by Eric Miller and Dana Kunz. Eric is passionate about energy control systems and efficiency. He built some of the worlds first wind farms and energy control systems that are used by over fifty million people worldwide. Dana has deep experience building software and technology companies in both the consumer and enterprise space. Both are homeowners, and both have been doing home improvement projects since they were kids. Together they have built a world-class team of engineers and designers to make the Avi-on vision a reality.

Our Partners

Avi-on is building the new standard for simple Bluetooth smart home products. Our partners include:

 

 

GE Branded Devices Made by Jasco Products - Avi-on was selected to power a GE branded line of Bluetooth Smart plugs, switches and timers by Jasco Products.  Purchase the first Avi-on powered GE products through our pre-order campaign.

 

 

CSR - CSR is a leading manufacturer of Bluetooth chips and the inventor of CSRMesh™. With the combination of Avi-on’s proprietary technology and CSRMesh, Avi-on powered products are able to operate just like the wired lights and switches in your home.

 

 

Bluetooth - Avi-on is a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the international organization responsible for setting global engineering standards. We are part of a team that is building the global standard for mesh communications technology using Bluetooth Smart radios.

If you are a manufacturer or product company interested in becoming part of the Avi-on platform, we have an option that will fit your needs.

Design

We partnered with Mike Nuttall, co-founder of legendary design firm IDEO, to design the Avi-on Switch. And our experienced in-house design team has spent months testing and refining the user interface for the Avi-on app.

No Dumb Gateway Required

Avi-on is simple, affordable and easy to use. You can start with a single light. Unlike other “smart” systems, you don’t need a gateway, control panel or professional installer just to turn on a light.

Avi-on Works With iOS and Android Phones and Tablets

Avi-on works with most popular iOS and Android smartphones. The main requirement is that the phone support Bluetooth Smart, otherwise known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth 4.0.

We support iPhone 4s and newer, and iPad’s 3rd generation and later. We require iOS 7 and above operating system.

We support Android devices running Android 4.4.2 (Kitcat) or higher that support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Our Progress

We've completed our EVT (engineering validation testing) build and have tested all of the key functions of the Avi-on Switch.  To get here, we built a mobile app for iOS and Android, firmware, and reference designs integrating our own software, CSRmesh and Bluetooth Smart technologies.  Our team has been using Avi-on at home for the last month, and we will be gradually increasing the size of our testing pool in the coming months. 

Next Steps

Our next step is to complete our DVT protocol (design verification testing) where we will test the Avi-on platform end to end to make sure everything works as designed with all of our products.

We will then execute our PVT (production verification testing) run, which includes design refinement and quality assurance testing. At that point, we will be ready for mass production through our manufacturing partners.

Timeline

We are partnering with world-class manufacturers and distributors to bring Avi-on to market.

  • Fall 2014 - Complete Design Verification Testing (DVT)
  • Winter 2015 - Complete Production Verification Testing (PVT)
  • Spring 2015 - Start shipping Avi-on Movable Switch, and Avi-on powered GE products to backers
  • Summer 2015 - Start shipping Avi-on powered LED bulb to backers
  • Fall 2015 - Avi-on adds additional products yet to be announced

For retail or distribution inquiries please contact us at retail@Avi-on.com.

Have any questions about Avi-on? Feel free to contact us at support@avi-on.com.

 

Avi-on offers free shipping to destinations in the U.S. 

All products are targeted to ship in Spring/Summer 2015. If some products are delayed, we may elect to ship them separately. All our products are 110v and are shipped from the United States.  We currently can fulfill Avi-on and Avi-on powered products to recipients in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  We unfortunately will have to refund any orders with recipients outside those countries.  Please also note that customers in Canada and Mexico may incur additional customs and VAT fees. We reserve the right to refund international orders to recipients outside of Canada and Mexico. We look forward to offering Avi-on in additional countries in the future. 

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