BeeWall, interactive wall by Fundatrix
BeeWall is a wall mounted interface that permits to access to your digital life at house level.
This is a very interesting concept, in particular in regards to price target they have set : 500€
Home automation is one of their target. However it is based on internet of things which is created some problems :
- latency can be more important than values obtained when using local home automation systems
- Most of the function is going to be broken if internet link is down and no mitigation plan is put in place.
In my case this mitigation plan is mandatory when we are speaking about security and comfort aspect of home automation ( lighting, blinds, heating).
A crowdfunding campaign have been started on indiegogo but have not reached the target unfortunately. However Bee-wall is available and continuously developped by Fundatrix company.
Update 2013-12-29 : Small modification of the post to realign status project on information from Mr Lefevre ( see comments below), and also lack of real test of Bee-wall unit for home automation.