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15 April, 2014 - 09:49 By News Desk

Product development hots up as GEO hits Kickstarter bullseye

GEO CEO Patrick Caiger-Smith

Cambridge clean technology business Green Energy Options raised £20.67k on Kickstarter – comfortably beating its target figure by the deadline – and will now step up development of a new smart, low energy heater for the home.

When the April 14 guillotine fell, geo had attracted 147 backers to its campaign.

The UK company needed the funds to develop innovative features on a smart heating controller.

Geo says its ‘Cosy’ smart heating system demonstrates how smart thermostat technology is moving on. Billed as a ‘wireless multi-user home solution’ Cosy has several; novel features, according to CEO Patrick Caiger-Smith.

The device control is said by the company to be limitless; you can add as many devices you want to the system through smart plugs. And those, along with the heating, can be controlled – whether you are at home or away – using a mobile app.

The Cosy thermostat responds to manual, pre-set and mobile commands to make sure your home is the right temperature for you. With the Cosy app you can set up a personal home comfort schedule to suit your style, changing the default temperatures of each mode accordingly (cosy, comfy, slumber and hibernate).

Importantly, Cosy overrides – but does not replace – your home’s existing heating controls, so it offers total flexibility without lock-in.

Geo has already built the hub, the display, the switch and the App and has all four working together to control the heating, but want the App to be able to control devices in the home - like lamps for example.

That way users can return to a warm, lit and welcoming home. Geo has already built the bits of hardware it needs – the ‘smart plugs.’

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