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  • 2015.05.14 - Oomi Smart Home Soars Beyond its Goal and Raises over $1 Million in 22 Days

    Press Release: Oomi Smart Home Soars Beyond its Goal and Raises over $1 Million in 22 Days

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - May 15, 2015 - Fantem, developer of innovative products and solutions for the home, has successfully raised $1 million during its ongoing Indiegogo campaign for its innovative smart home system, Oomi. Oomi offers users the ability to simply control and monitor their home’s lighting, ambiance, air quality, security, entertainment streaming and much more all from one sleek tablet remote, the Oomi Touch. By reaching the $1 million mark so quickly, Fantem hopes to set a new record for crowdfunded smart home projects before the campaign ends in 37 days.

    “We are both humbled and thrilled by the response Oomi has received”, says Winston Cheng, CEO of Fantem.  “One million dollars has far surpassed our expectations and it is a validation of our belief that simplicity and user experience is key. We knew that a 30-day campaign would not suffice to tell the Oomi story.  There's still time yet in this campaign and we hope that fans of smart home will tune in."

    Oomi is built with leading technology and patent pending features that not only ensure easy set-up of all Oomi accessories, but allow integration of other smart home devices.  Additionally, unlike other smart home hubs, Oomi Cube provides unmatched functionality out of the box. It is packed with environmental sensors, a night vision IP camera, security detection, wireless control, and it’s the only one to feature a 360° IR blaster, perfect for home theatre and climate control. 

    Oomi also eliminates the need for an internet connection.  Never again will users have to worry about their smart home going dark because their internet is down or a cloud server has been hacked.  However, the system can also connect to the internet for more features like advanced security options.

    “We found that the concept of a smart home can be confusing for the average consumer,” says Colin Marshall, Vice President of Fantem. “Most smart home devices overcomplicate something that is supposed to make your life easier, but simplicity is what differentiates Oomi. You can have a great smart home experience in less than five minutes thanks to our Tap-and-Touch technology. Just tap the Oomi Touch controller to any Oomi accessory and you’re ready to go.”

    The campaign’s success has allowed Fantem to release several stretch goals including two new Tap and Touch devices to its line of accessories; an innovative open and close sensor for doors and windows, and Oomi Cam.  Oomi Cam allows users to view live feeds of their home and features:

    • State-of-the-art passive infrared sensor (PIR)
    • Noise sensors, speakers and sirens
    • WiFi capabilities
    • TF Micro card slot

    Current Oomi Indiegogo bundles include:

    • Basic Kit - Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, plus the choice of one Oomi Z-wave accessory ($299)
    • Silver Kit - Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch and choice of four Oomi Z-Wave accessories ($389)
    • Gold Kit - Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch and three Oomi Z-Wave accessories, plus the choice of Oomi Streamer or Oomi Air ($459)
    • Platinum Kit - Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, both Oomi premium accessories, and a choice of nine Oomi Z-wave accessories ($699)

    Oomi Z-wave technology-enabled accessories include:

    • Oomi Multisensor: comprised of a motion, temperature, humidity and ambient light sensor, Oomi Multisensor can be mounted, recessed or placed on a shelf and is 70 percent smaller than leading sensors.
    • Oomi Plug: Wirelessly control home accessories and monitor energy consumption, all with a tiny 56mm x 56mm x 42mm wall outlet. The light band on Oomi Plug changes color to display energy use, offering real-time energy monitoring.
    • Oomi Bulb: Control light output, including shade, just by screwing in this RGB bulb. With the ability to render millions of colors, the Oomi Bulb offers brilliant color or white for perfect ambiance any time of the day or night.
    • Oomi Door and Window Sensor: Detect and notify, or automate a sequence when a door, window, cabinet or drawer is opened or closed.

    Oomi premium accessories include:

    • Oomi Streamer: Plug the Oomi Streamer into a HDMI port and stream HD videos and movies or instantly access the internet.
    • Oomi Air: Monitor airborne pollutants to PM2.5 that pose risks to health.
    • Oomi Cam: HD WiFi camera with motion detection and night vision. Oomi Cam can be connected to an Oomi system with Tap-and-Touch, or used independently with a standalone app

    For more information on Oomi, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/oomi-smart-home-simplified-redefined.

    ABOUT FANTEM

    Fantem is a developer of innovative products and solutions for the home. It is dedicated to the worldwide consumer adoption of smart home technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) through the development of home automation solutions that remove the complexity and frustration associated with existing systems. Together with its global team of experts and partners, Fantem set out to create the first smart home management system that is not only the easiest to install, set-up, and use, but also the first smart home system that is actually smart. The result of this effort, Oomi, is set to revolutionize the future of home automation, not only by positively impacting upon multiple areas (home safety and security, home environment and home entertainment) of users' home lives, but by also making it accessible to the everyone - "a system designed for the rest of us!" Fantem is based in Chicago with offices and strategic partners spanning four continents. For more information, visit https://oomihome.com



  • 2015.04.28 - Bulletin: Other Smarthomes Break without Internet, Oomi Doesn't.

  • 2015.04.27 - Video: Oomi Smarthome, No Internet Needed, Finally.

  • 2015.04.23 - Press Release: Oomi funding over 700%.Download

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    Oomi Smart Home by Fantem Raised $350,000 in First
    2 Days of their Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS APRIL 23 2015— Fantem announces that it surpassed its 50k Indiegogo crowdfunding goal in just 37 minutes. Since then, it has achieved 700% of our funding goal and is still growing. There are 58 days left in the campaign.

    Oomi is a smart home system that improves your home security, manages your comfort and ambiance, and enhances your entertainment. What sets Oomi apart is that it is a system simple enough for anyone to set up. You tap Oomi Touch, the controller for the system, to any new device to have it automatically integrated into your smart home. The system is currently available on Indeigogo.

    The system is made up of a few components. Oomi cube, which is the brain of the system, has 8 environmental sensors and a night vision camera. Oomi Touch is the other major part of Oomi. It’s the controller for your entire home and can control your TV, replacing your old remotes. There are 5 accessories; Oomi Bulb is a color-changing LED bulb, Oomi Streamer can stream media from the internet on your TV, Oomi MultiSensor has 6 sensors to enhance home security, Oomi Air which is an air quality sensor, and Oomi Plug which turns your old outlets into smart outlets.

    Oomi Indiegogo bundles currently include:

    Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, plus the choice of one of three Oomi Z-Wave accessories ($289)

    Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, and three Oomi Z-Wave accessories, plus the choice of Oomi Streamer or Oomi Air ($439)

    Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, both Oomi premium accessories, and a choice of nine Oomi Z-Wave accessories ($699)

    Oomi Z-Wave technology-enabled accessories include: 

    Oomi Multisensor. Comprised of a motion, temperature, humidity and ambient light senor, Oomi Multisensor can be mounted, recessed, or placed on a shelf and is 70 percent smaller than leading sensors.

    Oomi Plug. Wirelessly control home accessories and monitor energy consumption, all with a tiny 56mm x 56mm x 42mm wall outlet. The light band on Oomi Plug changes color to display energy use, offering real-time energy monitoring.

    Oomi Bulb. Control light output, including shade, just by screwing in this RGB bulb. With the ability to render millions of colors, the Oomi Bulb offers brilliant color or white for perfect ambiance any time of the day or night.

    Oomi premium accessories include:

    Oomi Streamer. Plug the Oomi Streamer into your TV's HDMI port and instantly access the Internet and HD video. 

    Oomi Air. Monitor airborne pollutants that cause risks to you and your family and record environmental quality.

    About Fantem

    Fantem is a developer of innovative products and solutions for the home. It is dedicated to the worldwide consumer adoption of smart home technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) through the development of home automation solutions that remove the complexity and frustration associated with existing systems. Together with its global team of experts and partners, Fantem set out to create the first smart home management system that is not only the easiest to install, set-up, and use, but also the first smart home system that is actually smart. The result of this effort, Oomi, is set to revolutionize the future of home automation, not only by positively impacting upon multiple areas (home safety and security, home environment and home entertainment) of users' home lives, but by also making it accessible to the everyone - "a system designed for the rest of us!" Fantem is based in Chicago with offices and strategic partners spanning four continents. For more information, visit https://oomihome.com.


  • 2015.04.21 - Press Release: Oomi Launched on Indiegogo.Download

    Contact Information:
    Anna Julow Roolf
    BLASTmedia for Fantem
    [email protected]
    317.806.1900 x134

    Fantem Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Oomi Smart Home Hub with Intelligent Enhancements

    Oomi multisensor and controller offer added functionality, available for pre-order on Indiegogo

    (Chicago – April 21, 2015) – In conjunction with the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, Fantem announces feature additions to its Oomi smart home system, including a redesigned controller and a unique multisensor. The new controller, Oomi Touch, is encased in edge-to-edge glass and includes both tactile buttons and capacitive touch controls, offering control of smart home devices as well as television and music. Oomi Multisensor not only detects motion, but also temperature, light and humidity, and more, adding versatility to the home automation system already set apart by intuitive control and ease of use.

    Oomi’s patent pending Tap-and-Touch™ technology sets Oomi apart from other systems by allowing for effortless setup and configuration. Oomi Cube, a hub with unrivalled functionality built on the Z-Wave® Wireless Mesh Network Technology, instantly recognizes all system accessories and sensors without programming. Self-learning algorithms and adaptive automation allow the system to learn the user’s habits, schedules and preferences to deliver a new level of whole home control.

    Starting today, the latest Oomi smart home technology will be available for preorder on Indiegogo. The campaign offers three bundles, each based on Oomi Cube and Oomi Touch. Bundles also come with a choice of Oomi accessories, allowing contributors to create their ideal smart home.

    Oomi bundles include:

    Oomi Cube plus the choice of one of three Oomi Z-Wave accessories ($279) – limited time pricing

    Oomi Cube and three Oomi Z-Wave accessories, plus the choice of Oomi Streamer or Oomi Air ($439) – limited time pricing

    Oomi Cube, both Oomi premium accessories, and a choice of nine Oomi Z-Wave accessories ($699)

    Oomi Z-Wave technology-enabled accessories include:

    Oomi Multisensor. Comprised of a motion, temperature, humidity and ambient light senor, Oomi Multisensor can be mounted, recessed, or placed on a shelf and is 70 percent smaller than leading sensors.

    Oomi Plug. Wirelessly control home accessories and monitor energy consumption, all with a tiny 56mm x 56mm x 42mm wall outlet. The light band on Oomi Plug changes color to display energy use, offering real-time energy monitoring.

    Oomi Bulb. Control light output, including shade, just by screwing in this RGB bulb. With the ability to render millions of colors, the Oomi Bulb offers brilliant color or white for perfect ambiance any time of the day or night.

    Oomi premium accessories include:

    Oomi Streamer. Plug the Oomi Streamer into your TV’s HDMI port and instantly access the Internet and HD video.

    Oomi Air. Monitor airborne pollutants that cause risks to you and your family and record environmental quality.

    Lead by Fantem chief executive officer, Winston Cheng, the creators of Oomi boast experience in the smart home space spanning over a decade. Before founding Fantem, Cheng was a vice president at Aeon Labs, the creators of Z-Wave products, and also served as a software engineer for companies such as Zensys and Quantum3D. With its first product Oomi, Fantem seeks to facilitate consumer adoption of smart home technology by removing the complexity and frustration associated with existing systems.

    Oomi Indiegogo kits will be shipped to backers in early fall 2015. For more information about Oomi’s smart home hub, visit https://indiegogo.com/projects/oomi-smart-home-redefined/

    About Fantem

    Fantem is a developer of innovative products and solutions for the home. It is dedicated to the worldwide consumer adoption of smart home technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) through the development of home automation solutions that remove the complexity and frustration associated with existing systems. Together with its global team of experts and partners, Fantem set out to create the first smart home management system that is not only the easiest to install, set-up, and use, but also the first smart home system that is actually smart. The result of this effort, Oomi, is set to revolutionize the future of home automation, not only by positively impacting upon multiple areas (home safety and security, home environment and home entertainment) of users’ home lives, but by also making it accessible to the everyone – “a system designed for the rest of us!” Fantem is based in Chicago with offices and strategic partners spanning four continents. For more information, visit https://oomihome.com.


Key Differences


  • Smarter Hub: Unlike other smart home hubs, Oomi Cube is not only packed with environmental sensors, a night vision IP camera, security detection and wireless control, but it is also the only to feature a 360° IR blaster for home theatre and climate control. It offers more out of the box and doesn’t even need to be connected to the cloud to work.

  • Tap-and-Touch: Add any Oomi device to your smart home system simply by tapping the device with Oomi Touch.

  • Easier Control: Other systems rely solely on using your smart phone to control your home, which is often inconvenient and slow. Oomi Touch offers dedicated widgets for controlling your home.

  • Entertainment Control: Oomi Touch can also be used to control your entire entertainment system. Quick-access physical buttons make it easy to use Touch to watch television or listen to music.

Videos


Oomi Smarthome Launch on Indiegogo.
Tap-and-Touch Tech: Oomi Smarthome.
Oomi Simple Setup.
Hello Indiegogo from Winston Oomi & Ben Mass Fidelity.
Oomi Smarthome: No Internet Needed, Finally.

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Oomi Info


Oomi Cube

Control Hub for entire system. Includes:

  • Oomi's software and optional non-cloud processing
  • IP camera with night vision
  • Motion and audio security detection
  • 360° infra-red controller for home theatre and climate control
  • 7 environmental sensors (temperature, noise sensor, humidity, vibration sensor, light sensor, glass break sensor, motion sensor)

Oomi Touch

Dedicated interface for set-up and control of Oomi

  • Patent-pending Tap-and-Touch set-up
  • Quick control physical buttons
  • Smart home control widgets
  • Comes with a dedicated desk stand. Wall mounts are also in development for a 2015 release

Oomi Plug

Smart outlet with energy monitoring

  • Different plug types for global release
  • Light band changes color to display energy usage
  • Offers real-time energy monitoring
  • Tiny size; only 56mm x 56mm x 35.5mm

Oomi Bulb

Smart RGB Bulb

  • Full color spectrum to set perfect ambiance day or night
  • Dimmable
  • Choose between white or color mode

Oomi Streamer

Streams HD video and audio from net

  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.5Ghz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Flash: 8 GB
  • Radios: Wifi / Bluetooth
  • Input: 5V DC
  • HD video streaming from top content providers
  • HDMI output
  • Control with Oomi Touch

Oomi Air

Monitor and record indoor air quality

  • Mounts on rear of Oomi Cube
  • Monitor fine particles including harmful PM 2.5

Oomi Multisensor

6 sensors. 6 times the smarts.

  • Light, motion, temperature, humidity, UV and vibration
  • Can be mounted, recessed, or placed on shelf
  • Long 3-year battery life (2x CR123A) and optional USB power

Oomi Cam

Another set of eyes for your security.

  • 1080P w/ Nightvision
  • Motion and noise detection
  • Mic and speaker for 2-way communication
  • Backup battery
  • Audio and visual alerts
  • Built in LED lamp
  • Radios: Wifi
  • IP55 outdoor use

Door and Window Sensor

Monitors when something is opened or closed

  • Mounts on doors, windows, cabinets and more
  • Paintable to blend in

Water Sensor

Keeps an eye out for floods

  • Detects presence of water
  • Monitors water level in tanks
  • Price: Preorder now on Indiegogo: Silver Kit - which includes Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, and 4 Oomi Z-wave accessories. Gold Kit for $559 - retail $699 - which includes Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, either Oomi Streamer or Oomi Air, and 3 Oomi Z-wave accessories. Platinum Kit $799 - retail $999 - which includes Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, Oomi Air, Oomi Streamer, and 9 Oomi Z-wave accessories. Touch, Oomi Air, Oomi Streamer, and 9 Oomi Z-wave accessories.

  • Global Release: Oomi will first be available to customers in Australia, China, Europe, the U.K., and the United States.

  • Shipping Date: October, 2015.