Smartcooker iPot at CES

At this year’s CES, we brought along our latest inventions: the world’s first Bluetooth Smart enabled electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot iPot), Bluetooth Smart kitchen scale which can work with the iPot, our new solar rechargeable key finder.

The Instant Pot iPot was hailed as one of the “Fourteen Hot Products from 2014 CES” and one of “The Weirdest Tech Gadgets at CES 2014”.  Techhive made an on spot video report, CNET has a more detailed reviewSound and Vision compared the iPot to a connected slow cooker, PurpleClover asked “Exactly How Smart Should Your Home Be?”, TechGlimpse put on a coverage, Homecrux drilled down to more details..

We are very pleased to see the enthusiastic responses from the media and the public.  Evidentally sensor based smart devices and appliances enrich life and bring value to the mass.

 

Comparing with last year’s CES, the most striking impression we had is that the Internet of Everything is becoming a reality.

 

InstantPot Smart iPot 282x300 Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. Launch the Industry First Bluetooth® Smart Connected SmartcookerInstant Pot® adds to its product line a cooker equipped with a microprocessor and an array of sensors, and being wirelessly connected to cook meals intelligently. This marks the beginning of a smartcooker era.

Ottawa and Las Vegas, January 6, 2014. Ace Sensor Inc., the leader in Bluetooth® Smart connected sensors, and Double Insight Inc., the creator of the bestselling Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker, jointly announced at CES 2014 their patent-pending wireless smartcooker. The Bluetooth® Smart enabled cooker, code name “iPot”, is a programmable electric pressure cooker.

Once the “iPot” is paired up with a companion iOS/Android app, users can control the cooker securely from their mobile device and can also view the entire cooking process in graphs.  The “iPot” has a thermal sensor, dual pressure sensors and an electro-magnetic sensor for lid position detection.  With the sensors, the “iPot” can be much more than an electric pressure cooker. The programs in the “iPot” app can make yogurt, GABA rice (germinated brown rice), Onsen Tamago (hot spring egg), sous vide and many more complex multi-step cooking processes.  The most intriguing fact is that any user can program the “iPot” with an intuitive graphic interface, without worrying about the cooker blowing up. After the program is tuned to achieve the intended result, it is saved in a recipe script and can be shared on the internet. Then anybody can reproduce the same dish in their own Instant Pot®iPot”.

iPot app 159x300 Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. Launch the Industry First Bluetooth® Smart Connected Smartcooker“Cookers have been evolving along a similar path of the mobile phones: basic phone, feature phone and now smartphone.” said Dr. Robert Wang, CEO of Double Insight Inc.  “We started with stove-top pots, pans and pressure cookers. Then slow cookers, rice cookers and electric pressure cookers.  We are now in the era of smartcookers which are equipped with microprocessors and an array of sensors, and are wirelessly connected to cook meals and dishes intelligently.”

“The Instant Pot®iPot” is not being connected for the novelty of being connected.  We run out of buttons on the control panel to support the requested functions by our users. Users also want to upgrade the functions after purchase. Moving the control center to a smartphone or tablet is the only way to go. “

IP Smart control panel 235x300 Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. Launch the Industry First Bluetooth® Smart Connected SmartcookerOnce the limiting factor of a control panel is removed, the “iPot” app can implement complex cooking functions, expand and upgrade those functions at will.  This offers unparalleled simplicity, a huge variety of functions and most importantly a consistent result.

“Being connected to a smartphone/tablet gives the cooker access to more sensors, such as a kitchen scale, and can have a profound impact to consistent cooking result.” said Mr. Randy Zadra, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of Ace Sensor Inc. “The smartphone/tablet knows your location and can adjust the recipes depending whether you use it in Miami or in the mile-high city Denver. The altitude could make a difference of up to 12 minutes of cooking time.”

The “iPot” is the result of a fruitful collaboration with Midea Group, one of the largest home appliances manufacturers in China. The “iPot” will also be manufactured by Midea. Unlike other connected appliances, the “iPot” is not a concept device.  It will be available for sale in US, Canada and UK in Q2 2014 as part of the Instant Pot® (www.InstantPot.com) line of product.

 

About Ace Sensor Inc. (www.AceSensor.com)

Ace Sensor Inc. designs and manufactures smart sensor based products in the rapidly growing Mobile Health and Home Automation markets. We focus on providing useful benefits to the user and making technology transparent and easy to use. Our products target the smartphones, tablets and mobile devices, especially with Bluetooth® Smart connectivity.

About Double Insight Inc. (www.DoubleInsight.com)

Double Insight Inc. specializes in designing and marketing smart cooking appliances.  Our bestselling Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker is particularly suitable to the fast-paced, health-oriented and green-conscious life style of the North Americans.

Press Contact:

Randy Zadra,
info@acesensor.com, http://acesensor.com

Robert Wang,
info@doubleinsight.com, http://doubleinsight.com

Instant Pot® is a trademark of Double Insight Inc.

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Provides Unique Branding Opportunities for the Weight Management, Fitness, and Healthcare Companies

Pally scale with iPhone app 300x200 Ace Sensor Inc. Launches Brandable Smart Wireless Scale

Beijing and Ottawa, January 5, 2013. Ace Sensor Inc., the leader in Bluetooth Smart connected sensors announced at CES 2013 its new wireless scale offering which offers unparalleled simplicity, convenience and ease of use. The Ace Sensor LX 200 Smart Scale provides instant access to weight measurements through smart phones without the need to manually record data on a computer. With one touch set up, the Ace Sensor LX 200 Smart Scale provides the simplest and fastest way for customers to use it. In addition to the wireless capabilities, Ace Sensor LX 200 has an attractive extra-wide glass surface, large backlit 4.3″ LCD display as well as a capacity of up to 200kg/440lb. To help people on diets who are keenly aware of weight changes, the Ace Sensor LX 200 uses high precision sensors. It stores over 3000 measurements and the batteries can last more than 5 years.
Ace Sensor also announced the availability of a customizable iPhone app now available on the iTunes App store. The Ace Sensor scale and app is designed to revolutionize the ease of use and the way the weight and fitness industry deals with its clients. Users step on the scale and the data is automatically stored or transferred to their smart phones in health clubs, at home, in the doctor’s office. The app stores unlimited historical weight data, generates graphs to show weight trending, and can be configured to share weight loss progress to social networking sites. Users have full control of their privacy. Both the scale and the app are available to weight management, fitness, and health care companies, and can be fully customized and branded to the needs of corporate customers. The app can also display corporate messages in real-time.logos1 300x56 Ace Sensor Inc. Launches Brandable Smart Wireless Scale
Highly attractive volume based pricing is available to qualified health care professionals, weight management and fitness companies. “The Ace Sensor LX 200scale provides an unparalleled opportunity for the companies to provide their customers with a highly cost effective branded solution.” said Dr. Jiwei Wang, CEO of Ace Sensor Inc.
Ace Sensor is exhibiting at CES 2013 in the Texas Instruments Village in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Ace Sensor LX 200 scale is available for volume shipping March 1, 2013

Ace Sensor Smart Scale Brochure

About Ace Sensor: Ace Sensor Inc. designs and manufactures smart sensor based products in the rapidly growing Mobile Health and Home Automation markets. We focus on providing useful benefits to the user and making technology transparent and easy to use. Our products target the smart phones, tablets and mobile devices, especially with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. We work with major existing brands in the health care and home automation industry to provide white branded solutions.

Press Contact: Randy Zadra, info@acesensor.com, 1-617-407-5472

Pally smart keyfinder 300x183 Ace Sensor Inc. Launches Smart Tag for White Branding

Easily Find Lost Objects Such as Keys, and TV Clickers with Your Smart Phone. Available As a Unique Promotional Product Providing High Value Branding Opportunity.

Beijing and Ottawa, January 5, 2013. Ace Sensor Inc., the leader in Bluetooth Smart connected sensors announced at CES 2013 its new smart tag offering which offers unparalleled simplicity and ease of use. Smart Finder (ACEKF103) is a Bluetooth Smart key tag which implements Find-me and Electronic Leash capabilities. Smart Key Finder allows users to locate their misplaced objects right from the smart phone. It is ideally suited to find lost objects such as keys, TV clickers, purses, and other household items. The Electronic Leash function ties valuable object to the smart phone. Alerts will be sounded if the two are separated at a distance, on the phone, the Smart Key Finder or both. The GPS location is also recorded in the app to help you return to look for the lost object. Both functions, available through a free companion iPhone app available on iTunes App store can be used to locate objects up to 150 feet away.
When the Smart Finder is activated on your smart phone, the Smart Key Finder key tag will beep and flash. The Smart Finder app also has a unique feature which guides you towards the lost object through a signal strength indicator which provides a sense of distance between you and the lost object. Using the highly power efficient TI CC254x system-on-chip solution, the Smart Key Finder can last over 16 months on a coin cell battery (CR2032).
Both the Smart Tag and the app are available to corporate gift distributors, and can be fully customized and branded to the needs of corporate customers. The app can also display corporate messages in real-time.
Highly attractive volume based pricing is available to qualified corporate gift distributors and wholesalers. “The Ace Sensor Smart Finder Tag provides a fantastic opportunity for the over 2000 corporate gift wholesales and distributors to provide their customers with a cost effective branded solution which is highly valued by end users” said Dr. Jiwei Wang, CEO of Ace Sensor Inc.
Ace Sensor is exhibiting at CES 2013 in the Texas Instruments Village in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

logos 300x56 Ace Sensor Inc. Launches Smart Tag for White Branding
The Ace Sensor Smart Finder Tag is available for volume shipping March 1, 2013

Ace Sensor Smart Tag Brochure

About Ace Sensor: Ace Sensor Inc. designs and manufactures smart sensor based products in the rapidly growing Mobile Health and Home Automation markets. We focus on providing useful benefits to the user and making technology transparent and easy to use. Our products target the smart phones, tablets and mobile devices, especially with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. We work with major existing brands in the health care and home automation industry to provide white branded solutions.

Press Contact: Randy Zadra, info@acesensor.com, 1-617-407-5472

Dallas and Ottawa Nov. 1, 2012  — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), leading the industry with the most complete wireless connectivity portfolio for embedded applications, today announced the availability of its Bluetooth® low energy SensorTag kit. With a downloadable SensorTag App, sample applications, and no required hardware or software expertise, the kit removes the barriers to entry for smartphone app developers who want to take advantage of the growing number of Bluetooth low energy-enabled smartphones and tablets. TI has integrated six sensors in the kit to enable countless applications such as health and fitness, educational tools, toys and remote controls, and mobile phone accessories that can be controlled by a consumer’s smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Development is quick and simple. Developers unpack the SensorTag, download the free app to a smartphone, select a sample application, and demo an app in minutes using the SensorTag’s sensors. This gives developers a viable starting point to making a smartphone “appcessory” prototype quickly using the CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC). The CC2541 is supported by TI’s royalty-free BLE-Stack™ software, technical documents, reference designs and the TI E2E™ connectivity support community. An appcessory is a gadget that uses smartphone apps for control and monitoring.

“For manufacturers, Bluetooth low energy enables a very simple and efficient way of connecting their application to the cloud through a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The SensorTag kit allows manufacturers to quickly and easily evaluate the benefits of adding Bluetooth low energy to their device or build new applications,” said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI.

The SensorTag integrates six MEMS sensors from third parties including InvenSense (gyroscope), Kionix (accelerometer), Sensirion (humidity and temperature), TDK (barometer) as well as a magnetometer and TI’s IR temperature sensor (TMP006). Additionally, several application developers have used the SensorTag to already deliver appcessories to market including Ace Sensor, Inc. and Byte Works, Inc.

“In the next few years, sensors around us will be indispensable for our health, safety and comfort. At Ace Sensor, we think Bluetooth low energy is the key enabling technology for connected sensors.  TI’s CC254x chips provide the most complete development environment as well as a vibrant support community which allow us to develop our smart health monitoring solutions and bring them to market in the shortest time frame.” said Dr. Jiwei Wang, CEO Ace Sensor, Inc.

About Ace Sensor: Ace Sensor Inc. designs and manufactures smart sensor based products in the rapidly growing Mobile Health and Home Automation markets. We focus on providing useful benefits to the user and making technology transparent and easy to use. Our products target the smart phones, tablets and mobile devices, especially with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. We work with major existing brands in the health care and home automation industry to provide white branded solutions.

 

Ottawa, Ont. and Boston, MA – Feb. 1st , 2011 – The Mobile Health Monitoring specialist, Ace Sensor Inc. has become a commercial member of ANT+ Alliance.

With over 20 million deployed nodes, ANT+ is the best available ultra-low power RF communication solution. A single button battery could operate over a year.

“With its ultra-low power consumption, well-designed interoperable standards,  ANT+ is most suitable for Mobile Health Monitoring solutions ”,  said Dr. Robert J. Wang, CEO of Ace Sensor Inc.  “In addition to developing innovative devices, we intend to contribute actively to the expanding capability of ANT based protocols.”

Ace Sensor Inc.  will shortly bring to the market highly innovative Mobile Health Monitoring solutions which will improve the health of millions of Americans by enabling easier and more convenient monitoring of  weight, blood pressure, heart rate and other health indicators.

About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com)

ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. ANT+ facilitates interoperability between manufacturer’s devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data for monitoring information anywhere, anytime. The key advantage of this unique managed network is device specific interoperability that enables wireless communication with other ANT+ products. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products. Currently, there are over 300 member companies in the ANT+ Alliance.

ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. Designed for 2.4GHz operation, ANT is perfectly suited to any kind of low data-rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks (WSNs). ANT has been intentionally engineered to simplify wireless network development and maximize network efficiency.