News

lakeside
May 2017

New office!

On the August the 1st we will be moving to a new office. Three times larger!

Moe 1
April 2017

Canadian distributor

Our Canadian distributor designs low voltage panels based on TapHome as per specifications provided by system integrators.

The panels come pre-configured so that the installation time is minimized.

CMJ Engineering
April 2017

TapHome in Sri Lanka

CMJ Engineering headed by Nishantha Jayakody is our first partner in Sri Lanka.

CMJ Engineering is an automation systems provider for all of hospitality, commercial as well as residential projects.

We have been contacted by some Sri Lankan investors / builders already before, the market has an interesting potential.

Temesvari Construma 11
April 2017

Exhibition in Hungary

Two of our distribution partners presented TapHome on the major building construction show Construma in Budapest, Hungary.

Architechnik is a smart home expert. Intelligens Futofolia sells electric heating foils.

Azam at hvacr
March 2017

Launch in Pakistan

Our partners launched sales of our system on HVACR Exhibition in Lahore, Pakistan.

Below are snapshots from residential building construction project going on in Lahore – large scale indeed, thousands of homes are being built.

 

New packaging 1
March 2017

New packaging

Our cardboard boxes got a refresh. Outside box is very sturdy, we have added an internal raster of more stability during transport and individual device covers have better profile.

IMG_4139
March 2017

Launch in Ukraine

Our Ukrainian partners MaxEco exhibited at a show in Lviv.

Customers were showing very good understanding about our product. Many new installation partners signed up. Seems to be a promising market.

Nadim Habr Lebanon
March 2017

TapHome in Lebanon

Nadim Habr is our first partner to take TapHome to Lebanon.

We are looking forward to our cooperation.

Cores 300 batch
March 2017

300 Cores

Unplanned, we had to add another 300 Cores into Q1 manufacturing batch.

Increased demand is a combination of both increased activity from our existing partners as well as from the new partners from our Dubai exhibition last year.

Typically we do two batches of the same size and the third batch is double the amount of the previous one. Repeat once. Double again.

pools device types
February 2017

New pool widgets

With the introduction of new backend feature called device types, we can now go into any depth at controlling pools.

Thanks for all the help and advice from our partners at Compass Pools.

Temesvari photo
February 2017

Premium distributor in Hungary

Architechnik, exclusive Hungarian distributor of luxury smart building systems decided to add TapHome into their portfolio.

They are missing some devices in TapHome range and they are pushing us to add them :) But overall, they like the modern look of our system and its ability to be used as high penetration product for real estate development projects, whether commercial or residential.

We are glad to have them as our distributors for Hungary!

Osamah Hasan OCS Infotech
February 2017

TapHome in Oman

OCS Infotech headed by Osamah Hasan is our first partner in Oman.

OCS Infotech focuses on hospitality projects. They have a fantastic track record in that field.

Dubai MEE Moaath
February 2017

Dubai again

The exhibition in Dubai in November last year was successful, we are here again. Middle East Electricity is the event this time.

On the picture – obviously we just agreed on terms of cooperation :)

Dimmer
January 2017

Prototype: 12 channel LED dimmer

Now featuring 12 LED / OC output module.

  • LED low voltage dimmer outputs with 50W per channel
  • Outputs are configurable for open collector digital outputs to be used with either separate electromechanical relays or solid state relays
  • Good value for money for installation with either multiple dimmed lights or RGB/W color dimming.
  • Simple installation into distribution box

Launch is planned for Q2 2017. Stay tuned!

2NTC DI DO
January 2017

Prototype: 2 NTC / DI / DO

The device of choice for daisy chain wiring fans! Stick with classic electric installation and just connect all blind or light switches with one UTP cable.

Features:

  • 2 NTC temperature inputs
  • 2 digital inputs
  • 2 digital relay outputs, 6A each, common potential
  • Power supply 24VDC

Launching in Q1 2017. More info is here.

taphome user manuals
January 2017

Updated user manuals

  • More details,
  • Bigger wiring diagram,
  • Automatic translation process during printing.

Enjoy!

Victor Adediran Nigeria
January 2017

TapHome in Nigeria

Bingo! The first partner in Nigeria.

Tavak Integrated Services deploys building management systems in commercial projects.

They chose TapHome because of our unique configuration technology and optimized hardware portfolio.

We wish Victor and his team a lot of success with our product!

Toth schulung 1
January 2017

Training in Budapest

25 new installation partners lined up for a training on TapHome in Budapest, Hungary.

Big thanks to Intelligens Futofolia for organizing the event!

The next time slot for training in Budapest is planned for 16th May. Please reach out to us if you want to participate.

xmas party 2016
December 2016

Xmas party 2016

18 employees on the photograph, another one taking the photograph and two more could not attend = 21.

We were only 10 on the xmas party 2015.

This is growing fast :)

Bart Klopstra
December 2016

OEM customer from The Netherlands

We have been approached by Bart Klopstra from Karbonik – manufacturer of heating devices from The Netherlands.

They were looking for a centralized system, wired, with an optional cloud backend… Signed.

hbr 1
December 2016

New concept by HB Reavis

Together with Vladimir Masinsky, Head of Innovations at the major real estate developer in Central Europe, HB Reavis, we are brainstorming about a new type of an office building.

More details may come later. Stay tuned!

Uriel
December 2016

Distributor for Central Italy

Elettrosiste has become our distributor for Central Italy.

Elettrosiste has been established 30 years ago. With an annual turnaround of 10M Euro it is one of the leading vendors for electrical systems.

Smart building division is managed by Uriel Perugia, on photograph.

iran silver automation
December 2016

TapHome in Iran

Welcoming our first partner in Iran – Silver Automation with Ali Iranpour as Managing Director.

The first projects seem to be coming soon from Ali and his team. Exciting times!

Big 5 1
November 2016

Exhibition in Dubai

Launching sales in the Middle East region on the Big 5 exhibition.

Fantastic response from the market!

room_controller
October 2016

Multi-zone Controller: Aluminium frame with black coating

We are testing various surface finishes of the aluminium frame of our multi-zone and multi-functional controller.

This one is a good candidate for v1.

Picture of the back side of the device shows how it is mounted – it uses a standard light switch frame. Installation is easy.

universal_dimmer
October 2016

Universal dimmer added to eshop

  • Input 0-1-10V
  • Load selector for:
    • 230V halogen lamps
    • 12/24V halogen lamps with electronic transformer (Trailing edge)
    • Dimmable compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) (Leading edge)
    • Dimmable LED lamps (Leading edge)
    • 12/24V halogen lamps with toroidal electromagnetic transformer (Leading edge)
    • 12/24V halogen lamps with “E” core electromagnetic transformer (Leading edge)

The device is here in eshop.

15BLe32DI
October 2016

Encoder blinds controller available now

The only controller in the market which is capable to control up to 15 interior blinds from a single device. It is four times more compact than the closest competitor.

It features integration of encoder DC motors for precise angle control, ability to change speed of the blind movement and motor load protection.

Combined with TapHome control software, the system is capable to synchronize hundreds of blinds across whole facades in large blocks of flats.

Controller is compatible with encoder motors from Somfy and Orshade.

24UI
October 2016

Universal input module available now

INDUSTRY FIRST!

On this module, every single terminal is capable to handle any kind of input. You can fully utilize every terminal before adding another input module.

One of benefits of this new device is that it is now possible to install temperature sensors in a star topology without using 2 NTC Bus Modules in light switch junction boxes. Instead, temperature sensors are connected directly to data cables.

Specification and pricing is here.

file_000
October 2016

PROTOTYPE: Humidity sensor on internal bus

Hydronic ceiling cooling is getting the premier measurement device. Thanks to relative air humidity measurement, TapHome can calculate dew point and control water temperature in cooling circles appropriately.

This way you can get more performance from your cooling system while eliminating risk of dew accumulation.

Humidity sensor now connects to TapHome internal bus. This makes the humidity measurement scalable for huge buildings with hundreds of such sensors. The sensor itself is placed on a 10cm flexible circuit board for easy and precise installation.

New humidity sensor will be available by the end of 2016.

Core1.4
September 2016

Core rev1.4

New Core is tailored for small installations.

It features a couple of inputs and outputs necessary for heating or ventilation control in a small project.

For just 299 Euro, every home or cabin can get smarter!

cooling_heating-switch
September 2016

Heating / cooling switch

We have added a configurable automatic season switch for heating and cooling.

It changes state between four modes:

  • Heating only
  • Cooling only
  • Both heating and cooling (You may want to cool the home but heat the pool)
  • All off for mid-season
atrea-duplex-range
August 2016

Air ventilation integration

Modbus integration of Atrea air ventilation with heat recovery has been added.

Atrea Duplex product family provides not just air ventilation but it also actively heats or cools the air. Hence it replaces standalone heating or cooling systems.

Thanks to the ModBus integration, TapHome controls both air ventilation and heating or cooling.

limit-condition
August 2016

Limit condition

You may want to have your motorized window responsive to outside conditions but not at night. The part “but not” – that is limit condition.

Limit condition can be defined as:
– Away mode event
– Formula result
– Time constraint

jablotron-alarm
August 2016

Alarm integration

We have added a RS485 integration of Jablotron alarm using their RS485 Interface component.

The integration saves time during installation when connecting to the alarm system when compared to traditional connection using the alarm’s output modules.

taphome_rain_sensor
August 2016

New devices

Rain / snow detector and rain volume sensor have been added to eshop.

Rain / snow detector protects awnings or motorized windows.

Rain volume sensor is used for soil humidity estimation for sprinkler control.

rbd
August 2016

TapHome in Australia

Our first partner in Australia is RBD Electrical and Instrumentation.

RBD provides a broad range of services in both high and low voltage, industrial and commercial automation, security and much more.

The first project is being processed, we can’t wait to see it go live!

newfolder1
July 2016

Folders on dashboard

Now you can organize devices into folders on dashboard.

Examples are a folder “Heating” with thermostats for all zones or folder “Living room” with all devices in it. Available both for iOS and Android / PC.

Instructions how to set up folders are here.

Go to Menu - Settings - User management
July 2016

User management update

User management lets you define access rights and permissions for various types of users.

Users can be for example family members, guests in a hotel or tenants in an office building.

Details how to setup various types of roles are here.

jk slovakia
July 2016

Cooperation with JK Homes

We just signed a cooperation contract with JK Homes, manufacturer of low energy prefab houses.

Our system will be in charge of maintaining optimum temperature by controlling all of heating, cooling and blinds and so contributing to further energy savings for house owners.

12do
June 2016

Digital output module rev1.4

12 DO Module has been upgraded from 12A to 16A with fixed terminals.

More performance and less space required in switch box.

Marko
June 2016

Prefab revolution

Together with SMF Marko, Slovak architects known for their projects of the first energy-passive blocks of flats, we are trying to figure out what is the next big thing in prefab homes.

Something promising is sketched on the table, let’s see…

Makrowin us
May 2016

Entering the US

Together with our partner Makrowin, we are working on the specification for our first project in US.

The customer is an architecture studio selling passive house projects in the US.

Entering new markets depends on local partners. We are happy to be part of such a strong team!

xmas party 2015
December 2015

Xmas party 2015

10 employees by the end of 2015.

More guys will join soon!

israel first project
May 2015

The first huge project

What is so significant about this picture? We got a phone call from a guy in Israel saying he needs our system for his project. 750 units.

Ever since our company has been established, we believed we will be able to penetrate real estate development projects. Not just luxury buildings but every single building.

This was the first time that our vision started to materialize.

bloomeco distributor
April 2015

The first distributor contract

BloomEco has become our first distributor.

Team at BloomEco are experienced building automation professionals. They will work with new installation partners within Slovakia.

We are glad to have them working with us!

IMG_4166
February 2015

Exhibitions in Czechia, Austria and The Netherlands

We our new product stack, we went for exhibitions into new markets.

The exhibitions confirmed our product development direction. They also showed that there are large segments of the building control market that are not penetrated well by established providers.

Significant market opportunity.

IMG_4168
January 2015

Reference projects on the web

Our website has been reworked from the ground up:

  • Reference projects
  • More product details
  • Installation instructions

 

Michal Dobrodenka taphome
January 2015

CTO

Welcome to Michal Dobrodenka, our new CTO and an old friend from our previous companies.

Up until Michal’s arrival, product manager Martin was overseeing both software and hardware development.

Michal is the third procurist and shareholder.

io pcb
December 2014

Own protocol, own devices

While keeping the openness towards modules from other manufacturers, we decided to develop our proprietary bus communication protocol and a set of input / output modules.

Now this was a powerful product. Own protocol and devices enabled us to gain massive scale in project size. The ability to operate with other systems provided flexibility.

Things started to move rapidly going forward.

 

The first exhibition stand
March 2014

The first trade show

Our first public presence was on a show in our home town in Bratislava, Slovakia.

We were selling the platform message – any device from any manufacturer, connected by one master control system.

Response from the market was very positive. Smart building thing just got popular around that time.

The first version
July 2013

The first product version

Assumption: there are many input / output devices in the market and many open protocols for communication between those devices. What is missing though is an intuitive software interface. This is how we built our first product – our control unit connected to third party IO modules.

Over time it turned out that third party devices did not fit our purpose properly, we had no way of controlling how they operate, and customers were not willing to pay for software. A change in the approach was necessary.

the first day
September 2012

Founders and Smart Rules

Martin Kalis, product manager. Samo Jurdik, sales.

Those papers on the wall – this is the concept of Smart Rules, configuration elements, the key part of our system. Smart Rules are unique in the building control industry. They enable super fast programming without the need of lengthy trainings. Plus, automation scenarios of any complexity can be built and easily replicated to other projects.

 

company established
September 2012

Company established

Hello world!

People are detached from technologies in the buildings they live or work in. There shall be an interface between people and technologies which would simplify their interaction. Let’s make such an interface!

With 10+ years of software development experience from Sygic, a 150 million users strong GPS navigation app, we are moving on to smart buildings.

Exciting journey.