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SHD Smart Home Devices Ltd.
Location: Surrey, BC
SHD Smart Home Devices Ltd. is developing a décor friendly suite of novel Smart Home and building automation internet appliances which employs the company’s miniaturized power supplies to provide power while enabling the devices to be contained within standard AC outlet utility boxes. This product suite’s proprietary open-source firmware simplifies connectivity and provides application developers a much needed platform on which to build user interfaces.
These internet appliances mount directly into power utility boxes to combine power and connectivity without compromising the existing or planned AC outlets. The appliances are hidden from sight and do not require additional external power boxes or cords, do not obstruct the AC outlets themselves, and do not interfere with the decor of a room.
The company’s first commercially ready product is its USB Power Hub. Future products under development include a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity hub, a WiFi range extender, a Smart AC receptacle, and a combination light switch/security camera. All outlets feature a more or less identical appearance despite their different functions, and provide the ability to measure power consumption at each outlet.
Power consumption and user data is acquired and transmitted to the gateway for managing power usage optimization and minimization of energy waste. This capability enables owners to control and manage energy use. The company’s internet appliance also features hardware and software security layers. Downloadable software apps will allow users to monitor their homes and business through multiple communication platforms.
Décor friendly – Attractive devices with ability to provide uniform looks to match existing or new décor schemes within homes and offices
No user monitoring fees – Avoid ever increasing ISP provider fees by utilizing no fee self-monitoring
Open Firmware – Software developers can easily create apps to support devices
USB Power + – AC + USB Power for any device, to support charging and power needs
Secure System – Multiple security layers, including wireless connectivity, software security coding, and security chip (hardware)
Medical Grade – Available medical devices may be used within hospitals care centres without expensive modification
Green Mode – Highly efficient and smart devices conserve power when not in use
USB Power Hub – AC/USB Power Hub for powering or charging USB peripherals
Smart Wi-Fi Range extender – Extends Wi-Fi signal strength; Green Mode powers device down when no WiFi activity
Smart AC Receptacle – In-wall AC receptacle that provides two AC outlets, as opposed to single plug in box. The outlet has the ability to measure power usage at each outlet
Wireless Charging Mat – Charging mat powered by the IoT power hub to enable mobile phones and tablets to charge untethered to a DC cable
Smart Light Switch /Camera – Home security plus smart light with switch controlled by mobile phone
IoT Communication Hub – Gateway to connect all peripheral within the home and to provide self-monitored home security
Efficient Miniaturized Power supply – Provides highly efficient power for USB and Wi-Fi transmitters while being small enough to be incorporated into the wall outlet
Sat Samra, CEO
Mr. Samra is the co-founder and CEO of SHD Smart Home Devices Ltd. He is a business professional with 16 years of broad business experience in technology, banking and import foods. In 2001, while still in university, Mr. Samra’s co-founded QF International Foods and served as the its President until its sale in 2005. In addition to SHD Smart Home Devices Ltd., Mr. Samra is also the co-founder and President of Megahertz Power Systems Ltd., an R&D company focused on the development of environmentally friendly power systems.
Robert Taylor, CTO
Robert Taylor, SHD’s co-founder and chairman, has 40 years of technology development, technology licensing and technology marketing with M&A experience in the semiconductor and power converter industry. Mr. Taylor has played a seminal role in the development and commercialization of SHD’s technologies and leads its product development efforts.
Paul Gill, VP Business Development
Mr. Gill is involved in the planning and implementation phases of creating new businesses and restructuring organizations. In the public markets, he is currently the CEO of Lomiko Metals (TSXV: LMR). Mr. Gill also works with pre-IPO companies and is the CEO of Lomiko Technologies and Director of Graphene ESD. Through AJS Management Corp., he provides advice to private sector clients.
Jan Lauver, CFO
Jan Lauver, SHD’s Chief Financial Officer, has over 40 years of business and legal experience, including with high technology start-up ventures in fields such as power converters, semiconductors, flat panel displays, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and electro-magnetic compliance test equipment. Mr. Lauver manages the company’s financial, legal and intellectual property affairs.