The Tado Cooling System Converts Air Conditioners into Smart Devices

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 23, 2014
References: kickstarter & gizmag
The Tado Cooling System is a smart air conditioning system that can convert any old air conditioner into a smart WiFi enabled device operable by infrared remote control.

The Tado system consists of a compact wall-mounted unit that uses infrared technology to control your air conditioner. It is equipped with six infrared emitting diodes that give it a 180 degree range. This technology means a normal remote control isn't needed, and all functions can be handled by the user's smartphone.

In addition to smartphone compatibility, another cool function of the Tado system is geo-location capability, which allows the system to track when the last person leaves the home and turn the cooling off to save energy. When a resident is approaching home, Tado turns the air conditioner on to pre-cool the home to the user's preferred temperature.