AVidea Group (AViG) and iminate have announced the Magic Box, the Plug-In and the Outlet, all three of which will be introduced at InfoComm 2018 from June 6 – 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. iminate also says they have added more capabilities to its simple control system with the addition of the Magic Box, the Plug-in and the Electrical Outlet.
The Magic Box is an interface between iminate and other devices connected to the local network. Connecting to the local router via Wi-Fi, the Magic Box can be located anywhere and is ideal for controlling other systems and devices – such as SONOS or other music streamers.
The Plug-In switches any kind of load, and simply plugs into any existing electrical outlet to provide control of a plugged-in device. Featuring an ambient light sensor with a convenient night light, the Plug-In is controlled from the iminate App or any iminate Keypad.
The Outlet replaces any existing electrical receptacle to provide smart phone control. It improves safety by detecting any unusual activity in the output, such as overloads and shorts, and immediately shuts down its power without affecting any other device on the circuit. A tamper-resistant 20A outlet with the ability to switch any load type, the Outlet also reports how much energy is being used by the connected device. The Outlet is easy to install, using the same mounting and wiring, and accepts a Decora wall plate to match with any décor. The EU version accepts any standard 55mm wall plate.
The suite of iminate products fulfills most home automation needs, including working with hundreds of third-party systems such as music, climate control, door locks and window shades, and providing voice control via Google Assistant or Amazon Echo.