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Offices

Austin, USA
701 Brazos Street
Suite 1601
Austin, TX, 78701
USA

People

Co-Founder | CEO
Co-Founder | CMO
Co-Founder | CTO

Funding

TOTAL $1.07M
FUNDING TOTAL $1.07M
Product Crowdfunding, 4/2013
$308k
Seed, 8/2013
Techstars
Convertible Note, 10/2013
$761k

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Plum (Formerly Ube)

Ube is your single platform for controlling all of your home electronics. Ube provides unique intelligence by relating multiple substems.

Ube has 3 devices.

Smart Dimmer

The ube Smart Dimmer is an electronic dimmer that replaces the light switch in your wall. In addition to its full electronic dimming capability, it’s got a 32-bit high performance ARM microprocessor running the Android OS. It runs a full IP stack and communicates over WiFi by connecting to your local SSID.

Smart Plug

Don’t want to change your electrical outlet? Just plug the ube smart plug into any existing electrical outlet and control that plug from your smartphone. Plug any appliance into the smart plug and turn it on and off remotely from your smartphone. The smart plug also lets you measure how much energy is being used by whatever you’ve got plugged into it. It’s got the same specs as the smart outlet, plus it allows dimming so you can remotely dim your table lamps. It’s 110/220V compatible and will handle loads up to 500W

Smart Outlet

We know you want to control more than just lights. So we created the ube Smart Outlet. It’s got the same technical specs as the light switch. You replace your existing outlet with this smart one and turn anything plugged into this outlet on or off. The Smart Outlet also has an energy meter so you can know how much energy is being used by each device plugged into the outlet.It’s 110/220V compatible and will handle loads up to 1000W.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

The Ube Wifi Smart Dimmer

Added: 1/2/14

Screenshots

Plum (Formerly Ube) screenshot
Above: Plum (Formerly Ube) Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 10/2/12
Plum (Formerly Ube) screenshot
Above: Plum (Formerly Ube) Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 10/2/12
Plum (Formerly Ube) screenshot
Above: Plum (Formerly Ube) Screenshot -- #3
Uploaded: 10/2/12

Sources

  1. Kickstarter — Ube WiFi Connected Smart Light Dimmer (kickstarter.com) [edit]
  2. Meet the 10 Startups from Techstars Austin's Demo Day (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. Fundable — Ube (fundable.com) [edit]
  4. Upstart (upstart.bizjournals.com) [edit]
    Kickstarter (kickstarter.com) [edit]
    Austin Business Journal (bizjournals.com) [edit]
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