Soon you can connect every electronic item in your household to the Internet with the help of a tiny card named Imp Card. Former iPhone engineering manager Hugo Fiennes, former Gmail designer Kevin Fox, and firmware engineer Peter Hartley have founded a company named Electric Imp whose mission is to turn every product you own into an Internet-connected device.
How Imp Card works?
Imp Cards are SD-card sized chips that contain a Wi-Fi antenna and an embedded processor. To pair an Imp card with any piece of electronic gadget, you only need to connect it to an Imp microcontroller board. Electric Imp is also in talks with product manufactures to have Imp card compatible slots pre-installed. Once the gadgets are all linked up, they will connect to the Imp cloud. From there, you can remotely control them from a smartphone or even work with other connected equipment.
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