The FIBARO System – Z-Wave Home Automation from Poznan, Poland.
The FIBARO History
FIBARO is a Polisch company that has been established in 2010 under the name FIBAR GROUP sp . z o.o. Prior to this date, already 2 years of R&D have been invested in the development of FIBARO's fist products were launched. In their home country, FIBARO decided to start with a franchise network that started in April 2011. From then on, they searched for dealers and distributors in other countries. Currently, the FIBARO System is sold in more than 80 countries and has grown into a real success story.
From the start, FIBARO decided to develop products that work with the open Z-Wave protocol because this is a global system that is used on a large scale and the Z-Wave Alliance offers full support for new solutions.
FIBARO offers innovative products with a superior design for which they have received already numerous rewards.
Today, FIBARO employs more than 500 employees and is constructing a new production facility for more than 1000 employees.
It is not surprising that FIBARO is by far the market leader in the European Z-Wave market and their ambition is to become number 1 worldwide.
FIBARO also has a range of built-in micromodules:
And obviously sensors:
In the near future we expect new products like the FIBARO Panic Button, the "Swipe' and the WiFi Video Doorphone.
All these products offer, besides a unique and attractive design, many features of which we talk a both more indepth below.
FIBARO HOME CENTER 2
FIBARO Home Center 2 is a fast, efficient and very powerful hub that is used to control the FIBARO-System. The Home Center 2 can communicate with max. 230 actors and sensors by using the wireless communicaton protocol Z-Wave. The work of the FIBARO control unit is protected by an advanced data back-up and recovery system and the data is automatically stored on a USB-stick that is hidden inside the housing. By using the userfriendly configuration interface of the Home Center 2, one can create advanced, pre-defined scenes. The Home Center 2 can manage user rights and supports VoIP functionality and video-intercom functionality. Home Center 2 offers users the possibility to write scripts in LUA programming language thus expanding the possibilities of the system.
FIBARO HOME CENTER LITE
The FIBARO Home Center Lite is the new incredibly compact 'brain' of the FIBARO system, that uses the proven solutions that are implemented by the Home Center 2. The HCL is equipped with a new recovery system and offers the possibility to store backups in the cloud. It is smaller than the HC2 and offers the possibility to be expanded with modules (battery and GSM-module*). The Home Center Lite allows for an even greater integration of multimedia systems with the FIBARO system.
FIBARO BUILT-IN MICROMODULES
Relay Switch 1 x 2,5kW
The Z-Wave compatible FIBARO ON/OFF Relay Switch has been developped for installation in standard wall switch outlets or in any place where you need to control an electrical device of max. 2500W. The FIBARO ON/OFF Relay Switch can control a connected device through radio waves or through a wall switch that is connected to it.
Double Relay Switch 2 x 1,5kW
The Z-Wave compatible FIBARO Double ON/OFF Relay Switch has been developped for installation in standard wall switch outlets or in any place where you need to control 2 seperate electrical devices of max. 1500W combined. The FIBARO Double ON/OFF Relay Switch can control a connected device through radio waves or through a wall switch that is connected to it.
The FIBARO RGBW Controller is a universal, Z-Wave compatible RGB/RGBW Controller, that uses a PWM output signal that makes it possible to control LED RGB/ RGBW strips, halogen lighting and fans. The devices you want to control cannot have a load of more than 12 of 24 VDC. Moreover, this module controls up to four 0V-10V analog sensors such as temperature sensors, light sensors, etc… Al in- and outputs can be configured by the user for LED control or 0V-10V readings.
Roller Shutter 2
The FIBARO Roller Shutter 2 is a module that works with the Z-Wave protocol and has been designed to work with roller shutters, sunscreens, blinds, gates and other monophase AC powered motors. It allows the roller shutter or the lamella of the stores to be positioned more precisely, as well as control motors that are equipped with mechanical and electronic end switches. The module is also equipped with energy measurement.
The new Z-Wave Plus certified Dimmer 2 Micro Module is the cream of the crop in terms of dimming. This dimmer can be used with all types of lighting sources (like LED) and can be used in a 2- or 3-wire electrical installation. The FIBARO Dimmer 2 can switch the lighting source or dim it by means of radio waves or through the wall switch to which it is connected to. The module can detect the connected devices automatically and is equipped with an automatic overvoltage protection and gradual start function. The FIBARO Dimmer 2 detects the lamp type that is connected and adapts itself as dimmer as leading or trailing edge dimmer.
De FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor wireless module that makes it possible to improve the functionality of any sensory communicating with the wireless Z-Wave network and the FIBARO system. Moreover, this module allows for wireless communication between the system and two or four DS18B20 temperature sensors. The principal feature of the Universal Binary Sensor is the integration of the wireless FIBARO system with existing cable-based and wireless alarm- and measuring systems. As part of a security system, the module is transparant for parametrical alarm systems.
The FIBARO Door/Window Sensor is a battery powered reed sensor. The operation under the Z-Wave standard guarantees the compatibility with the FIBARO system. The sensor increases the possibilities of the system with the opening of doors, windows and garage doors. The sensor is also used for automatic light switching, access control and security of properties.
The FIBARO Flood Sensor is a universal, Z-Wave compatible, Flood- and Temperature Sensor. The sensor can be battery driven and/or VDC powered (12/24 VDC) and is designed to be installed on a floor or against a wall with the flood probes extended by the connected cable. The sensor has a built-in LED-indicator and an acoustic alarm and is also equipped with a tilt sensor that reports inclinations or movements to the central control unit. The LED diode reports floodings, the usage mode or the range of the Z-Wave network. The sensor is unsinkable and floats on the water.
Smoke Sensor 2
The Z-Wave Plus certified FIBARO Smoke Sensor 2 is an ultra light, perfectly designed battery powered device that uses photo-electrical and temperature sensors for maximum protection against burning and smoldering fires. The sensor is equipped with two types of alarm: a 100dbm built-in powerhorn and a RGB indicator light. The sensor has a built-in Z-Wave network range meter and can be used in a Z-Wave network. A unique feature of the FIBARO Smoke Sensor 2 is the buit-in electronic storage device that can help to identify the cause of the fire.
The FIBARO Motion Sensor is a higly advanced, ultra compact multisensor. This little sensor has a built-in temperature-, motion- and light sensor and accelerometer. The eye of the sensor warns you visually with changing colors for each type of alarm, depending on the color specification. The Motion Sensor is completely wireless and mobile, with a built-in range meter and the firmware can be updated remotely. In combination with the FIBARO Home Center 2 the sensor will learn your habits, adapt your lighting to the wishes of each individual user and switch ON the lights BEFORE you enter the room... Now this is what we call intelligent!
FIBARO WALL PLUG MODULES
Wall Plug Module
The FIBARO Wall Plugs with their unique energy metering feature is an intelligent, plug & play, compact,very sophisticated remotely controllable wall plug. This highly functional wall plug can be used anywhere where electrical devices (max. load 2,5 kW) need to be controlled and where you can measure the energy consumption in an easy and maintenance-free way.
NEW FIBARO PRODUCTS
FIBARO will launch a number of new products at the end of 2015:
FIBARO PANIC BUTTON
Ths button allows people with a handicap or elderly to send a message to a person that they want to alert. Probably, there will also be features such as making associations and activate a powerhorn.
The FIBARO Swipe is a control pad that reacts to hand movements. Example: you can lower or open blinds with a simple hand movement.
FIBARO VIDEO INTERCOM
Not much is yet known about the FIBARO Video Intercom, except that it will be easy to integrate in combination with the HC2. From your App you can communicate with the person that rings at your door when you are away.