Atios develops hardware that allows residential real estate to become a Smart Home for a price-point not seen before. The company revolutionizes the home automation market by three fundamental principles: easy, future proof and secure. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? ATIOS: Our main focus is to develop hardware and sell these products with partner distributors worldwide. Our two portfolios are hardware for newly built apartments and houses, and for retrofitting existing real estate. Since this industry is still in its beginning, we also offer services. We help developers, future landlords and electricians to plan their projects according to up to date standards that will stick for at least 30 years, strictly to our core principle of being future proof. E.E: What’s the news about new products? ATIOS: Early 2023 the global standard matter was released in its first version. This allows everyone with a smartphone and the pre-installed apps Apple and Google Home to control Lights, Blinds, Heating and Access right away. Customers are used to the intuitive interface of these ecosystems and voice control is integrated right away. In February we launched two products that support matter: Atios KNX Bridge and Atios SmartCore. While Atios KNX Bridge supports – as the name suggests – KNX as the open building automation standard mainly present in luxury real estate, Atios SmartCore brings the same benefits to tenants for a much lower price point. Both of these products are mainly targeting the newly built real estate. Later in 2023 our retrofitting line of little wireless bricks being installed behind existing light and blind switches will be released. E.E: What are the ranges of products? ATIOS: I think we can remove this question, as it already has been answered above. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? ATIOS: The smart home market, or broader called the IoT sphere, is still in its early days. Especially in our home automation sector the market only reaches saturation once every real estate unit worldwide is controlled not only by switch, but additionally by app and voice. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? ATIOS: We need to make it attractive for developers to only build Smart Homes right away. This of course needs a low entry barrier for the standard functions such as Lights, Blinds, Heating and Access. But developers are starting to realize that they not only increase the valuation of their property over-proportional, but also the longevity of happy tenants and buyers plays a immersive role. The current energy crisis plays hand in hand, and people realize the potential that a modern Smart Home has. Up to 30% saving of electric energy and heating costs make an immediate difference to a household budget. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? ATIOS: Atios SmartCore is definitely an innovative product that lowers the financial entry-point of a Smart Home by factor 10. Starting at 500 USD instead of 5000 USD is a no-brainer for developers and even commercial property such as business apartments or hotels. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023? ATIOS: We are hoping increase marketing for the new product Atios SmartCore and sell 1000 modules by the end of 2023. This reflects 1000 new Smart Homes which will soon become 10’000 by end of 2024.