Smart Window Film, Switchable Window Film, Digital Window Covering, Electronic Office Window Partition, WiFi Enabled Window Treatment…the list of nicknames and applications for home and office space go on and on. Though this explanation was created as part of initial crowdsourcing efforts last year (2013), Sonte is beyond the initial phase of raising capital and already had its second debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
SO WHAT IS IT?
SONTE Film is the first ever Wi-Fi enabled digital shade that instantly switches windows from opaque to clear in less than a second. The film pairs with a free smartphone app that allows users to turn SONTE Film “on” for see-through windows and “off” for opaque windows. Users can also use the app to control a room’s privacy and transparency setting. The customizable digital shade is easy to install and affordable, and doubles as a projection screen.
WHY SONTE Film?
Our reason for starting this project is simple – curtains have been around for thousands of years without much improvement. The small advances that have been made, such as motorized shades and smart glass, can be extremely expensive and complex to install. With SONTE Film, we set out to revolutionize the industry of windows and curtains. Our goal is to make our smart film technology affordable and easy to install for all.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SONTE Film uses smart technology that allows the film’s transparency to go from clear to solid when an electric current is applied through it. SONTE Film will give you the option for privacy on demand by adjusting the opacity of the film on your window.
SONTE Film is also Wi-Fi enabled and simple to use. Our team designed the iOS / Android app, which you can download for free, to control SONTE Film from anywhere in your home or office at a touch of a button.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
SONTE’s sleek digital shade solves common design roadblocks such as bulky blinds and expensive window treatments with an affordable and easy installation process, which you can watch here.
And, because you can cut the film into any shape or size, it can be applied to just about any glass surface including living room windows, kitchen windows, bathroom windows, office windows and glass partitions, which you can see here.
The wide-ranging benefits of SONTE Film include:
Lighting and shading
UV and infrared protection