Microsoft has now unveiled its Cortana powered GLAS Smart thermostat, Now we have more details on it. The software giant has partnered with Johnson Controls, the maker of the first in-room thermostat, to create the device, and it’s a beast.
GLAS is one of the first smart thermostat to utilize a translucent OLED touchscreen display to control its functions. Users simply touch the screen to change the temperature, monitor indoor and outdoor air quality, track energy savings or perform other functions.
Alternately, GLAS can also be controlled by mobile app or by voice, thanks to Microsoft’s voice-enabled digital assistant, Cortana. When it’s not in use, the screen seamlessly blends in with a home or building’s environment.
Johnson Controls says how GLAS — a simple-to-use, yet powerful smart thermostat.
The Cortana Powered GLAS Smart Thermostat will be available for preorder in March for $319.
GLAS runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core operating system, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E embedded processor, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. GLAS will support temperature controls, weather forecasts, and other skills through a mobile app, browser, or Cortana voice controls.
You’ll also be able to install GLAS in residential or commercial buildings, and the thermostat will support most 24VAC heating and cooling systems, including most gas, electric, oil, radiant and forced air systems. You can also sign-up for preorder information over at Johnson Controls’ website.
Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services as well as Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.
You can also pre-order the same from Johnson Controls website.