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Zuma announces integration with smart home control specialist, Rithum

Zuma announces integration with smart home control specialist, Rithum

Zuma has announced a new partnership with smart home control specialist, Rithum whereby Zuma will become Rithum’s latest Pro Plugin partner, seamlessly integrating core Zuma functionality into Rithum’s user-friendly, wall-mounted control panel. 

This means Zuma users will have the ability to adjust sound and lights from a Rithum Switch installed into a standard light switch fitting in their home. What’s more, Zuma can now operate within the same ecosystem as a host of popular smart home solutions including Philips Hue, Sonos, and more – all brought together via Rithum’s smart switch interface. 

Many of Zuma’s control functions like warm to cool colour temperature control, dimming and wellbeing light features are made available via the Rithum switch. Once simple set-up steps are completed, users will be able to turn lights on and off, activate light scenes and circadian lighting, and utilise audio play actions like play, stop, mute, unmute and volume control. 

Light scenes can be controlled from the Scenes screen and levels control for both lights and audio volume can be accessed from the Levels screen. Rithum also allows for unique Standby gestures for instant ‘no-look’ control. From the standby screen, users can hold to toggle lights, and double tap to play/pause audio.

The Rithum Switch and Zuma Pro Plugin can be installed as new, or retrofitted into existing Zuma systems, and Rithum users can similarly take advantage of Zuma’s benefits by now introducing Zuma into their home. 

Both UK start-ups, Zuma and Rithum aim to disrupt the status-quo in smart home integration. Zuma’s easy to install integrated lights and speakers combined with the Rithum Switch become a combination that both manufacturers claim “redefines the useability and accessibility of modern smart home solutions”. 

With a similar philosophy to Zuma’s speaker/light fittings that install within existing downlight holes and use existing wiring, Rithum is installed into a light switch fitting, and utilises existing wiring. 

Once connected, all the home’s smart technology can be controlled wirelessly from a single wall-mounted control panel. Simple interface controls and handy ‘standby screen actions’ make choosing music, adjusting lighting, and picking out a Zuma wellbeing presets as straightforward as interacting with a traditional light switch. 

Rithum also shares a fundamental philosophy of smart home accessibility with Zuma. Both products offer users the opportunity to enjoy the convenience, sustainability and lifestyle benefits of custom integrated smart home technology, without the need for complex installations, expensive power and control systems and specialist racks that take up valuable space. 

In recent years, Zuma has become a popular solution for smart sound and lighting. But until now, Zuma’s functionality has existed separately from other smart home technologies that might be utilised in the modern home. 

With Rithum integration, that’s changing. With a Zuma Pro Plugin installed on a Rithum Switch, Zuma will operate in the same ecosystem as many other leading smart home brands including Philips Hue, Sonos, Tado, BluOS and more. 

Rithum becomes an access point of a smart home system, with smart home solutions like Zuma controllable via the Rithum interface.

The Zuma Pro Plugin for Rithum is available now, via a trained Rithum installation technician. 

“We’re excited to launch this new partnership with Rithum, a brand that shares our vision for a simpler, more user-friendly smart home experience. With Rithum integration, we look forward to bringing Zuma into more smart home systems than ever before,” said Morten Warren, Founder and CEO, Zuma Array.

“There is a lot of synergy between Rithum & Zuma in that both brands are combining multiple functions into one and both can be easily installed without any specialist cabling. Being able to control Zuma from Rithum offers a seamless experience for users with minimal smartphone use. We are really excited for this partnership and the potential applications,” added Ryan Ovens, Founder & CEO, Rithum.

The article was first published here

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