About Ambient Devices

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Ambient Devices is a pioneer in the field of providing consumers with instant, effortless access to information – at a glance.  Ambient's technologies deliver dynamic data to everyday products and conveniently do not require a PC or Internet connection.  The company’s technologies enable joule aboutPageThe Ambient Home Jouleseamless user-friendly access to dynamic information such as weather forecasts, stock market activity, sports scores, and much more – with little or no user configuration.

Ambient has won accolades from The New York Times, WIRED and The Wall Street Journal and has distributed more then one million units at retail locations including Best Buy, Walmart and Brookstone.

stock-orbStock OrbIn addition to our successful retail strategy, Ambient has a successful utility-outreach program that has deployed our products in both residential and commercial demand response pilots worldwide, in collaboration with more than a dozen utilities. The energy product line includes the Energy Orb, which is currently in pilot at utilities including Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). A study from the most recent “BGE Smart Energy Pricing Pilot,” published by The Brattle Group, revealed that homes utilizing Ambient’s Energy Orbs showed a 23-27% reduction in demand during peak events.  Ambient is currently working on expanding the line of In-home Energy Orbs, including our new ZigBee-enabled Orb, to be made available to utility partners.
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Ambient Devices was founded in 2001 to commercialize patent-pending technologies developed at The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is privately held.