3M Filtrete WiFi Thermostat 3M-50

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Aron Schatz
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December 23, 2010
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Marvell
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3M Filtrete WiFi Thermostat 3M-50
The 3M-50 with the Marvell WiFi chip is a great step in the smart home direction. Now just give us the ability to control it directly and we're sold.

Page 1: Introduction, About Marvell, Packaging

Introduction

We live in a world where everything is wired (actually, wireless). One of the latest pieces to go online is your home thermostat. Marvell produces WiFi radios for use in certain 3M Filtrete thermostats and the promise of being able to remotely control your own thermostat is a tempting offer. Think about going on vacation or a short trip and forgetting to turn down the heating. This isn't a problem anymore with the WiFi thermostat. In fact, you could warm up your house on the trip back.

About Marvell

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A Next Generation Semiconductor Company

Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 5,000 employees. Marvell's U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell's expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer and green products. World class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today's dynamic market.

http://www.marvell.com/company/


Packaging

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This is the packaging you'll see if you buy this at a retail store like Home Depot. The Filtrete product line has a few different models. Make sure you pick up the correct one. The model is 3M-50.

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The back of the hard-to-open shell contains some extra information and the Marvell WiFi controller. It snaps into one of the expansion ports in the back of the thermostat.

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