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We thought it would be interesting to do a deep dive on our supply chain and our supply chain building experience.  Many of our customers are technical and have some exposure to what a modern day supply chain looks like, but for those that don't, knowing how many steps it takes to get a smart vent into homes is pretty eye opening.   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   Here is an abbreviated view of the smart vent supply chain.       Vent Face Plates awaiting Powder Coating Metals  One of the first things that surprised us about manufacturing at scale is how each...

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Flair In the Beginning

Posted by Dan Myers on

In the last blog post we told you about building smart vents and thermostats inclusively, affordability and interoperably.  We felt the next thing to share is where we are and how we got here. In the Beginning Flair unofficially started in the polar vortex of early 2014.  Dan was living in Chicago at the time and his upstairs was hot and downstairs was cold, a pretty common problem in most multi-floor buildings.  To fix this, he was adjusting vents regularly, which helped make his place more comfortable but got rather tedious day in and day out. There was an article in one of...

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Hello World

Posted by Dan Myers on

Many of you know that Flair builds indoor air quality (IAQ) technology and Internet of Things (IoT) products, but what you don’t know is why we choose to operate in this space and our plans for improving it.  Which is why, in our first blog post, describing our DNA is the most important thing we can do.   What We Believe Within the Internet of Things, there are innumerable standards, vagaries around data ownership, closed consortiums and walled gardens. Privacy and security are too often secondary concerns.  At Flair, we aim to use open standards and ensure that you always have...

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