Our PhilosophyPassionate about control.
The team at CommandFusion (CF) is passionate about making automation software and hardware simple, reliable and affordable. We have gone to great lengths to source like-minded veterans throughout the world to make this a reality.
We also recognise that community efforts are often more powerful and productive than our own, and as such our communication protocols for both software and hardware are fully published in detail. Community involvement is a vital part of our product evolution, with online groups and chat systems where CommandFusion engineers and support staff regularly engage with customers. This streamlines our support system whilst providing excellent resources to all customers globally.
Product DesignInteroperability, Reliability, Flexibility.
In both hardware and software design, great lengths have been taken to cater for flexibility, reliability, interoperability and the future.
With hardware, CF has chosen a wired approach which can then be made wireless. Wired solutions are inherently more reliable and secure. Bus testing has been undertaken for over a year prior to commercial release, and our products are capable of withstanding common miswiring faults, voltage fluctuation and drops.
Components have been carefully chosen, the majority of which are either from USA or Japan. Our products are currently contract manufactured by a large American company, with final assembly done in Malaysia. Products currently ship from our Malaysian facility, although steps are constantly being taken to shorten shipping times by having shipping and RMA hubs in strategic locations.
We also strive to ensure our products are as environmentally friendly as possible, with brown cardboard packaging and minimal use of plastic packaging.
Our TeamInternational industry veterans.
As of 2012 there are currently 17 team members working from different locations around the world. Below are the key members of the team.
Co-Founder & Lead UI Architect, Australia
Jarrod has spent the past 10 years focusing on user interface (UI) technologies and is responsible for launching CommandFusion iViewer on the Apple App Store in 2008. He heads the development and evolution of all CommandFusion software. Jarrod graduated from Monash University with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Computing.
Co-Founder & CTO, Nomad
Siong has over a decade of programming experience with control systems such as Crestron and AMX. Well known for his unrelenting pursuit of reliability and user-friendliness, he heads the evolution of CommandFusion's products. He frequently relocates and currently resides in Malaysia. Siong graduated from Monash Clayton in Australia with a postgrad in IT.
CF Automation Engine architecture & development, France
Based on the French Riviera, Florent has over 25 years in software development with over 15 of those on mobile platforms. Prior to joining the CF team, he has produced numerous products to commercialisation and is well known for his commitment to excellence. He is responsible for the architecture and development of the CommandFusion Automation Engine for both the iOS and Android platforms.
Lead Hardware, USA
Art is a hardware design engineer with decades of experience in Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Consumer electronics. He focuses on applying leading edge technology to product design and development. Art graduated from Lowell Technological Institute and earned an MS in EE at NYU and an MS in Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Lead Firmware, USA
Pat has an extensive background in data communications system design and firmware architecture. As a consultant, she has made significant contributions to Industrial, Medical, and Consumer products. Pat graduated from Rutgers University and earned an MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Hardware production, XentiQ, Singapore
Eugene Tan spent 14 years managing product development in public listed EMS provider CEI Manufacturing and local MNC, Creative Technology and worked for 5 years in Silicon Valley, California (USA). He is currently the Managing Director at XentiQ Pte Ltd, a leading product design and development company in Singapore. Eugene holds a degree in electrical and electronics engineering (NUS) and a joint patent holder. He also sits on the Engineering Advisory Committee at Singapore Polytechnic and is a contracted Consultant to National University of Singapore (NUS).
Product design lead, XentiQ, Singapore
Ulrich has over 25 years in product design and has worked in several product design consultancies in France. He has lectured at CREAPOLE Design School in Paris where he worked with design pioneers like Roger Tallon and Pierre Paulin. His clients include MNCs like Colgate, Unilever, Alcatel, Sagem and Alsthom in the mass-market and technological sectors. Ulrich has also been a consultant with the Korean Institute of Design and Packaging (KDP) and a lecturer in the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
HistoryThe story behind CommandFusion
CommandFusion (CF) began as GuiLink in 2005 specialising in custom touchpanel design. The product direction shifted with the release of the iPhone in 2007, and we officially changed company name to CommandFusion in 2011.
iViewer is often used with leading control and lighting systems such as Crestron, AMX, Lutron, Vantage, Clipsal amongst others. Its true potential is shown when simultaneously used with media servers, control systems and other ethernet based devices, simplifying programming and greatly reducing the load on control systems. iViewer for Android devices began public beta testing in early 2012 and was commercially available in May 2013.
CF started developing its own control systems hardware in 2008, geared at simplifying programming whilst maintaining reliability and capability comparable to leading control systems. Slated for commercial release in late April 2012, the hardware has undergone three separate production trials including a public beta before commercial release.
CF is a privately owned and funded company with its team made up of industry veterans across the world.