Cytech Technology was founded in Singapore in 1995 with the aim of becoming a leading manufacturer of Home Automation solutions for this rapidly emerging market. The company was started in the Singapore Science Park with the help of an Research and Development Grant from the Singapore Economic Development Board to develop the Comfort system. The pioneer members of the engineering team remain with the Company today. Cytech Technology is a privately owned company, with a paid-up capital of S$880,000 (US$600,000) as of December 2009
The first version, a telephone-controlled system without a keypad was produced in late 1996, after many rounds of testing, modifications and redesigns. In 1998 the KP01 keypad was launched with a built-in microphone and speaker. The DP01 Door Station was also introduced for outdoor intercom use at the same time
Comfort has been tested and approved to many international telecommunications and safety standards, including BABT (UK), ACA (Australia), New Zealand Telecoms, Underwriters Laboratories (USA), FCC Part 68 and Part 15, South Africa, IDA (Singapore), SIRIM (Malaysia), in line with the companys aim of creating a product which can be used anywhere in the world.
The Comfort II second generation product was introduced in late 2005 and includes includes LCD keypads, Slave Expansion Modules, Infrared Learner/Receivers and transmitters, Lighting ontrol Modules, Current sensors, Universal Communications Module (UCM). with RS232 and Ethernet interfaces, the Comfort Webserver Module (CWM) for Internet access, Designer Scene Control Switches, GSM Module, monochrome and colour touchscreens, handheld remote controllers and temperature sensors One of Comfort’s strengths is its many interfaces to third party products including EIB/KNX (European Installation Bus), C-Bus (Clipsal), Lutron, Dynalite, Rako lighting systems, Honeywell Smartfit thermostat, Intercoms, Touchscreens, AV systems, Fingerprint readers and access control systems
Cytech Technology is completely focused on the Design, Manufacture, Sales and Support of Home Automation products. Its design team constantly upgrades and improves the product with feedback from users and installers around the world. The product is designed for easy and affordable firmware upgrades, which can downloaded and upgraded in place. New firmware versions are released every few months, each version providing improvements in operation or new features.