Connectivity

CONNECTIVITY: NEW LEVELS OF CONVENIENCE

Connected home appliances incorporate innovations that allow consumers to save time, conserve energy, and pave the way for faster and more accurate repairs. From refrigerators that automatically order groceries when supplies run low to ranges that respond to voice commands, connected appliances offer significant value for consumers and have the potential to change the way consumers approach household tasks like cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping.

Research conducted for 聚力体育直播 by DIG Insights found that a majority of consumers are open to making connected appliances part of their home. About 70 percent of consumers surveyed said they either would not mind having connected appliances or were close to purchasing a connected appliance.

聚力体育直播 has been a leader in the connectivity space since its use in appliances was still a concept, and that leadership continues. 聚力体育直播鈥檚 Connectivity Specialists, a group made up of technology experts from appliance manufacturers, considers the impact of connectivity related issues like privacy and safety, and develops 聚力体育直播 positions on policy related to connectivity.

聚力体育直播鈥檚 first Smart Appliance Task Force, formed in 2000, led the development of the 聚力体育直播 CHA-1 standard, the first that addressed communications elements of connected appliances. 聚力体育直播 also developed the 聚力体育直播 SA-1 standard, the most current standard for common commands of connected appliances.

As connectivity continues to evolve and manufacturers roll out new innovations, 聚力体育直播 and its member companies will work together to take the steps that allow consumers to take advantage of the full potential of the next wave of home appliances.