Leading Internet of Things smart products platform provider and major consumer electronic manufacturer team up in global partnership to bring consumers and business partners innovative and seamless IoT experiences
NEW YORK & LONDON, 28th May 2015: EVRYTHNG, the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Products Platform that connects products to the Web, has today announced that SDI Technologies, a major consumer electronics manufacturer plugged into 50 million US homes and selling via major retailers in 70 countries worldwide, has selected EVRYTHNG to power its iHome smart products Control Cloud. As a result of this commercial partnership, EVRYTHNG will help drive iHome’s innovative IoT vision forward and unlock significant value for both end consumers and business partners.
“We’re delighted to be working with such a high profile consumer electronics manufacturer to connect their products to the Web,” comments Niall Murphy, Founder and CEO of EVRYTHNG. “iHome understands that scalability and reliability are critical, and they also need their products to be able to talk to the many different apps and products consumers use in their digital lives. We look forward to helping them bring world-class smart products to market that operate seamlessly as an integral part of that ecosystem.”
As the development and application of IoT accelerates, manufacturers need to create innovative consumer products that not only connect directly to the Web, but also have the ability to interconnect with a whole ecosystem of smart devices, apps and services that are now becoming commonplace in consumers’ lives.
Additionally, by making smart product data easily shareable via open web protocols, manufacturers can easily connect with business partner systems to provide the best possible consumer experience to the largest achievable market. This data management approach future-proofs smart products by enabling them to plug in to whatever app, interface, or service comes next in the evolution of connected products.
EVRYTHNG’s award-winning IoT smart products technology combined with iHome’s global footprint and extensive experience in manufacturing innovative consumer electronic products sets the perfect foundation for bringing IoT smart products to market – delivering real-time interactive experiences and support services to consumers and providing far reaching benefits for businesses.
“The Internet of Things is quickly moving from concept to solid reality,” commented Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development, SDI Technologies. “Our collaboration with EVRYTHNG will allow us to stay at the cutting edge of consumer electronics, designing and manufacturing pioneering smart products that will deliver the best possible connected consumer experience.”
EVRYTHNG is the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web, and managing real-time data to drive products and applications. The world’s leading consumer product manufacturers work with EVRYTHNG to manage billions of intelligent online identities in the cloud for their products, deliver real-time interactive experiences and support services to consumers, and connect with the ecosystem of other applications and products in their digital lives. To find out more about how EVRYTHNG’s award-winning IoT cloud platform delivers better consumer-product experiences and smarter product operations, please visit evrythng.com and follow @EVRYTHNG.
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.
iHome is currently pioneering a new area of connected consumer electronics with the release of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 Smart Plug, is a launch partner with Apple HomeKit smart home software.
iHome’s products can be found at retail and online locations in over 70 countries. For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihome.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.
*According to NPD data
Nikki Reyes, WIT Strategy for EVRYTHNG
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Caroline Burgess, GingerMay PR for EVRYTHNG
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Derek Musso, HighWater Group for iHome
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