STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electrolux has joined Google’s Early Access Program for its Brillo
operating system and Weave communications protocol for the Internet of
things aimed at developing connected appliances for smart homes.
”Electrolux is committed to shaping the future of connected appliances
to deliver great experiences to consumers everyday, whether it’s making
great tasting food for their families or better managing their homes,”
said Jan Brockmann, Electrolux Chief Operations Officer and R&D head, at
the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where the
cooperation was announced. “We are very excited about this cooperation
with Google and look forward to working together to develop smart home
solutions based on Brillo and Weave.”
“Electrolux also remains firmly committed to the open platform
initiative AllSeen Alliance, where we are one of the premium partners.
There are several initiatives active now to establish standards for the
smart home. While we prefer an open global platform, we have
consistently said that we will be open for different solutions in the
best interest of our consumers.”
Google invited a limited number of early access partners in May 2015 to
work on Brillo operating system (OS) and Weave communication protocol.
In October it was opened up to the broader developer community.
Electrolux cooperation with Google started in September 2015.
Showing the worlds first connected oven with a built-in camera
At CES 2016, Electrolux demonstrates connected ovens running on Google
Weave/Brillo in Google’s displays. Electrolux also shows connected ovens
running the AllJoyn protocol in the public Allseen Alliance booth and in
Qualcomm’s booth at the Springhill Suites (by invitation only).
The Electrolux connected steam ovens on display at CES are equipped with
the CookView® camera; a camera that provides a live feed directly from
the oven to a mobile device (iOS or Android). Through the mobile
application and WiFi access, the camera gives consumers an overview of
the food in the oven.
With the accompanying app, consumers can start the cooking process
through a mobile device and also respond instantly, changing temperature
and humidity level or switching function, with a simple touch or swipe
on the smartphone or tablet. Users can choose from hundreds of
professional recipes in the app database. Notifications alert consumers
as to when to get actively involved in the cooking process.
Within the social feed section of the app, consumers have access to food
inspiration from social channels and can also share cooking results with
friends, captured live from the camera in the oven.
“We have a consumer-focused approach to connected appliances and believe
that smart homes will become truly interesting to consumers when we
offer products and services that enhance the experience of their
everyday tasks”, said Jan Brockmann. “Our connected appliances will
deliver value by addressing their unmet needs – it’s not just technology
for technology’s sake.”
The connected oven based on the AllJoyn platform will be launched in
Europe in April 2016.
Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer
insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We
offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and
businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing
machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic
appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi,
Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50
million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In
2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees. For
more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.
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