Samsung Electronics joins Home Connectivity Alliance to drive the future of connected home experiences – Samsung newsroom international
Samsung will work with HCA to enhance the smart home experience through interoperability of home appliances, HVAC systems and televisions
New global organization aims to give consumers more options to personalize their smart home ecosystems while improving data privacy and device security
LONDON, UK – 5e January 2022 – Samsung Electronics today announced its membership in the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) with leading smart home manufacturers, with the goal of promoting interoperability and greater security.
Samsung Electronics is a founding member of the HCA along with The Electrolux Group, Haier, GE Appliances, and Trane Technologies. The alliance brings together leading manufacturers of connected devices to improve the compatibility of smart devices between brands.
As part of the alliance, Samsung will work with other member companies to develop common guidelines for cloud-to-cloud interoperability, taking into account data security and consumer safety requirements.
For Samsung users, this means the ability to operate and control devices from other brands through its SmartThings smart home platform, making it easier for consumers to integrate old and new devices into their homes. connected. Alternatively, consumers will be able to access Samsung devices from other HCA member apps.
“We are delighted to have Samsung as a founding member of the Home Connectivity Alliance,” said Yoon Ho Choi, President of Home Connectivity Alliance. “It is the support of global manufacturers such as Samsung that gives HCA a unique qualification to establish interoperability guidelines for long-lived devices and systems in the home, ultimately delivering safe, easy, and user-friendly consumer experiences. elegant. “
“As digital technology increasingly becomes part of everyday life, at Samsung we believe it is essential to offer greater openness to our smart home ecosystem and to give consumers more options. to create truly personalized home experiences, ”said Chanwoo Park, executive vice president and general manager. of the IoT Business group at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to be working with other HCA members and will strive to make home lifestyles easier and smarter through meaningful innovations in smart devices and connectivity. “
Building on the partnerships fostered by the HCA, SmartThings will continue to deliver innovations that push the boundaries of smart devices, enabling more consumers to experience the benefits of connected living. From smart kitchen features to automated home cleaning and clothing care, SmartThings’ open platform brings together a wide range of cutting-edge appliances and services to deliver a holistic smart home experience.
Simplifying everyday life with digital technology is at the heart of Samsung’s smart home innovations. The company is committed to working with other HCA members to drive the future of smart home technology and deliver meaningful innovations to users.
For more information on the Samsung smart home ecosystem and SmartThings, please visit Samsung.com.
For more information on Home Connectivity Alliance, please visit https://homeconnectivityalliance.org/