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King I partners with Ayla Networks to innovate on smart thermostats

King I partners with Ayla Networks to innovate on smart thermostats
King I Electronics, a provider of comprehensive climate-control solutions for room, multi-family, small business, hospitality, government, commercial buildings, retail and industrial applications in automation and energy control, has partnered with Ayla Networks for its smart thermostat family of products.

"In the Internet of Things market, no single company can fully master all the knowledge and technology needed for successful connected-product development," said David Wan, King I's general manager. "Therefore, future competitiveness will be determined not by an organization’s ability to succeed alone, rather by its ability to partner effectively and seek cooperation with other companies. Working with Ayla Networks helps us stay ahead in this increasingly tough competitive environment and expand our share in the global market. Leveraging the benefits of Ayla Network's technology, King I's smart thermostats with wireless remote sensing applications bring users unparalleled benefits and performance."

For instance, the King I thermostats powered by Ayla IoT cloud technology enable convenient temperature changes, HVAC system monitoring and maintenance, vacation mode setting and programming through King I's iT-Ctrl app. As a result, users can reduce energy costs and gain an improved customer experience.

“King I is among the world’s leading climate-control technology companies, and we are excited about the potential of our partnership to transform the comfort and energy management space," said Jonathan Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks. “This announcement is yet another strong validation of Ayla's flexible IoT platform and our ability to deliver meaningful business outcomes for consumer and commercial OEMs."

King I selected Ayla Networks’ cloud platform services on the basis of Ayla's worldwide presence and reliable, secure and easy IoT connectivity. In addition to the ease of service integration, Ayla is capable of supporting millions of simultaneous device connections and easily allowing King I to configure its devices for machine-to-machine communication. The Ayla platform also provides all the required managed integrations—over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates, device management, cloud connections, etc. — to connect and monitor a fleet of devices online.

Product Adopted:
Lighting & Climate Control

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