Fujitsu General Uses Ayla IoT Technology to Add Mobile App Connectivity to its Next-Generation Air Conditioners
By Business Wire News
AHR Expo — AylaNetworks, a global Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, announced today that it is working in partnership with Fujitsu General to incorporate Ayla IoT technology into the RLS3Y series of ductless mini-split air-conditioning products for both residential and light commercial markets. Fujitsu General is launching its first RLS3Y product during the AHR Expo show (booth 2229), being held January 25 to 27.
“Ayla is providing Fujitsu General with IoT technology to create and launch a line of connected mini-split systems that will be connected through the Ayla Networks cloud service,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “By using the Ayla software agent, Fujitsu General mini-split systems will automatically and securely connect to the Ayla cloud service. As a result, Fujitsu General will be able to collect data from their systems that will enable them to provide enhanced remote management of their customers’ heating and cooling systems’ operation.”
The Ayla IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. Ayla allows manufacturers to get secure, reliable connected products to market with minimal time, cost and effort—and to improve multiple aspects of their business based on the real-world knowledge gained from data generated by the connected devices.
Fujitsu General’s line of high-efficiency, eco-friendly mini-split systems have been designed to provide advanced zoned comfort solutions for residential and light commercial applications. The RLS3Y line is engineered to install quickly and easily with no ductwork and to provide both cooling and heating. Fujitsu General recently extended its warranty to 12 years maximum on select models when installed by one of Fujitsu General’s Elite Contractors.
Mobile App Gives User Control of Air Conditioner
In addition to leveraging the Ayla platform to provide cloud connectivity for its cooling and heating products, Fujitsu General is also using Ayla’s Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP) technology to offer Wi-Fi to mobile app control. As a result, people can control their Fujitsu General systems from anywhere in the world, using a mobile app.
With Fujitsu General’s mobile app, users will be able to turn their unconnected cooling and heating systems into smart energy-saving devices. The free smartphone app gives users the ability to control temperature settings and monitor usage of the system, as well as providing remote control capabilities. Users can turn the system on or off remotely from other locations besides their home or office.
“Ayla’s IoT platform allowed Fujitsu General to get secure, reliable connected products to market in an efficient manner,” stated Erin Mezle, director of marketing for Fujitsu General America, Inc. “By partnering with Ayla, we are able to offer our customers the convenience of remote management of their mini-split systems using a simple smartphone, tablet or PC via the internet.”
Ayla Networks will be exhibiting its IoT technology and customers’ HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) products at AHR Expo in Booth 4594.
About Ayla Networks
Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s Agile IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.
About Fujitsu General
Fujitsu General America, Inc., is a subsidiary of Fujitsu General Ltd., headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan. Fujitsu General America, Inc., is a leading provider of energy efficient mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps in North America. Fujitsu General offers one of the world’s most efficient mini-split systems with SEER ratings as high as 33.0, helping slash utility bills by up to 25%. In 2015, 25 of Fujitsu General’s mini-split systems were ENERGY STAR® qualified, 14 of which met criteria qualifying for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient. For more information about Fujitsu General America, visit www.fujitsugeneral.com.