We discussed the Internet of Things (IoT) in a previous blog post and how things are moving by connecting devices over the internet.
Since our blog post, a lot of people are asking how companies are putting this into practice and achieving better sales or improving products. Therefore we decided to write a blog highlighting how a large company, namely Dyson, is moving towards IoT technologies and providing management of their consumer products via the internet.
Dyson is a British technology company that designs and manufactures bladeless fans, vacuum cleaners, heaters and hand dryers. They are well renowned for their innovative products and being a market leader in their sector.
To tap into the IoT market, they have recently launched two products that have IoT added features.
Firstly they released the Dyson Link, software designed for the IOS and Android mobile operating systems. The software communicates directly with the Dyson 360 Eye robot, a robot vacuum cleaner. Using your mobile, you have full control of your robot vacuum cleaner and is undoubtedly is for the most gadget savvy people! You can even schedule its activity and get a mapped report of its progress!
Secondly, and more recently, they have launched an air purifying fan called Pure Cool Link. This product is used to clean the air in your home and can capture up to 99.95% of pollutants in in a room in approximately 60 minutes. Using your mobile and the app, you can monitor the air quality, temperature and humidity. In addition, you can start the fan via a schedule or remotely.
So, summarizing both products, Dyson has developed mobile software apps to give consumers full control of their household products. This move towards IoT systems shows how consumers are getting more interested in controlling household products remotely via their mobile phones.
Next time we’ll explore the IoT systems like Apple’s HomeKit and Samsung’s SmartThings hub.