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    Trane, American Standard Launch Home Connectivity Alliance, Welcome Others

    Feb. 9, 2022
    Alliance mission is to provide homeowners with a more intuitive and seamless smart home experience. HCA invites other connected device manufactures to join.

    Davidson, N.C. – Trane Residential and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning have launched the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) with global manufacturers Arcelik, The Electrolux Group, Haier, GE Appliances and Samsung Electronics. The announcement was made during Samsung’s pre-show keynote address prior to the start of the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

    Sources report the HCA will provide consumers with safer, simpler and more interoperable options for their larger investment, long-life connected appliances and systems, focusing on HVAC systems, TVs and appliances. Katherine Shin, Secretary at Home Connectivity Alliance and Vice President of Customer Experience for the Residential HVAC and Supply business at Trane Technologies, joined the CES keynote to discuss Trane’s involvement as a founding alliance member and HCA’s collective commitment to building a more intuitive and seamless smart home experience.

    CLICK HERE to become a member.

    Alliance members will develop guidelines for Cloud-to-Cloud interoperability across long-life appliances and systems, including HVAC.

    Through HCA, Trane and American Standard along with other founding alliance members will set out to develop guidelines for Cloud-to-
    Cloud interoperability across long-life appliances and systems like HVAC that consumers use and rely on every day. The alliance’s efforts support compatibility across multiple manufacturers to provide consumers flexibility in purchasing multiple brand appliances and systems that will work together without being locked into a single platform or sacrificing privacy and data protection. HCA also aims to make consumer data more accessible to drive insights consumers can act on immediately that result in real savings and efficiencies.  

    Efforts are intended to support compatibility across multiple manufacturers to provide consumers flexibility in purchasing multiple brand appliances and systems that will work together. 

    HCA invites other connected device manufactures to join, as members will have the opportunity to innovate, influence industry trends, share expertise across peers and become leaders in expanding the connected home ecosystem and in delivering simple and elegant consumer experiences. By collaborating with other standards organizations and governing entities, HCA will foster fair competition and drive innovation to provide consumers with the safest, most feature-rich and interoperable options in their connected home. homeconnectivityalliance.org