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.
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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-
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