Number One Consumer Brands are Selecting the Arrayent Connect™ Platform to
Power Their Connected Product Initiatives
Household name brands Whirlpool Corporation, Pentair, and First Alert join
Mattel, Monster Products, Chamberlain, and LiftMaster in adopting Arrayent’s
Connect Platform to power their connected products
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- December 19, 2012
Arrayent, Inc., the emerging leader in connected product platforms for
consumer products, announced today that three major product brands, Whirlpool
Corporation, Pentair, and First Alert, have chosen the Arrayent Connect™
Platform to power their forthcoming connected consumer products. These
companies join Arrayent’s existing major brand customers, Monster Products,
Mattel, Hunter Fan, LiftMaster, and Chamberlain which are already shipping
connected products powered by the Arrayent Connect Platform.
A growing number of consumer product companies are bringing to market products
that can be monitored and controlled by smartphone apps. Examples include the
Hunter Fan Universal Internet Thermostat to save homeowners money, LiftMaster
and Chamberlain MyQ-enabled garage door openers, gate operators, and light
switches to help consumers feel more secure, and the Monster Products line of
HTUPS (home theater uninterruptible power supplies) that can be serviced
remotely by service technicians.
Before Arrayent, companies had to choose between commissioning expensive
cellular M2M connectivity solutions (impractical for consumer products sold at
retail) or their own IT departments to write the custom communications
software necessary to provide two-way, low-latency, secure communications
between the products and the smartphone app. Arrayent saw the opportunity to
build a commercial platform that solved a common problem across a number of
consumer brands that will be deploying millions of connected products a year.
“We are pleased to be able to say that Arrayent customers are the number one
brands in their respective consumer product categories. These companies
clearly see the connected product opportunity enabled by the mobile Internet.
They have chosen to partner with Arrayent because we specialize in solving the
technically challenging problem of delivering scalable, secure, low-cost
connectivity,” said Shane Dyer, president and founder of Arrayent. Mr. Dyer
went on to say, “These number one brands have extensively surveyed the
landscape, and we are honored that they have selected the Arrayent Connect
Platform to power their exciting connected product initiatives.”
Whirlpool Corporationis the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately$19 billionin 2011.
Whirlpool brand recognizes that consumers lead busy, active lives and
continues to create solutions that help consumers optimize productivity and
efficiency in the home.
Warwick Stirling, Global Director of Energy and Sustainability, explained
Whirlpool’s selection of Arrayent’s platform by saying, “There are companies
that claim to have a low latency, scalable connectivity platform to connect
consumer products to smartphone apps. Arrayent is delivering it.”
Pentair is global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection
partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions. With revenues
of approximately $8 billion, Pentair employs 30,000 people worldwide and works
with clients and partners on six continents. Pentair consumer brands include
Berkeley, Flotec, Pentair, and Sta-Rite.
Bob Miller, Chief Financial Officer of Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, said, “We
sought a communication platform that will support a wide range of Pentair
Internet-connected products. The Arrayent Connect platform provides an
economic enterprise-level solution for our entire Internet-connected
residential product needs.”
First Alert is America’s most trusted home safety brand. The company is
responsible for many home safety firsts and is committed to helping protect
what matters most.
Mark Devine, SVP of Marketing, explained why his company chose Arrayent by
saying, “Arrayent’s cloud service will enable us to offer a fully-featured
connected safety product line at a very attractive price point.”
ABOUT ARRAYENT – The Arrayent (uh-RAY-ent) Connect Platform is used by
consumer product companies to securely connect their products to web and
smartphone applications at low cost, with a “just works” installation process.
The cloud-based platform enables Arrayent’s customers to deliver a superior
product experience and build connected-customer relationships that together
maximize customer lifetime value. Arrayent customers are household name brands
including Chamberlain, First Alert, Hunter Fan, LiftMaster, Mattel, Monster
Products, Pentair, SALUS Controls and Whirlpool Corporation. Customers have
called Arrayent “the Cisco of Small Things.” For more information, see
Note: The Arrayent name, logo, and Arrayent Connect are trademarks of
Bob Dahlberg, 650-260-4520
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