GE Appliances Wins 3rd Consecutive “Smart Appliance Company of the Year” Award in Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

“GE Appliances continues to drive its smart home vision of simplifying the lives of its owners through device innovation, and they lead the smart appliance industry with a robust portfolio of products and services” – James Johnson

IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization honoring the world’s leading Internet of Things companies, technologies and products, today announced that GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has been named the winner of the ” Smart Appliance Company of the Year for the third year in a row as part of the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

In the past year, GEA advanced IoT and smart home innovation by developing its SmartHQ Solutions ™ offering. SmartHQ Solutions is the first end-to-end smart solution that combines a range of appliances and services, making GEA the easiest appliance manufacturer to do business with, manage, use and maintain. With SmartHQ Solutions, GEA is the first device manufacturer to offer a full suite of connected devices and advanced digital solutions for sales, administration, service and household.

SmartHQ solutions include:

  • SmartHQ Distribution ™ combines technology and infrastructure to reach 90% of the US population on time and without damage.
  • SmartHQ Management ™ is the first remote appliance management solution of its kind that helps property managers save time and money, increase productivity, and enhance the guest experience.
  • SmartHQ Service ™ is industry leading diagnostic technology that provides service technicians with the most advanced solution for diagnosing and safely repairing products.
  • SmartHQ Home ™, with more than 600 connected devices from all brands of GEA – including the device innovation leader from GE Profile – has an open platform that enables integration with technology partners and brings all GE Appliance products together in one simple SmartHQ app.

“We are digitizing our behavior in today’s world more than ever,” said Shawn Stover, VP of SmartHome Solutions for GE Appliances. “That’s why GEA was proud to introduce SmartHQ Solutions, the first suite of intelligent solutions that spans the entire life cycle of product devices. We continue to look for ways to improve the smart appliance experience for our customers and owners. Our integration into wireless Sonos sound systems, for example, is not only an industry first, but also further proof of our commitment as the smartest appliance brand. We have also expanded our partnership with Amazon’s Smart Reorder and P & G’s Tide Autodose to give our owners more choice and flexibility. We are incredibly proud of this recognition in the industry and look forward to further successes to further advance the smart home industry in the future. “

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world in a number of IoT categories including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City Technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car and many more. This year’s program drew more than 3,850 nominations from companies around the world.

“GE Appliances continues to drive its smart home vision of simplifying the lives of its owners through device innovation, and they are leading the smart appliance industry with a robust portfolio of products and services,” said James Johnson, general manager, IoT Breakthrough . “GEA’s ongoing commitment to IoT innovations is changing the lives of its customers. We would like to congratulate the entire GEA team on taking home the” Smart Appliance Company of the Year “award for 2021.”

GEA invites inventors, executives, companies and start-ups to work with them to develop the next generation of our appliance API. As the world changes, this continued collaboration on the SmartHQ API will help GEA expand their sophisticated integrations and partner portfolio. If you are interested in partnering with GEA, please visit: https://smarthqsolutions.com/smarthq-api.

About the IoT breakthrough

The IoT Breakthrough Awards program is part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technological innovation and market leadership. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition of the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories such as Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. Please visit IoTBreakthrough.com for more information.

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances, a Haier company, creates “good things for life” through our passion for great devices and the happiness they can bring to every household. With the Hotpoint, GE®, Haier, Café ™, GE Profile ™ and Monogram® brands, owners have more choices to make their kitchens and homes amazing every day. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cookware, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, and water filtration systems. More information is available at http://www.geappliances.com/our-company.

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