California, United States: According to an announcement by Ayla Networks, a United States-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, Midea Group has selected the former as its preferred overseas IoT cloud partner for all its connected HVAC products.
The announcement revealed that Midea Group’s relationship with Ayla Networks is through the Midea Smart Technology business unit, which is working to integrate all Midea technologies and products lines to become a total solution provider for the smart home industry.
Midea Smart Technology’s M-Smart System, the company said, supports diversified smart products and, in addition, Midea Smart Technology is building an M-Smart ecosystem that will provide smart products and solutions to a wide range of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) enterprises. The ecosystem, it added, already includes Ali Cloud, Amazon, Huawei, IBM, LeTV, TCL, Tencent and Xiaomi.
“The Ayla IoT platform now powers four of the top 10 HVAC manufacturers in China, which is powerful testimony to Ayla’s IoT leadership and market position,” said David Friedman, CEO and Co-Founder of Ayla Networks. “Midea is an enormously successful and future-thinking enterprise, and we look forward to helping them become a dominant player in the global smart home market.”
Li Qiang, General Manager of Midea Smart Technology, added: “Midea Group laid out its concept for the smart home a long time ago and has established Midea Smart Home Technology Co., Ltd., to focus on the development of that business. This cooperation with Ayla is a major step in the international expansion of Midea Group’s smart home business. As Midea’s third-party cloud platform partner for overseas markets, Ayla will join with Midea to create a globalized structure of intelligent services for smart homes.”
The company informed that other Chinese HVAC manufacturers, such as Hisense, TCL and Changhong, are also using Ayla IoT technology and services for their connected products.