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Ayla warms Napoleon connected fireplaces
- March 1, 2020
Canadian firm Napoleon – a manufacturer of fireplaces, grills and HVAC equipment – has chosen the Ayla IoT platform to connect its fireplace products. Ayla Networks provides an IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for smart home device manufacturers and service providers.
“By using the Ayla IoT platform, Napoleon is demonstrating commitment to rapid product innovation and a superior connected-product experience,” said Jonathan Cobb, CEO of California-based Ayla Networks. “Napoleon is among the most recognised brands in the world, and we are proud to be selected to help develop the IoT for this newest initiative.”
The announcement was made at the recent Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in New Orleans, where David Shulver, vice president at Napoleon, said: “The data analytics from the Ayla platform will help us understand how our products are used. This will drive more innovation and ultimately better products for our customers to enjoy, enabling us to stay true to our vision: to inspire and enhance the most memorable experiences people enjoy in their homes.”
In addition to time-to-market advantages and control platform features that will enhance customer support, Napoleon chose the Ayla platform for its record in the consumer IoT market. The Ayla platform offers flexibility to support the full breadth of current and future products, plus the ability to provide users with the convenience of a mobile app and Amazon Alexa voice assistant to manage their connected products.
The Ayla IoT platform provides device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. Its end-to-end integrated technology includes the latest standards and protocols to enable Napoleon to connect its smart products to the cloud along with the software applications that are used to control them.
Ayla says that by using its platform, Napoleon can achieve the following benefits:
- Easier and more cost-effective development of connected products;
- More efficient automated management of connected products;
- Faster innovation cycles and technology future-proofing for connected products; and
- Transformative user experience with a new level of comfort and convenience.
Napoleon is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products, and a complete line of heating and cooling equipment including fireplaces and gourmet grills. Created in 1976 as a small steel fabrication business in Barrie, Ontario, Napoleon now employs more than 1400 people.