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Leading Global Manufacturers Form Home Connectivity Alliance to Foster Innovation and Provide Consumers with Safe, Interoperable Appliances in their Connected Home
- American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Arçelik, The Electrolux Group, Haier, GE Appliances, Samsung Electronics, and Trane Residential form Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) to enable connected device interoperability across brands.
- HCA will develop guidelines for Cloud-to-Cloud interoperability, taking into consideration long lifecycles, data security and physical safety requirements of devices with a focus on appliances, HVAC systems and TVs.
- Alliance invites other connected device manufacturers to join in the effort to reduce vendor silos in the home and to bring new features and services to consumers globally.