tado° Smart AC Control & Amazon Echo join forces to pioneer hands-free AC control
Amazon partnership introduces hands-free control to millions of AC units
tado° Smart AC Control works with any remote-controlled air conditioner
Increased comfort, convenience, and savings for homeowners and tenants
New York - June 22, 2016 - tado° (www.tado.com), a global leader in smart climate control, today announced it has partnered with Amazon Echo to bring smart AC technology to the millions of people with remote-controlled AC units. tado° is the first solution to be available directly via Amazon Echo for the 85 percent of the world’s air conditioners that are accessed via remote control, addressing a major void in the market left by Nest and similar brands.
tado° offers smart climate control for the millions of people without central AC, bringing their remote control units online by turning any smartphone into a geo-aware remote control. tado° automatically detects a user’s proximity to their residence and adjusts the temperature accordingly - so it’s comfortable when you get there, but conserves significant energy when you’re away. Integration with local weather forecasts and adapting algorithms can add to the savings and convenience. Users can also adjust the temperature using their phone from any location inside or outside the home. Now, this can also be done without lifting a finger, by communicating with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. Users can simply talk to Alexa to activate tado° and adjust their temperature.
“The integration of tado° with Amazon Echo addresses the millions of homeowners and tenants that don’t have central air,” says Christian Deilmann, Co-Founder and CEO of tado°. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with Amazon to bring greater comfort, convenience, and savings to the connected home.”
tado° has long partnered with Amazon as a retailer, and is also available at Best Buy, Home Depot, and more. Recently, the company announced that it will be unveiling a number of major retail partners in the US, along with additional connected home integrations. Moreover, in April 2016, tado° announced a $23 million financing round, bringing the company’s total funding to $57 million. The clear goal is to lead the intelligent climate control sector across the globe, and to be an integral part of any connected home.
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Headquartered in Munich, tado°, the European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, was founded in 2011. With its Smart Thermostat and Smart AC Control, tado° revolutionizes the way energy is consumed at home. Through the use of a geo-aware app, tado° automatically adjusts the temperature based on the residents’ locations, enabling households to significantly save on energy costs while reaching a higher level of comfort.