China-based IoT company Tuya Smart announced recently that it is expanding with the opening of a sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley.
The smart lighting solutions running on the Tuya platform can work with a variety of networking modes including WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Mesh, ZigBee and more. The company makes smart lights whose brightness, color and temperature can be adjusted and controlled by app or by voice.
Tuya Smart provides AIoT platform for many traditional lighting companies, including the Massachusetts-based Atlantic Lighting. “Tuya Smart is transforming standard lights to AI-powered products with high efficiency, helping manufacturers reap the benefits without having to make their own investments in IoT R&D,” said Jerry Wang, CEO, Tuya Smart.
With easy-to-adopt and cost-efficient smart business solutions, traditional lighting manufacturers can transform themselves into makers of smart home appliances, Wang said, adding that “We look forward to working with more companies here in the U.S. to help create more smart appliances to make lives easier for consumers.”
The company is bringing a one-stop-shop solution to device manufacturers, to turn any standard ‘dumb’ device into a smart one, ready for production in less than two weeks, Tuya said.
Currently working with more than 10,000 customers around the world, Tuya Smart is already providing smart modules, smartphone app templates, and access to the Tuya cloud, using Alibaba or Amazon AWS, to name brands like Geeni, Energize, Feit Electric, Philips and TCL.
“We have created technology that can produce any type of smart device: from power accessories to lighting, to your household appliances like a heater or air conditioner, to your kitchen appliances,” said Alex Yang, head of the U.S. office at Tuya Smart. “We understand the consumer demand for smart products, and our platform enables any manufacturer to make one effortlessly.”
The Tuya Smart process is so fast that the controlling app can be built in a few minutes, the module developed and installed in one day, and production is ready in two weeks, the company said.
The Tuya Smart IoT platform is the only one that connects Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple Homekit and Tmall on a global scale, and Tuya has the fastest response time to an app or Echo’s voice commands of any cloud platform.
Since its founding in 2014, Tuya Smart has developed its AIoT platform and is selling its technology in devices in more than 200 countries. Tuya already has a data center in Portland, Ore., joining Tuya’s other datacenters in China and Frankfurt. The company is also working with major American retailers including Costco and Walmart, providing them with a smart product library of thousands of products.