Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, announced that Haier has chosen Broadcom’s Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded (WICED) platform to power its latest smart appliances. Featured at the 2014 CES, Haier’s latest “Smart Living” appliances provide simple and seamless connectivity with a broad selection of mobile devices, allowing consumers to manage and control home appliances from anywhere in the world.
The air conditioner, wine cooler, refrigerator, water heater and washing machine displayed at CES are part of Haier’s “Smart Living” solutions. With Smart Living appliances, users are able to retrieve information and remotely control their appliances either from home or on the go. The Haier “Smart Living” system includes home appliance controls, lighting and curtain controls, multimedia entertainment, security alarm monitoring and other features that together form a full wireless-controlled network home appliance system.
Selective Haier’s smart appliances are built on Broadcom’s WICED platform. The WICED platform provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a simplified implementation of wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enabling an array of consumer devices for the rapidly expanding IoT market.