Xiaomi and IKEA will bring smart homes to consumers in China. Find out what this means for the future of smart homes!
Xiaomi And IKEA Bring Smart Homes To Users!
Xiaomi and Ikea In Connectivity
IKEA’s full range of smart lighting products will be connected to Xiaomi IoT platform and be controlled via Xiaomi products. This includes Xiao Ai voice assistant and the Mi Home app.
The lights can also be paired to other Xiaomi IoT smart devices such as sensors and electrical appliances for smart scene management. The smart lighting products will be connected to Mi Control Hub through the ZigBee protocol.
Xiaomi And IKEA In Smart Homes
This is the first time that Ikea has partnered with a Chinese technology company. Xiaomi IoT platform has connected more than 132 million smart devices (excluding mobile phones and laptops), and has more than 20 million daily active devices in more than 200 countries and regions around the world.
Anna Pawlak-Kuliga, CEO and president of IKEA Retail China believes the partnership will enable both companies to serve customers worldwide with smarter solutions at home.
“IKEA and Xiaomi share very similar values and I believe our cooperation will accelerate the development of the smart home industry across the world.”said Fan Dian, General Manager of the IoT platform department of Xiaomi.
Xiaomi + Third Party Developers
Since the inaugural MIDC conference in 2017, Xiaomi has been developing initiatives for developers to take advantage of the opportunities in AI and IoT. The Xiaomi IoT Developer Program was first launched last year to third-party developers access to the Mi Home platform for controlling smart home scenarios with cloud + AI + big data capabilities.
Xiaomi continues to open up AIoT possibilities by announcing that it will invest RMB 100 million to build the “Xiaomi AIoT Developer Fund”, which will be used to support AI developers, hardware equipment manufacturers and AI technology companies.
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