“Our customers have a great eye for design and expect the best possible user experience. The smart home is the next frontier for home design. We’re thrilled to partner with Olibra and bring the BOND’s connectivity to our multiple ceiling fan product lines.”
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DALLAS (PRWEB) January 17, 2018
Today at the 2018 Dallas International Lighting Show Minka Aire®, a Minka Group® Company, announced a partnership with Olibra, makers of the BOND, to offer smart home connectivity for all remote-controlled Minka Aire fans. The partnership pairs Minka Aire’s unique and stylish fan designs with the engineering innovation of the BOND.
A sleek tabletop device that pairs with an app, the BOND enables users to control their ceiling fans over a Wi-Fi network using Amazon Echo, Google Home, a smart phone, or a tablet. The BOND reads, records, and duplicates the signals from a ceiling fan’s remote, making any Minka Aire fan a smart fan without the need to install hardware.
Having submitted to a stringent testing process, all remote-controlled Minka Aire fans are now BOND Certified. This means that they can easily connect with the BOND and that all Minka remote types are included in the product database. The result is a seamless user experience that marries the fashionable form factor of Minka Aire fans with the convenience of the latest smart home technology.
“Our customers have a great eye for design and expect the best possible user experience, said Kurt Schulzman, President of Minka Group. “The smart home is the next frontier for home design. We’re thrilled to partner with Olibra and bring the BOND’s connectivity to our multiple ceiling fan product lines.”
“For years, only fans that had built-in technology could connect to the smart home, which limited design aesthetic and overall quality. That’s now all in the past,” said Zohar Shinar, Founder and CEO of Olibra. “By partnering with us and becoming BOND Certified, Minka offers their consumers hundreds of incredible product options – all of which can be made smart fans when connected with the BOND.”
The BOND will be available for sale alongside Minka Aire fans through specialty stores and resellers starting February 1.
About Minka Group
The Minka Group® has grown to become a leader in the decorative lighting industry. As a company, we pride ourselves on the quality and workmanship of each and every fixture we produce. The Minka Group family of businesses is leading the way in product design, knit together by a single level of quality over a broad range of price points. Our products are available at retail under the brand names Minka-Lavery®, Metropolitan®, Ambience® by Minka-Lavery®, Minka-Aire®, The Great Outdoors® by Minka-Lavery® and George Kovacs® as well as several nationally recognized private label brands.
Based in Cresskill, NJ, Olibra develops technologies designed to connect traditional household devices to the smart home. Their flagship product, the BOND, is the first to enable the inclusion of RF remote-controlled devices into the connected home ecosystem. Learn more at http://www.bondhome.io.