Aug 31, 2017
Electronics Co. on Thursday promoted its achievements in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) around the opening of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin.
IoT is a concept in which objects are connected to the Internet and can identify themselves to other devices in order to exchange necessary data for improved efficiency and user convenience.
Samsung Electronics showed how users can optimize air conditioners, robot cleaners, lights and TVs simply by voice under the company's envisioned smart home platform.
The company said its Family Hub smart refrigerator and wind-free air conditioners won the industry's first certificate from the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The foundation, which has some 390 members, focuses on setting specification standards among IoT-related products.
Samsung said it plans to expand the certificate to other home appliances, including washers and robot cleaners.
The company also introduced various new home appliances and wearable devices.
Samsung showcased its QuickDrive washer, which cuts washing time by half and energy use by 20 percent, along with a wireless cleaner, the POWERstick PRO.
"Providing the ultimate cleaning solution, the POWERstick PRO guarantees a powerful cleaning performance, easy maintenance and a long-lasting battery," the company said.
The company also vowed to tap deeper into the QLED TV market and promote the High Dynamic Range (HDR) 10 Plus technology. The HDR technology allows screens to deliver vivid displays by optimizing brightness depending on colors, boasting improved display quality. The HDR 10 Plus technology is a next-generation standard for high-resolution video content tapped by Samsung.
Samsung introduced two new smartwatches -- the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro -- which are equipped with improved outdoor features. The South Korean tech giant also showcased next-generation earphones, the Gear IconX 2018.
Samsung Electronics said the two smartwatches are the first Gear series to win waterproof approval of a 5-ATM rating, allowing users to use the products in swimming pools. The water-lock mode prevents the devices from being activated by flowing water, it added.
The Galaxy Note 8, first showcased last week, also grabbed visitors' attention with a dual camera and improved stylus features.