GE Appliances Recruits Cirrent to Improve Connectivity
Strong, reliable Wi-Fi is practically an essential these days, especially in homes with several connected products. As a leader in Wi-Fi connected appliance technology, GE Appliances recognized this need and capitalized on it through a partnership with software company, Cirrent.
The technology behind Current works to ease the Wi-Fi onboarding process and provide safe and reliable connectivity for over 400 Wi-Fi connected appliances. In keeping to their values, Cirrent’s software allows users to set up their products without even having to type in a home network name or password. And when those network names and passwords are changed, Cirrent will ensure that GE products stay connected.
“Ease of use and reliability are critical for our customers,” said Shawn Stover, Vice President of SmartHome Solutions at GE Appliances. “With Cirrent’s technology we will be able to deliver an even better user experience to our consumers, making it even easier for them to set up their Wi-Fi enabled appliances so they can get their products connected faster and with less frustration.”
Companies making connected products with a wide variety of Wi-Fi chips and operating systems can experience the ZipKey Wi-Fi Onboarding and IoT Network Intelligence solutions today.
“Consumers expect more from their smart home products than ever before. They not only need to be great products, but also easy to use and dependable. We are excited to work with GE Appliances to help more customers get the benefits of connectivity,” said Rob Conant, CEO of Cirrent.
In the end, this move not only benefits the consumer, but also the product manufacturers who will experience a significant return on investment through a reduction in support costs and returned products.