|[January 07, 2013]
Belkin Announces WeMo SMART, a Platform to Bring Internet Connectivity to Everyday Devices
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Belkin, creator of people-inspired technology products, today announced
WeMo SMART, a program designed to bring its simple, Wi-Fi based WeMo
home automation platform to new brands and a wider variety of household
devices. Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS"), a leading provider of global
consumer products brands, will be the first company to partner with WeMo
SMART for its Sunbeam®, Crock-Pot®, Mr. Coffee® and Oster® brands.
"As smart devices become more prolific in the home, we wanted to give
companies an easy way to reinvigorate traditional product categories
with internet connectivity and the ability to integrate with other
household devices and cloud-based services," said Jamie Elgie, senior
director of product management at Belkin. "JCS is the perfect initial
partner because its brands make the exact kind of products our fans have
been asking us to integrate with WeMo."
The WeMo SMART platform allows companies such as JCS to bring smart
capabilities to their products quickly and without developing a separate
hub, by using Belkin's existing WeMo technology, app development and
cloud server. Mature product lines can be quickly brought into the smart
home realm, giving them increased functionality and the ability to be
controlled via smartphones and tablets.
"With Belkin's focus on the tablet and smartphone market and recent
successes in creating simple solutions for Internet connected devices,
it is a natural partner to help some of JCS's best-known brands create
appliances that people can use to make their homes smarter, safer and
more flexible," said Alejandro Pena, senior vice president and general
manager, Global Appliances.
By epanding WeMo to other known brands and appliances, Belkin gives
people the ability to remotely monitor, program or interact with more
devices in their homes from anywhere. The first JCS products with WeMo
will launch later this year, with additional product offerings through
For more information on WeMo SMART and the JCS program, please visit the
Belkin booth, South Hall #30651, at the 2013 International CES (News - Alert). To
schedule a booth tour or an appointment with a Belkin media
representative, please call Rachel Jones-Pittier of Formula PR at
About Belkin International, Inc.
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About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold
globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a
number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu
Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®,
Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®,
Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer
Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o
meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton (News - Alert)®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®,
Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables:
Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®,
Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®,
Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®
and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune
500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information
about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
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