AwoX Smart Home Solutions Reach U.S. MarketMarch 22, 2014 By Nancy Klosek
The products are each priced at $99. They include the StriimLIGHT SL-B10, a combination 8-watt (40-watt incandescent equivalent) LED light/10-watt Bluetooth speaker that works in any electric lamp socket when paired to a Bluetooth-enabled music player. StriimLIGHT also comes with a remote that can be used to switch off the light if the speaker is all that the user wants activated. “It’s a fun product and it can be sold through lots of channels – CE, lighting, home decoration stores, and other specialty shops,” said Glenn Adler, AwoX director of business development and sales/North America. In the market since early February, it and the other SKUs are already being carried through the distributor D&H and through the retailers One Call, World Wide Stereo and J&R, he said.
The StriimSTICK is a Wi-Fi “smart TV” stick that plugs into a TV’s HDMI input to allow users to surf the web on the TV just as they do on a smartphone or tablet. The DLNA-compatible StriimSTICK can turn an older TV into a smart TV with access to Android apps and a full browser, and carries 4GB of available memory on the device itself, said Adler.
The StriimLINK is a Wi-Fi streaming media adapter device that plugs into a hi-fi or home theater system through the 3.5mm RCA input, and lets users listen to music libraries and Internet radio on their legacy hi-fi gear while controlling content access via a smartphone or tablet.
“Our strategy is to create a unified set of apps to allow multimedia streaming and home control from smart devices,” Adler said. “These products bridge us from being a multimedia streaming company to an ‘Internet of things’ company.”
Additional products are on the developmental docket for the second half of 2014, he added.