IoT-Endowed Microwave Drawer Signals Sharp’s Connectivity Direction
Sharp has added another major salesfloor talking point to its latest built-in Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer, now in its second iteration: IoT functionality.
Besides opening the drawer with a wave of the hand, consumers, with a swipe of a finger on a smartphone screen, can now control a bevy of functions on Model SMD2489ES – which has also garnered a CES 2020 Innovations Award for its IoT smarts.
“We’re fired up and excited,” Peter Weedfald, senior vice president of sales & marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Co. of America (SEMCA), told Dealerscope about both the honor, and the oven’s expanded capabilities. “It now not only includes the power to walk up to it and wave your hand and have it open, but with IoT added as an enhancement, you’re able to download the Sharp Kitchen App and command and control the SMD2489ES from it; you can set it and, with sensor cooking, receive a message when you’re in the next room that your food is ready.”