ADB, a provider of solutions for media and broadband convergence, has announced the public launch of its cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) service, ioCentro, which enables proactive troubleshooting, consumer self-help and more efficient after-sales service – all while reducing costs and complexity.
Available as an end-to-end smart connectivity platform, ioCentro combines hardware with customised services and support designed specifically to aid major appliance manufacturers in establishing closer ongoing relationships with their customers. ADB has already begun to deploy ioCentro with home appliance brands, including Whirlpool, Bauknecht and Indesit, and is publicly debuting the platform at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona this week.
Peter Balchin, ADB’s Chief Executive Officer, comments: “ioCentro empowers manufacturers to develop state-of-the-art, IoT-enabled appliances while eliminating a lot of the pain. With our strong track record of successfully deploying connected devices for telecommunications providers, hoteliers and pay-TV operators across the world, ADB has the connectivity expertise necessary to enable clients to quickly deliver real-world IoT benefits without the uncertainty and risk associated with developing the technology in-house.”