Samsung to infuse intelligence in all IoT devices by 2020 as it outlines vision

Jan 11, 2018

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Electronics America presented an outline of IoT vision and strategy by revealing the fact that by 2020 all its connected devices will be infused with intelligence.

Also at the event, Samsung announced plans to advance adoption of IoT via an open, consistent and intelligent platform. In the spring of 2018, the company will merge all its IoT applications into the SmartThings app allowing users to manage and connect any SmartThings-enabled device right from their cell phone, car, or television from a single application. Samsung is also planning to connect HARMAN Ignite to the SmartThings Cloud to give consumers the liberty to control their connected home from the vehicle and vice versa.

Hyunsuk Kim, President, Head of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division and Samsung Research, said: “At Samsung, we believe IoT should be as easy as flipping a switch. With the new products and services announced today, we’re making IoT easier and more seamless. We’re committed to accelerating IoT adoption for everyone and making all Samsung connected devices intelligent by 2020. These advancements will help consumers realize the benefits of a seamless and simple connected life.”

As part of Samsung’s intelligence infusion initiative, voice control function will be enabled in a select range of Smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerators via Bixby in 2018. Operating on the SmartThings Cloud, the Smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerators will act as a smart dashboard to monitor and manage connected devices.

The products and services highlighted at CES show how Samsung is moving forward in its mission to create seamless IoT experiences at office, home and vehicles.

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