Danfoss, Schneider Electric, and Somfy Join Forces

On March 19, 2018, Danfoss, Schneider Electric, and Somfy announced that they are partnering to create a Connectivity Ecosystem that aims to accelerate the adoption of connectivity in residential, midsize building, and hotel markets. Committed to openness and interoperability, the three companies combine 300 years of innovation and expertise with the largest global network of trusted installers in the industry.
The global market for connectivity is growing fast, with an estimated 8.4 billion connected devices in 2020. In 2016, fewer than 17% of the U.S. homes had any kind of smart home system, and less than 4% in Europe. Most of these are single-application devices.
The challenge is that connectivity is still widely perceived as lacking in simplicity, reliability, interoperability, and after-sales support. Installation quality is also an issue, particularly when the installation process is left in the hands of the end users or unqualified installers.
Danfoss, Schneider Electric, and Somfy believe it is time for major industrial players to come together to accelerate on connectivity and deliver efficient solutions that work simply together. Through the partnership, the three global leaders bring their own field of expertise in lighting, heating, and shutters control that are supported by the expertise and proximity of professional net-work of installers.
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