BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH chooses Worldline to connect customers’ home appliances
Using a home Wi-Fi network the new service offers consumers control over their home appliances when out of the house
Paris, 5 September 2014 – Worldline [Euronext:WLN], the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, was chosen by BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) to implement a solution that allows customers to monitor and control their appliances remotely. The new service will be officially unveiled at IFA 2014 in Berlin in September, and initially be rolled out in Germany and Austria by the end of this year.
Using Worldline expertise BSH will offer Home Connect to its customers allowing them to use a standard home Wi-Fi connection via the Home Connect cloud servers to operate their appliances remotely. It offers connectivity via smartphones and tablets and will be based on an open standard, meaning that a range of home appliance manufacturers will be able to use it. It will be first launched on iOS by the end of 2014 and then on Android in 2015.
Using its expertise in processing transactions Worldline has developed the solution and runs the Cloud platform where the Household devices will be connected to.
“Worldline makes the connected home appliance possible and is proud to be working with BSH to launch this solution so consumers can monitor and control their appliances remotely with just one app. Worldline has chosen to invest in the development phase of this project and therefore has a stake in its success, showing our commitment to this innovation. Our ambition is to stay one step ahead of clients’ expectations in terms of mobility and simplicity. Whatever the product, we can connect it, optimize it and accompany our clients in their digital transformation.” said Olivier Stuckens, Managing Director Mobility & e-Transactional Services at Worldline.
Worldline is helping the market to realise its ambition for home automation and connectivity which emphasises comfort and security.
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About BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
With sales in 2013 of about 10,5 billion Euros and a workforce numbering around 50,000, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is currently the world’s third largest company in the home appliance sector. BSH manufactures its products in 41 factories, and with over 80 companies, has a presence in 47 countries.
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