Playing Smart

With all devices getting smart, premium appliance brand Liebherr is showing its connected range at IFA

Unlimited access to the mobile internet is connecting the virtual world with the real one, and users are also benefiting from more exciting and interesting features. This is also true of the Smart Home, says Steffen Nagel, Managing Director of Sales (Global) at Liebherr Appliances.

In the connected world, our intelligent refrigerator will be assuming a key role in the future: Equipped with the SmartDevicetechnology from Liebherr, it opens up new dimensions in grocery storage. The entry ticket to this interconnected world is the SmartDeviceBox, which is easy to connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi. Complementing this, the FridgeCam and the MIA VoiceControl system are turning the Liebherr refrigerator into a control centre for intelligent food management.

What is the aim of your presence at IFA 2017?

“Making your life smarter” is the motto under which we are showcasing our solutions for joining an interconnected world. Connectivity and the smart refrigerator are a key vehicle driving many of our new developments. The SmartDevice-technology makes it possible for our customers to spend more time cooking together using healthy foods. It is straightforward to integrate into existing SmartHome solutions. As experts in refrigeration and freezing, today we not only provide the option of operating the refrigerator from anywhere at any time, but also taking a look inside, even when we’re not at home.

MAKING YOUR LIFE SMARTER” IS THE MOTTO UNDER WHICH WE ARE SHOWCASING OUR SOLUTIONS FOR JOINING AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

How does the SmartDevice work?

When combined with the SmartDevice app, the refrigerators can be operated at any time while you are out and about using a tablet or smartphone. The Liebherr FridgeCam, powered by Smarter, and which can be integrated as an additional module, provides images of the groceries in stock. These are sent to the app by means of the cloud. Visual food recognition allows a list of foods in stock to be created. This makes it easy to maintain an overview of which groceries are in stock, to create shopping lists and to avoid buying things twice after forgetting a grocery is already there.

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Photo: Steffen Nagel, Managing Director of sales, Liebherr