Press release

Kenmore Brand Selects Ayla Networks to Support Growing Smart Appliance Line

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announced today that it has been selected to support the
Kenmore brand’s smart appliances and connect its new products to the IoT.

“This is a great partnership because it enables our customers to control
their appliances through the Kenmore app, as well as monitor and view
remote diagnostics,” said Peter Boutros, president of Kenmore, Craftsman
and DieHard brands and chief brand officer for Sears and Kmart.
“Utilizing the diagnostic information enables our Sears call centers to
help customers solve issues over the phone and also helps our Sears Home
Services technicians repair appliances more frequently on the first
visit to a member’s home.”

“Kenmore is one of the most trusted brands in the world, and we applaud
them for trusting Ayla Networks with their IoT business,” said Jonathan
Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks. “For Kenmore and other leading brands, we’re
bringing to bear our unique future-proofed technology to deliver better
business outcomes including a superior customer experience.”

In addition to time-to-market considerations, Kenmore chose the Ayla
platform for its ease of IoT connectivity to Kenmore’s own cloud; the
flexibility to support the full breadth of the brand’s current and
future products; and the ability to provide Kenmore customers with the
convenience of a single mobile app to manage all of their Kenmore smart

By using the Ayla platform, Kenmore can achieve the following benefits:

  • Easier and more cost-effective development of secure connected
    Kenmore can take advantage of the Ayla IoT platform’s
    built-in integrations to add voice control to any of its connected
    products, with the click of a button. Ayla Networks’ pre-built
    embedded agents for Wi-Fi, cellular and gateway devices provide
    flexible options for edge device networking and security, thereby
    reducing both costs and time to market for connected products. And by
    using the scheduling functionality built into the Ayla IoT platform,
    Kenmore can deliver this important capability to its customers without
    adding to its smart appliance development time.
  • More efficient management of its connected products. Ayla
    Networks provides a single IoT command and control platform for
    connected products. Its enterprise-scale IoT device management and
    provisioning capabilities mean that Kenmore can provision and manage
    its smart products at scale.
  • Automatic future-proofing for connected products. Because Ayla
    Networks keeps its IoT platform up-to-date as IoT standards and
    technologies evolve, customers can be confident that their Kenmore
    smart products will also remain up-to-date, especially in the areas of
    security and interoperability.
  • Enhanced customer experience. Kenmore can use the Ayla platform
    to create a single mobile app to interact with multiple Kenmore
    products, thereby giving customers an enhanced experience.

About the Kenmore Brand

The Kenmore Brand is an industry leader in delivering trusted
performance in the home with smart and stylish appliance innovations
that help consumers do things quicker, easier and better. Recognized as
a top appliance brand for over 100 years, the Kenmore brand continues to
give consumers more time, efficiency and improved results for better
living, with industry-leading products across small and larger appliance
categories. For more information, visit www.kenmore.com or

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks, a leading provider of edge connectivity, device
management and application enablement for the Internet of Things (IoT),
enables the world’s largest companies to connect any device, on any
cloud, to any application. By leveraging the Ayla Agile IoT™ platform,
customers are able to quickly productize future-proofed, connected
products, while making device data usable for ongoing analytic insights
and support for advanced business applications. For more information,