Prolitec partners with Vectorform and Ayla Networks to launch Aera
Scenting technology company Prolitec has partnered with Vectorform and Ayla Networks to launch Aera – a smart home fragrance system designed to be category disruptive in the $20 billion global home scenting market.
SEATTLE, WA—(December 5, 2016) — Scenting technology company Prolitec has partnered with Vectorform and Ayla Networks to launch Aera – www.aeraforhome.com. Aera is a smart home fragrance system designed to be category disruptive in the $20 billion global home scenting market. Incorporating revolutionary technology for creating a hypoallergenic scent effect with the finest pure fragrances, Aera represents the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) for unprecedented flexibility and control in home scenting.
“The Aera system is the first of its kind and is a great example of the value that can be created when an organization applies a solid IoT strategy to its industry leading products.” said Vectorform CEO, Kurt Steckling.
In need of a digital execution partner, Prolitec chose Vectorform to develop the web and native applications for Aera. The iOS and Android apps offer expanded controls to enable customizing scent preferences, adjusting scent levels to fit different room sizes, scheduling scenting by time(s) of the day and day(s) of the week, and controlling multiple Aera devices and scents in multiple rooms of a home. The app can also be used for monitoring fragrance usage and easily reordering fragrance capsule refills through a responsive e-commerce website. Aera also works with Amazon Alexa giving you voice control to turn your Aera on and off, remind you of your scent level and adjust the strength of scent in a room.
“Scent is used in 75% of US homes. Scenting methods and processes have not seen meaningful innovation in the last 50 years. Our three-way partnership between Ayla, Vectorform and Prolitec produced a next-generation scenting system technology and created a full featured IoT system. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”
Richard Weening, Prolitec CEO
With any product launch of this scale and magnitude, a great deal of teamwork and collaboration is required. Executing a sprint based Agile methodology allowed the three-company partnership to work together seamlessly to deliver a product with an exceptional customer experience that spans both the physical and digital worlds.
“Prolitec’s choice of Ayla’s IoT and cloud services allowed Vectorform to quickly prototype, iterate and execute hardware and software solutions that offer both performance and scalability. This rapid execution and the quality of the platform provided tremendous value to the success of the project,” said Vito DiMercurio, Group Director, Mobile & Emerging Tech, Vectorform.
If you have an IoT idea to discuss, contact Vectorform to see how they can help transform your organization through their innovation consultancy and business transformation offerings.
Vectorform invents digital products and experiences for the world’s leading brands with a focus on Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Smart Home, Connected Vehicle and Wearable Technology. Founded in 1999, Vectorform has five global offices: Seattle, Detroit, New York, Munich and Hyderabad. Visit Vectorform.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Aera™ is brought to you by Prolitec®, a technology-enabled ambient scenting services company. With AirQ™, their patented scent diffusion technology, they provide scented environments to clients in retail, hospitality, health & wellness, transportation and real estate with more than 100,000 installations in 80 countries touching an estimated 20 million people each day. Aera™ is the home air care brand of Prolitec.
About Ayla Networks
Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.
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