15 September 2016
("Sandal" or the "Company")
MiHOME RADIATOR VALVES INTEGRATION WITH NEST
The Board of Sandal plc, the designer, developer and manufacturer of electronic products, is pleased to announce that its Energenie Division MiHome Radiator Valves have been successfully integrated with Nest's Learning Thermostat System through the Works with Nest Programme: https://workswith.nest.com/company/energenie/energenie. Nest is part of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google and other companies, and is a major player in the international Internet of Things ('IOT') and Smart Home Market.
Within the UK, it is estimated that there are currently 300,000 users of Nest. Previously the control of individual radiators has not been possible through Nest's Learning Thermostat System and the directors believe that the integration of the MiHome radiator valves will lead to further cost saving for customers. The MiHome radiator valves are available for customers wishing to upgrade, and new installations will be available through the Nest Pro Installer network. In addition, the directors believe that the radiator valves can be used in Nest's expansion into Europe.
Commenting, Alan Tadd, Sandal CEO said: "This is a ground breaking announcement for the MiHome business and has the potential to take the business to another level. All current and future Nest's Learning Thermostat users will have the ability to control their heating in individual rooms at their chosen level and therefore optimise the cost saving available.
This also demonstrates to other companies in IOT Smart Home Space that MiHome has the technical capability to integrate its hardware with theirs. This is an exciting development and I expect system integration to be a major factor in future Smart Home market growth."
The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.
|Sandal Plc|| Alan Tadd (CEO)|
Oliver Tadd (Director)
| Daniel Stewart & Company|
| Peter Shea|
|0207 776 6550|
|MB Communications||Maxine Barnes||07860 489571|
Note to Editors:
Sandal plc commenced business in 1996 and designs, develops and manufactures consumer electronics products. Its business is divided into two distinct product groups, PowerConnections, a long established wholesaler and reseller of a successful and patented range of converter plugs and power cables, and Energenie, which sells a newer product range that includes energy saving products, portable charging devices and the new MiHome range of products aimed at the "Home Automation" and "Internet of Things" marketplace.
PowerConnections is a supplier to customers, in the UK and abroad, of single-phase electrical connection products. The products are manufactured in three partner factories in the Far East and have distributors worldwide for its range of patented converter plugs. The Company's product portfolio consists of International Power Leads, Rewireable Plugs, Converters and Connectors. These products are stocked in the Far East, Australia and UK.
Energenie offers Eco and electrical, travel and energy saving products for homes and offices, reducing energy usage and the Home Automation sector. It has store listings for its current products with several large retailers including Homebase, Maplin, Amazon, Screwfix, Toolstation and ASDA.
The new range of MiHome home automation products makes the remote operation of everyday household appliances and energy monitoring more accessible to consumers due to better affordability and simplicity of control through smartphone and tablet connectivity.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Sandal plc via Globenewswire