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Trane Showcasts HCA's "Any App for Any Device" interaction at CES

At CES 2023, Trane Technologies demonstrated Home Connectivity Alliance’s Interface Specification 1.0, the cloud-to-cloud interaction of HVAC and other smart home systems

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As GearBrain reported yesterday, the Home Connectivity Alliance announced a new industry standard for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability across long-life appliances, HVAC systems, and TVs within the connected home ecosystem. Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator and member of the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) demonstrated the mobile interactivity of its sustainable, energy-efficient Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning solutions with other smart home appliances and devices. Trane Home and American Standard Home are the first digital solutions in the HVAC industry to seamlessly integrate a home’s HVAC system with other smart home systems and appliances from 15 leading home solutions.

“Imagine a scenario in which your home’s HVAC system and appliances learn your family’s lifestyle patterns and automatically adjust their settings to maximize comfort, reduce energy consumption and deliver the ideal smart home experience,” said Jason Bingham, president of Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC business. “Through an integrated mobile experience and partnerships with other brands, we are putting the homeowner first, and enabling a more sustainable future.”

As a founding member of the HCA, Trane Technologies has worked with other collaborators to launch the HCA Interface Specification 1.0, an industry standard for making smart homes more accessible and energy efficient for the consumer without compromising user experience or personal data. The industry specification also paves the way for connected home energy management, including data and insights to help consumers optimize energy usage and efficiency and achieve cost savings.
In December, Trane Technologies also launched Trane Link and American Standard Link – new, cutting-edge technology that enables more efficient home HVAC service calls through real-time data. Homeowners can elect to have their system remotely share configuration and performance data with their HVAC technician, for simplified installation, commissioning, monitoring, and servicing of variable-speed HVAC systems.

GearBrain is a big fan of HCA's new guidelines because it's in step with our mission of solving interoperability for smart devices. We were able to see this new capability in the HCA booth and it is going to help smart homeowners simplify the connection of all their devices, including the connected appliances and HVAC systems that come with the house or are purchased. But they will also be able to monitor energy usage for these systems through one app which will provide more unified control for users.

Check out The GearBrain, our smart home compatibility find engine to find smart appliances as well as compatible products that work with Trane smart thermostats, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices.

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