After 1.5m+ downloads, SURE Universal launches new air conditioning control capabilities
London, UK. 9th September 2015 – Tekoia, the provider of smart universal remote solutions for digital media, home automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) today unveils a new feature to allow people to control air conditioning units using SURE Universal. Established as the number one ranked and top-rated smartphone universal remote available on Google Play, SURE Universal is now aiming to make a bigger impact on the fast growing IoT market.
According to Business Insider, IoT industry is expected to be worth $600 billion per year by 2020, with 80% of revenue coming from software and services. By 2016 IoT is forecast to surpass the combined smartphone, tablet and PC markets.
Free to download, SURE Universal’s slick and intuitive mobile app uses Wi-Fi and Infrared technology to allow users to assume control of their smart appliances within the home. SURE Universal is compatible with over one million different IR products including TVs, set-top boxes, sound systems and from today can now be used to control air conditioning units or appliances within the home. In addition, SURE Universal is recognized as the market leader for streaming media content from smartphones to leading Smart TVs.
“To reach 1.5 million downloads in the first year and become the No.1 ranked and top-rated universal remote on Google Play is a significant step forward for our team. More and more people are using SURE Universal and spreading the word about what we have to offer,” said Viktor Ariel, CEO, Tekoia.
When it comes to the future, Ariel was confident and enthusiastic: “The Internet of Things is no longer just a buzzword. It’s here and it’s growing incredibly quickly, particularly in China. Software is driving this and we believe with SURE Universal we have a market-leading piece of technology that people love. This is just the start too. We have more home automation features in the pipeline and deals to announce with companies in China.”
Tekoia is developing software solutions for a smart universal remote that can be used with digital media, home automation, and IoT devices. Tekoia’s Smart Universal Remote (SURE) platform puts users in the center of the remotely controlled universe. An Israel-based company, Tekoia is founded by an experienced management team with vast knowledge of mobile devices, consumer electronics, and international business collaboration.