Panasonic India has announced its latest advancements in the world of air conditioning by introducing India’s first matter-enabled room air conditioners. If you’re unaware of Matter, it is an open-source IP-based connectivity protocol that enables seamless interoperability across smart devices, regardless of the brand or platform.
The upcoming matter-enabled ACs are powered by the company’s own IoT and AI-enabled platform, Miraie. The platform, which was announced in 2020, lets users seamlessly control and monitor a wide range of smart appliances, including air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and more, irrespective of the brand. Users can control their air conditioners through the Miraie app.
Panasonic has confirmed that the new range of matter-enabled room air conditioners will be available starting February 2024, across all leading outlets and e-commerce platforms.
Commenting on the announcement, Manish Sharma, Chairman, Panasonic Life Solutions India and South Asia, said,
At Panasonic, we have been launching products and technology in line with consumer insights. We find that our consumers use products of different brands, and each brand has a platform or an app to manage a particular appliance. Hence to make lives more convenient and comfortable for our consumers, we have integrated Matter, an open, universal standard, with our Miraie platform and introduced India’s first Matter-enabled Room Air Conditioners as the first product under this new range.
So now a Panasonic Air Conditioner equipped with Matter technology can be managed using the Miraie platform or any other platform that is Matter compatible. Similarly, any other Room Air Conditioner brand that is compatible with Matter can also be controlled through the Miraie platform. This is indeed a big breakthrough in consumer tech space.
Manish Misra, Chief Innovation Officer, Panasonic Life Solutions India, said,
Our vision is to bring innovation to elevate the daily living of our consumers through smart technology. We launched Miraie – our smart home platform in 2020 and we have seen 70% of our Air Conditioner consumers using the platform. And now we are taking the Miraie platform to the next level by making it Matter-compatible and introducing India’s first range of Matter enabled Room Air Conditioners. India Innovation Centre has been at the forefront of many innovations at Panasonic and with Matter, we have done extensive testing and are delighted to provide our consumers with an upgraded Miraie platform that provides inter-operability and is simple to use, reliable and secure.
Fumiyasu Fujimori, Managing Director, PMIN, Panasonic Life Solutions India,
At Panasonic, we are driven by our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer experience. Our new line of Matter-enabled Air Conditioners exemplifies this commitment and empowers our customers with futuristic and efficient solutions. Panasonic Air Conditioners will not only provide a more convenient and integrated living experience but also contribute to reducing energy consumption. By seamlessly connecting with other Matter-certified devices and platforms, they will facilitate a smarter and more efficient use of energy, optimizing comfort while minimizing environmental impact.