KOHLER Expands Smart Home Collection at CES 2021, Emphasizes Wellbeing and Touchless Experiences for Kitchen and Bath
Stillness Bath, Innate Intelligent Toilet, Touchless Bathroom Faucet to Debut at CES 2021
KOHLER, Wis., Jan. 8, 2021 /HalcyonTV/ -- Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and innovation of kitchen and bath products, today announces several new additions to its smart home portfolio with a focus on personal wellbeing. Kohler introduces four new products during the first-ever virtual CES: Stillness Bath, Innate Intelligent Toilet, Touchless Bathroom Faucet collection, and two new products emerging from a collaboration with Phyn – KOHLER Whole Home Water Monitor Powered by Phyn, a DIY unit and a Pro version with automatic shut off.
As millions of people around the world spend more time at home, they yearn for balance and seek an escape from the stresses and anxieties of everyday life. The potential for technology to create more moments of wellbeing, and making it easier to unwind, destress, and find peace, is a driving force behind's Kohler's continued investment and product development in smart home technology.
"As we grow our leadership in smart home innovation, our products make it possible for consumers to easily enjoy the advantages of touchless and connected experiences, without adding clutter or complexity to their spaces," said David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co. "We believe there is a delicate balance when it comes to technology in the home – and will continue pioneering opportunities for seamless control in the bathroom and kitchen with an eye toward gracious living and wellbeing."
Kohler showcases new additions to its smart home portfolio during the virtual CES 2021 including:
Stillness Bath: This experiential bath draws its inspiration from Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Water, light, fog and aromas converge to create an immersive journey of the senses designed to relax the mind, soothe the body, and renew the spirit. Transforming the bathroom into a spa-like environment for quiet mindfulness, the Stillness Bath offers a sanctuary for self-care and wellbeing. It starts with water filling from the bottom of the bath, overflowing into the Hinoki wood mote to create a soothing sound. Full spectrum lighting surrounds the bath, setting the mood, and creating a chromatherapy experience. Fog then envelopes the surface of the Stillness Bath, immersing the bather in a feeling of deep relaxation. Finally, essential oils can be added into the bath's experience tower which softly emits invigorating aromas to stimulate the senses and promote focus.
Innate Intelligent Toilet: Innate is the newest addition to Kohler's portfolio of intelligent products. The Innate includes all the comfort, convenience, and cleanliness features that people expect from Kohler's broad offering of intelligent toilets at a more affordable price. Innate includes a heated seat, auto open and close, intuitive remote, and personal bidet functionality. Further, as many homeowners look for more DIY projects, Innate features Kohler's easy, ready-lock installation.
Touchless Residential Bathroom Faucet: The touchless bathroom faucet offers hands-free activation for washing hands, brushing teeth, and other daily tasks. Having the ability to wash hands at the end of the bathroom routine without touching the handles of the faucet decreases the potential spread of bacteria and germs in the space. Kohler launches an integrated faucet with embedded sensors as well as a remote puck that allows for a retrofit solution add-on to any KOHLER single control bathroom faucet.
Kohler and Phyn Partnership: Kohler will launch two co-branded products with Phyn in 2021 – the KOHLER Whole Home Water Monitor Powered by Phyn – a DIY unit and a Pro version with an automatic shut off. These products represent a continued evolution of the company's focus on water safety and peace of mind. Both products leverage Phyn's patented, best-in-class, high-definition pressure wave analysis to monitor water flow to immediately notify a homeowner if a leak is detected anywhere in the home and to provide detailed insights into how each fixture uses water. The DIY version mounts under a single sink and can be easy installed by a homeowner. The Pro variation is installed at a water main, either inside or outside the home, and can mitigate costly damage through an automatic water shutoff feature.
Always focused on improving upon its solutions to benefit the consumer, Kohler has expanded several smart home technologies that incorporate new features:
NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2020 /HALCYONTV/ -- Soriano Motori, an Italian company of modern electric motorcycles, has reinvented the business model of the motorcycle sector, eliminating accumulated inventory, and manufacturing limited edition custom motorcycles for each client. He wants to give users the opportunity to build their own motorcycle and make it virtually unique.
"We are not a brand like others. We do not want to treat our customers with the approach that one shoe fits all equally. We are a limited-edition luxury brand that will personalize its products for each of our clients", affirms the successful entrepreneur Marco A. Soriano, founder of the company.
Artisanal production with purely European products
The production of these artisan electric motorcycles is centralized in the group's Luxury Intelligence Unit in Lecco (Italy), on the shores of Lake Como. A team of engineers experienced in the mobility sector from the United States and Italy works from the design until the final touches before delivery. There can be up to 12 employees working on a single motorcycle, not counting logistics and delivery personnel. At the current production rate, three motorcycles can be built a day.
Soriano Motori has always focused on the use of purely European components, turning to high-level suppliers such as Paioli or OZ (suppliers to famed Valentino Rossi in Moto GP) and renouncing low-cost Asian production. The group wants to have all the quality control for this luxury product and thus avoid having to withdraw units from the market due to system failures, as it has already occurred in other brands in the sector. In addition, in this way sustainability, manufacturing and the local economy are supported.
Until now the brand has patented its platform with two engines and its braking system. Another avenue of business will be to allow other manufacturers to use these elements and obtain royalties in return. These advances in R + D + I will expand to the manufacturing of automobiles, aviation, or aeronautics.
The Soriano Foundation facilitates education between the US and the EU
The engineering of the European Union and the USA are of the highest quality. Soriano Motori, by pairing it with Italy's renowned luxury product design, wants to create the best product for its customers. The old continent offers the history, experience, and values that the Soriano family has defended in all its businesses since the beginning of the 18th century.
For this reason, Soriano Motori has decided to create a Foundation for Education. The main objective is to promote an exchange between the best engineering and design most faculties of the European Union and the USA offer, so that students learn the advances of both regions. The best students will be able to become part of the great Soriano Scholtz von Hermensdorff family.
In addition, in a period of 5 to 10 years Soriano will have created several exclusive clubs for its clients in multiple cities around the world. In these centers will be the exhibition rooms, restaurants, nightclubs, and a small museum of the house. The Soriano team itself could even be on the Moto GP circuits.
About Soriano Motori:
Founded in 2020, Soriano Motori's main objective is to create a legacy of invention, innovation, and modernization, as did Ricardo Soriano-Scholtz von Hermensdorff, founder of The Soriano-Pedroso SpA in Paris in 1919 and, later, R. Soriano SrL in Madrid in 1939 (The very 1st Spanish manufacturing company).
A team of engineers with extensive experience in electric propulsion from the European Union and the United States have worked closely together to create an icon within the motorcycle world that in turn emanates from cutting-edge technologies today.
Marco Antonio Soriano has also been a contributor to the book "The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom" by Mathieu Gorge. Together with other authors, he makes companies aware of the importance of investing in cybersecurity to avoid failures and breaches in the system. The book is now on sale worldwide.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- The disposal of face masks and medical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic is putting increasing pressure on the environment. According to statistics during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mainland China, 116 million tons of masks were consumed every day. Especially during the peak of the outbreak, hospitals in Wuhan released about 240 tons of medical waste every day. Most of Hong Kong's 7.4 million people have for weeks been putting on single-use face masks every day in the hope of warding off the coronavirus. To tackle this problem, AirX is now launched as the world's first ever coffee mask made from Vietnamese coffee, which is antibacterial, reusable and biodegradable. Thanh Le, founder of ShoeX, said, "AirX is not just a recommendation to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but preserve the planet as well."
AirX– Eco-friendly. Fashion-tech. And what else?
These above qualities have been committed since the AirX idea was born four months ago, when coronavirus pandemic just started. "The face mask deserves to have a longer life than just one-time use. Eco-friendliness, according to us, is not the only selling point of AirX because we all need to take it by default, as a proactive step towards cleaner living habits," Thanh Le said.
AirX are antimicrobial face masks with 99.99% dual antibacterial technology for 2 layers of protection. The first layer is woven from coffee yarn using PowerKnit technology, provides a comfortable fit but softness for sensitive skin. The face mask has a biodegradable filter inside, which is developed by silver nanotechnology and coffee. The mask is washable and reusable while its filter does not need to be washed but can be replaced after 30 days.
AirX has obtained the AATCC 100 certification (the textile industry's standard for antimicrobial fabric performance in the United States) from QUATEST 3. "For the next development, we have successfully embedded technology in producing recycled AirX coffee mask with N95 feature, the product will be launched soon to the demanding market," The founder unveiled.
Each coffee mask, as well as coffee filter, has a custom-designed 3-layer packaging to ensure sterilized function of Nano silver filter. AirX also has excellent natural coffee aroma that can cheer users up, while offering UV ray protection with fashionable design and stylish colors.
Thanh Le shared, "The best thing about AirX is being the first step to deliver a healthy solution with 100% vegan components that everyone can buy. It is not too difficult or expensive to start being mindful of our consumption habits for environmentally friendly, natural and green products. With current resources, AirX can supply to mass production with quantity up to 10,000 masks daily, associated with high demand rate for face masks globally."
And now, if café sua da is an especially delicious treat to seek out while visiting Vietnam, coffee mask will be the first thing that global caffeine connoisseur vividly remembers when thinking of Vietnam's sweet-smelling effort to prevent covid pandemic yet makes their souls sing.
About AirX and ShoeX - https://shoex.net/
Keynote will center on the growth of AI and the people behind the systems
SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Jan. 29, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- XANT, the revenue acceleration cloud platform, today announced that Susan Bennett, the original voice of the Apple's Virtual Assistant AI service Siri, will be delivering the keynote address during the inaugural XANT NEXT 2020 conference. The event will bring together customers, thought leaders and industry experts in the XANT network to discuss and further the development of AI within the world of sales and marketing.
Bennett's career began as a voice-over artist for prolific companies such as Delta Air Lines, Ford, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, The Home Depot, Visa and Cartoon Network. In June 2005, Susan was approached by ScanSoft looking for someone to be the voice for a database project involving speech construction. She spent the entire month of July in a recording booth, and the recordings from her session were used to create Apple's Siri. Through her voice, Apple's Siri became one of the first and most ubiquitous AI systems that began to build a human connection and a human-robot interface with whom individuals actually wanted to use and interact.
Bennett's keynote will be a highly entertaining and informational session as she shares her experience as "the first voice" of AI and being at the forefront of technology that has forever changed our personal & professional lives.
Other speakers that have been added to the NEXT 2020 lineup include:
NEXT 2020 will take place at The Grand America Hotel located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah from February 25 to February 28, 2020. To register for NEXT 2020, visit https://www.xant.ai/next2020/.
GoPro Releases Crowdsourced HERO8 Black and MAX Million Dollar Challenge Video, Awards Equal Cut of $1 Million to 45 Creators
HERO8 Black and MAX Deliver Industry-Leading Video Stabilization, Image Quality and Advanced Camera Features to Enable Every-Day Users to Produce Professional Quality Highlight Video Challenge Received More than 42,000 GoPro Customer Submissions from 104 Countries
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- At 6 a.m. PST, GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) dropped its second annual Million Dollar Challenge video—a crowdsourced product highlight video to celebrate GoPro's new HERO8 Black and MAX cameras while championing the incredible passion and creativity of its customer community.
Owners of GoPro's new cameras were encouraged to submit inspiring videos featuring unique perspectives, spectacular visuals and captivating moments of activities or subject matters they're passionate about. The very best shots were selected by GoPro to be included in its GoPro Million Dollar Challenge product highlight video and the featured submitters will receive an equal share of one million dollars.
This year, creators from 104 countries sent in their HERO8 Black and MAX content for consideration, resulting in 42,000 video clips — nearly double the submissions from the year prior.
"The technology and ease-of-use of our HERO8 Black and MAX cameras makes it easy for everyday users to capture mind-blowing, professional quality footage of any activity," said Nick Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. "HERO8 Black and MAX capture cinematically stunning content straight out of the box in the hands of even a novice user, and the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge is our way of celebrating both the insane capabilities of our newest cameras along with our customers' incredible creativity. Our world is such an awesome place filled with amazing people and you can see that clearly in this year's GoPro Million Dollar Challenge video."
GoPro's internal video production team watched every submitted clip, totaling more than 350 hours of video, to select the best moments and integrate them into a seamless celebratory GoPro anthem. Ultimately, 45 creators were selected for the final video earning $22,222 a piece—an equal share of $1 million—for their submission. No one was given advance notice of their inclusion—each learned of their award by watching.
For a complete list of GoPro Million Dollar Challenge award recipients, visit GoPro's news page, The Inside Line. For more information on the game-changing technology of GoPro's flagship HERO8 Black and it's versatile dual-lens camera, MAX, please visit gopro.com.