Elica enters the world of IoT


elica snap_w_bluThanks to the partnership with Vodafone and IBM, Elica enters the world of IoT with Snap, the Air Quality Balancer. This product, equipped with three sensors and a sophisticated algorithm, is an innovative system that monitors and automatically improve the air quality. According to the partnership, Vodafone has contributed to the App implementation and provides the Data SIM card, allowing the device an alternative connection to Wi-Fi. IBM owns the cloud where all data collected are stored. Snap learns to know the home environment through continuous measurements made by its sensors. In this way, it is able to calibrate its mode of operation based on an “ideal situation”, specific for each environment. Snap has 5 operating modes that can be activated with an App (downloadable from the Apple and Google stores) or with a remote control: Automatic, Manual, Detox (focus on air quality), Dry (it reduces the possibility of mold growth and prevents the musty smell) and Link (the appliance dialogues with Elica’s Sense hoods). “Snap for us is not a point of arrival but of departure – said Francesco Casoli, President of Elica -. New technologies and digitalisation are part of our lives and our homes. With this project we want to open ourselves to the IoT era, bringing our know-how in air treatment for the benefit of the whole house”.