See What People are Saying About Ayla

Kryo-Logo
Customer | March 16, 2017

“We are experts in the sleep performance market, but we are not masters of all the new technologies involved in the IoT,” said Todd Youngblood, co-founder of Kryo. “To manage our risk in this new IoT realm, we knew we needed to find a best-in-class partner—which is why we chose the Ayla IoT platform.”

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Customer | January 30, 2017

“The Ayla IoT platform made it easy to give our Maestro — Smart Thermostats IoT cloud connectivity and a number of advanced IoT control features, including personalization, grouping by zones and geofencing,” said Étienne Guay, vice president of innovation and product development for Stelpro. “These features not only simplify the control of Stelpro electric heating products, they also enhance home residents’ energy savings.”

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Customer | January 30, 2017

“Using the Ayla IoT platform to connect our products to the cloud gives us the flexible connectivity and broad protocol support we need today, as well as the confidence that we can scale our products far into the future,” said Shen Owyang, general manager of SALUS North America. “It will also enable our Wyse.ly suite of smart building products to interact with other manufacturers’ products through the Ayla IoT cloud.”

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Customer | January 30, 2017

“Air conditioning systems have undergone tremendous innovation since the Persians in 1000 B.C. used ceiling poles, cool water and natural wind to help people stay cool indoors in hot weather,” said Xuehui Chen, Chigo general manager of the Americas for Guangdong Chigo Air Conditioning Co. Ltd., one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of air conditioners. “Using the Ayla IoT platform, Chigo is pleased to continue this tradition of air-conditioning innovation with our intelligent cloud-based air conditioners.”

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Partner | January 10, 2017

“Building smart cooking capabilities into hardware appliances themselves takes the SideChef concept to another level, which we believe today’s cooks and aspiring cooks will appreciate,” said Kevin Yu, CEO and founder of SideChef. “As soon as we came across Ayla, we recognized that partnering with them, and capitalizing on their underlying IoT technology expertise, will help both companies grow a network of appliance manufacturers and partners globally."

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Customer | January 6, 2017

“We chose the Ayla IoT platform because it provided exactly what we needed to get our Simple Home products ready to market, quickly,” said Elie Chemtob, CEO of Simple Home. “The Ayla IoT platform takes care of IoT security, interoperability and mobile app issues so we can focus on making convenient, energy-saving smart home products that are simple for people to install, use and afford."

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Customer | January 5, 2017

“Consumers love Hisense appliances because they maintain a user experience with comprehensive, end-to-end, integrated technology,” said Mark Viken, vice president of marketing, Hisense Americas. “Our partnership with Ayla means that our consumers have more access to these types of products than ever before. Through joint relationships such as these, Hisense will continue to bring the latest appliance technologies and high-quality products to consumers at incredible value."

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Customer | January 5, 2017

“The Ayla IoT platform gave Magtech everything we needed to design and build the wireless solution of our Lynxus products easily without having to compromise our high standards for quality and performance,” said Michael Kuo, president of Magtech Industries. “Plus, thanks to Ayla's global IoT cloud coverage, customers worldwide can enjoy reliable connectivity with our lighting solutions."

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Customer | January 3, 2017

“Ayla provides the intelligence for our smart home products,” said Jennifer Lai, general manager of Powertech. “In addition to measuring electricity consumption and interoperating with one another, our intelligent APPSPOWER product line can also remotely monitor power usage via mobile devices; detect abnormal power consumption and alert users in real time; and allow users to customize their settings."

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Customer | January 3, 2017

“The Ayla IoT platform gave us the comprehensive, end-to-end IoT solution we needed to incorporate intelligent control from the mattress itself to the cloud, and to deliver a reliable, secure connected product,” said Tim Chen, founder of Para-Care. “With the help of Ayla’s IoT technology, Para-Care is able to provide stable and continuous monitoring data on elderly patients, especially in situations where round-the-clock care is difficult to achieve."

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Customer | January 3, 2017

“The WISCON Wi-Fi wireless smart switch panels boast a fashionable and well-designed appearance and features LED-embedded light-on status indicators,” said Henry Ho, general manager of VIZO Technology. “As the world’s leading enterprise-class IoT PaaS platform, Ayla provided our WISCON Wi-Fi smart switch with the embedded agents, IoT cloud service, mobile app software services and extensible security to enable us to establish our presence in the smart home and smart building markets."

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Customer | January 3, 2017

“As the world’s leading enterprise-class IoT platform provider, Ayla offers an end-to-end IoT solution that enables products from manufacturers such as King I Electronics to gain rapid access to cloud-based services and to sharpen the competitive edge of our products in the global market,” said David Wan, general manager of King I Electronics. “Product intelligence and the IoT represents the future of thermostatic control, and we are pleased to be able to introduce such an advanced thermostat today."

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Partner | January 3, 2017

“We chose to partner with Ayla on the HomeBridge gateway for two main reasons, starting with the powerful and comprehensive capabilities of the Ayla IoT platform,” said Dhruvesh Patel, CTO of Volansys Technologies. “Second, the Ayla IoT platform has a large number of design wins in the smart home IoT segment, which means that the HomeBridge gateway launches with a strong built-in base in the Ayla IoT ecosystem."

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Customer | December 7, 2016

“By using the Ayla IoT platform to connect our products to the cloud, we will be the first comprehensive home safety and security device company that can monitor all homeowner threats, from fires to tornados to break-ins,” said John Mudge, chief operating officer and co-founder of MAX Smart Home. “When you are focused on saving lives, you need an infrastructure that you can count on and that is why we chose Ayla,” Mudge said. “Connecting to the cloud is Ayla’s expertise, and we wanted a partner that can do that better than we could alone."

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Customer | November 2, 2016

“We knew the Ayla IoT platform would handle all the end-to-end connectivity so we could focus on the acoustics in our Nightingale product,” said Christopher Calisi, Cambridge Sound Management’s CEO. “Ayla’s ability to help us launch a product with a full set of features is really making a difference for us."

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Customer | October 20, 2016

“We have reinvented the entire coffee experience for today’s connected and environmentally aware era," said Roderick de Rode, CEO of Spinn. “Not only does our patented centrifugal process make a great cup of coffee every time with zero environmental waste, but building our coffee machine on the Ayla IoT platform means that coffee lovers can connect to a global community of roasters for their coffee bean choices—and that even small independent roasters have access to a wealth of data from consumers. That is the beauty of the IoT."

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Partner | September 21, 2016

“mnubo sees a future where connected smart objects become ubiquitous in our daily lives, and the Ayla IoT platform can help manufacturers of smart objects get to market faster with much more robust, secure and high-performing IoT products,” said Frédéric Bastien, CEO and co-founder of mnubo. “Together, we will help to accelerate both the reach and the value of the IoT."

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Customer | September 21, 2016

“There are 125 million water heaters in North American homes and small businesses, and no one else is offering an easy retrofit to bring these inefficient appliances into the smart grid,” said Aquanta CEO Matt Carlson. “Ayla provided us with the comprehensive IoT technologies we required in a cost-effective model that fit our needs. Now, we’re making dumb water heaters smart; helping homeowners save money and energy; and playing a role in making the emerging smart grid a reality."

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Customer | August 3, 2016

“Midea Group laid out its concept for the smart home a long time ago and has established Midea Smart Home Technology Co., Ltd., to focus on the development of that business,” said Li Qiang, general manager of Midea Smart Technology. “This cooperation with Ayla is a major step in the international expansion of Midea Group’s smart home business. As Midea’s third-party cloud platform partner for overseas markets, Ayla will join with Midea to create a globalized structure of intelligent services for smart homes."

Hampton Products
Customer | June 20, 2016

“We make door locks, which means our business depends on rock-solid security at every step of the process,” said Jim Hartung, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Hampton. “For our cloud-connected wireless deadbolt, we trusted Ayla’s proven, robust IoT platform to provide the non-negotiable security and reliability we needed. Ayla not only delivered on our expectations, their IoT technology also made our path to connectivity simpler than we could have imagined.”

Hunter Fan
Customer | June 17, 2016

“Having recently won an Editors' Choice award at CES 2016 for our industry-first Wi-Fi- and Apple HomeKit-enabled ceiling fans, we have greatly enjoyed working with Ayla. Ayla IoT technology enabled us to develop our award-winning Symphony and Signal fans with mobile app control quickly, affordably, and with the security and features we wanted.”

mitsui
Investor | June 17, 2016

“Ayla has demonstrated significant growth as a leading IoT platform provider, with particular capability to expand into global markets, and we are excited to work with Ayla as it continues this expansion into Japan.”

3nod
Investor | June 16, 2016

“As a leading manufacturer serving China and major export markets, 3nod is focused on embracing future innovation including the Internet of Things, Ayla's platform is a perfect fit for our strategic direction, and we invested in Ayla because we believe it will be the leading global IoT platform.”

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Investor | June 15, 2016

“We originally invested in Ayla because we saw how their IoT platform could be instrumental in helping emerging markets such as China to use less energy and cut polluting emissions, which fits our mandate to invest in companies that have a positive impact in emerging markets,” said Nikunj Jinsi, global head of IFC Venture Capital. “We are reinvesting because Ayla has demonstrated a recipe for success that can enable developing markets, especially China, to harness IoT technology in ways that have a positive impact on people’s lives.” 

Voyager Capital
Investor | June 15, 2016

“Voyager focuses on early venture rounds, and as one of the first investors in Ayla we saw an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a very strong technology and team in the IoT space. We continue to invest when companies hit their milestones, which Ayla clearly has, so we were delighted to participate in the C round of funding. We expect Ayla to continue to perform above expectations and be a significant player when the dust settles in the IoT market.”

Tom Kerber
Analyst | June 15, 2016

“We are at the threshold of a technology explosion that will see, in a few short years, each of us hosting several dozen connected devices in our homes and on our bodies, thanks to the IoT. But to get there, manufacturers of connected products need to navigate the complexities of the IoT. Both manufacturers and investors recognize the value of a secure, flexible, scalable and cost-effective IoT platform that meets the needs of today’s market — and that can continue to deliver value over the lifetime of a connected product."

Lockstate
Customer | June 14, 2016

“We’ve been working with Ayla since we started developing our RemoteLock connected door lock products, and that decision ended up saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars and many months of development time. What’s more, Ayla’s stringent end-to-end IoT security and performance technologies were important for making sure that our smart door locks deliver impeccable security, monitoring and reliability to property owners and managers.”

Broadcom
Partner | June 13, 2016

“Since its founding, Ayla has worked with Broadcom to ensure tight integration of Ayla's software with WICED and our Wi-Fi chipsets. Ayla’s commitment to understanding their customers' business enables a rapid and elegant path to a connected-product future. We believe this is one reason they’ve achieved their level of success."

Ants Capital
Investor | June 10, 2016

“Our strategy at Ants Capital is to focus on the leading platforms in particular market segments and select winners,” said Yin Min, managing partner of Ants Capital. “The Internet of Things will be the next area where major winners will emerge, and we invested in Ayla because it has unmatched traction inside China and globally with leading manufacturers making IoT products. Ayla’s strategy and IoT platform is a clear fit with the direction of manufacturers worldwide.”

Crosslink Capital
Investor | June 2, 2016

“Crosslink Capital’s investment strategy is quite broad, with portfolio companies in early, middle and late stages of development,” said Jim McLean, partner of Crosslink Capital. “Ayla represents just the kind of company we want to back: One that shows early promise in an important and growing market and that demonstrates clear signs of growing into a dominant force in its category.” 

Owlet
Customer | June 2, 2016

“We are fundamentally changing how infants are monitored, and we don’t have the time or the need to recreate the wheel on IoT connectivity, which Ayla has already nailed. Ayla just took care of that aspect of our product development, so we could focus on our core competencies and get to market quickly to achieve our goal of giving parents peace of mind.”

TCL
Customer | June 1, 2016

“We view our partnership with Ayla as a game changer for our IoT business in China, the United States and worldwide, because Ayla IoT technology lets us get our products connected to the IoT and controllable by mobile apps in one step, we are able to provide our global customers with the features and capabilities they demand, which will help us expand our business.”

Cisco Systems
Investor | June 1, 2016

“The Internet of Things represents a massive, and growing, market opportunity,” said Rob Salvagno, head of Cisco Investments, which has been investing in Ayla from its dedicated $100 million IoT venture fund, and head of corporate development at Cisco. “We first invested in Ayla because of their unique business model in the IoT space. We’re excited to continue our support of Ayla in their Series C round of financing, as they continue to expand into new markets and accelerate the development and adoption of connected products through the cloud.”

Cardinal Peak
Partner | May 27, 2016

“Using Ayla’s design kit, a Wi-Fi module running the Ayla Cloud Connect stacks and their AMAP [Agile Mobile Application Platform] technology, it’s like starting with half an IoT product, including mobile app, already implemented and tested. The manufacturers we work with now know that we can get an IoT device prototype running in just a few days, which means they can focus their resources on the features that will differentiate their products.”

Murata
Partner | May 25, 2016

“Our well-established collaboration with Ayla is making a difference with leading manufacturers in a number of markets, helping them to quickly and successfully create connected versions of their products. Using Murata IoT modules and Ayla IoT platform technology, more manufacturers are seeing the fruit of their IoT potential.”

Mnubo
Partner | May 20, 2016

“From the beginning, Ayla has grasped that the real value of the IoT lies not in connected products themselves, but in harnessing the data generated by connected products to allow manufacturers to transform everything about their businesses. Together, Ayla’s IoT platform technology and Mnubo’s IoT analytics software are helping to transform the IoT data promise into a reality.

TIRIAS Research
Analyst | May 20, 2016

“In designing its IoT platform architecture, Ayla embraced the fundamental complexity of the IoT, which isn’t one big, ubiquitous entity but rather many systems of systems, connected by networks. Ayla enables its manufacturer customers to focus on what they do best—creating differentiated solutions—while smoothly navigating IoT complexities. Ayla is well positioned in the IoT Platform-as-a-Service (IoT PaaS) market.”

Blue Rocket
Partner | May 15, 2016

“Partnering with Ayla has allowed us to expand our mobile app development business in the IoT market and create a lot of happy manufacturing customers, Ayla’s Agile Mobile Application Platform (AMAP) technology enables a quick and easy setup of a robust application framework, which allows us to focus on providing a superior connected device user experience.”

Dimplex
Customer | May 11, 2016

“Our company identity is based on innovation, and Ayla IoT platform technology lets us move rapidly from innovative ideas to market-ready products. Having Ayla technology at the heart of our smart heaters with CONNEX wireless control also means that we don’t have to worry about the security, reliability or manageability of our connected products once they’re in customers’ hands.”

Ozner
Customer | May 10, 2016

“Ayla’s Weixin Proxy Service provides us with a powerful way to deliver a better user experience to our Chinese customers, Hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers practically live on Weixin [known as WeChat in the United States] for hours each day, and the fact that Ayla has a connected home portal on Weixin brings increased brand awareness and exposure to Ozner, instantly.”

Parks Associates.
Analyst | May 4, 2016

“But to get there, manufacturers of connected products need to navigate the complexities of the IoT. Both manufacturers and investors recognize the value of a secure, flexible, scalable and cost-effective IoT platform that meets the needs of today’s market — and that can continue to deliver value over the lifetime of a connected product."

Moor Insights
Analyst | May 2, 2016

“Ayla has some real competitive advantages in the IoT platform space—their China certification, an A-list of appliance manufacturing customers and now a $39 million addition to their financial war chest. When I look at the overall IoT platform market, Ayla is a provider that has to be taken seriously.”

AzureWave
Partner | April 30, 2016

“We appreciate how Ayla’s IoT platform technology coupled with AzureWave's expertise in wireless technologies together provide additional value to customers across the consumer electronics segment—while helping manufacturers using AzureWave modules to participate in our vision for the connected wireless world. We also value Ayla’s strong presence in China, which allows us to better serve our shared customers here.”

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Partner | April, 27, 2016

“Ayla’s IoT connectivity and Encycle’s Swarm Energy demand management are complementary technologies that together deliver tremendous value to manufacturers in the HVAC market,” said Mark Kerbel, Encycle's chief technology officer and co-founder. “Working in close partnership, Ayla and Encycle enable energy efficiency gains well beyond what either alone could provide.”


USI
Partner | April 27, 2016

“We are pleased to be a strategic wireless solutions partner for Ayla,” said Lihwa Christensen, SVP, sales and services of USI. The comprehensive cloud solutions Ayla provides, coupled with USI’s wireless modules, have been a popular strategy for many USI customers looking to add IoT functionality to their end products. While Ayla Networks offers our customers cloud-based data services, USI ensures unparalleled reliable access to their data.”

Marvell
Partner | April 26, 2016

“Marvell is seeing tremendous success with the EZ-Connect IoT platform on our wireless microcontroller SoCs, and Ayla is an important partner in enabling that success. Working together with Ayla Networks, we are able to offer a complete end-to-end platform that enables more manufacturers to get to market with IoT-connected products faster and for lower cost."

SJF
Investor | April 2, 2016

“Ayla embodies both the qualities that SJF looks for in companies: high growth combined with positive impact. We were initially attracted to Ayla by its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) business model and its IoT focus—which we see having a positive impact in areas such as resource and energy efficiency—and we’re reinvesting based on Ayla’s stellar performance since their founding.”

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Customer | January 25, 2016

“Ayla’s IoT platform allowed Fujitsu General to get secure, reliable connected products to market in an efficient manner,” stated Erin Mezle, director of marketing for Fujitsu General America, Inc. “By partnering with Ayla, we are able to offer our customers the convenience of remote management of their mini-split systems using a simple smartphone, tablet or PC via the internet."

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Partner | January 6, 2016

"Establishing cloud-to-cloud connections like the one between the Zonoff and Ayla clouds will have a multiplier effect for everyone involved in the smart home ecosystem,” said Mike Harris, CEO and founder of Zonoff. “This partnership is about reducing the friction for companies wanting to enter and thrive in the new connected marketplace."