PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ConnectedYard, an innovator in smart technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), has received a prestigious 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and website covering IoT technologies, in recognition of the company’s revolutionary pHin smart pool care solution.
“We are very gratified to receive this important recognition from IoT Evolution,” said Mark Janes, Co-Founder and COO of ConnectedYard. “The Internet of Things continues to pervade the realm of home automation, and with pHin we are bringing intelligence, simplicity and fun to the backyard pool.”
The Product of the Year award honors the best in IoT technology, a market that has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years, for the systems and solutions that are delivering on the promise of gathering information regardless of proximity.
“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the market today. It is my honor to congratulate ConnectedYard for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution.
Last year, pHin received the Connected Home and Building Award from IoT Evolution, honoring organizations delivering software or hardware solutions that enable the advancement of the smart home and building industry. pHin also won Best IoT Technology Development at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara and Best New Product at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas.
pHin combines a Bluetooth and WiFi enabled water monitor, a smartphone app and unique chemical pods to take the guesswork out of pool and hot tub care. The monitor senses water quality 24/7. Notifications are sent to the smartphone when water chemistry needs rebalancing, including how many of the pre-measured, single-dose, color-coded pods to add. pHin also uses an algorithm to track and forecast chemical needs over time so the optimum combination of pods is shipped right to the owner’s door about every four to six weeks. In addition, the pHin app provides one-touch access to Pool Service on Demand, a network of pre-qualified pool service technicians.