Since its Australian office opened in January 2014, TNS distribution has been ramping up its operations, signing up more and more vendors and retail outlets.
The global company is headquartered in Dublin and specialises in Apple accessories. Currently the Australian team is preparing for the launch of new smart home products, a category predicted to continue growing in popularity. The first of these clever gadgets to arrive in Australia is a range of intelligent lighting products and a connected kitchen scale.
“Smart home products that extend connectivity and expand entertainment options are a great fit for these mature markets,” said Kieran Adams, TNS sales director for ANZ.
Simple plug and play products are a good way to introduce consumers to the concept of the connected home, without delving into the complicated realm of which IoT devices are compatible with each other.
TNS Australia will carry the complete range of Sengled smart lighting products which will start shipping in June 2015. They are compatible with most B27 and E22 light fixtures and there are trim kits available to suit down lights.
“Sengled’s innovative product portfolio is a perfect fit for our distributor network and consumers,” Adams said.
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with a future-focused company like TNS to bring Sengled’s smart lighting products to consumers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Johnson Shen CEO Sengled. “TNS has a strong team in place to handle growing demand, and we look forward to working with them to expand market share.”
Sengled Pulse is an LED lightbulb with integrated JBL speaker to enable wireless delivery of sound throughout the home. Sengled Pulse is also sold in a starter kit that includes master bulb and one satellite bulb (RRP $349). Users can connect up to six additional satellite bulbs to build a network of eight Bluetooth enabled speakers. The sound and lighting system is controlled via an app, which allows you to play music from your own digital library or via services like Pandora or Spotify.
Sengled Boost (RRP $119) does what the name suggests, boosting connectivity levels throughout the home thanks to a built-in Wi-Fi signal repeater.
To the kitchen and TNS have the new Drop Kitchen Scale (RRP $159) in stock now. The scale connects via Bluetooth to a recipe app, similar to the Perfect Bake system distributed by iWorld.
Interactive recipes are connected to the scale which measures the weight of ingredients and guides you through baking step-by-step.
Drop was founded in 2012 by a group of award-winning designers in Dublin and the app includes recipes developed in the company’s test kitchens in San Francisco and Dublin.
“We’re making Drop’s vision – to bring people together around home-cooked food – a reality, by reinventing recipes and enriching them with the latest ‘Internet of Things’ technology and thinking,” said Ben Harris, co-founder and CEO Drop. “We want everyone to experience the joy of creating something from scratch, without having to go to cooking school or calling a more experiences baking friend. Drop gives you all that, and way more.”