Launching with New Neato FloorPlanner™ Advanced Mapping & Cleaning Technology, IFTTT Integration and a Host of Connected Services
Newark, CA – August 31, 2017, IFA – Neato Robotics, leader in smart robots for the home, today announced the launch of Neato Botvac D7™ Connected, the most powerful, intuitive and connected robot vacuum you will ever own.
The Neato Botvac D7™ Connected is Neato’s most intelligent and powerful model to date. The new Neato FloorPlanner™ Advanced Mapping & Cleaning Technology allows users to create a Cleaning Map of their home. The Neato Botvac D7™ Connected is also launching with IFTTT compatibility, giving customers full control over their robot vacuum with flexibility and convenience – leading the way in the connected smart home.
After scanning the home in Discovery Mode or through a normal clean, the robot creates the user’s personalized MyFloorPlan™. This feature is accessible via the Neato app. Users will then be able to set virtual “No-Go” Lines to avoid specific areas they do not want cleaned. This ensures the robot always knows where to clean and where not to clean, eliminating the need for any physical barriers. The Cleaning Summary Map will show where the robot has vacuumed, as well as any issues or obstacles that prevented a complete clean.
These new additions allow Neato robot vacuums to weave themselves seamlessly into the connected home, allowing wider integration with Apple Watch, Neato ChatBot for Facebook, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The Botvac D7™ Connected is updatable over-the-air to ensure its software is current with the latest features – including increased smart home device support, and cutting edge technology innovations that emerge from the Neato Developer Network.
“The Botvac D7™ Connected represents a significant step forward in the future of the smart home. We are thrilled to launch this product, which is a culmination of Neato’s innovation and leadership in the robot vacuum market. The Botvac D7™ Connected contains all of Neato’s top-of-the-line features and introduces industry-leading technology with the addition of Neato FloorPlanner™,” said Giacomo Marini, Chairman and CEO at Neato Robotics. “This follows our industry first announcement of Alexa and Google Home integration for our Botvac™ connected series. The Botvac D7™ Connected has been built to connect with a broader suite of connected services, cementing Neato’s place at the forefront of the SmartHome ecosystem.”
Neato’s patented LaserSmart™ technology allows the Botvac D7™ Connected to map and navigate multiple rooms with ultimate precision. The new model features robust suction, an ultra-performance filter, turbo mode and improved brush system for the most advanced SpinFlow™ cleaning power and greater care around furniture, even in the dark. The Botvac D7™ Connected’s unique D-shape design allows it to get deep into corners and close to walls, while it’s new metallic finish ensures the robot vacuum is even more durable, resisting scratches and dings.
The next generation of the Neato App will be available alongside the Botvac D7™ Connected at launch, offering an enhanced modern look and feel, additional alerts and an improved cleaning summary with detailed coverage maps. With this release, Neato’s entire Connected line (Botvac D3™ Connected, Botvac D5™ Connected and Botvac™ Connected) now support Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Neato Chatbot for Facebook and IFTTT. The Botvac D7™ Connected is Neato’s most advanced robot vacuum, further underscoring Neato’s commitment to innovation that enhances people’s lives.
Availability and Pricing
The Neato Botvac D7™ Connected will be listed at a suggested retail price point of $799 / €899 and available on shelves in the US and Europe in Q4 2017. See Neato Robotics’ new flagship model, the Botvac D7™ Connected at IFA in Berlin, Germany Sept 1-6, Hall 6.2, Stand 138.
Neato Robotics designs robots for the home to improve people’s lives, allowing them to spend less time doing household chores and more time on the things they love. Neato drives innovation with intelligent laser navigation, smart home connectivity, and superior cleaning technologies. Neato was recently recognized for its leadership, culture and dedication to its employees by being named to the Bay Area News Group’s 2017 list of the “Top 100 Workplaces” in the San Francisco area that is based on employee feedback. For more information, visit: www.neatorobotics.com.
IFTTT empowers people to do more with the services they love. We work with over 530 apps, services, and devices including Facebook, Twitter, Philips Hue, Dropbox, Google, Nest, Fitbit, BMW, and Slack, with Applets. Applets bring these services together to create new experiences of all types, from automating simple tasks to transforming how someone interacts with and controls their home. We believe creative control of the services we use should be intuitive and accessible to everyone. Founded in 2010, IFTTT has raised $39 million in funding from top tier investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and SV Angel.
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