First Smartphone-Controlled Air Conditioner Is Secure

Laird is helping Kapsul launch their first app-driven, smartphone-controlled air conditioner by providing security, connectivity, and features that have never been seen in home comfort products.


The Kapsul W5 connected window air conditioner has the cooling power of a 5,000 BTU window air conditioner, but packs it into a design that measures 7 in. tall. Notably, the W5 has wirelessly-enabled features that are said to make it a landmark in the appliance industry.

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Laird utilized its design of smart products expertise to make the Kapsul W5 highly secure – a feature that is proving to be a key selling point with consumers as the number of cybersecurity attacks on IoT devices continue to grow.


Laird also helped Kapsul develop an intuitive app-based smartphone interface for the air conditioner that makes this a landmark home comfort appliance. This interface connects consumers with their Kapsul unit via AWS IoT.


AWS IoT is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to run IoT without having to worry about all the cost and complexity typically required to build your own IoT platform. Laird utilized AWS to provide Kapsul with a cloud-enabled solution for its consumer product that supports the smartphone capabilities that consumers expect.


For more details, visit Laird and Kapsul.


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