The cooperation will create a convenient and easy-to-use smart home system.
Düsseldorf—Jul. 1, 2021—Tuya Smart (NYSE: TUYA), a leading global IoT cloud platform, and iHunt, a smartphone leader in Romania, today announced a new partnership to aggregate respective advantages and resources for creating more convenient and easy-to-use smart home systems, and bringing new smart life experiences to Romanian consumers.
According to a survey released by Assa Abloy, the average investment of Romanians in smart home systems for surveillance and security features is about 1,000 to 1,300 euros. One-tenth of Romanian households have at least one smart product, mainly purchased by people aged between 35 and 44, with economic muscle and willing to invest in new technology, thus playing a key role to promote the development of the Romanian smart home market.
With such encouraging data, iHunt, a Romanian company, plans to introduce a smart home system with hardware and software integrated to realize easy operation of the smart home. To that end, iHunt approached Tuya.
Tuya’s IoT development tools and other technical support enable iHunt to build a set of smart home systems with low cost and high efficiency. At present, the hardware development tools provided by Tuya help iHunt successfully develop smart devices such as smart surveillance cameras, smart doorbells, and smart electrical management devices, and launch the Smarthome series products. In terms of software development, by leveraging Tuya’s technical capabilities, iHunt can quickly complete the development of the iHunt Home app and realize the integrated control of over 310,000 ‘Powered by Tuya’ smart devices. At the same time, iHunt gets access to the global market channel resources of Tuya Smart for bringing smart devices to other regions in the EU.
Cezar Stroe, CEO of iHunt, said, "upon market-testing smart home devices, we have come to realize the need to contain all of our products under one single and easy-to-use application to entice consumers' desire to buy. We have identified Tuya with unparalleled experience in software development. With the support of Tuya’s various capabilities, we have opportunity to grow our business to the next level."
Tina Yu, Tuya's General Manager of Eurasia Region from Tuya Smart, said, "iHunt is a well-known smart home enterprise in Romania and has been listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. We are very delighted to provide capability and support for such an enterprise. In the future, both sides will work together to bring a smarter lifestyle to consumers."
Tuya concluded the AI+IoT Business Conference TED-Styled Tour Events | Europe. Themed “Joint Efforts & Prosperous Growth,” the events were held online in 10 countries and languages with industry leaders to share the best practices in smart business scenarios. For more information, please visit: https://www.tuya.com/event/abc/eur
iHunt is a Romanian technology manufacturer and a market leader in Romania for rugged smartphones and entry-level smartphones. Listed as symbol HUNT on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, its share price has risen 881.08% in the past year, with a market cap of $25 million and sales of more than $10 million. In 2021, iHunt will launch its Smarthome series devices and iHunt Home app.
About Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart (NYSE: TUYA) is a leading global IoT cloud platform with a unique, all-in-one offering of cloud + connectivity + app that makes it easy and affordable for brands, retailers, and OEMs to make their products smart. Tuya’s platform has smart-enabled more than 310,000 device SKUs in hundreds of categories worldwide, serving over 324,000 developers globally. Tuya is internationally operated with headquarters in the U.S., Germany, India, Japan, Colombia, and China.