Hisense Launches the World’s First Internet-connected Smart Air Conditioner MENA Technology September 24, 20130 – Interactive control via Weibo private messages QINGDAO, China, Sept. 23, 2013 / PRNewswire — On September 23, Hisense and Sina Weibo announced in Beijing the availability of a cross-sector smart air conditioner, the power, temperature, and humidity of which can be controlled and adjusted by instructions sent via a private message over Weibo, China’s leading microblog service. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130923/CN84273) To activate, users register a Sina Weibo account for the air conditioner, which is connected via its power line, then add the account to their Friends List (with scalability to all mobile instant messaging tools including WeChat). The user then initiates a dialogue with the account via Weibo private messages to check the temperature, humidity, and other conditions at home and issue smart commands which will be seamlessly delivered to and executed by the air conditioner. This new smart product lineup is being launched by Hisense Group following the success of smart TVs and smart refrigerators. Dr. Wang Zhigang of Hisense said it is a landmark product that adopts Hisense’s household Internet of Things technology. Mobile social technology is changing the lives of families at a faster pace than any of us could have ever imagined. About Hisense Founded in 1969, Hisense has been adhering to the development strategy of “constructing the company with technology prudently.” Currently, Hisense boasts more than 20 subsidiaries, with sales revenue over 81 billion Yuan in 2012. Hisense’s products are sold well in more than 130 countries in regions such as Europe, America, Africa, Southeast Asia, CIS countries, and more.The company has production bases globally in South Africa, Algeria, and Egypt. Hisense has sales offices in America, Australia, Japan, and other countries.