Forward-thinking Chinese appliance vendors like Haier are getting aggressive about turning the Connected Home vision into a reality. They are integrating connectivity across their product lines, from wine coolers to water heaters. Because of lengthy replacement cycles for home appliances, Haier understands that an appliances it sells today will have to connect with a broad range of other smart devices ten years from now. To help ensure that happens, Haier is future-proofing its broad line of appliances by integrating intelligent, platform-agnostic connectivity components from Qualcomm.

Read more about Haier is trying to make the Connected Home dream a reality in my USA TODAY column HERE.

And find out how Haier is future-proofing its smart appliances in my blog post HERE.