It seems that this year, automation and management of appliance has become a major focus for most home appliance manufacturers. Since Samsung all ready has a lot of household appliances in the market, the only thing missing was the ability to control all these appliances with a touchscreen. This is where the Samsung SmartGrid comes in play.
Simply put, Samsung Smart Grid provides the user a full detail and control over the power grid. It connects with other Samsung appliances and allows the user to manage them accordingly. The demo version we saw claimed to save up to 81% energy per year and ran on the Android 2.2 operating system. We were unable to get a price tag for this device. The software interface allows optimum micromanagement of each device including the air conditioner and the washing machine.
This device is a step towards power saving and eco friendly world. However, considering the limitation of this device being able to interact with only Samsung products, it might not be for everyone. The video attached with this article gives a more detailed display of this device through a Samsung representative.