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Hunter SIMPLEconnect™ Collection Expands with Amazon Alexa Integration and Style Launches

Collection to include fresh new finishes and fan model, the Brunswick.

September 21, 2017— Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, announced their partnership with e-commerce powerhouse, Amazon. With the integration of Amazon Echo and artificial intelligence Alexa, voice control is now compatible across the entire Hunter SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection – functioning seamlessly with the current models; Apache, Signal and Symphony. In addition, the SIMPLEconnect™ collection will expand with the fall release of five new finishes for the current models, as well as one new fan design – the Brunswick – with additional releases to follow in 2018.

Nearly 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide in 2016 – a 64 percent increase from 2015, according to research firm, IHS Markit. As one of the trailblazing brands to integrate Amazon Alexa into its product designs, following the brand’s introduction of the industries first Apple HomeKit enabled ceiling fan at the 2015 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Hunter looks to bring ease to the everyday lives of its tech-savvy consumer.

“Our innovation is driven by our consumers’ evolving needs. So when we looked at how to continue to bring functionality and thoughtfully designed products to the marketplace, partnering with Amazon was a natural next step,” said Hunter CEO, John Alexander. “The connected home is forecasted to grow even more in the coming years and we’re excited for the opportunity to provide products that consumers desire, along with the performance and technology they expect.”

With a simple voice command to Alexa, users can easily manage home environment and enhance comfort through fan speed and lighting control. To setup, users simply pair a Hunter Wi-Fi enabled fan with the SIMPLEconnect™ app, available via the Apple Store or Google Play, and then connect with the Amazon Alexa app. The SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection starts at $299 and is available at HunterFan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide.

To shop, learn more about upcoming product releases and get design tips from the Hunter design team, visit HunterFan.com.

Hunter Brunswick smart home ceiling fan in modern rustic room

About Hunter Fan Company

The maker of ‘Trusted Fans for Inspired Spaces’ since 1886, Hunter Fan Company is the world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. As the #1 most installed ceiling fan for over 100 years, Hunter continues to provide a deep heritage of performance, comfort and everyday style for any room, giving consumers confidence, peace-of-mind and ultimately more control over their home environment. The Memphis-based brand is in the midst of an unprecedented new product launch — offering an array of over 100 new models, from rustic and contemporary designs to classic and retro statement pieces. In addition, the brand has recently debuted their exclusive line of Wifi-Enabled SIMPLEConnect™ fans, which are now compatible with both Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. As an industry-leader, Hunter’s cutting edge design and quality craftsmanship continues to bring unmatched performance into every space. Hunter ceiling fans are available on Hunterfan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide.

For more information, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company on FacebookInstagramPinterest, Youtube and Twitter.

 

Media Contacts:

Olivia Abbazia
the / zimmerman / agency
oabbazia@zimmerman.com
(850) 668-2222

Christa Hudson
the / zimmerman / agency
chudson@zimmerman.com
(850) 668-2222

 

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Hunter Fan Company’s Third Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit-Enabled, The Apache Now Available for Purchase

Fans boast state-of-the-art technology and elevated design.

October 18, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, officially released their third, much-anticipated Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fan, the Apache, for purchase. Like its earlier counterparts, the Signal and the Symphony, the Apache exclusively supports Apple HomeKit technology. Following their original debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Hunter’s first HomeKit-enabled fans received great recognition and buzz among the top tech news outlets, including a CES 2016 Editor’s Choice Award by Reviewed.com/USAToday. The Signal was the first of three Hunter Fan smart fans to become available for purchase on HunterFan.com.

The Apache launch is a step in the right direction for Hunter Fan’s unprecedented 2016 new product launch – over 200 new fans – celebrating Hunter’s 130th year of creating ceiling fans that consumers trust. From classic to modern, the new product line was expertly curated with both design-centric and technology-savvy consumer in mind. With the current launch of the Apache, consumers can now easily incorporate smart home technology into any inspired space.

“We are thrilled to continue the momentum of our Apple HomeKit supported product line with the launch of the Apache,” said John Alexander, CEO. “Our new products are a testament to our continued commitment to un-matched quality, design and performance as well as the brand’s determination to bring our customers the latest in ceiling fan innovation at an affordable price.”

Apple HomeKit technology allows users to effortlessly and securely control each fan – or a group of fans – from one place using the new iOS 10 Home app or Siri on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Users can set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on triggers, such as having the fan’s light turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke or creating a situation that automatically turns on the fan’s light and locks your front door simultaneously. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

With a more industrial and casual feel, the Apache’s exposed hardware, Noble Bronze finish and distressed oak finished blades combine state of the art technology with elevated style. The Apache retails for a cool $429 MSRP. The Apache is now available now at: HunterFan.com; Amazon.com; Build.com; HomeDepot.com; Lowes.com; Menards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide.

About Hunter Fan Company

Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Hunter Fan Company is the world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. For 130 years, Hunter has led the industry in innovative design and quality craftsmanship to deliver maximum air movement and unmatched performance.  Hunter ceiling fans are available at lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide. For more information, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter. To see how a Hunter fan would complement your home, download the free Hunter Fan Visualizer app in the App Store.

 

Media Contacts:

Christa Hudson

the / zimmerman / agency

chudson@zimmerman.com

(850) 668-2222

 

Olivia Abbazia

the / zimmerman / agency

oabbazia@zimmerman.com

(850) 668-2222

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Hunter Fan Company Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit-Enabled Smart Ceiling Fan Now Available for Purchase

August 16, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, officially releases their highly anticipated Wi-Fi enabled, Signal ceiling fan for purchase. The Signal supports Apple HomeKit technology and seamlessly interacts with other HomeKit-enabled products to create a customized suite of comfort, security and energy efficiency.  After making their original debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the first Homekit-enabled fans from Hunter received recognition and buzz among the top tech news sites including a CES 2016 Editor’s Choice Award by Reviewed.com/USAToday.

The Signal is just the beginning of Hunter Fan’s unprecedented 2016 new product launch – over 200 new fans – celebrating Hunter’s 130th year of creating ceiling fans consumers trust. From rustic to contemporary designs, this new product line was crafted with both design-focused and technology-savvy consumers in mind. With the official release of the Signal, and the upcoming Fall release of the Symphony, consumers can now easily incorporate smart home technology into their everyday lives.

“This new product launch is a testament to our dedication to un-matched quality and performance and determination to bring our customers the latest designs and technology at an affordable price,” said John Alexander, CEO. “We are thrilled to finally share this new innovation with our eager customers and are hoping to see a Hunter Fan in every home.”

Apple HomeKit technology allows users to easily and securely control each fan – or a group of fans – from one place using the new iOS 10 Home app or Siri on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Users can set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on triggers, such as having the fan’s light turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke or creating a scene that automatically turns on the fan’s light and locks your front door simultaneously. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.
The Signal sports a contemporary and sleek design with satin nickel housing, reversible wooden-finished blades and retails for a cool $379. The Signal is now available now at: HunterFan.comAmazon.comBuild.comHomeDepot.comLowes.comMenards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide.
To purchase your very own Hunter SIMPLEconnect Wi-Fi fan or for more information, please visit HunterFan.com/SIMPLEconnect.

About Hunter Fan Company
Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Hunter Fan Company is the world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. For 130 years, Hunter has led the industry in innovative design and quality craftsmanship to deliver maximum air movement and unmatched performance.  Hunter ceiling fans are available at lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide. For more information, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company on FacebookPinterestInstagramYoutube and Twitter. To see how a Hunter fan would complement your home, download the free Hunter Fan Visualizer app in the App Store.