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Hunter Fan Company Reveals Addition of Google Home Integration to SIMPLEconnect™ Smart Fan Collection

January 8, 2017— Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, unveils their latest smart-home integrated partnership with multinational technology company, Google. Officially announced at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the integration of Google Home positions Hunter as the only residential ceiling fan brand to boast compatibility with all three of the most popular home-automation devices in the world. In addition, the SIMPLEconnect™ collection will expand with the spring 2018 release of a new fan design – the Advocate, which will tout the lowest profile measurements in the smart fan industry.

With more than 24 million smart speakers sold in 2017, as reported by Strategy Analytics, Hunter is broadening the way that people use their smart technology through its existing relationships with both Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa, and now with Google Home.

“We are immensely driven by our consumer’s wants and needs. When we analyze the trends and marketplace, and observe how receptive users are to smart connectivity, specifically through virtual assistants, we look to fulfill those desires by partnering with those platforms,” said Hunter CEO, John Alexander. “The connected landscape is becoming more convenient and manageable, and we believe it is our job to bring both thoughtfully designed and expertly crafted products to that ever-evolving market.”

In addition to the Goggle Home integration, Hunter expands its suite of voice-assisted fan options with the introduction of the Advocate, available spring 2018. A sleek and contemporary style, the Advocate makes for the lowest-profile connected fan design on the market, measuring less than 11” inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the light fixture. The Advocate will start retail at $349 and will be available in three finishes; Matte Nickel, Noble Bronze and Fresh White. The complete SIMPLEconnect™ WiFi-enabled collection starts at $299 and is availableat HunterFan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide.

Read more about Hunter’s latest smart home integration featured in CNET, Digital Trends, Digital Trends YouTube, Android Headlines, and CBS News.

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.

Shop ceiling fans and learn more about upcoming product releases and get design tips from the Hunter design team, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.

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Redmond Pie: Smart Home Ceiling Fan that Supports Apple’s HomeKit Is Now Available

Hunter Fan Company’s smart home ceiling fans – the Signal transitional ceiling fan and Symphony modern ceiling fan – were featured in Redmond Pie. These two connected ceiling fans made their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2016.

“Everyone really wanted some more HomeKit- compatible home automation accessories and devices, right? Well, now we have what we think may be the first ceiling fan to support Apple’s automation API, with Hunter Fan Company releasing not just one, but two new fans.”

Read more at Redmond_Pie.

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Make Use Of: 4 Apply HomeKit Compatible Products You Never Knew You Needed

Make Use Of (MUO) featured Hunter Fan Company’s SIMPLEconnect™ smart home ceiling fans, which are compatible with Apple HomeKit. Use our smart home ceiling fans – like the Symphony modern ceiling fan or Apache industrial inspired ceiling fan – with the Apple HomeKit integration to control your ceiling fan with Siri or with your smart phone controls.

“When you think of smart home devices, the first things that probably come to mind are smart lighting products or smart thermometers. But there’s a whole world of smart home products out there, many of which you may never have heard of!

One of the largest manufacturers of ceiling fans is Tennessee-based Hunter Fan Company. They’re also the first company to offer ceiling fans that work directly with Apple HomeKit.”

Read more at Make_Use_Of.

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MacRumors: Apache is Hunter Fan’s Latest Ceiling Fan With HomeKit Support

McRumors featured Hunter Fan Company’s Apache smart home ceiling fan. The fan is the third in the SIMPLEconnect™ collection of smart home fans released by Hunter.

“Hunter Fan Company has introduced a new Wi-Fi connected and HomeKit enabled ceiling fan called Apache, available now for $429 on its website. The 54-inch ceiling fan features curved propeller-like plastic blades with a bronze and oak finish.

Read more at Mac_Rumors

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Lighting & Decor: State of Controls

Lighting & Decor Magazine featured our smart home ceiling fans’ compatibility with Lutron Caseta. The Caseta Wireless system allows users to control the fan and its light with voice commands via Apple’s Siri.

“Lighting control systems on the market today are easier to use than ever before, plus provide added layers of security and customization for homeowners.”

Read more at Lighting_&_Decor_Magazine

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Apache SIMPLEconnect™ smart home ceiling fan featured in ABC Soaps giveaway

Hunter Fan Company’s Apache SIMPLEconnect™ smart home ceiling fan was featured in a giveaway with ABC Soaps. You can read the ABC_Soaps_in_Depth.

The Hunter Apache SIMPLEconnect™ Wi-Fi®enabled ceiling fan works with home automation devices and applications including Amazon Echo and Apple® HomeKit™. The twisting curves of the propeller-like blades harmoniously combine with the exposed hardware and exceptional finishes, and the result is something extraordinary. With state-of-the-art technology and a totally unique appearance, the Apache is a bold industrial fan that’s fit far any large indoor space.

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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.

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Hunter Fan Company Awarded CES 2016 Editors’ Choice for Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

January 15, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, debuted two Wi-Fi enabled fans at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which received a CES 2016 Editors’ Choice Award by Reviewed.com/USA Today. Chosen from hundreds of new products, the CES Editor’s Choice Awards honor products that are considered exceptionally innovative in their technology, value and design. Hunter’s new Symphony and Signal ceiling fans boast support for Apple HomeKit technology and connect to a home’s Wi-Fi network to create an automated suite of comfort, security and energy efficiency.

“Hunter Fan has a 130-year legacy of ceaseless innovation, and we’re honored that our latest designs were recognized with a CES 2016 Editors’ Choice Award,” said Hunter Fan CEO John Alexander. “Our tireless commitment to quality and originality is why Hunter is the industry leader, and our collaboration with Apple and launch of the first affordable Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fans are testaments to our rich heritage.”

Apple HomeKit technology allows users to control each fan – or a group of fans – using Siri on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Users can create custom Scenes with other HomeKit-enabled products to automatically turn on the fan’s light, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat to the desired temperature in just one step. HomeKit-enabled products also work together based on Triggers; for example, the fan’s light can be triggered to turn on the moment the fire alarm detects smoke. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

Symphony retails at $329 while Signal retails at $379. Both fans are available spring 2016 at: HunterFan.com; Amazon.com; Build.com; BestBuy.com; HomeDepot.com; Lowes.com; Menards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide. The fans were developed in collaboration with industry leaders Ayla Networks and Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
For more information, please visit HunterFan.com/hunterconnects.

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, call 1-888-830-1326 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 and Google Play.

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Hunter Fan Company Blows Away Competition with Wi-Fi® Enabled, Apple HomeKit Enabled Ceiling Fans

January 4, 2016 – Memphis, TN – Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, enters the connected home space by debuting two Wi-Fi enabled fans at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Named Symphony and Signal, the fans boast support for Apple HomeKit technology and seamlessly interact with other HomeKit-enabled products to create an automated suite of comfort, security and energy efficiency.

“Our ceaseless innovation is why Hunter Fan is the industry leader, and these new Wi-Fi enabled fans, with added support for Apple HomeKit, are a testament to our heritage of progress and originality,” said Hunter Fan CEO John Alexander. “They’re beautiful, affordable, high quality pieces of decor that bring state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology where it might not be expected: the ceiling fan. As we celebrate 130 years, we have several exciting developments to share with our customers, and are proud to kick off 2016 at CES with Symphony and Signal.”

Apple HomeKit technology requires iOS 8.1 or later and allows users to control each fan – or a group of fans – using Siri on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Users can also create custom scenes with other HomeKit-enabled products: for example, one could create a scene to automatically turn on the fan’s light, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat to the desired temperature in just one step. Users can also 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. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the fan and the iOS device.

Symphony has a graceful, modern design and comes in fresh white, while Signal, with its satin nickel housing and reversible wood-finished blades, is a contemporary blend of sleek design and classic finishes. Symphony’s MSRP is $329; Signal’s MSRP is $379. Both fans are available spring 2016 at: HunterFan.com; Amazon.com; Build.com; BestBuy.com; HomeDepot.com; Lowes.com; Menards.com; and in lighting showrooms nationwide.

Joining the connected home space was a natural extension of Hunter Fan’s business, and the company is exploring various opportunities for Wi-Fi enabled designs. “When we first had cameras on our iPhones, we didn’t immediately envision the ability to deposit checks with them. Similarly, we know that these fans enhance energy efficiency, home security and convenience, but we believe we’ve just scratched the surface of their full potential,” says Hunter Chief Marketing Officer John Neilson.

Symphony and Signal were developed in collaboration with industry leaders Ayla Networks and Marvell Technology Group Ltd., which will feature the fans in their respective displays at CES. For more information, please visit HunterFan.com.

For more information, visit HunterFan.com, call 1-888-830-1326 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 and Google Play.