Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.
Avon, Conn. – April 25, 2017 – iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, announced today that they have been acquired by Hubbell Incorporated of Shelton, Connecticut. iDevices will join Hubbell’s large portfolio of brands that manufacture and sell electrical and electronic products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications.
The basis for acquisition is clear with the companies’ shared focus on innovation, synergistic product portfolios and common paths to market. By joining the Hubbell family, iDevices secures the backing and capabilities of a well-established industry leader, while Hubbell strengthens its innovation engine with iDevices’ knowledge and expertise in the connected Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.
Building on a Rich Heritage of Innovation and Invention
Since its inception more than a century ago, Hubbell has been known for its creativity and consistent drive toward innovation. Founder Harvey Hubbell created early patents for the “pull chain lamp socket” and “separable plug and receptacle,” which pushed his company into an era of creativity; inventing new ways to serve its growing customer base of businesses, manufacturers, utilities and homeowners.
Nearly 120 years later, Christopher Allen, CEO and founder of iDevices, found himself in a similar situation, building his company around one of the first app-enabled inventions, the iGrill®, a Bluetooth®-enabled cooking thermometer. The iGrill was the first of its kind, bringing the company to the forefront of the IoT market, which laid the foundation for iDevices’ leadership position in the connected space. Today, iDevices employs more than 65 people and its team of in-house engineers and software developers are transforming the way we interact with our home’s power, lighting and climate control systems. iDevices’ premium line of smart home products can be controlled via iOS or Android™ devices and through voice control with products like Amazon’s Echo.