Discovery Wall Oven, il forno Android di Dacor
Al CES 2013 in corso a Las Vegas, l’americana Dacor ha presentato un forno intelligente: costosissimo, ma collegato al mondo grazie ad un controller Android. Con tanto di accesso al Google Play Store!
La società americana Dacor, che produce elettrodomestici da cucina e li commercializza negli Stati Uniti, in Canada e in Messico, ha appena presentato al CES 2013 un nuovo forno intelligente. Si tratta di Discovery Wall Oven, un forno a parete che incorpora al proprio interno un controller intelligente denominato Discovery IQ Controller; si tratta di una appliance basata su Android, con un processore Samsung da GHz, 512 megabyte di RAM, connettività wi-fi e un display da 7 pollici.
In pratica il controller è in grado di collegarsi a internet (addirittura al Google Play Store), da cui scaricare ricette e consigli per la cucina. E’ inoltre in grado di comandare il forno, in modo da garantire una cottura perfetta, sulla base della ricetta e di quello che si vuole ottenere. Addirittura a fine cottura Discovery IQ Controller è in grado di mantenere la temperatura moderatamente calda, in modo da garantire che il cibo sia pronto per la tavola. Il controller comunica anche con tablet esterni in modo da inviare informazioni al cuoco, senza che questo debba stazionare di fronte al forno.
Discovery Wall Oven avrà un prezzo al pubblico compreso fra 4.500 e 7.500 dollari; non sarà un prodotto proprio economico, ma comunque costituisce una idea interessante per la domotica del futuro oppure per applicazioni simili da realizzare da parte di industrie europee o italiane. Il tutto forse toglie un po’ di fantasia e di estro artistico del cuoco, ma garantisce una sana programmazione dei tempi e delle temperature di cottura
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DACOR® REVEALS THE NEXT STEP IN KITCHEN EVOLUTION AT INTERNATIONAL CES UNVEILED – LAS VEGAS 2013
Industry leader of innovative design and concepts for the kitchen will showcase the world’s first built-in AndroidTM oven at premier media event.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – January 6, 2013 – Dacor®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of luxury kitchen appliances since 1965, will revolutionize the appliance industry with the world’s first wall oven featuring the integrated Discovery IQ™ Controller for Android™. It will be presented forthe first time at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES held on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 4-7pm at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, South Seas Ballroom C, in Las Vegas.
Dacor is responsible for many industry firsts including the 30” Self-Cleaning Pure Convection™ Wall Oven, which set the standard for this built-in appliance category. The Discovery™ 30” Wall Oven represents Dacor’s 9th generation of 30” built-in wall ovens. The company’s dedication to continuously manufacturing innovative luxury appliances is evident here. Specifically, the Discovery Wall Oven connects the kitchen to the home via a new industry exclusive – the Discovery IQ Controller, which is the first Dacor oven to feature Wi-Fi connectivity.
With the Discovery IQ Controller, home chefs can expect the latest technological advances for the kitchen running on the Android OS platform. Powered by a Samsung 1GHZ Processor and 512MB DDR2 RAM, the built-in controller is exclusive to Discovery™ Series Wall Ovens. The controller rounds out with complete Wi-Fi connection capability and is equipped with stereo sound and a PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processing unit delivering an exciting multimedia experience through a 7” LCD glass touch screen panel.
The graphic user interface (GUI) is easy to use and is the most recent collaboration from Dacor and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international leader in design strategy, premium design development, and brand communication. With the built-in Discovery IQ Controller home chefs can access the Dacor Discovery IQ Cooking Application and Guide while simultaneously downloading other popular applications through the Google® Play Store, researching new recipes or viewing cooking video demonstrations wirelessly through a home Wi-Fi network.
The Discovery IQ Controller with interactive cooking application and guide can also be accessed remotely by the home chef throughout the home with their own Wi-Fi enabled tablet or smart phone. The IQ eliminates the guesswork associated with preparing popular dishes and family recipes by way of a pre-programmed guide. It enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes to
perfection with the touch of a finger. Simply select the desired recipe from the display menu, insert the dish, initiate the program and relax as the oven takes care of the rest. Additionally, when the desired cook time has been reached, the oven will place the dish on warming mode, keeping food warm until ready to serve.
With Dacor’s proprietary IQ application, the kitchen takes on a life of its own. Once a dish is ready to serve, the IQ will notify the chef via text message or push notification. Should the wall oven encounter a problem or require maintenance, IQ will notify the owner with an error message and an automated report will be sent to Dacor for troubleshooting. To ensure optimal IQ and oven performance levels, automatic system updates and self-diagnostics will be downloaded directly to the IQ Controller via Wi-Fi from the Dacor server.
“The Discovery IQ is truly a revolutionary wall oven controller that has raised the bar for cooking convenience and performance. It has set the standard for the connected kitchen of the future as the first wall oven with an integrated Android controller and Wi-Fi connectivity,” said Steve Joseph, President of DACOR.
By combining oven technology with the insight of the IQ Controller and cooking application, Dacor is empowering the novice cook to perform at expert levels with a simple swipe of a finger. With control features such as Guided Cooking, Quick Start Guide, My Modes, Slow Cook Mode, and Personal Recipe Storage, home chefs are almost guaranteed to cook all their favorite dishes to
In addition to the exclusive IQ Controller, the new Discovery 30” Wall Oven is built with core features signature to Dacor such as a 4.8 cubic foot oven cell capacity to prepare large poultry or multi-rack cooking; exclusive Four-Part Pure Convection™ System which reduces cooking time, provides superior heat distribution and eliminates flavor transfer; GreenClean
Technology which cleans light build-up in 30 minutes without the use of high heat or harsh chemicals; and GlideRacks™ equipped with a convenient easy-pull handle which allow the home chef to move heavier dishes in and out of the oven more easily.
The new Discovery 30” Wall Ovens with exclusive IQ Controller are targeted for production during the Summer of 2013 – $7499 UMRP for a 30” Double Wall Oven and $4499 UMRP for a 30” Single Wall Oven. Discovery IQ Wall Ovens will be available at specialty kitchen appliance retailers, Pacific Sales, Lowes, and internationally through distributors in Canada and Mexico.