Walton has launched a new smart fridge that can be controlled through a mobile app; a Wi-Fi module has been added to the home appliance's control board as an Internet of things (IoT) device.
The customer will have to install a special app called "Walton Smart Appliances" on their phone, and then, they can control the settings of the home appliance from anywhere, Engineer Abdul Malek Sikder, in charge of Walton Fridge (Research and Development) Refrigeration-Electronics Department, said.
He also added that the smart fridge has artificial intelligence (AI) based 3D matrix speed optimisation technology that ensures maximum cooling effect considering optimum power consumption.
Also, the IoT based "6A9" model fridge is more than 50% energy-efficient as it uses intelligent inverter technology and its price has been set at Tk 80,900, Walton said in a media statement.
The fridge's intelligent germ termination ioniser system automatically destroys any bacteria and viruses on the surface of the food, Engineer Md Shohel Rana, who is in charge of Walton Smart Refrigerator's Structural Design, said.
The other sophisticated features include door alarm, child lock, human detector, digital display, 3D matrix speed optimisation human detector, he added.