Samsung Electronics today announced the release of new air purifiers developed to provide clean air regardless of the environment or the conditions. Packed with intuitive and convenient features and smart technologies, the new purifiers demonstrate Samsung’s industry-leading technology with modern design to create meaningful solutions for real problems consumers face at home.
Patrons are increasingly concerned about breathing impure air that includes gases, dust, chemicals, and various odors that comes with everyday lifestyles. The new purifiers answer those concerns with cutting-edge purification capabilities, including filtration systems that guarantee 99.97% of particles in the air are captured—backed by independent testing.
The new units work quickly and effectively, leveraging a comprehensive detection system with advanced sensors and a display that provides users with precise information about current indoor air quality conditions. They are also Wi-Fi-enabled, allowing users to monitor their indoor air pollution levels from anywhere, and conveniently control it remotely using the SmartThings app.
“Samsung’s latest air purifiers have efficient airflow and outstanding purification system that consumers need,” said WimVangeenberghe, Head of HVAC Solution Biz Group, Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to the health and safety of consumers around the world, and our powerful purification systems fulfill that commitment.”
The AX9500 includes Samsung’s innovative Wind-Free™ technology, which disperses clean air gently and quietly through almost 60,000 micro-holes, with lower noise levels overall and less draft.
The AX9500 originates in a modern, cube-style shape and metal finish that blends well with even the most stylish of contemporary interiors. Also modular in design, it can be easily stacked and set up, and each unit comes with its own docking component.
The AX9500 also features a Numeric EasyView Display and a Laser PM sensor. The sensor monitors air quality in real-time, identifying gaseous contaminants and particles smaller than 1.0㎛. Users can see the results on the display, which shows the level of PM1.0/2.5/10 size pollution and the overall air quality level with a 4-color Indicator.
The AX7500 offers the fast and wide coverage that consumers need from an air purifier, with the ability to reach from corner to corner in the room. The Front Air Inflow is designed to draw air in easily. After going through the purification process, the Dual Power Fan discharges the air using its 3-Way Air Flow.
The AX7500 also features a numeric air quality display and a Laser PM sensor, which monitors air quality in real-time, displaying the air quality level with a 4-color Indicator.
The AX5500 offers fast and wide coverage that consumers need from an air purifier. The Front Air Inflow is designed to draw air in easily. After going through the purification process, a Power Fan then quickly distributes the clean air in multiple directions using its 3-Way Air Flow. This enables the airflow to reach a wider area more quickly, achieving a particle Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 467 cubic meters per hour.
The AX5500 also features a numeric air quality display and a Laser PM sensor. The sensor monitors air quality in real-time, displaying the air quality level with a 4-color Indicator. The unit also features hidden wheels that let users easily move the unit where they need it most.
The AX3300 helps users check the indoor air quality more intuitively, utilizing dust and gas sensors to monitor air quality and can use that information to optimize the operating modes automatically.
The AX3300 also blends perfectly with a relaxing and cozy atmosphere at home. An IF Design Award winner, the AX3300 features a stylish and intuitive design that looks great in any space, with soft and round edges that blend seamlessly with their surroundings and ensure safe use for households with children. The Air Sensing Light bathes the room with a soft and soothing light.
The AX3000 has a number of features that enhance user convenience, such as its Sleep Mode function that optimizes operations so it runs quietly. It features sensors for dust and gas which work with the air purifier’s intuitive 4-color Indicator as well, visually demonstrating air pollution levels in real time.
The AX3000 is also easy to operate and maintain. It’s as simple as opening the rear door and washable Pre Filter which only needs periodic cleaning and the 2-in-1 design of the HEPA filtration system, with its ultrafine dust filter and Activated Carbon Deodorization filter will indicate with a blinking light on the unit when it’s time to be changed.
For more information on the new air purifier product portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com.
Title: Istanbul’s new airport is one of the world’s largest. A fleet of humanoid robots is helping travelers find their way around.
Istanbul airport’s new robots help passengers navigate an 818 million-square-foot facility. (İGA Istanbul Airport)
Earlier this year, thousands of flights began landing at Istanbul’s new $11 billion airport, a sprawling behemoth that occupies an area larger than Manhattan and may eventually become the world’s busiest air hub.
How do you help millions of harried passengers each year navigate an 818 million-square-foot facility with five concourses and 143 boarding gates.
One answer, according to airport officials, is a fleet of humanoid robots.
Specially intended for the new facility, the wheeled robots are a first for Turkish airports, according to an airport-produced video introducing the machines to the public. About the size of a small child, the eggshell-blue machines have bright digital faces with cartoonish round eyes and an ever-present smile that appears designed to put people at ease.
When the robots speak, their mouths flash, their eyes wink and the machine’s arms move up and down. A touch screen attached to the robot’s chest allows customers to interact with the machine.
“My capabilities include route showing, giving directions, inquiring about flight schedule and flight information status,” the robot says between videos of the machine assisting customers and spinning in circles. “I am looking forward to meeting new passengers at Istanbul Airport every day.”
The Istanbul Airport video doesn’t reveal whether the machines have a name or how many will roam the concourse, but Business Traveller reported that there are four robots on hand.
At a time when airports and the number of people passing through them continue to grow, the robots are an effort to make travel more manageable. When completed, Istanbul’s airport — 20 miles outside the city on the Black Sea coast — will be able to transport as many as 200 million passengers a year. For perspective, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta — currently considered the world’s busiest — processes about half that number.
“We’re starting to arrive at scales which were previously unimaginable for the size of these airport buildings,” Andrew Thomas, a partner at the architectural firm Grimshaw, which designed the Istanbul airport, told the New York Times last year. “It almost doesn’t matter what you put in it if the walks are so long that people are exhausted by the time they get to their gate.”
Istanbul’s airport robots may be innovative and on trend, but they’re not exactly groundbreaking.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Pepper, for example. In addition to being spotted eerily tapping a drum while performing Buddhist funeral rites in Japan, the doe-eyed humanoid robot has also been interacting with British passengers at a railway station in central London (including posing for selfies). Pepper recently emerged at an airline in Taiwan, as well, it’s shiny crown strikingly bald yet cheerful.
At one of France’s busiest airports, self-driving robotic valets named “Stan” have been parking travelers’ vehicles for months, a process the company claims is far more efficient than human drivers.
Humanoid robots on wheels with digital expressions have popped up in other busy, high-stress locations, such as hospitals.
When officials at Mongkutwattana General Hospital in Bangkok needed help moving mountains of paperwork earlier this year, they turned to a fleet of humanoid robots, which they outfitted in bright yellow dresses and shoulder-length brown wigs.
Adding an element of the supernatural, the unsmiling Chinese-made machines also have two blazing red eyes — each one massive and ghoulish — that glare from behind a darkened pane of transparent plastic like a demonic predator lurking in the dark.