iAquaLink wins Award

iAquaLink wins Best Connected Home Product award for its ability to provide easy control of the pool and spa anytime, anywhere

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 13, 2014 – iAquaLink™, an intelligent pool and spa control system from Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (@ZodiacPool_USA) has won the People's Choice "Best Connected Home Product" Internet of Things (IoT) award from Postscapes™. iAquaLink allows pool owners to control their pool and spa anytime, anywhere using their smart phones and Web-connected devices. With its technology partner ioBridge®, Zodiac® created the iAquaLink platform to Internet-enable its popular AquaLink® controllers and to add features such as real-time control, monitoring, and secure remote access.

This is the third annual Internet of Things Awards program from Postscapes. The awards honor 12 diverse categories of products that create more connected lives for people through the Internet. For each category, there was an Editor's Choice, People's Choice, and People's Choice Runner-Up. More than 25,000 votes were submitted by the public. According to Postscapes, the Best Connected Home Product category recognizes networked devices that "are making our homes safer, smarter, and more connected."

Leading the pool industry in technology advancements and the Internet of Things trend, Zodiac introduced iAquaLink three years ago. They gave users an app and web-based control of their pool and spa from all connected devices, years ahead of the company's peers. Zodiac's product development team worked with ioBridge, an IoT technology and platform provider for product manufacturers, to deliver a secure, scalable, modern technology that answered the needs of the marketplace: easy, inexpensive, remote monitoring and control of pool pumps, cleaners, lighting, water elements, temperature, and other features. The technology also provides efficient management tools for pool professionals allowing them to monitor, diagnose, and even reconfigure all their clients' pools from a single app, without needing to be at the physical location.

"iAquaLink is the hub of the connected backyard, but it's just the beginning," said David Goldman, director of product development at Zodiac. "We've established a strong connected device platform with iAquaLink, and we will continue to leverage intelligent and connected equipment to enhance the comfort, enjoyment, and peace of mind for our dealers and end-users alike. We're very honored to receive this award. The IoT awards showcase technology leaders and products that make a positive impact on daily life, which is exactly what we set out to do."

The iAquaLink apps are simple and intuitive, and the download of the app and its ongoing Cloud service are free. Attractively priced upgrades are available to support every AquaLink control system. For more information, visit www.iAquaLink.com.

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About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933.

About ioBridge, Inc.
Founded in 2008, ioBridge, Inc. (www.iobridge.com) helps businesses and casual users simply and cost-effectively connect small Internet-enabled devices to the web. Their "Internet of Small Things" offerings include embedded hardware and software and highly flexible, scalable, and secure cloud-based ecosystems.

Lexy Haynes