Published on July 14th, 2017 | by The GC Team0
Miele set to launch new robot vacuum at IFA
Miele has announced that its new Scout RX2 robovac, featuring a number of technological advances, will “set new standards in suction performance and user convenience.” It will be revealed at the IFA trade show in Berlin, 1-6 September 2017, and will receive its market launch “shortly after” the show.
In what Miele concedes is “the fiercely competitive robovac market,” the company is confident that the Scout RX2 has new performance, safety and security features that will make it stand out.
Dust pickup on all types of flooring has improved threefold over the previous model, according to chief floorcare product manager Mattias Sander, thanks to Miele’s “Quattro Cleaning Power” system, and a battery charge still lasts an “unprecedented” two hours.
Navigation benefits from Miele’s newly developed “3D Smart Navigation”, ten infra-red sensors and a “gyro sensor” that ensure the machine can find its way around even in pitch darkness, and a mapping system that allows the machine to “learn” its surroundings and clean more efficiently.
The Scout RX2 is web-enabled and can be controlled using an app, available free-of-charge for the iOS and Android operating systems. Using the app, the machine can be started from anywhere, its current status called up and its timer programmed. In map mode, the cleaning progress can be tracked., and it is even possible to manually control the robovac using the app, for instance to guide it to particularly heavily trafficked areas.
The high-end Home Vision model offers live relay of its cameras’ images to a tablet or smartphone, allowing remote visual monitoring of its position, and also a remote view of the home. All data is reliably protected with end-to-end encryption.