Smart home tech outfit Rithum goes with Connected Media in NZ

May 7, 2023
1 min read

UK-based smart home tech company Rithum announces Connected Media as their latest Rithum Switch distributor for New Zealand.

Rithum – the manufacturer of the Rithum Switch smart home touch panel – is making ripples across the smart home tech sector having formally signed  Connected Media as their latest distributor to exclusively cover New Zealand.

Connected Media offers a full suite of smart home products and solutions, including HDANYWHERE, Bluesound, Bluesound PRO and NAD which Rithum integrate with, making them a great distribution partner for Rithum.

It also helps to extend Rithum’s distribution reach which now covers New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, as well as multiple European territories.

The partnership between Rithum and Connected Media has arrived with perfect timing and coincides with the deployment of Rithum software version 2.0.0, which contains multiple updates, namely a new suite of climate control functions called Rithum Stat.

CEO of Rithum, Ryan Ovens, says: “We are very excited for the partnership between Connected Media and Rithum. As a distributor covering the full suite of smart home solutions for both the residential and commercial markets, they are a perfect fit for Rithum. We feel Rithum Switch complements their product range and will give New Zealand integrators an alternative a cost-effective control option.”

Director of Connected Media, Carey Dixon, says: “It is perfect timing to add the Rithum smart switches to our well-supported portfolio of smart home and commercial solutions. Ideal for new builds, but also perfectly suited as part of a replacement for ageing multi-room audio systems installed over a decade ago. Rithum also sits perfectly to complement the growing smart lighting market in New Zealand. We are very much looking forward to introducing Rithum to our customers across New Zealand.”

Rithum manufactures a premium wall-mounted touch panel that replaces a standard light switch to provide convenient smart home control of systems such as lighting, audio and climate from one device. Out-of-the-box Rithum Switch works with Sonos smart speakers and Philips Hue lighting, plus offers climate control using its own Rithum Stat system. Additional software plugins offer further integration with Tado, Fibaro, Homey, HDANYWHERE, BluOS, Lutron and Rako.

Connected Media is a New Zealand import and distribution company celebrating 10 years in business. They’re made up of passionate people who love their music, movies and everything related. The goal is to offer high-performing products with real points of difference that truly enhance their customers’ lives.

+ This piece contains elements of a product press release.

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