According to a press release, the integrated, Airstream-designed Smart Technology and connectivity solution is the first of its kind developed and produced by an RV manufacturer.
“Digital technology has improved almost every aspect of our lives,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “Shouldn’t it make camping better, too? We think so. That’s why, in keeping with our commitment to innovation, we’re leading the way with our new Smart Control Technology and connectivity solution, starting with our Airstream Classic travel trailers.”
The Smart Control Technology enables 2019 Airstream Classic owners to control and monitor systems and amenities from anywhere. Lighting, HVAC, awning, vent fans, water, propane and battery levels, and more can all be controlled and monitored remotely with an intuitive app – creating a more comfortable camping experience.
Smart Technology’s connectivity solution with Wi-Fi boost and 4G LTE modem make staying connected to family and friends and streaming entertainment more reliable and easy to access. Owners can connect to campground Wi-Fi or stream 4G LTE data from a secure network created by the 2019 Airstream Classic. In addition, the use of a high-gain, roof-mounted antenna boosts weak Wi-Fi and cellular signals to improve connectivity performance and reliability.
Delivering on Airstream’s promise to create a premium customer experience, all 2019 Airstream Classics will include a year of unlimited 4G LTE data, the release stated.
“Airstream owners have long been bringing digital technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) into their trailers, often in very creative ways,” said Airstream Vice President of Product Development and Engineering McKay Featherstone. “So, it’s no surprise they embrace the idea of a smart trailer, a recreational vehicle that allows them to adventure with all the digital comforts and connectivity of home.”