smart appliance



  • A device, intended for home use, which is connected to a network, so as to gather and/or distribute information. An example is an Internet appliance. Said especially of those which have an easy-to-use interface. Also called information appliance (1).
  • A home appliance, such as a central air conditioner, which provides a user interface such as a touch screen, for simple programming. Also called information appliance (2).
  • Any device, such as a properly equipped computer, PDA, TV, or cellular phone, which provides access to the Internet. Also, such a device specifically designed for this purpose. Also called Internet appliance, or Internet access device.