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DELSEY

January 12, 2015 16:34 ET

DELSEY Presents IoT Prototype: Pluggage

Travelers Are Invited to Vote Online for Their Favorite Features

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2015) - World-recognized designer and travel reference since 1946, iconic French brand DELSEY invents bold, ingenious luggage that combines design and innovation. Today, after two years of research and development, the world's second largest luggage brand presents its first connected concept bag: Pluggage -- and invites people to vote for their favorite features via a dedicated online site: www.delseypluggage.com.

Interconnected travelers seek tranquility and simplicity

New developments in IoT have revolutionized mobility and created new and exciting products. For travelers, these changes result in more ways to be assisted on their journeys, to be informed in real time about their modes of transportation, and to access new services to simplify their travel and ensure peace of mind.

Pluggage makes life easier for ultra-connected travelers

Responding to the inherent requirements of a new travel lifestyle and to simplifying each journey, DELSEY proposes an enriched travel experience with the Pluggage connected bag prototype. The brand considers the consumer at the heart of its design and innovation and wanted to meet all the expectations of ultra-connected travelers during their trips -- autonomy, connectivity and security.

With Pluggage, DELSEY is the first and only French company specializing in the design and manufacture of luggage that offers a 2.0 travel experience.

After two years of R&D, DELSEY reveals its latest innovation

From December 2014 to March 2015, travelers can watch a video created by TBWA Paris and discover the first DELSEY IoT concept bag: www.delseypluggage.com.

"Who hasn't dreamed of being able to charge their phone at any time without fighting for available power points in the departure lounge? Who hasn't taken a plane without worrying whether their case is on board? Just like the first rigid trolley suitcase with wheels, that DELSEY launched in 1972 which simplified the lives of travelers walking the corridors of stations and airports, Pluggage will make life easier for the ultra-connected," says Albert Engler, head designer at DELSEY.

Before departure, the overload indicator helps avoid nasty surprises relating to overweight baggage at the point of check-in and a trip checklist ensures peace of mind that nothing has been forgotten.

During the trip, the built in charger allows you to recharge your smartphone anywhere, to stay in touch with your work, friends and family.

Once on board, the App confirms the presence of your luggage on board the plane with an alert -- a "must have" feature when you consider that 82,000 bags are lost each day, 26 million pieces of luggage worldwide per year.

Upon arrival, the verification system tells the traveler if the luggage was opened while in transit, improving safety and resulting in a calmer journey.

On site, the built-in speakers allow the traveler to listen to their favorite music, for ultimate comfort and enjoyment.

Through the App, Pluggage is also able to inform travelers in real time of flight information and weather conditions at destination. Finally, Pluggage has an interior lighting system for finding personal belonging swiftly, and an opening and closing digital fingerprint system.

Internet users round the world are invited to design the bag of the future

Through the dedicated website: www.delseypluggage.com, users can vote for their favorite among ten proposed DELSEY features.

The voters will be the first to discover the exclusive features that will appeal to the wider public.

The 10 Pluggage features:
1. Auto weight
2. Instant battery reload
3. On-board detection
4. Inside lighting system
5. Flight information
6. Fingerprint ID
7. Check lock
8. Weather forecast
9. Inside speaker
10. Trip information

"Pluggage is the culmination of two years' hard work. At DELSEY, we always dare to go further to make a real improvement beyond the bag itself. We use avant-garde innovation to realize our sole objective which is to meet the needs of consumers. As a world leader in design and innovation in travel, it is important for us to know the preferences of users and travelers around the world," says Catherine De Bleeker, marketing director at DELSEY.

Watch the DELSEY Pluggage video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qg533sZqE

About DELSEY: An iconic brand, DELSEY is a French company and a creator of baggage since 1946. For more than 65 years DELSEY has offered consumers cases which bring together quality and audacious design. DELSEY creates ingenious baggage designed to accompany travelers wherever they go and to adapt to all types of journey, both professional and personal. Its strength grounded in its expertise, the brand is behind numerous innovations recognized by important prizes in the design world. DELSEY brings together style and functionality to create products that reflects the personality of each consumer. Today DELSEY is present in all five continents and in more than 110 countries. A DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds.

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