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SOUTH KOREA: Samsung says it will unveil its first ever, “wind-free” wall-mounted air conditioner at CES 2017, the forthcoming consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

The AR9500M air conditioner is said to provide a cooler indoor climate and optimal energy efficiency without the discomfort of direct cold airflow.

The introduction is said to follow the huge success of its floor-standing Wind-Free air conditioner in South Korea.

The Samsung technology gently disperses cold air through 21,000 micro air holes. This two-step process first lowers temperatures in a fast cooling mode and then automatically switches to Wind-Free Cooling mode. Once the desired temperature is reached this creates “still air” – defined by ASHRAE as air currents at speeds below 0.15m/s.

This approach can also reduce energy consumption by up to 72% compared to fast cooling mode, says Samsung. When compared to normal cooling mode, the Wind-Free consumes 55% less energy.

Employing Sansung’s new digital inverter 8-pole with PowerBoost technology, the AR9500M’s motor generates fewer torque fluctuations – reducing the overall energy required and shortening the time needed for the compressor to reach its maximum speed.

The AR9500M is also wi-fi-enabled so it can be controlled from anywhere through Samsung’s Smart Home app.