BISSELL Homecare Inc. has been a leader in the homecare business for over five generations and spent 140 years finding ways to make customers’ home a clean place. This gives BISSELL the foundation to develop inventive home cleaning solutions, and provide true innovations that are inspired by real life. BISSELL is passionate about helping customers effectively and easily clean their homes with the extensive product lines of vacuum cleaners, wet & dry cleaners and sweepers.

BISSELL developed a Crosswave Cordless Max an all-in-one wet-dry vacuum cleaner and mop for hard floors and area rugs. It provides a cordless cleaning power to easily clean all kinds of messes on hard floors and rugs throughout the home.

Mongoose OS is used on the embedded device (ESP8266 based) integrated within the Crosswave Cordless Max and enables Wi-Fi Connectivity for maintenance, support, cleaning tips, and a usage dashboard via BISSELL’s easy-to-use app. It also monitors the consumables on Crosswave Cordless Max and allows customer to reorder them.

BISSELL evaluated different possible approaches and Mongoose OS was selected as it works out of the box and provides a significant value.
"Many of the features Mongoose OS provides can be strung together via other solutions: RTOS + FS + IP Stack + MBedTLS + HTTP Client/Server + DHCP Server, but Mongoose OS ties this (many of the features and functionality) together easily and has something that works out of the box. This provides significant value, from a programming model, when dealing with multiple boards from different vendors (to commonize the overall feel)." says Eric Buehler, Staff Engineer at Bissell Homecare Inc.

“The experience using the Mongoose OS on the ESP8266 for BISSELL Homecare Inc. connected products has been positive. Very responsive expert-level support through the open forum: a true credit to the team and a reason to stick with Mongoose OS”. continues Eric Buehler.

Mongoose OS was chosen by BISSELL engineering team for:

  • Rock-solid OTA,
  • Mongoose OS system config,
  • HTTP server/callbacks,
  • Expert-level support,
  • Mongoose console with timestamping, core dump capture and backtrace,
  • Staying current with ESP IoT Development Framework,
  • Not obfuscating/wrapping needed calls to lower level ESP8266 calls.

“The best value Mongoose OS provides is expert-level technical guidance to resolve critical bugs on a timely basis.” we heard from Bissell.


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Crosswave Cordless Max

“The best value Mongoose OS provides is expert-level technical guidance to resolve critical bugs on a timely basis.” - Eric Buehler, Staff Engineer.