BRIGGS & STRATTON BRINGS FIRST BLUETOOTH® PORTABLE GENERATOR TO MARKET



Now available for purchase on Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (January 13, 2017) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation has brought to market the first Bluetooth-enabled portable generator available for purchase. The Briggs & Stratton 8,000 Watt** Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation® Wireless featuring Bluetooth technology is now listed on Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy and convenient for operators to monitor the generator from the comfort of their home or office.

“The integration of Bluetooth technology was the result of customer research that told us consumers become frustrated by not knowing remaining fuel levels or the remaining capacity of a portable generator,” said Dan Roche, director of marketing for Briggs & Stratton portable power and cleaning systems. “StatStation Wireless featuring Bluetooth allows users to check the performance of the generator without having to brave the elements.”

StatStation® Wireless by Briggs & Stratton

By connecting with the 8,000 watt generator via Bluetooth technology, the StatStation Wireless app provides operators visibility to:

  • Fuel gauge and run time left before needing to refuel
  • Percent of available watts being consumed
  • Maintenance reminders (spark plug, oil, air filter)
  • Total hours on generator (hour meter)
  • Dealer locator for servicing needs
  • Reference materials (Operator’s Manual, Quick Start-Up / Shutdown Guide, FAQs, How-to-Videos)

The StatStation app is free and available for download in the Apple® App Store® and Google Play™ store. It is certified for use on iPhone® 6 and above running at least iOS 9 or a Samsung Galaxy S6 or above running at least Android 6.0.1.

Consumers may now purchase the Briggs & Stratton 8,000 Watt** Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation Wireless on Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com for a MSRP of $1,199. Learn more about StatStation Wireless with Bluetooth at www.briggsandstratton.com

While portable generators can provide users with flexibility and comfort, people should use portable generators appropriately at all times in order to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. As a member of the Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association, Briggs & Stratton invites everyone to visit www.TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com to learn more about portable generator safety.

*The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Briggs & Stratton Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

**This generator is rated in accordance with CSA C22.2 No.100-14 and Briggs & Stratton standard 628k.

Media Contact: 
Liz Dorland
Office: (402) 437-6066
Lizd@swansonrussell.com

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.