Insteon Allows for Control with Any Universal Remote

SmartLabs introduces IRLinc, allowing instant control of lighting and appliances.


January 10, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - The Insteon camp is growing.SmartLabs just announced the IRLinc, a plug-in interface that enables control of Insteon-compatible lighting and other appliances using almost any universal remote.

That’s a nice perk. As much as we all love new toys, some are very addicted to their existing remotes. It’s comparable to the groove in the couch—it takes time to achieve that kind of magic!

Hide the sensor in your A/V gear and use your remote to zap Insteon signals via your home’s existing electrical wires. The IRLinc can control over 400 different compatible devices.

SmartLabs currently manufacturers over 170 Insteon-compatible products. The IRLinc is available for pre-order from Smarthome for $99.99.


About Insteon

Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit, or connect with Insteon on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Smarthome™ 
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 13,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning Insteon technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at, its direct mail catalog, its partners - such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.


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