Insteon Wireless Home Control News at CES: Home Automation Meets Multimedia

Insteon Lights Up Best Buy’s ConnectedLife.Home, D-Link Connects Multimedia Network to the Insteon Home Control Network, CONNECTIONS at CES Home Control Session Features Insteon


January 7, 2007

IRVINE, Calif. -  SmartLabs, Inc., the inventor of the Insteon wireless home control technology, announces that Insteon will play a key role in the Best Buy ConnectedLife. Home package that will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007. Insteon is the underlying technology used in the lighting system that is part of the ConnectedLife.Home solution, which combines multimedia and entertainment with home automation for the consumer. 

The Best Buy For Business ConnectedLife.Home package, which includes Insteon lighting control products from SmartLabs Design (a division of SmartLabs, Inc.), will be demonstrated as part of the NextGen Home Experience in the Best Buy Mobile Model Home in Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Central Plaza 4. Hewlett-Packard, another partner in the ConnectedLife.Home package, will demonstrate how Insteon interfaces with its HP z560 Digital Entertainment Center using Exceptional Innovation’s LifeWare software running on Microsoft Windows Vista in its four-room integrated digital home in the HP booth, #31112, South Hall 3, LVCC.

SmartLabs also announces that D-Link will offer a preview of its new Insteon-enabled router, which uses the Insteon technology to bridge the gap between the control management network and the entertainment and communications network in the home. E-mail and mobile phone messages or alerts sent over D-Link’s Insteon-enabled router notify homeowners of controlled events in the home. The D-Link router will be demonstrated in the SmartLabs booth, #25908, South Hall 2, LVCC, and the D-Link booth, #31434, South Hall 3, LVCC. 

Also at CES, Rajeev Kapur, president of SmartLabs, will participate in a panel discussion, “Mass-Market Home Controls? Products, Protocols and…the Players!” moderated by Bill Ablondi, director of home systems research at Parks Associates. The presentation, which takes place Monday, Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. in LVCC S106-S107, will explore the factors driving mass-market adoption of home control technology, including the potential impact of Best Buy’s ConnectedLife.Home bundle. 

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