Insteon Lighting Control System Lights Up Best Buy’s ConnectedLife.Home Automation Bundle

January 8, 2007

IRVINE, Calif. - Smartlabs Inc., announces that its Insteon enabled lighting control system has been selected for the Best Buy Connected Life. Home entertainment and home automation solution that will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2007.

The ConnectedLife.Home package available from Best Buy For Business includes a Hewlett-Packard z560 Digital Entertainment Center, LifeWare digital entertainment and automation software from Exceptional Innovation, an XBox 360 and the Insteon lighting control system. Other home automation components in the package include security cameras and a thermostat controller. 

“This is really the first time that home automation and entertainment have been offered in a ‘box’ by a major retailer,” said Ken Fairbanks, vice president of business development at SmartLabs. “Putting this package together with Best Buy For Business, HP and Exceptional Innovation is significant for us both from a product standpoint and in terms of market validation of the Insteon home control networking technology.” 

“The Insteon lighting system is ideal for the ConnectedLife. Home package,” continued Fairbanks. “The exciting thing is that once the system is in, an Insteon network has been established. A consumer can simply add more Insteon-enabled products from a variety of manufacturers to enhance the value, comfort and safety of the home.” 

The Insteon lighting control products will be demonstrated at CES 2007 in the SmartLabs booth, #25908, South Hall 2, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The entire ConnectedLife. Home package will be demonstrated as part of the NextGen Home Experience in the Best Buy Mobile Model Home in Central Plaza 4, LVCC. 

Hewlett-Packard will demonstrate how the Insteon lighting control products used in the ConnectedLife.Home bundle interface 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. 



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 (


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