New Handheld Remote Gives Users Control of Hardwired and Battery Operated Insteon Devices
August 01, 2007
IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc.™, the world’s leading authority in home automation and control, has won the Electronic House Product of the Year Award for its newly introduced Insteon-compatible RemoteLinc wireless remote control. The success of the RemoteLinc is key to the development of the connected home as it clearly demonstrates that wireless RF and powerline devices can mutually co-exist and benefit each other to create the ultimate reliability solution for the connected home eco-system.
“The release of RemoteLinc reaffirms SmartLabs’ commitment to the benefits of a dual mesh Insteon network which leverages both powerline and RF simulcast communications and creates a truly low cost, highly reliable, family of devices in the home,” said Dan Cregg, chief technology officer, SmartLabs.
The power of the Insteon technology is its flexibility in allowing development of product and solutions for consumers that can be either RF, powerline or both thus adding to the Insteon networks simplicity, and affordability. This innovative strategy has allowed Insteon to gather more than 40% market share, since its debut two years ago according to West Technology Research Solutions.
“With the release of the Insteon RemoteLinc, SmartLabs continues to fulfill the vision for the Insteon dual mesh (powerline and RF) that was outlined with the initial Insteon release in 2005,” said George West of West Technology Research Solutions. “The Insteon RemoteLinc extends the Insteon portfolio by providing untethered operation, enabled by the wireless component of the Insteon protocol. We expect that this is only the first of many RF enabled products coming to market utilizing Insteon technology.”
The RemoteLinc is but another addition to the Insteon-compatible product community which today has over 1400 developers and 100 manufacturers ranging from home lighting, security, heating/air conditioning, and appliances.
Electronic House magazine editors selected the RemoteLinc as its Product of the Year for its technical innovation, simplicity to use and overall value.
The RemoteLinc wireless remote control is now available for $49.99 at www.smarthome.com. For more information about the award winning Insteon home control networking technology, please visit www.insteon.com.
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 www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).
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 Smarthome.com, 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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