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Insteon Pairs Up with Logitech Harmony to Elegantly Control Your Connected Home

 
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IRVINE, California – August 13, 2015Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced that you can control Insteon devices with all Logitech Harmony® Hub based remotes, including the Logitech Harmony® Ultimate Home, the Logitech Harmony® Home Control and the Logitech Harmony® Home Hub via the Logitech Harmony mobile app. Now, you can control your Insteon connected home from the comfort of the couch while incorporating entertainment devices and home automation products from other manufacturers.

“Our collaboration with Insteon continues to expand the ecosystem of products Harmony users can control throughout their home,” said Bruce Lancaster, general manager of Logitech Harmony. “From lights to wall switches, Insteon brings a diverse product lineup to the Harmony ecosystem, so our customers can combine smart home devices in unique ways.” 

Using Harmony hub-based remotes, you can now control Insteon wall switches, outlets, plug-in dimmers, lightbulbs and more. Better still, using Harmony Activities, you can create scenes like “Movie Time” that turn on your TV and Apple TV or Roku and start dimming the lights – all with one button on your Harmony remote. All that’s required is a Harmony Hub based remote, an Insteon Hub (2245-222) and Insteon devices. 

“Insteon is excited to be joining forces with Logitech Harmony to bring their streamlined, universal control experience to our users,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “With Harmony, we’re delivering an elegant way for our consumers to easily manage and control all of the best-in-class products in their home.” 

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than 20 years. Common applications include remote-control HVAC, timers, lighting, cameras, leak sensing, humidity sensing, occupancy sensing, garage-door sensing and control and more. Dual-band Insteon signals communicate simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s electrical wiring, making Insteon 100 times more reliable than competing connected home solutions. 

For more information, please visit www.insteon.com/logitech or www.myharmony.com.

 

About Insteon®

Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on. 

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).

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Developers Can Create Home Automation Apps for the Microsoft Band Using Insteon API

 

SAN FRANCISCO – May 5, 2015 Insteon®, creator of the world’s premier home automation technology, announced that developers can now leverage Insteon’s RESTful API to create home automation apps that use the Microsoft Band. Microsoft Band is the first fitness wearable powered by Microsoft Health, enabling you to achieve your wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, sleep quality and more. A demonstration was presented last week during a larger breakout session at the Build conference. 

As part of the demonstration at Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Insteon illustrated ways developers can create home automation applications that use Microsoft Band, the first wearable device powered by Microsoft Health. The demo showed how a Microsoft Band was used to control a light switch by connecting through a phone running Windows.

Watch Microsoft's Tony Andrews demo quick API integration with the Insteon Hub and the Microsoft Band at Build 2015. Integrate your own apps with Insteon by becoming a developer today at insteon.com/developer. Watch the whole break out session: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/2-619

“Earlier at Build, we released the full Microsoft Band SDK for the first time, allowing developers to build apps on Microsoft Band,” said Zulfi Alam, General Manager, Personal Devices at Microsoft. “Interoperability with Insteon is a powerful, real-world example of what can be achieved when you combine a sensor-rich technology like the Microsoft Band with cloud-centric, intelligent software like Windows.”

“We’re taking home automation to inspiring new places and we’re delighted to extend our control to the Microsoft Band,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Together with our developer community, we’re bringing new power and flexibility to home automation, making it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy life at home—wherever you happen to be.”

Developers interested in building on the Insteon RESTful API can sign up for developer access online and buy an Insteon Hub, available for $39.99 at Smarthome.com. The API then enables developers to build apps capable of sending a command to any Insteon Hub in the world, all under full OAuth 2.0 compliance.

For more information, please visit http://www.insteon.com/developer/.


About Insteon®

Insteon® transforms the “connected home” from buzzphrase to reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats—everything—from wherever you are in the world. Insteon’s patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on.

 

For more information about Insteon, please visit www.insteon.com. Or connect with Insteon at Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

 

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