Insteon Integrates with Sonos


Control Sonos Speakers from the Insteon Hub app, wall keypads, wireless remotes and sensors

CES – Las Vegas – January 6, 2016 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced integration with Sonos. Audiophiles can now include their Sonos speakers as part of Insteon’s connected home system, providing customizable control from Insteon wall keypads, handheld remotes and sensors. Insteon will be highlighting the Sonos integration and its comprehensive line of connected home solutions during CES® in booth 70723, located in the upper level of Tech West, Sands Expo.

Through this integration, music can now play a part in custom Insteon lighting scenes so that while the lights slowly fade on in the morning, gentle music resonates throughout the home and the coffee starts brewing. Alternatively, at dusk, the lights could fade on while users arrive home to their favorite dinner prep playlist.

For on-the-fly sound adjustments, users are liberated from having to pull out their smartphones. By assigning functions like volume up/down or station change to Insteon wall keypads, Sonos owners can easily control their speakers as they walk in and out of rooms or when they simply do not want the hassle of dealing with an app. It’s easy for homeowners to replace normal wall switches with Insteon keypads that can be used to control the existing light, while adding additional buttons for control of Sonos speakers or other lights and appliances throughout the home. Users can also pick up an Insteon wireless remote from the coffee table and instantly enjoy control at their fingertips. Insteon will be offering pre-printed keypad buttons specifically for Sonos related functions, which will make basic sound control even easier for anyone to use and understand.

“Integration with Sonos will be a very compelling feature for new and existing Insteon customers who want to incorporate beautiful, crisp musical control into their home, creating a comprehensive home automation experience,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Offering Sonos control from our keypads and remotes removes one of biggest barriers to the enjoyment of smart audio systems and offers homeowners a seamless integration of lights, music and more. In that sense, this announcement is yet another example of Insteon achieving its overall goal of bringing all connected devices into elegant command.”

Sonos integration for iOS will be available this week in the App Store. Compatibility for Android will come soon thereafter. For more information, please visit www.insteon.com/sonos.


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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Smarthome's Insteon Technology Receives Two International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

Insteon Combines RF and Powerline Communications for First Time to Create Seamless Home Control Network


November 10, 2004

IRVINE, Calif. - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of automated products to improve the home, today announced its Insteon™ home automation network technology and Insteon SignaLinc RF 2442 have received Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Awards in the Software/Embedded Technologies category and Integrated Home Systems category, respectively.

Smarthome's founder and CEO Joe Dada will accept the recognition today during the New York International CES Press Preview in New York City. 

Announced June 7, 2004, Insteon is the first home automation network technology to combine the home's existing wiring, or powerline, with radio frequency (RF) communications to deliver a secure, reliable and fast connection for automatic or remote control of lighting, security, entertainment systems, appliances, and climate. Products will be available to consumers early next year through Smarthome's Web site, www.smarthome.com. 

Since 1989, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists. Other categories include accessories, audio, computer hardware and wireless communications.

"This prestigious award for Insteon validates all the hard work and dedication the Smarthome engineering team showed during the past four years while developing this new home automation technology," said Joe Dada, president and CEO of Smarthome, Inc. based in Irvine, Calif. "We look forward to meeting our customer's needs for secure, reliable and affordable home networks through our new Insteon products."

Insteon SignaLinc RF 2442 is an affordable, simple, fast and dependable way to create a complete "mesh-network" system. A plug-in device that blends into any home decor, it is a network interface that enables Insteon powerline signals to be converted to RF signals and vice versa to create a truly synchronized home network in which users can control all home systems, including lighting, appliances, heating and air conditioning, automated drapes and home theater equipment. To install, users simply need to plug in two SignaLinc devices, tap the program buttons, and they can communicate with any Insteon-enabled wired or wireless device in the home.

Smarthome executives are in discussions with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of appliances, audio/video equipment, HVAC, security/sensors and more about embedding Insteon technology into their products. 

Insteon products will be available through Smarthome's catalog, its Web site, www.smarthome.com, and by phone at 1-800-SMARTHOME beginning first quarter 2005.



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 www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


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