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Insteon Now Available at Best Buy and Future Shop Canada

It’s Never Been Easier for Canadians to Get a Connected Home

 

August 23, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufacturers of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the availability of Insteon products in Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailers and etailers, Best Buy and Future Shop.

“Our Home Automation category is quickly gaining in popularity – customers love how products like Insteon's line simplifies their lives inside their home or on-the-go wherever they are,” said Zayn Jaffer, Director of Home Theatre and Home Automation products, Best Buy Canada. “Insteon are leaders in the home control, do-it-yourself space. We’re thrilled to bring this technology to our Canadian consumers through our stores at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop and offering Insteon online.”

At the center of an Insteon system is the Hub which provides Android  and iOS devices a way to communicate with the home. The system is designed for anyone to install and use. Applications include scheduling and controlling of lights, temperature as well as providing text alerts in the event of a water leak or smoke detection. Similar systems exist but often cost thousands of dollars, include lengthy contracts and monthly fees. Insteon’s starter kit is under $150 and can be set up in minutes.

 “We are proud and excited to offer our products through Future Shop and Best Buy Canada” says Insteon CEO, Joe Dada. “They really understand the products they offer and their customers look to them for the latest and greatest tech products.”

The Insteon Starter Kit and product line is available in all Future Shop and Best Buy Canada stores as well as online at www.futureshop.ca and www.bestbuy.ca.

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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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SmartLabs the Leader in Home Automation Products, Announces that TriggerLinc - Insteon Wireless Open/Close Sensor is Now Shipping

June 22, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. has started shipping TriggerLinc - Insteon Wireless Open/Close Sensor. TriggerLinc is a wireless magnetic door/window contact sensor that controls Insteon lights and appliances throughout the home.

The World's First Insteon Wireless Open/Close Sensor is the ideal solution for monitoring doors or window. When the magnetic contact of the sensor is broken, such as a door or window being open, it will send a wireless signal to Insteon controlled lights and appliances, alerting you of the status change. Using Insteon technology, it provides convenience by automatically turning lights on, energy-savings by ensuring they're turned off, and peace of mind by alerting users to a possible intrusion. "TriggerLinc is a welcome addition to our fast-growing line of Insteon sensors," says Laurie Maroni Vice President of Marketing at SmartLabs, "It bridges the gap between limited proprietary alert systems and costly full-featured security systems by providing reliable, integrated alert and control, while still affordable even in today's economy."

Insteon home automation technology provides customized control and communication of lighting and appliances throughout the interior and exterior of a home. Insteon products let you create a network of controlled devices and scenes that make life convenient, fun and energy efficient. 

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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).

About Smarthome™ 
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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Insteon Has 40% Market Share of the Emerging Home Control Marketplace Says West Technology Research

With New Insteon Alliance Members OSRAM Sylvania, D-Link and Best Buy, 2007 Poised to be a Good Year for Insteon

 

January 7, 2007

IRVINE, Calif. -  SmartLabs, Inc., the inventor of the Insteon wireless home control networking technology and organizer of the Insteon Alliance, announced today that new research by West Technology Research Solutions finds that Insteon has 40 percent of the emerging wireless home control market with its Insteon wireless home control networking technology. 

“In our estimation, Insteon has 35 to 40 percent of the emerging home control market,” said George West, senior analyst at WTRS, one of the premier independent analyst firms closely tracking the competitive landscape for emerging wireless networking systems for the home. “In 2006, Insteon had more design wins and products ship than competing technologies.” 

“Manufacturers are looking for near-term revenue opportunities and home control is a nascent market that could turn into a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity,” continued West. “The Insteon strategy is a sound one: to ensure that Insteon technology is integrated in core home subsystems while working with players like Hewlett-Packard, D-Link and Best Buy to link home automation with communications and entertainment in the home.” 

The Insteon Alliance has steadily grown the market share for Insteon-enabled products by concentrating on manufacturers of core home subsystems—a strategy that will lead to the introduction of over 60 Insteon-enabled products from 50 different manufacturers in the first half of 2007. 

“Competing technologies may have mindshare, but we’ve got market share,” said Ken Fairbanks, vice president of business development at SmartLabs and spokesman for the Insteon Alliance. “More manufacturers are designing products with Insteon technology and we have a larger installed base. Today there are 18 different manufacturers with 36 INSTEON-enabled products. With significantly more manufacturers and products on the way, we’ve generated great momentum for Insteon going into 2007.” 

Key new Insteon Alliance members include OSRAM Sylvania, D-Link, Venstar and Best Buy For Business. Insteon Alliance partners include the world’s largest manufacturers of core home control subsystems: 

  • OSRAM Sylvania, the second largest lighting enterprise in the world 
  • D-Link, the worldwide leader in networking solutions for the home 
  • Broan Nu-Tone, the market share leader with over 80% of the ventilation-fan market 
  • Balboa Instruments, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of electronic controls to the pool and spa industry 
  • Venstar, a leading manufacturer of residential thermostats, sold under the Carrier brand 
  • Weiland Sliding Doors, a manufacturer of European-style sliding window doors distributed through Anderson and Pella Windows 
  • BRK Electronics, a manufacturer of residential safety products, including fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and security sensors, sold under First Alert and other brands 

"Thanks to Insteon, manufacturers can inexpensively integrate home control technology into their products." continued Fairbanks. "The ease of installation and out-of-the-box interoperability are strong selling points-for end users as well as manufacturers-and these benefits are backed up by the effective Insteon go-to-market strategy."

Insteon-enabled products coming to market include products for lighting control, security and safety control, ventilation and comfort control, pool and spa control, access control and environmental control, as well as multiple home automation software applications that make home control and management possible from anywhere in the world via computer or mobile device. 

In all, 13 Insteon Alliance partners will demonstrate their Insteon-enabled home control products at the SmartLabs booth, #25908, South Hall 2, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). D-Link will preview its Insteon-enabled router, Venstar will preview its Carrier brand of thermostats, Broan Nu-Tone will unveil its complete line of SmartSense ventilation fans using the Insteon technology and Weiland Sliding Doors will demonstrate Insteon-enabled remote control of its high-end window walls. 

New home automation and control software from HomeXperience, PowerHome, Promixis and Universal Devices, as well as Embedded Automation and Cortexa Technology, will show how homeowners can manage their home using their controller of choice including a keypad, personal computer, media center or mobile device. 

For more information about Insteon and the Insteon Alliance, please visit www.insteon.com.

 

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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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Smarthome Insteon Alliance Passes 300-Member Mark

In Just Five Months, the Insteon Alliance has Attracted More Than 300 Active Members and Established Itself as the Force in the Market 

 

November 1, 2005

IRVINE, Calif. - Smarthome, the authority in electronic home improvement and automation, today announced that its Insteon Alliance, established in May 2005, has passed the 300 member mark. Insteon Alliance members, who range from grass roots developers to design engineers at Fortune 500 companies, develop best-in-class home control networking products using the Insteon technology protocol. 

The Insteon Alliance community includes the top names in technology, such as Somfy, First Alert, Maya, Integration Associates, Elk, Visonic, Universal Electronics, Exceptional Innovation and others. 

Addressing everything from lighting systems and security, to home entertainment, window treatments and faucets, Alliance members are embedding Insteon’s powerful dual-band (powerline and radio frequency) communications technology into their products, ensuring many core home systems are networked and working together. Both the technology and the Alliance guarantee that all Insteon-enabled products are interoperable and easy to use—for both developers and end-user homeowners. 

“Our customer centric approach and extensive knowledge of the market contributed to the design elements that has made Insteon a force in the market and lead to its remarkable adoption and rapidly growing Insteon Alliance membership,” said Rajeev Kapur, Smarthome’s vice president, sales and marketing. “The flexibility, cost efficiencies and robust dual-band nature of the Insteon technology platform are meeting the needs of an enthusiastic and growing Insteon developer community.” 

Three levels of INSTEON Alliance membership are available: Developer Kit Membership (for the developers kit —$99) Associate membership ($200) and Select membership ($2,000). The Associate and Select memberships are able to influence the direction, development and marketing of Insteon

“Smarthome made it so easy to join the Alliance and start using the Insteon protocol that we were able to jump-start our participation in this rapidly growing market and quickly initiate the development of new Insteon-enabled products,” said Eric Eichensehr, CTO/Partner Exceptional Innovation, LLC. “Compared to other home control networking technologies in the market Insteon had the lowest cost of entry to initiate the development cycle; that, combined with the flexibility and depth of the technology, made it an obvious choice.” 

Membership in the Alliance provides insights into the Insteon community, along with maximum industry exposure of member companies and their products. Alliance members are invited to participate in members-only forums and events throughout the year. Insteon websites, press releases and trade show pavilions will also provide new avenues of promotion for Alliance members. Members will have the opportunity to leverage an extensive retail channel, working with Smarthome to place Alliance members’ Insteon products on Insteon.net, Smarthome.com, Amazon.com and Home Depot.com or in the Smarthome catalog. 

Smarthome will be showcasing its products at EHX Nov 9 – 11, 2005 and at CES Jan 5 – 8, 2006. The Insteon Alliance will be offering a series of training seminars and demonstrations (online and live) in the months ahead, as well as launching its inaugural developer’s conference in the spring of 2006. 

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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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