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SmartLabs and Sprint Enable Energy Savings, Sustainability

Professional grade wireless energy management system for property owners

 

March 17, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. and Sprint today announced an agreement in which the companies will collaborate to provide wireless energy management solutions. With SmartLabs Insteon technology and Sprint's network infrastructure, business and home owners will be able to access and control energy consumption from a simple Web portal or a Sprint smartphone. Insteon-compatible products enable energy management, demand response and scheduled load-shedding with real-time reporting and alerts.


Property owners can schedule electrical devices to be turned on or off, plus they can also opt-in for the utility to turn devices off when the local demand for electricity exceeds the power supply. Insteon can be used to control:

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Security systems
  • Heating and cooling (HVAC)
  • Appliances
  • Door locks


SmartLabs and Sprint have dramatically simplified the concept of energy management and have placed the power of energy knowledge into the owner's hands. The solution can be quickly installed without expensive retrofitting, offering an immediate return on investment to property owners through a reduction in energy consumption.

"We are excited to be working with Sprint," said Robert Holz, managing director-Smart Grid and Vertical Markets, SmartLabs. "Our solutions allow utilities and electricity providers to enable more customers in their geographic foot print with affordable home and business energy management. In addition, residential, multi-family, small- and medium-sized business consumers will increasingly be able to remotely manage their properties' energy consumption, water usage, gas safety and security, with Sprint providing the backbone for the messaging."

"With more than 10 years of experience developing communications products in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, Sprint is dedicated to cooperative efforts with innovative companies like SmartLabs to bring the energy saving, eco-friendly technologies to life," said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. "Mobile embedded solutions and partnerships present an opportunity to improve energy efficiency and provide greater access to quality information. Sprint is pleased to assist SmartLabs in the development of a next-generation wireless solution."

SmartLabs Insteon products can operate on the Sprint 3G and 4G networks. The Sprint 3G network reaches more than 283 million people in 20,035 cities (inclusive of data roaming). Sprint 3G allows utilities to download large amounts of data reliably at high speed. The Sprint 4G network covers more than 110 million people and is currently available in 71 markets across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. Sprint has recently unveiled Network Vision, a blueprint to deploy a cost-effective, innovative network plan to further enhance voice quality and data speeds for customers across the United States.

Sprint Emerging Solutions Group is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions, delivering a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include: network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN, and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company's Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M partner ecosystem; and the ability to provide customers with customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, view this special "What if..." M2M video and visit www.sprint.com/m2m.

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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
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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
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

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

November 21, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. -  SmartLabs, Inc. announces the release of TriggerLinc - Insteon Wireless Open/Close Sensor, 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 not only controls lights and appliances, but can be used to trigger custom events in home automation software like HouseLinc 2. TriggerLinc has an external sensor input allowing for Insteon control from a variety of standard sensors. With two manual programming modes and full HouseLinc 2 support, TriggerLinc provides convenience by automatically turning lights on, energy -savings by ensuring they're turned off and peace of mind, alerting users to 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
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Skylink, Leader in Wireless Automation Products, Announces Insteon Motion Sensor

July 16, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - Skylink unveils the release of the Skylink Insteon Wireless Motion Sensor, a battery powered motion detection module for indoor and outdoor applications. It reliably communicates via Insteon radio frequency (RF) to turn Insteon compatible devices or scenes on and off. Skylink has assigned Smarthome (www.smarthome.com) as Master Distributor. The World's First Insteon Wireless Motion Sensor creates a hands-free option for turning lights or appliances on and off automatically to save effort, energy & money. 

The built-in countdown timer is great for areas throughout your home where lights are commonly left on and a photocell allows for a night-only mode, preventing lights and appliances from coming on during the day, both great energy conservation options. It also features adjustable motion sensitivity, a wireless range up to 150 feet, a 40-foot field of vision, a pivoting mounting bracket and a paintable surface.

"We are very excited about our new Insteon Motion Sensor and are confident that homeowners will benefit from this product in different ways" said Gallen Tsui, Director of Sales and Marketing at Skylink Group. Laurie Maroni, VP Marketing at Smarthome said: "The Motion Sensor is the most requested product of 2008. At a time when consumers are looking to save money, the Motion Sensor saves significant amounts of energy by ensuring lights and appliances aren't left on in unoccupied rooms". 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
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Frost & Sullivan Presents SmartLabs’ Insteon Wireless Home Control Technology with 2006 Emerging Technology Award for Home Automation

September 12, 2006

IRVINE, Calif. - Frost & Sullivan selected SmartLabs™, Inc. as the recipient of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology Award for developing Insteon™, an innovative wireless home control technology. The company has edged ahead of its competitors by creating a technology that is optimized for the home environment and the consumer. 

Insteon is a technology that simply works. It is reliable, easy to install and manage. Plus, it is low costs so that the devices embedded with the technology remain affordable. Insteon’s contributing attributes make home control accessible to the mass market. 

“The market for home control is in a growth phase and presents a huge potential for growth driven by increasing awareness about the benefits of these systems, penetration of these systems into mid range of homes, and better economic conditions,” according to Frost & Sullivan analysts R. Srivatsan and Jorge Moreno. “The increase in the sales of home control systems has had a direct effect on the demand for network system protocols. Moreover, the increasing trend of homeowners preferring open protocols has enabled new companies like SmartLabs with superior technology to enter the market.”

Insteon connects devices both wirelessly and via the powerline and provides a simple, affordable and reliable means to link core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors for remote monitoring and control. 

Some of the major challenges faced by market participants include educating end-users about benefits offered by these protocols, and constant innovation to meet the changing needs of the consumers. SmartLabs has garnered a higher customer base, penetrated new markets and geographic regions, developed strategic partnerships, and continuously re-evaluated its market strategies to stay abreast of the home automation market. 

“SmartLabs is the only company in the home control space with direct access to consumers,” said Joe Dada, founder and CEO of SmartLabs, Inc. “We have 13 years of feedback from our customers who tell us they want to use home automation to control their homes. We created Insteon as technology that makes it easy and affordable for consumers to create a home control network to add convenience, efficiency and safety to one of their most important investments – their home.” 

In the due course, developers must also emphasize on simple and affordable systems to address the needs of all consumers. To further advance the development of Insteon, SmartLabs created the Insteon Alliance, which is an open forum for product developers to aid in the development of better applications and chart out product development for Insteon-enabled products. 

“The increasing reach of the Insteon Alliance and feedback about applications from homeowners help in the development of next-generation solutions,” notes Moreno. “Within a short span, Insteon has seen a very high level of acceptance, which has helped the company achieve higher growth rates.” 

SmartLabs licenses its technology to manufacturers that want its products to part of an Insteon home control network. Manufacturers of security alarms, ceiling fans, temperature controls, garage door openers, pool and spa controls and access controls are adopters of the Insteon technology. However, any home product such as window blinds, faucets, or other devices can be embedded with an Insteon chip.

"Recently, SmartLabs introduced ALL-Link interoperability, which allows any Insteon enabled controller to operate any other device on its network,” continued Moreno. “This further widens the market reach of Insteon because it ensures that different manufacturers’ products will work together."

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to a company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry. The Award recognizes the ability of the company to successfully develop or introduce a new technology, formulate a well-designed product family, and make significant product performance contributions to the industry. 

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry. 

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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).

 

Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com