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Insteon® OutletLinc™ Dimmer Named Electronic House Product of the Year

Remote Control Dimmer Receptacle Tops Lighting Controllers Category 

 

January 11, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - Las Vegas, NV - Electronic House (EH) announced that SmartLabs' OutletLinc Dimmer - Insteon Remote Control Dimmer has been awarded its Product of the Year in the Lighting Controllers Category. 

Each year, EH kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with its awards that are selected by a panel of industry leaders and the Editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. SmartLabs has garnered product of the year awards from EH in the past for its HouseLinc - Insteon Desktop Software (2006) and RemoteLinc - Insteon Wireless Remote Control (2007). 

"We are very excited to be recognized by Electronic House," commented Mike Scharnagl, Director of Marketing at SmartLabs. "Electronic House truly covers all aspects of the electronics industry, so for their panel and editors to recognize OutletLinc Dimmer among the best products of the year is tremendous."

OutletLinc Dimmer can be remotely activated from any Insteon controller, providing a clean, low-profile alternative to the standard plug-in modules. OutletLinc Dimmer uses a simple magnetic key to only provide power (and dimming) to lamps that you want to control. The key easily attaches to any lamp plug with no cutting of wires or modifications. The bottom outlet functions as a standard receptacle, rated at 15 Amps. Both top and bottom outlets are tamper resistant.

The simple-to-use OutletLinc Dimmer has advanced features like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on and a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially. The product is made to be installed in place of any wall receptacle and controls incandescent loads up to 300 Watts.

The OutletLinc Dimmer is available through retailers such as Smarthome.com and Amazon.com for $59.99.

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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 Insteon-Compatible RemoteLinc Wireless Remote Control Wins Electronic House Product of the Year Award

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.

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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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SmartLabs’ Insteon Wins AeA High Tech Award for Innovative Technology of the Year

AeA Orange County Council Selects Insteon Wireless Home Control Technology for its Consumer Appeal

May 22, 2006

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc.™, the world’s leading authority in home control and automation, has won the AeA High Tech Award for Innovative Technology of the Year for its Insteon™ wireless home control technology. The AeA Orange County Council made the announcement at its 13th Annual High Tech Innovation Awards ceremony on May 18. 

SmartLabs’ Insteon home control networking technology uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power line communications to link core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors for remote monitoring and control. 

“With nearly 14 years of consumer feedback about how people want home control to work in their homes, for security and energy management for example, SmartLabs created Insteon for the homeowner,” said Joe Dada, founder and CEO, SmartLabs. “We are honored that the AeA recognizes how important Insteon will be in fulfilling our vision of making home control available to everyone.”

Ultimately, Insteon makes home control readily available for adoption by the mass market. Because the technology is affordable, it keeps the product price for consumer devices down. And, because it is simple for the homeowner to install and it is reliable, products with Insteon can be sold in mass market retailers like Home Depot as well as by dealers, distributors and installers (e.g. electricians). 

For more information about SmartLabs and Insteon home control technology, please visit www.smartlabsinc.com and www.insteon.com. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. 

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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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