SmartLabs the Leader in Home Automation Products, Announces the Release of Two New I/O LINC - Insteon Kits

May 18, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest releases in their line of I/O Linc Insteon Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface Kits: I/O Linc - Insteon RF Proximity Reader Kit and I/O Linc - Insteon Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit.


About I/O Linc Insteon Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface
I/O Linc is a universal Insteon interface with contact closure sensor input and a low voltage / contact closure relay output, monitors and controls any low voltage device. Thanks to several different output relay modes, I/O Linc can easily adapt to different types of devices. "Contact closure and low voltage are used to automate a wide array of home systems and devices," says Laurie Maroni Vice President of Marketing at SmartLabs,"I/O Linc is flexible enough to support each type of home system and affordable enough for several to be placed around the home." For the same price as a single low voltage interface with many inputs and outputs, several I/O Linc modules can be placed around the house in the locations where they are needed.

I/O Linc - Insteon RF Proximity Reader Kit
Combining the features of I/O Linc and an RF proximity reader, this kit will allow users to wave a wireless RF ID key tag in front of the proximity reader and send Insteon commands. The Insteon signal can be used to unlock doors for access control (door lock sold separately) and/or initiate lighting scenes using Insteon devices such as Dimmers and SwitchesWire-in/Outlet Modules and/or Plug-in Modules. The weatherproof RF proximity reader can be mounted near a door or entry area and includes six RF ID key tags with one trillion possible code combinations for added security.

I/O Linc - Insteon Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit
The Doorbell and Phone Ring Detector works with I/O Linc to initiate an Insteon signal when a guest arrives and presses the doorbell or if you receive a telephone call. Using linked Insteon controlled devices you can create a visual alert with lighting to let you know when your phone or doorbell. Up to two doorbells and/or one phone line can be connected to the detector. Adding an additional I/O Linc to this kit will allow for two distinct Insteon commands to be sent from separate door bells or from a door bell and a telephone.

Other I/O Linc Kits Available:

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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
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Smarthome Products Featured in Museum of Science and Industry's Smart Home: Green + Wired Exhibit

March 24, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - "Chicago's Greenest Home" is back, as Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry opened the newly redesigned Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd. The exhibit, which features home automation, surveillance and energy saving products from Smarthome, will run through January 3, 2010.

The 2,500-square-foot, fully functioning "green" home features smart technologies that focus on energy efficiency and home monitoring, low-VOC paints, recycled furnishings and eco-friendly energy sources-including photovoltaic film to collect solar energy and coming summer 2009, a wind turbine to harness one of the windy city's most abundant resources. Museum guests are able to take guided tours through the home every day and learn about the big and small ways that they can live a greener life, and a more tech-savvy one as well. 

Among the smart technologies within the home are Insteon Motion Sensors, which are being used to automatically turn off lights and appliances when no one is in a room, a Panasonic Wireless Network Camera to monitor activities in the nursery through a "Cribcast", and Kill-a-Watt Energy Monitors so exhibit visitors can see how much energy appliances are actually using.

"We're very happy to be a part of this Museum of Science and Industry exhibit," said Smarthome Vice President of Marketing, Laurie Maroni. "Exhibitions like this really open the eyes of visitors when they can observe and interact with technologies that are shaping our future. We're proud that the products we offer on our website and in our catalog are helping people make their homes safer and more energy efficient."

Smart Home: Green + Wired will be open at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry from March 19, 2009 through Jan. 3, 2010 and is proudly sponsored by ComEd, Dominick's and the Motorola Foundation. A timed-entry ticket is required, and tour times vary, so visit www.msichicago.org for more information or to purchase tickets. 

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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

Insteon Home Automation Technology and Training to Be Featured at New Southern Show Home

March 11, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. announces that free hands-on Insteon certification trainings will be offered during the EHX Expo in Orlando, Florida from March 11th through March 13th, 2009.

Training and certification will be offered three times per day at the New Southern Show Home, and will be hosted by industry veteran and Insteon National Training Manager Steve Lee. New and experienced users will learn the latest installation tips, programming steps, and how to make jobs more profitable! All classes will cover the basics of Insteon, Cortexa, ELK & ISY; Insteon training will also feature the latest Insteon products, applications and techniques.

The Southern Show Home is a project headed up by the James M. Krantz Corporation to design and build a home that will showcase inventive architecture and interior design, setting the standard of contemporary living for the Southern lifestyle. Insteon was specifically selected as a low-cost automation solution that will link home systems together, such as lighting, security, comfort control, electronics, appliances and safety sensors for remote energy management and control. The build incorporates over 160 Insteon devices and over 200 Insteon points of control. According to Smarthome National Trainer Steve Lee, "we have teamed up with the Southern Show Home to showcase Insteon as an energy-efficient, functional and reliable home automation solution that people can afford."

For those interested in training, Steve Lee may be contacted via telephone at 949-294-2484. Further information regarding this training is available at http://www.smarthome.com/EHXtraining.html.

SmartLabs is dedicated to supplying consumers with Insteon technology that is affordable, simple for the homeowner to install and reliable. Additionally, Insteon home automation devices are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, convenient and fun to use. Ultimately, Insteon makes home control readily available for adoption by everyone. 

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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 the Release of Four New Insteon Devices

March 10, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. announces the release of SeriaLinc - Insteon to 2-Way RS232 Serial Converter, In-LineLinc Relay - Insteon On / Off Module (Non-dimming) w/ Sense, Insteon Motion Sensor Floodlight and Insteon PowerLinc Modem, USB.

SeriaLinc
From whole-home audio to security systems and automation controllers, SeriaLinc allows any Serial or RS-232-compatible devices to operate devices on your Insteon network. This solution will let user's keep the equipment they already own and take advantage of a reliable Insteon network. SeriaLinc is 2-way serial, so it can be used to control RS-232 devices or to control Insteon devices via RS-232 commands. Learn More

In-LineLinc Relay w/Sense
The latest Insteon In-LineLinc module is a remote control in-line On/Off switch that is able to switch dry-contact and low-voltage devices and has an external "sense" wire that triggers when a 120 VAC is detected. In comparison to previous In-LineLinc models, this is rated for 15 amps (up from 13 amps), has a smaller size that allows the unit to be placed inside more types of electrical boxes, and an added beep sounder to aid in linking.Learn More

Insteon Motion Sensor Floodlight
The new Insteon Floodlight will not only turn on the built -in floodlights when motion is detected but can also turn on additional lights and/or notify you that someone is outside your home. The Motion Sensor Floodlight communicates like any other device on an Insteon network, so the floodlights can remotely controlled from anywhere. The Insteon Motion Sensor Floodlight features adjustable time delay, night-only mode, and 110-degree detection zone. Bulbs sold separately. Learn More

Insteon PowerLinc Modem, USB 
The Insteon PowerLinc Modem, USB is a plug-in home automation interface that uses a USB connection and allows PC-based automation controllers to control Insteon-compatible lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems directly via the Insteon network. Learn More

"These new products signify our continued commitment of integrating Insteon into complex systems as well as enhancing basic home automation functionality," says Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing at SmartLabs. 

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.

 

Media Contact

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

Smarthome Offers To Automate The White House Company Reaches Out To President Obama With Assistance

March 5, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. -  President Barack Obama knew his first weeks in office would be tough with the economic crisis and the war in Iraq, however he could not have imaged that the first smudge on his presidency would be for keeping the thermostats too high in the White House.

During the last days of January, media outlets began criticizing Obama for turning up the Oval Office thermostat, an action Obama lectured voters on during his campaign.

"After seeing the backlash he had gotten I offered our help," said Smarthome Chief Technology Officer Dan Cregg. "I wrote him a letter offering to automate the White House so thermostats, lights and appliances could all be controlled via remote control, timers or motion sensors so no energy would be wasted." SmartLabs engineers and manufacturers have introduced over 200 automated home control products with their award-winning, patented Insteon technology

Cregg added, "Since he's cutting spending in a lot of areas, my offer was free products and installation, so I'm really hoping one morning to have a voicemail from the White House." Thus far, Obama has not replied. 

Smarthome's corporate offices in Irvine, CA have already implemented changes proposed to the President by Cregg. All of the infrequently used lights are on Insteon motion sensors, Insteon thermostats are remotely controlled, and employees are updated daily on the company's energy consumption. Employees on the west side of the building typically rely on sunlight en lieu of overhead lighting.  

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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.

 

Media Contact

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