Smarthome™ Introduces New OutletLinc™ Dimmer - Insteon® Remote Control Dimmer Outlet (Dual-Band)

June 27, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - Smarthome announces the release of the new OutletLinc Dimmer - Insteon Remote Control Dimmer Outlet (Dual-Band) - the world's first remote controllable dimmable receptacle. The product is a great alternative to the popular OutletLinc Relay - Insteon Remote Control On/Off Outlet, which has been a popular seller since its launch in 2007.


The new product is a full-featured dimmer receptacle that can be remotely controlled by powerline and radio frequency (RF) Insteon controllers, and also doubles as an Access Point, relaying RF and powerline signals to other Insteon-compatible devices. The dual-band technology not only increases the reliability of the dimmer, but for the user's entire Insteon network.

The simple-to-use OutletLinc Dimmer has advanced features like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on, a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially, as well as load sense, so you can still use the lamp's built-in switch to turn the light on and off. It's made to be installed in place of any wall receptacle and controls incandescent loads up to 300 Watts. The OutletLinc Dimmer also features a standard (always on) outlet rated up to 15 Amps.

"The new OutletLinc Dual-Band Dimmer Outlet is the world's first remote controllable, dimmable outlet," commented Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing at Smarthome. "Our patent pending design allows a user to replace any outlet in their home and instantly turn it into a dimmer. OutletLinc is controllable by any Insteon controller such as a wall keypad or even the user's smartphone." 

Safety features include:

  • Tamper resistant outlets
  • Over-heating protection
  • Dimmer Key


The OutletLinc Insteon Dual-Band Remote Dimmer Outlet, which passed stringent certification and beta tests, is currently available for pre-order, starting at $59.99 at Smarthome.com, and is expected to begin shipping at the end of July.

All Insteon products can be purchased at www.smarthome.com/insteon

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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™ Introduces Insteon® Energy Display

Energy Display Works With iMeter Solo™ to Show Energy Consumption 

 

March 30, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - In an ongoing effort to help Insteon users control their energy consumption, Smarthome today launched its new Insteon Energy Display. The Energy Display, when used in conjunction with up to three iMeter Solos, provides users with current energy usage, average monthly energy usage and projected energy costs, based on your monthly billing rate.

The Energy Display, which measures 3.1" x 3.8" x 1.1", is powered by two AAA batteries, which are included. The product requires at least one iMeter Solo and one Access Point or dual-band device to provide energy data to the user. The Energy Display also includes a built-in thermometer for displaying local room temperature, which can also be used as a condition or trigger for initiating the control of other Insteon devices within the home.

"The Insteon Energy Display continues our commitment to helping our customers not only automate and control their lighting, appliances and HVAC in their home, but to also monitor and control the energy consumption of those same products," commented Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing at Smarthome. "The Energy Display, iMeter Solo, SynchroLinc andHouseLinc 2 provide customers with the tools to significantly reduce the energy consumption within their home and quickly see a return on investment."

The Energy Display is currently available for pre-order at a retail price of $39.99. All Insteon products can be purchased at www.smarthome.com/insteon.

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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

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.

 

Media Contact

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

Smarthome™ Releases Insteon® Energy Monitoring Devices

January 7, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - Smarthome announced today that two new Insteon products will aid users in controlling their energy consumption - iMeter Solo and SynchroLinc. Both products are currently available for pre-order, and are expected to be available for shipment within the coming weeks.

iMeter Solo is a revolutionary plug-in energy meter allowing Insteon users to access comprehensive energy consumption data of the appliance that is plugged into the unit. The data in the iMeter Solo can be retrieved using any compatible Insteon computer controller such as HouseLinc 2 or ISY-99i. Multiple iMeters can be used at the same time to gather energy data from several appliances simultaneously.

SynchroLinc is a plug-in Insteon device that gives the users the ability to convert their everyday electronics into automation triggers. With SynchroLinc, Insteon users have the ability to power up or shut down all of the electronics in a room by simply turning on or off one of them. Primary applications for SynchroLinc include entertainment system and computer peripheral control. 

"We continue to develop innovative and reliable products for the home automation enthusiast," commented Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing at Smarthome. "Our customers have always used our Insteon products as a control for their energy usage. iMeter and SynchroLinc now provide them with more tools to target, monitor and control their energy consumption."

Both products have a retail price of $39.99. All Insteon products can be purchased at www.smarthome.com/insteon.

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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