Connected Home Leader Insteon Announces Product Availability on Target.com

September 2, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, creators of the world’s premiere home automation and control technology, today announced that a select assortment of Insteon connected home products is now available on Target.com.

One of the leading retailers in the U.S., Target’s online store provides a convenient virtual marketplace for customers to purchase products ranging from consumer electronics to home décor at discounted prices.

“Target.com guests can now browse and purchase our most popular products online from the comfort of their home,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “We know Target guests will find that automating their homes is easy, convenient and affordable with Insteon.”

The Insteon family of 200-plus devices turns any home into a connected home. Insteon users can set up lighting scenes, schedule lights to automatically turn on and off, and monitor their homes via wireless cameras from any mobile device. Insteon kits and modules allow users to receive instant notification alerts when doors and windows are opened or closed, or when there is a water leak in the home. Insteon products can be controlled remotely via apps on iOS and Android devices as well as on a recently introduced app for smart phones, tablets and PCs running Microsoft Windows 8.1.

With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

For more information about Insteon, please visit www.insteon.com.  For home automation integrators and distributors who wish to see the latest demos of Insteon products, the company will be at CEDIA in Denver, Sept. 10-13, in booth 850.

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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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Insteon Announces Availability in RadioShack’s New Interactive Remodel Stores

Connected Home Leader’s Products Also Available on RadioShack.com

 

August 21, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, creators of the world’s premiere home automation and control technology, today announced that its connected home products are now available in select RadioShack stores across the United States and online at radioshack.com.

RadioShack recently opened 85 new Interactive Remodel locations across the country in markets such as San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. These stores feature innovative new products and interactive displays, including a wall dedicated to home automation.

“We are proud to add the Insteon assortment of products to our home automation offering,” said Paul Rutenis, chief merchandising officer at RadioShack. “By teaming up with Insteon, we’re adding even more home automation options to our rejuvenated product mix, ensuring our customers have access to the latest, most-trusted connected home devices on the market.”

Providing optimum flexibility and control in setting up a connected home, Insteon’s 200-plus products rely on the company’s wireless, dual-band technology, which takes advantage of both the existing power lines and the airwaves through the home for the most-reliable communication. No matter how remote a device or fixture, whether it’s inside or outside the home, Insteon signals will reach it.

“We appreciate RadioShack’s longtime dedication to service and expertise in the electronics retail industry and believe their customers will be excited about our Insteon products,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “We look forward to helping keep RadioShack customers at the forefront of home automation technology.”

The Insteon product offering at RadioShack includes items such as the wireless motion sensor ($34.99), the dimmer module ($49.99) and the door and window sensor ($34.99), as well as packages like the starter kit ($119.99) and the connector kit ($379.99).

With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By enabling every networked device to communicate via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

Most recently, Insteon announced availability of its energy-efficient LED Bulb for Recessed Lights, which sells for $49.99. For more information or to learn more about Insteon’s full range of connected home products, visit www.insteon.com or www.radioshack.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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Insteon PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights Receives 2014 TWICE VIP Award

Award Celebrates the Products That Made the Biggest Difference in Distributors’ and Retailers’ Businesses

 

August 18, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - TWICE, the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry, has announced the winners of its second annual TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards, including the PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights from Insteon in the Home Automation: Peripherals category.

“The Insteon PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights is the perfect complement to our A19 LED bulb, the first networked, remote control dimmable LED lightbulb,” said Joe Dada, Insteon, CEO. “Both energy-efficient products can be easily connected to the family of 200-plus Insteon products, allowing consumers to create a customized smart home network enabling remote control of devices via smartphone, wireless remote, or in-home switches and keypads.”

The TWICE VIP Awards give retailers and distributors the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business. Voted on ONLY by retailers and distributors, the TWICE VIPs are based on product features, product design, and value to consumers.

“Congratulations to Insteon on its 2014 TWICE VIP Award,” states Ed Hecht, VP/Publisher, TWICE. “Each of these year’s winners has played a part in making this innovative industry more interesting, vibrant, and profitable. We are proud to showcase these winning products.”

TWICE is published by NewBay Media.

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About TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.

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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Insteon Announces Integration with Microsoft's Personal Digital Assistant, Cortana

Insteon Windows 8.1 Phone App Employs Cortana to Enhance Life in the Connected Home

 

July 16, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, creators of the world’s best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced that it is continuing to augment the capabilities of its Windows 8.1 Phone app by integrating Cortana. Microsoft’s proactive digital assistant will enable users to control Insteon smart products and monitor the home by just speaking to Cortana, making life in the connected home easier than ever. This news comes soon after Insteon announced availability of its products in Microsoft retail stores across the U.S.

“Cortana was designed with a simple purpose in mind: To make the user’s life easier,”said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and Chief Evangelist, Developer Experience and evangelism, Microsoft Corp. “Insteon utilizes Cortana’s personal assistant features so that users will be able to enjoy even more conveniences by just asking Cortana, ‘Insteon, turn on my Kitchen Lights.’”

Cortana is Microsoft’s intelligent assistant that uses natural language understanding and text to respond to users’ inquiries, launch applications and set/send reminders. The all-new digital assistant also offers proactive suggestions, providing useful recommendations as she gets to know each unique user. Integrating Cortana with Insteon products will enable users to accomplish a variety of tasks by simply speaking to Cortana.

For example, users can:

  • Ask Cortana to dim the lights for movie time based on specially created scenes
  • “Insteon, turn on ‘Movie Time.”
  • Instruct the thermostat to reduce the temperature to ensure that the house is cool upon returning home from work
  • “Insteon, adjust ‘Living Room Thermostat’ temperature down.”
  • Tell Cortana that you’re ready for bed
  • “Insteon, turn off all of the lights.”

“Using Cortana to control our products is the next logical step as our relationship with Microsoft continues to evolve,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “Our long-term goal is to give users complete autonomy over their homes and smart products. Adding a voice-driven, personal assistant into the mix is just another way that we can make people’s lives easier.”

Cortana will be available in the Insteon Windows Phone app later this year.

Insteon’s reliable dual-band technology uses both the existing wires (power line) in the home and radio-frequency (RF) communication instead of relying on spotty Wi-Fi connections and routers, which dictate where smart devices must be placed to work properly. By making every networked device talk to each other via RF and the power line, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected. Adding remote control and automation to everything from home monitoring to lighting, Insteon’s dual-band network and devices allow users to manage the home or office in more variations than any other home automation technology.

For more information about Insteon®, 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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Insteon Announces Availability on Build.com

Smart home leader expands international presence with major online retailer

 

July 07, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, creators of the world’s best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced that its most popular Insteon connected home products are now available from Build.com. The online home improvement store will carry 15 products, including the Insteon Hub, the Insteon Dimmable LED Bulb, and the Insteon WiFi Camera.

“Our customer base is looking to simplify their dream home with home automation. Smart home improvement is in high demand, and we are dedicated to making the best connected home products available to our customers,” said Jeff Burwell, HVAC and Home Automation Category Manager, Build.com. “Adding Insteon products to our online store means customers can access a variety of easy-to-install, reliable and affordable home automation products and order quickly and easily.”

Adding convenience and control to the home, Insteon’s products rely on the company’s wireless, dual-band technology, which takes advantage of both the existing power lines through the home combined with radio frequency (RF) for the most reliable communication. Insteon’s technology ensures that signals can reach any device, no matter how far away from the hub it might be.

“Build.com is a top online home improvement retailer because of the niche shopping experience that they provide to their customers,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “We are looking forward to becoming a part of the Build.com family and providing their customers with the most reliable, easy to use connected home products available on the market today.”

With its simple installation, setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring and ensures that every device is always connected.

Insteon’s award-winning product line includes LED light bulbs, leak sensors, wired and wireless thermostats, wireless cameras and much more. For more information or to learn more about Insteon’s full range of connected home products, 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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