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Industry News | Home Automation DIY - Part 2

CommandFusion iViewer 4 for Android Now Available

Posted in Home Automation,Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 27th, 2013

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CommandFusion’s iViewer, a professional automation remote control product, is now available on the Google Play Store for use on Android devices.

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Previously only available on iOS devices, the automation and control application iViewer 4 now allows integrators of automation and control systems to create their own custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on Android devices. These GUIs can be used to control any system that is controllable via Ethernet. Utilizing CommandFusion’s free ‘guiDesigner’ Windows program, users can create a GUI that looks and behaves the way they desire. Some uses for iViewer 4 include controlling a home entertainment system, a heating/cooling system or anything else the client can require; all from within a single app.

“The diversity of products available running the Android platform is astounding” said Jarrod Bell, Co-Founder, CommandFusion “Now our customers can use our industry leading app on a huge selection of devices, in both mobile and fixed formats”

Already successful on the Apple iOS operating system, iViewer for Android uses the same powerful CommandFusion Automation Engine. It allows the user to create powerful user interfaces with dynamic content and advanced functionality such as gestures, lists, animations, JavaScript API and much more.

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INSTEON Home Automation Products Now Available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Posted in Hardware,Home Automation,Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 23rd, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2013 – INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation and control technology, today announced the European launch of its easy to install and affordable home automation devices, opening the doors for savvy homeowners all across Europe who are looking to embrace the connected home experience.

Cleverly designed and so easy you can install it yourself, INSTEON offers a reliable and affordable home automation solution. The system starts with the INSTEON Hub; a simple and straightforward device that connects you to your home from anywhere in the world from your smartphone or tablet. The first wave of European products includes plug-in modules for lamps and appliances, in-wall micro modules, DIN rail modules, door/window sensors, motion sensors and thermostats.

An INSTEON system can be used for a wide variety of applications which can be installed and controlled via the INSTEON Hub and free iOS and Android apps. Access your network from anywhere in the world and control or monitor:

  • • Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Appliances
  • • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • • Motion, Door/Window Sensors
  • • Energy –create schedules  for lights and appliances to reduce energy usage and save money
  • • X10 compatible technology

INSTEON control signals are simultaneously sent using your home’s mains wiring and radio frequency. Unlike Zigbee and Z-Wave devices, INSTEON devices are peers,  enabling devices to transmit, receive or repeat other messages without requiring a master controller or complex routing software.

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New product alert: INSTEON Smoke Bridge

Posted in Hardware,Home Automation,Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 8th, 2013

Smoke bridgeNever again leave home without knowing that your possessions and loved ones are safe. The INSTEON Smoke Bridge monitors First Alert® ONELINK® smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This allows you to create email and text message alerts that can be sent to you no matter where you are.

Monitor the state of your home and be alerted to smoke, fire and carbon monoxide. When paired with an INSTEON Hub, the Smoke Bridge can send alerts to your smartphone via text or email informing you that something is wrong, giving you the knowledge to act to save your home and family from potential disaster.

 

How it Works

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It all starts with a First Alert ONELINK Smoke Detector. If one of these detectors senses smoke, fire or carbon monoxide, they sound an audible alarm and send out an RF signal to other ONELINK Smoke Detectors.

The signal propagates throughout your home and activates every First Alert ONELINK Smoke Detector. Before long, every alarm is sounding. But what happens if you’re not at home?

The INSTEON Smoke Bridge detects the First Alert ONELINK RF signal and sets into action. Communicating with the INSTEON Hub or any other alert-ready INSTEON central controller, the alarm is sent out as an alert to your smartphone. Simultaneously, Smoke Bridge turns on any linked lights as an additional precaution, making escape at night even safer.

 

Source: Smarthome.com

INSTEON Now In Over 100 BestBuy Stores

Posted in Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the December 6th, 2012

Great news are coming from INSTEON this morning. Smarthome products will now be available in over 100 BestBuy stores nationwide.

You can find a closest BestBuy store and a 10% in-store coupon here.

Legrand acquires NuVo technologies

Posted in Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the November 15th, 2012

West Hartford, CT, (November 15, 2012) – Legrand, North America today announced that it has acquired NuVo Technologies, LLC (NuVo), a company based in Hebron, Kentucky and a recognized leader in whole home audio solutions. NuVo will continue to operate as an independent business within Legrand’s Home Systems division and focus on home audio markets under the NuVo brand name.

The acquisition is consistent with Legrand’s proactive strategy and business objective to acquire market leading companies that complement its product line portfolio. The addition of NuVo’s high quality multi-room audio systems strengthens Legrand’s significant audio offering across all of its professional channels.

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