iControl Networks Accelerates Growth of Smart Home Device Ecosystem with Expanded OpenHome Partner Program

REDWOOD CITY, CA - iControl Networks announced the availability of its OpenHome Partner Program for device manufacturers. iControl previously announced its OpenHome Partner Program for application developers to advance in-home app distribution on touch screens. Launched today, the expanded program will allow device manufacturers to integrate connected products with iControl smart home platform solutions. Collectively, the OpenHome Program will increase the number of apps and devices available to consumers who are interested in creating custom smart home experiences.

The expanded OpenHome Partner Program allows device partners to be easily and simultaneously certified compatible with iControl platform solutions, including those that power Comcast's Xfinity Home, Time Warner Cable's IntelligentHome and Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, among others. Certified devices will interoperate with the full spectrum of connected home solutions, from self-monitoring and home automation to professionally-monitored home security systems. The interoperability will initially be built on the open ZigBee standard and is designed to eventually support additional protocols and devices.

"The OpenHome Partner Program will create unprecedented speed to market for device makers interested in teaming with leading smart home providers to bring connected products into homes," said Jason Domangue, iControl's vice president of ecosystem development. "It's a win-win for service providers and device makers, but more importantly, it advances the smart home for consumers by harnessing the collective power of the most innovative home products on the market today."

iControl-powered smart home solutions allow consumers to manage the things that matter most to them—their homes, families and safety—all with the touch of a button. Through the expanded OpenHome Partner Program, users will be able to control an expansive variety of devices throughout their homes via their smartphones, touch screens or PCs.

Inaugural members of the OpenHome Program include:

Bosch PIR and TriTech Motion Detectors
CentraLite Touchscreen Thermostat
Jasco Smart Plugs and In-Wall Switches
Sercomm Energy Switch
Sylvania Ultra iQ LED Bulbs
Yale Door Locks

"Creating a more connected lifestyle begins in the home with the products that make our lives safer and more efficient," Domangue said. "By opening our connected home platform to integrate new devices, our service provider partners will have more options than ever to bring to consumers."

Device developers interested in joining the OpenHome Partner Program can sign up for a device integration kit on the iControl website, or request a meeting with iControl at CES. Certified devices will become available to iControl's service provider partners to offer to their customers around the globe.

For more details, visit http://www.icontrol.com

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