IRVINE, CA. /PRNewswire/ -- SmartLabs Inc., a leading authority in home control and automation, announced that it has won the Electronic House Product of the Year Award for 2006 for its Home Management PC Software. The award-winning HouseLinc Desktop Software is the first full-functioning software designed for the management of INSTEON-enabled devices in the home.
SmartLabs' INSTEON home-control networking technology uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power-line communications to link core home systems—such as lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances, and safety sensors—for remote monitoring and control. By linking all devices through the HouseLinc software, integrators as well as consumers will be able to manage every automated device in the home.
"HouseLinc software allows you to create scenes, manage all links, and create time-and-event triggers from the convenience of your PC," said Joe Dada, CEO and founder of SmartLabs Inc. "This is also the first product to translate X10 to INSTEON, allowing integrators, such as home automation installers and electricians, to take full advantage of the INSTEON network."
Editors from Electronic House Publishing's four magazines—all focused on cutting-edge home technology—chose the HouseLinc Desktop Software as one of their favorite products, based on product reviews and demos, and comments from installers and users of the various products. The criteria for winning the award included technological innovation, combined with overall value and outstanding features.
SmartLabs plans to release HouseLinc Desktop Software in early Q3. The software is $69.99 and can be ordered over the Web. For more information about SmartLabs and the INSTEON home control technology, please visit the company's Web site. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, CA.