iControl Networks Powers Comcast's XFINITY® Home Security Service First Broadband Service Provider Introduces New National Service Based on iControl's OpenHome™ Software Platform
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announced its OpenHome™ software platform is powering Comcast's XFINITY Home Security service.
Comcast's XFINITY Home Security service provides intrusion and fire protection in addition to a host of interactive features including home monitoring, home management and energy management services, with the added benefits of web and mobile access.
"Comcast is the first national broadband service provider to launch iControl's software platform, bringing greater peace-of-mind to millions of homeowners who can now know that their homes and families are protected whether they're home or away," said Jim Johnson, co-CEO of iControl. "This is a momentous day for iControl and we are very excited to be a part of Comcast's initiative."
XFINITY includes an interactive, easy-to-use touch screen security panel that has been certified to meet UL standards for dual-mode broadband and cellular connectivity to the Central Monitoring Station. Other features and equipment include extended battery backup, video monitoring, lighting control, custom text and email alerts, 24/7 monitoring, thermostat control and remote arm/disarm.
"Consumers have responded enthusiastically to early market deployments of XFINITY Home Security service," said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast. "We're thrilled to be adding another value-added service to the XFINITY bundle and we're confident that this next generation solution will be of great interest to our customers."
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Investors in iControl include ADT, Charles River Ventures, Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital, GE Security, Intel Capital and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund. For more information, visit www.icontrol.com.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
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