Next Generation of Home Monitoring Unveiled Today at DEMO@15! Conference

Feb 14, 2005, 00:00 ET from iControl Networks

    PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMO@15! -- iControl Networks(TM)
 today announced the first home monitoring solution that is easy-to-install,
 easy-to-use, entirely Web-based and affordable.
 For less than $500, iControl(TM) offers relief for adults with busy lifestyles
 by enabling them to monitor their children and family members and check in on
 their home and business while they are away. It provides remote access to the
 safety, security and comfort devices installed at any premises via a Web
 browser, a cell phone or a PDA from anywhere, at any time. Consumers can
 receive notifications remotely, make changes to devices at their premises, and
 view still images and video. The iControl solution is ideal for providing
 extra security for a parent with Alzheimer's, knowing a child returns home
 safely from school, turning on the heat at a vacation home, or checking foot
 traffic in a place of business.
     iControl will begin sales this summer through broadband service providers,
 Internet portals and telecommunication companies who are seeking
 differentiated service offerings to retain customers, increase revenue and
 extend their brands. In development for two years, iControl was built to scale
 to serve the needs of millions of users through service providers.
     "We have reinvented the home monitoring market by applying the advances in
 human interface design, the power of the Internet, and the growing
 availability of WAN and Wi-Fi connectivity to create a mass market solution
 that provides information rather than data and extends the reach of the
 Internet," explained Reza Raji, president and CEO of iControl Networks. "We
 are looking forward to presenting iControl on stage and demonstrating how no
 other company has created a solution for this market that is as complete,
 affordable, and easy to install and use."
     The iControl solution consists of three elements: the iControl box,
 devices such as wireless cameras, sensors and thermostats, and a subscription
 service providing online access through a personal web page. While other
 systems require professional installers, consumers can easily install this
 solution with a screwdriver in a matter of an hour. Entirely Web-based, the
 iControl solution operates without software clients or a dedicated PC. The
 online "dashboard" offers comprehensive control and information, rather than
 just alarms and alerts.
     "iControl Networks provides the missing piece in the digital home puzzle,"
 said Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO@15!. "iControl complements the
 entertainment, communication and PC offerings in the home by providing a level
 of information and control that allows people to pursue a flexible lifestyle
 yet protect, care for, and connect with their loved ones and property whenever
 and wherever they may be."
     About iControl Networks
     Palo Alto-based iControl Networks is a software and services company
 providing mass market solutions for the home monitoring market, designed for
 residential and small-business use. iControl Networks partners with service
 providers, Internet portals and telecommunication companies to bring its
 solutions to market. Visit us at .
     About DEMO@15!
     The annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new
 products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology
 marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for
 consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served
 as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S.
 Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business
 relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features
 approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more
 information on the DEMO conferences, visit

SOURCE iControl Networks