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 http://www.icontrol.com .
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 http://www.demo.com/.
SOURCE iControl Networks