iControl Networks Receives ZigBee Smart Energy Certification

ZigBee Smart Energy Certification Enables iControl's Deployment Partners to Provide Customers with Enhanced Energy Management Services

Aug 09, 2012, 08:00 ET from iControl Networks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announced that its Energy Solution is now a ZigBee Certified product using the ZigBee Smart Energy standard, the world's leading standard for interoperable products that enable consumers to reduce and manage their energy consumption.

"Many utility companies have significantly invested in millions of ZigBee Smart Energy-equipped smart meters, and this certification provides exciting partnership opportunities for our deployment partners," said Paul Dawes, executive vice president and general manager of telecommunications and security at iControl Networks. "ZigBee Smart Energy is the industry standard and when combined with our traditional security platform, enables iControl to provide the most comprehensive energy solution on the market."

iControl's ZigBee Certified Energy Solution is an integral part of its OpenHome Connect deployment platform, providing consumers with the next generation of home security, remote management and automation.  

The Energy Solution is driven by an in-home, Wi-Fi-enabled gateway and display that wirelessly communicates with ZigBee Certified smart meters.  The solution not only provides users with one-touch control of the security system, lights, thermostats, door locks and more, but also offers a comprehensive energy solution, enabling consumers to:

  • Monitor energy usage in real-time and track and compare daily, weekly and monthly trends
  • Remotely  manage and control devices (e.g. thermostats) from the web, iPhone or other mobile devices
  • Automate home tools – for example, use smart thermostat configurations to minimize use of high-energy consuming devices such as heating or AC units 
  • Save money – the average energy bill can be reduced by a minimum of $10 to $20 per month

"iControl is constantly innovating its approach to broadband home management.  The addition of ZigBee Smart Energy capabilities to our solution is the next evolution in providing customers with the ultimate in home and energy management," Dawes said.  

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. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Interactive Capital and Rogers Communications.   For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.

SOURCE iControl Networks