iControl Networks and URC Partner to Bring Next Generation Home Automation Devices to the Smart Home Experience
URC to develop comprehensive home automation tools through its membership in iControl’s OpenHome Partner Program
Harrison, N.Y. - April 14, 2014 - URC, longtime provider of control products to the cable television industry, and iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced they will bring whole-house automation devices, with easy A/V integration, to the smart home experience. The state-of-the-art products, developed by URC, will be certified through the OpenHome Partner Program, making them compatible with iControl's Converge and Touchstone platforms that power notable connected home solutions offered by leading service providers.
"URC is delighted to collaborate with iControl Networks, the next generation technology that powers the industry's leading connected home solutions," said Cat Toomey, director of marketing for URC. "This cooperation gives us the opportunity to distill everything we've learned in over twenty years of home control and bring an innovative, A/V integrated, whole-house automation system to Cable Service Providers."
The new suite of home automation devices from URC will be compatible with iControl ConvergeTM and TouchstoneTM solutions and include:
- Color graphic wand-style remote control
- In-wall color graphic touchscreen with keypad
- Single-gang keypad with buttons only
"Our mission is to deliver the most advanced, intuitive smart home experience possible," said Jim Johnson, iControl's general manager of the Austin Business Unit. "We're thrilled that URC has joined our OpenHome Program to provide customers with innovative total-home control for the utmost ease and efficiency."
The new line of products will be unveiled at The NCTA Cable Show, beginning April 29, 2014, in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Show attendees can view the products on display in URC's booth (#1759). Interested parties can meet with URC's Debra Sharker, director of sales for URC's cable products division, or reach her at (404) 943-1666.
URC is a privately held American company dedicated to providing superior control products for homes, businesses, cable service providers and OEM partners. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Harrison, NY, URC has sold over 100 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone, and is an emerging force in whole-house control with its Total Control® line of products. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Learn more about URC at www.UniversalRemote.com, Facebook and YouTube.
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a technology and innovation leader with a vision to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. The iControl software platform is deployed by home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to make the connected home a reality. Further pioneering the next generation of connected living, the iControl OpenHome™ Partner Program is the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks, visit www.icontrol.com.