iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that iControl Touchstone™, a self-installable, self-managed smart home solution, is available for resale by broadband service providers focused on selling lifestyle services in the European market. iControl Touchstone is powered by award-winning iControl software, and offers a connected home experience that consumers can install and manage themselves.
iControl Touchstone enables broadband service providers to offer consumers a full range of innovative home management and monitoring services. As a self-installable solution, it opens the door for new distribution opportunities, including online and retail, which are desirable alternatives for broadband service providers seeking an initial go-to-market offering.
"Consumers are becoming more comfortable with connected devices, and with cloud-based products and services. We believe a self-installable, smart home product, based on a cloud platform is a natural extension to the range of applications and devices consumers are already using to manage their lives," said Chris Stevens, Managing Director, International, iControl. "This is a product that can be sold in retail outlets or delivered to homes, which offers broadband service providers in Europe the opportunity to further strengthen their relationships with customers, and derive additional revenue from their broadband infrastructure investment."
iControl Touchstone provides innovative home monitoring, comfort, control, automation and energy management, and can be assembled and installed by the end-user, eliminating the need for a professionally trained technician. iControl Touchstone allows consumers to:
• Stay connected to their homes with live video feed and event-driven video capture via in-home cameras, enabling them to see what's happening while they're away.
• Remotely control and manage their homes with the power to turn lights and appliances on and off, and adjust thermostat and radiator temperature via the web or mobile applications.
• Customise their systems by scheduling personalised, automated alerts, for example, to confirm when their children arrive home from school, which generate email and text alerts with optional photo/video clips.
• Go green with energy-saving thermostat, radiator, lighting and small appliance control and automation.
"This solution allows broadband service providers to provide diverse lifestyle benefits to a wide range of customers at an economical price," said Stevens. "Through our US partnerships, we've been able to make the connected home a realistic option for American consumers, and we think the time is right to bring those benefits to Europe as well."
For more information about iControl Touchstone, please visit www.icontrol.com
About iControl Networks:
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. iControl software platforms, award-winning solutions that have made the Connected Home a reality, enable 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 Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications.