Intamac Systems Ltd launches next generation of 3G-enabled connected home services
Intamac demonstrates SIM card-enabled version of its home control hub, for mobile operators to deliver new added value services.
Intamac Systems Ltd, a market leader in connected home technologies, today announced that it has enhanced its offering to include the capability to enable connected home services via mobile networks. Consumers can now adopt truly wireless home monitoring product and service solutions, without the need for a fixed-line broadband connection in the home. This will provide a simple way for mobile operators to enter the connected home market, and to provide their customers with a range of new added value services.
Intamac’s connected home control hub has an option for a SIM card, enabling primary communication to its cloud-based monitoring platform to be delivered over the mobile network. This capability makes Intamac’s range of connected home services available to many more homes.
The Intamac cloud-based platform employs open standards and offers simple APIs that allow operators to develop and deliver a range of interactive services to their customers. The consumer interfaces can be branded and integrated within existing back office systems. A wide range of service offerings are currently available through the Intamac platform, including applications such as Smart Energy, Home Security, Telecare, View, and Home Automation & remote control.
Up until now, customers required a broadband connection within their homes in order to access the web-based services that Intamac offers. The connected home control hub would plug directly into, and transmit data through, the broadband router in a consumer’s home. Now available with mobile connectivity, Intamac’s carrier grade cloud-based platform analyses and interprets incoming data from a customer’s property, and initiates response actions and messaging if required.
Already working closely with organisations such as Alcatel-Lucent and the ng Connect Program,which is committed to developing next generation services for emerging ultra-high bandwidth networks, this announcement further strengthens Intamac’s commitment to the development of mobile market and the move towards 4G and LTE networks.
“The ng Connect Program provides an environment where member companies collaborate to explore how next-generation networks will impact a wide range of industries and enhance the solutions and services they bring to market,” comments John Dillon, Vice President, Emerging Technology & Media, Alcatel-Lucent and a founding member of the ng Connect Program. “Intamac is an active member of the ng Connect Program and we’re pleased to see the continued enhancement of the company’s connected home offerings for current and future networks. The ng Connect Program welcomes the news that Intamac is taking further strides towards the future generation of mobile-enabled services.”
“The consumer is beginning to embrace the concept of the connected home.” comments Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac Systems Ltd. “Broadband is now a common service within the home, and continues to work well to transmit the relevant data for us to keep our customers informed about their home security, energy consumption and telecare activities. However with the growth in mobile services and Apps, and improvements in broadband speeds over mobile, we realise the advantages for consumers to have truly mobile communications from their home control hub. We feel as though this additional functionality opens up a clear opportunity for existing mobile operators to adopt a complete connected home product and service solution for their customers, delivering new revenue generating offerings which add value to their total service proposition, as well as helping reducing customer churn”.
About Intamac Systems
Intamac Systems is a market leader in the integration and networking of devices within the connected home. Founded in 2000 and based in the UK, Intamac was the first company in the world to exploit cloud based computing to support the deployment of value added services to the Connected Home. Their platform is an enterprise solution that leverages broadband and mobile to deliver innovative security, video surveillance, automation, energy management and telecare solutions to the mass consumer space. With fixed and mobile broadband becoming ubiquitous, Intamac Systems use their platform to simplify the installation and deployment of devices to provide turnkey solutions to partners that want to exploit growth opportunities in the connected home.
Intamac was listed in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. As well as a top 150 listing in the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA table. It also won the European Business Awards for Best New Innovation where CEO, Kevin Meagher, received a Ruban d’Honneur for European Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information see www.intamac.com