News 9th Dec - Intamac Systems & D-Link announce partnership
Intamac Systems to Offer Telcos and Utilities Home Monitoring
and Energy Management Solutions
Works With D-Link to Bring Products and Services that Enable Affordable
Energy Management, Security, Home Automation, Video Surveillance and Telecare
09 December 2010, London. Intamac, a market leader in web-based device management, today announced the company has been working with D-Link, a global leader in network devices, to develop new turnkey product and service solutions for telcos and utilities that want to deploy new offerings to their consumer base as part of their quad play and Smart Grid strategies.
Work on the project has been ongoing for some time but the companies will unveil new product solutions at CES in Las Vegas on 7 January 2010, including interactive devices for energy management, security, home automation, video surveillance and telecare.
“We are excited to be working with D-Link,” said Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac. “Between us, we offer service providers and utility companies low-cost, turnkey solutions that will enable them to quickly deploy a range of over-the-top services that complement their core offerings.”
At the heart of the new ecosystem is a new low-cost IP hub capable of supporting Zigbee Smart Grid or ZWave devices, giving consumers the ability to select from a broad range of products and interactive services to remotely monitor and control their home environment.
There also will be options for mobile management with Widget-based solutions downloadable to handsets or integrated Java solutions for the iPhone. Third-party vendors have the ability to exploit APIs on the platform to add their own devices into this ecosystem. The new Black & Decker door locks with Zigbee control have already been embedded.
“It is great to be able to integrate our new Kwikset SmartCode with Home Connect™ Technology into the new D-Link gateway portal,” says Dave Albert, Black & Decker vice president of business development. “We already are seeing the benefits with innovative new features. For example, consumers can opt to automatically unlock all doors in the event of a fire or medical alert. This is an example of how cloud-based platforms can integrate different systems without modification and it's a sign of the future.”
“We believe we can give consumers the tools they need to be safe in the home and control the environment to reduce carbon emissions,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link. “By working with Intamac we are able to complement our home networking offerings and expand our core computing capabilities. Flexibility is the key with consumers who can choose from a range of exciting service packages with the basic level of service free and the option of various subscription packages designed to meet their particular needs. Market research and trials have been very successful and we now have a portal and a range of new products that allow us to realise our vision of the connected digital home.”
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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, the company has developed an enterprise platform that takes advantage of broadband to deliver a wide range of innovative value added services including security, video surveillance, automation and energy management. With fixed and mobile broadband becoming ubiquitous, Intamac Systems uses the platform to simplify the installation and deployment of devices. The platform is used to deliver a turnkey solution to partners who want to enter and make the most of opportunities in the connected home.
Intamac is listed in the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. It also won the European Business Awards for Best New Innovation in 2008 where CEO, Kevin Meagher, received a Ruban d’Honneurs for European Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information see www.intamac.com
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.
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