iCONTROL NETWORKS SELECTS TELIT M2M TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE ITS NEXT GENERATION HOME SECURITY SOLUTION
Cellular Technology Provides Reliable Backup when Wired Connection is Lost, Offers Greater Peace-of-Mind to Consumers
Raleigh, NC and Palo Alto, Calif., July 22, 2008 — Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the US-based machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile technology arm of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), and iControl Networks, the first provider of consumer-focused 'Home Security 2.0' solutions, will incorporate Telit's cellular technology into iControl's market-changing interactive Home Security solution. Telit's M2M module with anti-jamming features adds unmatched cellular back-up capabilities to iControl's platform, offering home protection companies and service providers a complete next generation home security solution.
By utilizing Telit's GE864-QUAD GSM/GPRS module, iControl's Home Security 2.0 solution will now also offer reliable cellular backup. Telit's M2M module will be integrated into iControl's iHub technology, a home security router that plugs into the home network and wirelessly connects to security panels, IP cameras, sensors, and Z-Wave-based home control devices (such as lighting, door locks, thermostats, etc.). The iControl solution provides both web and mobile access to customers' home security systems, enabling traditional security monitoring with advanced functionality such as remote access to video, home control, and security panel operations from the web and mobile phone. With Telit's M2M module, consumers will experience uninterrupted connectivity to their home when their homes' phone and broadband connections are down.
In addition, the module supports cellular communications to a central monitoring station if the phone and broadband connections are unable to send emergency alert information from the home security system. Telit's Jamming Detection & Report feature ensures that both the consumer and the central monitoring station are alerted when the cellular signal is threatened by a jamming device or other network disturbance.
"We are very excited to offer our service provider partners an interactive home security solution that provides enhanced peace-of-mind to their customers," said Reza Raji, Founder, President and COO of iControl Networks. "Through our partnership with Telit, we have developed a home security solution with an 'always-on' connection - even in the event of malfunction or cut in the telephone line or broadband service. Telit's superior cellular backup module with its anti-jamming technology is ideal for iControl's next generation Home Security 2.0 solution."
"iControl recognized the demand for an unwired connection and enhanced its solution by integrating our cellular module," said Roger Dewey, President of Telit Wireless Solutions - Americas. "Home intruders will no longer be able to just snip a cord to disconnect a home security system, they will have to contend with the nearly universal coverage of a cellular network."
The Telit module will relay data to the home security provider via GPRS when the wired telephone line or broadband connection is lost. Production versions of iControl's iHub home security router with Telit module are now shipping to partner home security, broadband and telecommunications providers in the United States and Canada.
About iControl Networks
Palo Alto-based iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions for the home security market. iControl Networks partners with home security companies, Internet service providers and telecommunication firms to deliver Home Security 2.0, the next generation of home protection and connectivity. Investors in iControl include Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Intel and Charles River Ventures. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.
Telit is a leading global wireless technology company. It develops, manufactures and markets GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA/EVDO enterprise communication modules for machine-to-machine (m2m) applications which streamline business processes by enabling machines, devices and vehicles to communicate via mobile networks. Telit's products are sold and deployed worldwide through offices in China, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA. Telit Communications PLC is listed on the AIM (Ticker: TCM). For more information about the company, please visit www.telit.com.
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