Leader in Home Control Software and Emerging Hardware Company Team Up to Deliver Value and Performance to Customers
San Jose, CA - September 16, 2003 - Global Caché, award winning manufacturer of products that enable technology in the home, and Home Automated Living (HAL), the international leader in home control software, announced today they have signed a strategic alliance agreement. The companies will work together closely to provide compatible and optimized products to their customers.
HAL software and hardware products deliver full featured, integrated control for all home systems including lights, devices, climate, home audio/video, security, and telephone. Users may control a HAL integrated system by Web browser from any screen on the home network or from any Internet connection outside the home. In addition, users may control their home by voice from anywhere using HAL's speaker independent, conversation speech interface - via phone or microphone.
Global Caché's GC -100 Home Network Adapter connects home networks to infrared (IR), serial (TVs and DVDs), and relay (lighting and pool/spa) devices so that they can be accessed and managed simply and inexpensively by network -based software. Global Caché's new GC -IRE product provides the ability to learn full frequency IR commands, initiate actions, and record IR sequences for playback to other locations in a networked home. Combined, the companies' products deliver a powerful and cost -effective solution for installers and system integrators, and resellers.
CEO Tim Shriver said the HAL team recognizes the strategic importance of Global Caché's technology. "The Global Caché Home Network Adapter plays a crucial role in helping HAL communicate with disparate home systems over the home network as HAL seeks to fill the role as the 'operating system for the home.'"
"We are excited to be working with the team at HAL," said Global Caché President Walt Keller. "We have a lot of respect for their Company and their innovative and powerful product line. As the market for home control and automation continues to expand, it's important that companies like ours partner to provide system integrators and dealers plug -and -play compatibility to enable them to do their jobs easily and inexpensively. We know that this new partnership will provide true value to the dealer channel."
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché, based in Silicon Valley, is dedicated to producing state -of -the -art products that enable technology in homes. Our debut product, the GC -100 Home Network Adaptor, enables IP -based home automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. The recent recipient of Home Automation Magazine's TOP 50 Products of 2003 Award, Global Caché was an important part of the 2003 NextGen Demonstration Home Project in Las Vegas, a featured production on DIY TV and HGTV through May 2003. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEM partners. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services, visit us online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 408 -270 -1300.
About Home Automated Living
Home Automated Living is the winner of numerous industry awards including the 2002 Consumer Electronics Association 'Innovations Award honoring product excellence in designs and engineering. Products include HALbasic, HALdeluxe, HAL2000, HAL Digital Music Center, HAL Voice Portal, and HALvoices. HALpro is a professional level product available only in the dealer/installer channel. For more information or to purchase HAL products, visit the HAL website at www.AutomatedLiving.com.
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Global Caché/Rusty Keller
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Home Automated Living/George Snyder
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