M+ and Global Caché team up to provide plug-and-play solutions for home automation
San Jose, CA - September 30, 2003 - Global Caché, an award winning manufacturer of products that enable technology in the home, and M+ Integration, a developer and marketer of software -based home network control solutions and enabling tools, announced today they have signed a strategic alliance agreement. According to the agreement, the companies will work together closely to provide compatible and optimized products to their customers.
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, allowing them to be accessed and managed simply and inexpensively by network -based software. M+ Complete Home is a flexible, dynamic, expandable wireless home control and monitoring system. It is easy to install, is secure, and grows with the user. Using a unique, user profile -driven Dynamic Imaging feature users can add or change features whenever they want.
"The team here at M+ is committed to providing a very high -end solution at an affordable price," said Joe Storm, President of M+. "Our M+ Complete Home software delivers on that commitment and more. Teaming up with Global Caché was a no -brainer for us. We immediately recognized that they are delivering on the same promise that we are, with cost -effective hardware at an affordable price. Combining our products to deliver a complete and easy to use home control solution makes all the sense in the world."
"We're very pleased to be partnering with M+," said Walt Keller, Global Caché President. "Our GC -100 Home Network Adapter is designed to connect a home network to common household devices, and we are reliant on software like M+ Complete Home to provide the home automation and control intelligence to get the job done. The M+ software is a great product and we are really looking forward to working with their team."
The Global Caché GC -100 Home Network Adapter and M+ Complete Home system are currently shipping and have been optimized for compatibility.
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 M+ Integration
Based in Concord, California, M+ Integration develops and markets a software -based home network control solution and enabling tools to providers of home integration products and services at a fraction of the cost of existing home control systems. Whether it's a home theatre, a lighting control system, an energy management system, or any combination of these applications, M+ integrates and connects off -the -shelf appliance, electronic devices and display devices to the web and to each other in the home.