HomeSeer Releases New HomeSeer 2.1 Software

A new version of the award winning HomeSeer Home Automation Software was released today by HomeSeer Technologies. The new version the only program of its type to offer remote internet-based voice recognition, text-to-speech and audio capabilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2006


Bedford, NH - A new version of the award winning HomeSeer Home Automation Software was released today by HomeSeer Technologies LLC. HomeSeer 2.1 builds on the power and flexibility of 2.0 (released last year) and offers even greater reliability. The new version is the first software of its kind written entirely in Microsoft's .NET 2.0 framework. It is the only program of its type to offer remote internet -based voice recognition, text -to -speech and audio capabilities. HomeSeer 2.1 is designed to integrate and control lighting, appliances, security, HVAC, home theater and other common home systems.

HomeSeer 2.1 may be easily installed by any homeowner and then controlled using voice, telephone, touchscreens, wall controllers, handheld remotes and even PocketPCs or PDAs. As with version 2.0, HomeSeer 2.1 also supports ASP.NET, which allows users to easily create their own control interfaces. The web interface also supports screen readers, offering accessibility for those who are sight -impaired.

"Home 'Control' and 'Automation' are often considered to be the same thing." states Mark Colegrove, sales director for HomeSeer, "However, most other systems offer little more than centralized 'manual' control of the home. HomeSeer starts with centralized control but then adds true automation to the equation!"

HomeSeer 2.1 supports many popular automation technologies and companies such as
Z -Wave, INSTEON, UPB, Lutron (HomeWorks and RadioRA), Leviton, Intermatic, HAI, DSC and hundreds more. Additional support for professional -grade distributed audio systems from Russound and hardwired lighting systems from Centralite and Vantage is planned for later this year.

A professional version of the software, designed for installers and integrators, is also available. Contact HomeSeer for details.

HomeSeer 2.1 is shipping now.

For the past eight years HomeSeer Technologies has been creating some of the most popular and robust automation systems available. HomeSeer Technologies' flagship product HomeSeer has been a solution for many levels of users from mission critical systems such as the lighting for the New York State Bridge Authority to the needs of their 10,000+ residential and do -it -yourselfer users. HomeSeer has won numerous awards including TechTV's Best of CES 2004, HomeAutomation top 50, TechLiving's HOT LIST for 2004, and was recently selected as a central integration component in all episodes of the hit FOX TV show "Renovate My Family". HomeSeer Technologies web site is HomeSeer.com.

About HomeSeer Technologies
HomeSeer Technologies is a leading provider of home control software based in Bedford New Hampshire. Our flagship product "HomeSeer", gives users the ability to automate everything in their home, including lights, appliances, thermostats, audio/video, and media content. Our software is IP enabled, giving users remote access from anywhere in the world. Visit www.homeseer.com for more information.

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HomeSeer is a registered trademark of HomeSeer Technologies LLC.

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