HomeSeer Releases v2.2 Update to HS2 Home Automation Software

HomeSeer's latest v2.2 release of its HS2 home automation software includes a brand new calendar-based automation feature, all new voice commands and enhanced support for the latest wireless Z-Wave® products.

Bedford, NH - HomeSeer Technologies announces the latest v2.2 release of its award winning HS2 home automation software. The new version includes a brand new calendar -based automation feature, all new voice commands and enhanced support for the latest wireless Z -Wave® products. The new version is shipping now and is also available for download from the company's website.


New Calendar -Based Automation
One of the major additions in v2.2 is the inclusion of a new calendar -based automation feature. With this, users can now create alerts, reminders and other automation events that occur on birthdays, holidays, and odd/even days or on patterned days, such as the "2nd Tues of each month". Support is also included to launch automation events based on moon phase conditions.

All -New Voice Commands
Improvements were also made to the software's voice control capabilities. "Automating the home by voice has long been one of HomeSeer's unique strength's and we can do it using room microphones, headset mics or even the telephone system in a typical home" said Rick Tinker, HomeSeer's CTO. "But version 2.2 elevates that strength to the next level!" With v2.2, users can issue new commands, such as "On February 14th at 7 pm, turn on the front porch lights for 2 hours". Telephone, text message and email alerts and reminders may also be created with voice commands like "Remind me by cell -phone at 4 o'clock pm to pick up Julie from karate class".

Enhanced Z -Wave Support
In 2003, HomeSeer became the first home automation software company to support Z -Wave, a wireless, mesh network technology developed by Zensys. Since then, the company has introduced its own Z -Troller™ Z -Wave primary controller and Z -Seer™ Z -Wave diagnostics software. Now with v2.2, additional support has been added for the latest Z -Wave hardware including Leviton's ViziaRF™ line and Monster Cable's IlluminEssence™ line. "We'll also be adding support for other Z -Wave products including Cooper Wiring Devices' Aspire RF™ and Intermatic's InTouch™ lines when they become available later this year" said Richard Hemlke, HomeSeer's CEO.

Enhanced 3rd Party Support
As with all previous versions, HomeSeer's latest v2.2 release includes a powerful scripting interface and application program interface (API) for 3rd party software developers. A wealth of 3rd party 'plug -ins' have been created over the years contributing greatly to the software's popularity and making the company's message board one of the most active ones in home automation.

Other Improvements and Changes
Many other improvements and changes have been added to the new version. A number of available add -ons have also been undated, including all new plug -ins for Microsoft Windows® Media Center, Microsoft Windows Media Player and Apple's iTunes® media player. A complete listing of improvements and changes may be found on the company's website.

About HomeSeer Technologies
HomeSeer Technologies is a leading provider of home control software based in Bedford New Hampshire. Our software and hardware controllers give users the ability to integrate and automate everything in their home. Our control extends to lighting, appliances, HVAC, irrigation and audio/video devices using Z -Wave, UPB, INSTEON, Infrared and RFID technologies from leading manufacturers such as Lutron, Leviton, Intermatic, DSC, GE, Russound and Monster Cable. Our software and controllers are web -enabled, giving users remote access to their homes from anywhere in the world. Visit www.homeseer.com for more information.

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