SmartLabs' SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller selected as Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award honoree

SmartLabs, Inc., the world's leading authority in home control and automation, was selected as an Honoree for the Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award for the SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller.

SmartLabs' SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller selected as Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award honoree


Irvine, California - January 8, 2009 - SmartLabs, Inc., the world's leading authority in home control and automation, was selected as an Honoree for the Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award for the SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller. The official announcement for this prestigious award was delivered on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in New York City at the 2009 International CES Press Preview. "With over 16 years of consumer feedback about how people want home control to work in their homes, for energy management and security as examples, SmartLabs created INSTEON for the homeowner," said Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing for SmartLabs, Inc., "We are honored to receive this esteemed award which recognizes SmartLabs' vision of making energy efficient home control available to everyone." SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller will be on display during the 2009 International CES show, January 8 -11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Innovations 2009 Showcase, booth #72062, Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian.

SmartLinc is a plug -in web server that puts the power of controlling an INSTEON home automation network in the palm of your hand. This revolutionary new product allows communication from an iPhone, iPod touch, the internet or any mobile Wi -Fi / web -enabled PDA or cell phone to remotely control and set timers for INSTEON devices. From anywhere inside or outside your home, at work, or on vacation halfway around the world, SmartLinc can control or set timers for any device or scene on an INSTEON network. "SmartLinc is the most affordable Internet -enabled web server for home automation to hit the market," says Laurie Maroni, "It can be used with virtually any web browser, but when you pair it up with an iPhone or iPod Touch you end up with an unbelievably beautiful touch screen experience at a fraction of the price of other proprietary solutions."

INSTEON home automation technology provides customized control and communication of lighting and appliances throughout the interior and exterior of a home. INSTEON products create a network of controlled devices are affordable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, convenient and fun to use.

About INSTEON
SmartLabs' INSTEON home control networking technology uses a simple, reliable, low -cost combination of wireless and power line communications. With over 200 INSTEON -compatible products available, it is easy to link together home systems such as lighting, security, HVAC, A/V, appliances and sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world. Ultimately, INSTEON makes home control readily available for adoption by everyone.

For more information:
www.INSTEON.net
www.smarthome.com
www.cesweb.org
www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations/default.asp


Contact:
SmartLabs, Inc.
Meredith Pleasant, 949 -252 -6962
pr@smartlabsinc.com


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