iControl's OpenHome(TM) Software Platform Will Enable Seamless Cross-Industry Integration to Provide Consumers With Energy Usage Data
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announced that its OpenHome(TM) software platform will enable home security and broadband service providers to easily integrate energy usage data into their individual service offerings. This integration with the Green Button--a common way for customers to securely access their own energy usage information from their utility and share it with trusted partners--will help service providers deliver innovative energy management features and products to their end-customers.
"The OpenHome platform and iControl's position as a partner with the largest security and broadband service providers will be driving forces advancing the Green Button initiative," commented Tom Kerber, director of home controls and energy research, Parks Associates.
The White House-inspired, industry-led Green Button initiative encourages utilities to provide consumers with easily accessible and understandable data of their energy consumption. iControl's OpenHome software platform will foster a seamless collaboration between utilities and service providers by incorporating advanced energy usage monitoring applications into already available broadband home management offerings, such as the iControl-powered Connected Home solutions. These comprehensive home management systems will enable end-customers to:
Monitor energy consumption by having access to easily understandable energy usage data;
Maximize energy efficiency by automating their thermostat, lights and other energy-consuming devices;
Manage multiple aspects of the home, beyond energy consumption, including security and home health.
"The Green Button initiative offers tremendous value because it encourages consumer efficiency and opens the door for future utility pricing programs," said Letha McLaren, vice president of product management at iControl Networks. "We are committed to helping shape a smarter, more viable energy future by providing the technology that will open the data flow from utilities to end-customers."
About iControl Networks iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome(TM) Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Interactive Capital and Rogers Communications. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com .