High-quality, cost effective touchscreen broadens consumer access to next generation connected home features
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2014 -- iControl Networks and NETGEAR® announced today the launch of the NETGEAR Security Touch Screen (STS7000), a new Android™ touchscreen for iControl Connect™ solutions. The seven-inch screen is a high-quality, cost effective option that allows users to manage and interact with their homes while staying connected to relevant Internet content such as weather, traffic, news, sports and more. The NETGEAR STS7000 is designed to offer end-users superior WiFi performance with fast 802.11n speeds and 2x2 WiFi, helping to ensure reliable connectivity to the dedicated home security network. The STS7000 enables end-users to manage their connected security and home automation devices, all from a simple-to-use, graphical user interface from anywhere in the home.
"Consumers have rapidly adopted large-screen Android and iOS tablets as the primary interface for countless applications," said Paul Dawes, senior vice president and general manager at iControl. "Our partnership with NETGEAR allows us to offer smart home customers a high-end touchscreen experience at a low price point, providing a breakthrough product for connected home security."
End-users can experience added comfort and peace-of-mind with proven NETGEAR reliability. The STS7000 comes with a failsafe mechanism to support over-the-air software upgrades, a removable and replaceable battery for extended device life, and a robust industrial design with durability to help protect the device from the inside out.
The NETGEAR STS7000 utilizes the Android operating system, and provides both home security and management functions in conjunction with interactive applications including:
*Music application allowing users to stream iTunes anywhere in the home via Apple Airplay® technology
*Energy monitoring, management and thermostat control
*Lighting control, enabling users to automate their lights and remotely turn on/off lights in and out of the home
*Google Maps™, with real-time traffic alerts
*INTELLicast™, for weather tracking and forecasting
*News and sports alerts
"We're excited to partner with iControl to bring consumers an integral piece of the connected home," said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager of the Service Provider Business Unit at NETGEAR. "The NETGEAR STS7000 gives users the power to do almost anything - from disarming their security system to turning on lights, locking doors, checking traffic and even viewing family photos, all from the palm of their hand. It's the centerpiece of the next generation smart home."
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR STS7000 is now available for service providers.
Find the NETGEAR STS7000 online at: http://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/home-monitoring-automation/touch-panels/sts7000.aspx.
NETGEAR is a member of iControl's OpenHome Partner Program, which allows a vast portfolio of app and device partners to be easily certified compatible with iControl-powered solutions.
For more information on iControl, please visit www.icontrol.com/.
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 50,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.