On Controls Adds Power Over Ethernet Capability to On-link Hardware

A direct response to market demand, POE is a power distribution and wire management solution enhancing efficiency for integrators

Detroit, MI December 10, 2014 - On Controls (www.oncontrols.com), a leader in cloud-based smart home and commercial control solutions for professional installers, has announced today the introduction of Power Over Ethernet (POE) capability to their lineup of On-link gateways. POE is a power distribution and wire management solution that is of high value to integrators, and the addition of this new feature is in direct response to feedback from On Controls' dealer network.

Wired versions of the On Controls On-link gateways are connected using CAT-5 cable and the POE feature eliminates the need for an outboard power supply. On-link gateways are available in IR, RS-232 and Contact Closure versions. "We are aware that POE streamlines installation and reduces the clutter associated with outboard power supplies," explained On Controls CEO Itai Ben-Gal. "POE will simplify the lives of integrators employing the On Controls solution in both residential and commercial applications."

System of Choice

The On Controls platform has become the control and automation solution of choice for a broad range of integrators and enterprise clients. Best Buy recently selected On Controls to run their A/V demos in 470 Magnolia locations, with additional outlets and applications planned. Despite the influx of new A/V components into their showrooms every three months, Best Buy corporate employees are able to manage all changes from their headquarters and update each store's system as new models arrive. This enables Magnolia sales staff to access new product artwork and specifications instantly from an iPad as they are interacting with consumers.

About On Controls: On Controls brings the convenience, luxury and security of advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial applications to the Apple and Android phones and tablets already familiar to millions of users. An award-winning Wi-Fi-based platform, On Controls leverages the efficiency of the cloud, enabling integrators to deliver more features and better service to their commercial and connected home clients. From a single room to the largest applications, On Controls allows integrators to initialize, upgrade, add new features and sync remote setups to a client's tablet or phone via a web portal from anywhere in the world. On Controls is an intuitive, reliable, robust, and reboot-free system that will simplify your life! www.oncontrols.com

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