9th December 2010, London. Intamac, a market leader in web-based device management, today announced the company has been working with D-Link, a global leader in network devices, to develop new turnkey product and service solutions for telcos and utilities that want to deploy new offerings to their consumer base as part of their quad play and Smart Grid strategies.
Work on the project has been ongoing for some time but the companies will unveil new product solutions at CES in Las Vegas on 7 January 2010, including interactive devices for energy management, security, home automation, video surveillance and telecare.
"We are excited to be working with D-Link," said Kevin Meagher, CEO, Intamac. "Between us, we offer service providers and utility companies low-cost, turnkey solutions that will enable them to quickly deploy a range of over-the-top services that complement their core offerings."
At the heart of the new ecosystem is a new low-cost IP hub capable of supporting Zigbee Smart Grid or ZWave devices, giving consumers the ability to select from a broad range of products and interactive services to remotely monitor and control their home environment.
There also will be options for mobile management with Widget-based solutions downloadable to handsets or integrated Java solutions for the iPhone. Third-party vendors have the ability to exploit APIs on the platform to add their own devices into this ecosystem. The new Black & Decker door locks with Zigbee control have already been embedded.
"It is great to be able to integrate our new Kwikset SmartCode with Home ConnectTM Technology into the new D-Link gateway portal," says Dave Albert, Black & Decker vice president of business development. "We already are seeing the benefits with innovative new features. For example, consumers can opt to automatically unlock all doors in the event of a fire or medical alert. This is an example of how cloud-based platforms can integrate different systems without modification and it's a sign of the future."
"We believe we can give consumers the tools they need to be safe in the home and control the environment to reduce carbon emissions," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link. "By working with Intamac we are able to complement our home networking offerings and expand our core computing capabilities. Flexibility is the key with consumers who can choose from a range of exciting service packages with the basic level of service free and the option of various subscription packages designed to meet their particular needs. Market research and trials have been very successful and we now have a portal and a range of new products that allow us to realise our vision of the connected digital home."