Exceptional Innovation, makers of Life|ware,
hardware-friendly home control software, today announced all
INSTEON™-enabled products are now compatible with a Life|ware home
control solution. INSTEON is the wireless home control technology
developed by SmartLabs Inc., the world's leading authority in home
automation and control.
"Making INSTEON products compatible with
Life|ware makes perfect sense," said Mike Seamons, Exceptional
Innovation's Vice President of Marketing. "They're very popular with
our dealers and provide another great option for a Life|ware whole-home
Life|ware is seamlessly integrated into
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Using the same Media
Center remote they use to access and enjoy their music, movies and
photographs, a Life|ware user can now easily control their entire
INSTEON home control system -- including lighting, security, comfort
control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors from all
manufacturers integrating the INSTEON technology. Life|ware integration
includes all INSTEON products from SmartLabs Design including
SwitchLinc, KeypadLinc, SignaLinc, LampLinc ApplianceLinc and
ControLinc as well as its ICON line of dimmers and switches.
are continuing to drive INSTEON home automation and control into the
digital home," said Rajeev Kapur, president of SmartLabs Inc. "By
partnering with Life|ware, we can now offer any company looking for a
way to manage home control via the Media Center an elegant solution."
brings a rich control experience together with digital entertainment in
a compelling way, and we're pleased to have INSTEON products be part of
that experience," said Seamons.
Life|ware leverages Web Services
for Devices standards to be hardware-neutral, an approach that allows
dealers to offer their customers more choices among available systems,
and gives them the flexibility to create unique new offerings to expand
At EHX-Spring, Life|ware can be experienced
controlling lighting, audio, security, camera, and climate control
systems from a wide variety of hardware partners in a
fully-functioning, live-wired booth that features six full room
vignettes with seamlessly integrated digital entertainment and control.