Embedded Automation Announces mControl’s Support for Windows Home Server
Surrey, BC – May 15, 2007
Today, in conjunction Mircosoft’s announcement of Windows Home Server
hardware and software partners at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference
(WinHEC), Embedded Automation announced it’s popular mControl Digital Home
Software will be available as a Windows Home Server Add-in.
Embedded Automation’s support of the Windows Home Server platform will
allow users of mControl to:
Easily install mControl using the native Windows Home Server
- Conveniently administer the mControl system using the
Windows Home Server console
- Serve mControl user-interface clients – including via Media
Center clients (Windows Vista and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and
Windows Mobile clients
- Allow authenticated user access of mControl remotely using
the native IIS web server functionality of Windows Home Server
“Applications like mControl extend the possibilities and customer
benefits of the Windows Home Server platform,” said Steven VanRoekel, director
of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft. “Working together, Windows Home
Server and mControl will make home automation and management more accessible
and cost effective for customers.”
“We've have evaluated Windows Home Server beta technology and look
forward to the product’s final release. We believe it will be a great platform
for the ‘Digital Home’ because, first and foremost, it provides a convenient
and easy way to centralize, share and protect personal digital media and data.
But secondly, and importantly to Embedded Automation, it provides a great
platform for mControl”, said Ted Singh, Business Development Manager of
Embedded Automation. “With Windows Home Server, mControl can be ‘always on’ and
can be conveniently located to Ethernet and other interfaces. The combination
of mControl and Windows Home Server is just another piece of the digital home
puzzle falling into place.”
mControl will be available as a Windows Home Server Add-in after the
release of Windows Home Server later this year.
For the corresponding press release from Microsoft:
For the Bill Gates webcast and transcript from WinHEC:
For information on Windows Home Server from Microsoft:
For Embedded Automation's analysis of the Windows Home Server beta:
Thousands of customers worldwide use mControl software to view, manage
and secure their “digital homes”. mControl integrates lighting systems,
security panels, cameras, climate control and audio/visual components into a
unified interface which is accessible through televisions using a remote
control, via an Internet browser, through touch screens and even by voice.
mControl meshes seamlessly within a Media Center environment to provide an
integrated home control and media management solution.
About Embedded Automation
Founded in 1998, Embedded Automation designs, manufactures, and markets
solutions for “Digital Home” under the mHome product family. mHome products
allow consumers to easily and affordably add control and media management
capabilities to their homes. mHome products are available from Embedded
Automation and through the mHome Authorized Dealer Network.
Embedded Automation Inc.