New Report from WTRS Finds Uncertain Future for INSTEON Technology

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WTRS reevaluates the future of INSTEON and compares it with competition from ZigBee, Z-Wave, X-10 and UPB, in new Report: "WTRS December 2007 INSTEON Emerging Technology Report."

INSTEON Technology developed by SmartLabs Inc. has the potential to revolutionize the Home Control industry by providing solutions that address the large mid-range consumer market that is largely untapped due to a number of factors including a lack of consumer demand and understanding for the technology. Due to business decisions independent of the technology, the
future of INSTEON faces much uncertainty.

WTRS has today released the "December 2007 INSTEON Emerging Technology Report." Our research shows that the INSTEON Technology enjoys a high level of interest in the broader electronics products industry," according to Kirsten West PhD, Principal Analyst with WTRS. "A lack of consistent investment in product and OEM support by SmartLabs places this momentum at risk."

Reflecting this risk the just completed report from WTRS examines the strategic options facing SmartLabs and other INSTEON adopters. The report includes market adoption forecasts that are based on the assumptions and potential outcomes of these strategies.

Report Findings:

. The report identifies the factors driving market growth including the recent turmoil in the US housing market.

. Provides an analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of the INSTEON Alliance.

. Includes market forecasts for INSTEON in the home automation market, including segmentation in home control, landscaping, and healthcare.

. Analyzes the relative technical strengths and weaknesses of INSTEON as compared with ZigBee, Z-Wave, x-10, and UPB.

. Summarizes patent activity surrounding INSTEON technology.

. Offers an analysis of the INSTEON Alliance as well as other INSTEON adopters.

. Finally, the report provides an analysis of the market opportunity for INSTEON and other Home Control technologies in the US market.

The "WTRS December 2007 INSTEON Emerging Technology Report" is available directly from, or by calling 650 940-1196.

WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions) is a California based research, publishing and consulting company providing the leading viewpoint on emerging wireless technologies, markets and applications. With an eight-year record of successful growth, we're ready to help your company make market decisions and plan for the future.


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