We are excited to provide service providers with the first SMA platform that supports redundant connectivity, cameras, home automation and interoperability with existing alarm panels.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 6, 2008
uControl, a leading provider of next-generation home security and automation solutions, today announced that NXTcomm has selected uControl's Home Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Platform winner of Eos Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation. This industry award identifies vendors and suppliers of public and enterprise network technologies and products that represent the most promising of new technologies present at NXTcomm 2008.
"NXTcomm's recognition of our SMA Platform validates the industry's desire for an open approach to the Digital Home," said Jim Johnson, President of uControl. "We are excited to provide service providers with the first SMA platform that supports redundant connectivity, cameras, home automation and interoperability with existing alarm panels."
The uControl SMA Platform is an industry-changing software platform that allows service providers to deploy cutting edge SMA services. Announced in May, the Platform, accompanied by the uControl TouchScreen, combine to create an open, technology-agnostic infrastructure that works equally well for all homes whether they have an existing wired alarm system or require a new wireless alarm system to be installed. The uControl TouchScreen combines an alarm system, communication gateway, and home automation platform into a single, 7-inch WVGA TouchScreen device that is about the size of a traditional alarm keypad. Beyond home security, the uControl SMA Platform delivers the next generation of digital home services that customers are demanding.
"This year's Eos winners demonstrated the best and most promising advancements to the network-enabled voice, video and data ecosystem," said Wayne Crawford, NXTcomm Executive Director. "We congratulate uControl for its leadership, innovation and role in driving our industry forward."
uControl will be attending NXTcomm June 16-19 in Las Vegas, NV, in booth #SL1328. uControl will be showcasing proof-of-concept integrations with multiple Cisco products, including Cisco's IP Services Gateway, access points and cameras. uControl and Cisco will also be demonstrating control of the uControl SMA Platform from a television connected to Cisco's IPTV set-top box. For an interactive demo and videos of the uControl TouchScreen and Web portal, please visit http://www.uControl.com
uControl is a leading provider of next-generation home security and automation solutions. The uControl Home Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) solution enables Broadband Service Providers to deliver the next generation of services for the Digital Home. The uControl SMA Platform and accompanying TouchScreen combine to create an open, technology-agnostic infrastructure that works equally well for all homes whether they have an existing wired alarm system or require a new wireless alarm system to be installed. Beyond home security, the uControl SMA Platform delivers the next generation of energy management, home automation and Digital Home services that customers will demand.
Founded in November 2005, uControl's management team consists of former executives from Cisco Systems, NetSpeed, Motive, BroadJump and TippingPoint. They are credited for developing products and services that automated installation and support processes for DSL and cable modem service providers. uControl's board of directors includes former executives from alarm and telecommunications service providers including ADT, GE Security, Clearwire, MFS and others.
For more information about uControl, visit http://www.ucontrol.com or call customer support at 1-888-357-4214.
About NXTcomm: NXTcomm has replaced SUPERCOMM. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the U.S. Telecom Association (USTelecom), the two organizations that owned and produced SUPERCOMM for 18 years, have joined forces again to produce NXTcomm, which replaces SUPERCOMM as the one event delivering the entire ecosystem of network-enabled voice, video, and data. NXTcomm08 comes to the Las Vegas Convention Center June 16-19 and will co-locate with InfoComm08, the leading audiovisual business-to-business marketplace. For more information, go to http://www.NXTcommShow.com.
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