Honeywell, Syosset, N.Y., announced that its Honeywell Automation Server (HAS) and Honeywell Internet Connection Module (ICM) will support Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

The automation server allows homeowners to control household appliances and electronics such as security, HVAC and lighting systems. The Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is an operating system that delivers advanced computing plus integrated digital entertainment, enabling people to watch live and recorded television, movies, music, photos and radio through a user-friendly interface.

The Honeywell automation server is an application-based platform that incorporates technologies from Intel, Microsoft and others, and allows users to store movies, music and digital photos in one central location, making them available throughout the house. The HAS-embedded server is a turnkey solution for builders and integrators to provide homeowners with control over home technology and entertainment by providing services in a pre-integrated format.

Because the automation server is a pre-integrated platform, builders and integrators can install their preferred brands of lighting, appliances or HVAC controls, as most popular interfaces and protocols are already included. Along with the chance to sell a larger suite of automation and control products, the automation server provides an opportunity for recurring monthly revenue (RMR) by offering the installer the opportunity to sell value-added service and maintenance programs which can be remotely monitored and administered.

The ICM can be integrated with the Honeywell APEX security system and the Honeywell Enviracom Programmable Thermostat. The ICM, based on technology developed by In2 Networks Inc. of Murray, Utah, is also compatible with “connect- and control-enabled” devices, including lighting products offered by Lutron Electronics.

To learn more about the Automation Server or the Internet Connection Module, contact your local sales representative, call (800) 467-5875 or visit