Logitech Acquires WiLife Inc.
January 1, 2008
Logitech International, Fremont, Calif., announced that it is broadening its presence in the digital home business with the acquisition of WiLife Inc., which offers an affordable, easy-to-use, PC-based video solution for self-monitoring a home or smaller business.
The WiLife solution leverages the power of the PC and the Internet to offer an alternative to home-monitoring services. The solution consists of PC software, up to six wireless video cameras and a receiver plugged into wall outlets. The cameras and receiver communicate using HomePlug technology, which transmits the video through a building’s electrical wires. The video that is captured can be stored on a local PC hard disk or stored via the Internet by WiLife and accessed remotely â€” on a PC or a portable device such as a cell phone or PDA â€” using the WiLife online service.
The WiLife solution also includes an Internet-based basic service, which can be upgraded to the Platinum service for $80 per year. With the basic service, the cameras can begin recording video when motion is detected or at a scheduled time. People can view the video from any Web browser, wherever they are, and they can receive alerts via e-mail or on their cell phone or PDA. The Platinum service enables a variety of additional features such as video backup and sharing and online camera management, such as position control.
For more information, visit www.logitech.com.