Visonic and iControl Partner to Expand OpenHome Ecosystem
iControl Networks Inc, Palo Alto, Calif., a provider of broadband home management, and Visonic Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel, a developer and manufacturer of wireless home security and safety systems and components, have partnered to integrate Visonic security peripherals into the iControl OpenHome™ software platform. The joint development and marketing initiative combines Visonic’s experience in wireless security with iControl’s advanced home management technology in order to enable a versatile range of security sensors and other devices dedicated for use with OpenHome.
“The addition of Visonic to the iControl Partner Program is a major milestone for us as it enables sensors and devices that are critical to our broadband service provider deployments,” said Jim Kitchen, vice president of strategy at iControl Networks. “With its advanced technologies and years of experience in wireless security, Visonic is an ideal partner to help us accelerate our home management ecosystem.”
Yigal Abram, vice president of sales and business development at Visonic, commented, “Partnering with iControl opens a fast-growing new market to Visonic — leading broadband services providers who are currently building their home automation and management offering. We look forward to working together with iControl to open expanded opportunities to both our companies as well as to our service provider customers.”
The new Visonic security sensors and devices will communicate with the iControl platform using the ZigBee RF communication protocol, driven by a system on chip (SoC) from Ember Corporation. ZigBee technology offers numerous benefits for security devices designed to operate as part of a complete home management solution, including long battery life and long range. The first Visonic iControl-certified security sensors and peripherals will be available later this year.