Midcontinent Communications to Offer Connected Home Management Services
Midcontinent Communications and Comporiumannounced that Midcontinent joined the Comporium Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Dealer Program to deliver a premier home management solution to the communities it serves.
The solution combines a security alarm system, communications gateway and home automation platform into one device and enables broadband service providers like Midcontinent to deliver the next generation of home management services for the “smart” home.
“Our customers will have a total home management solution that gives them remote control access to lighting, appliances, thermostats and enhanced video monitoring through their smartphones, PCs and tablets,” said Midcontinent Vice President of Information Systems Gary Shawd. “Our customers will benefit from the combination of Midcontinent’s broadband speeds, the award-winning iControl Networks software platform and Comporium’s proven program.”
Midcontinent is the nation’s 12th-largest cable TV operator serving more than 300,000 customers in the Upper Midwest. Comporium, a diversified communications company based in Rock Hill, S.C., within the Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area, offers a fully managed solution for SMA powered by iControl software.
“The ‘connected home’ is now a reality, and this partnership with Midcontinent is a testimony to the forward thinking management and their goal to provide state-of-the-art technology to their customers,” said Comporium SMA Dealer Program Vice President Dan Lehman. “We are eager to assist Midcontinent in launching this advanced system and demonstrating it to customers who not only want to protect their property and possessions, but also find ways to save on their energy costs and bring their homes into the digital lifestyle.”
Comporium, a diversified communications company, offers a fully managed solution for the connected home. In the summer of 2011, Comporium, which has its own central station, began offering connected lifestyle services including security to its customer base with the iControl platform. The company also is a reseller of the iControl platform to its tier 2 and tier 3 telecom and cable providers as part of its dealer program, according to Lehman.
Blue Ridge Communications, Palmerton, Pa., also joined the Comporium Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Dealer Programto deliver a premier home management solution to the communities it serves.
“Our customers will have a total home management solution that gives them remote control access to lighting, appliances, thermostats and enhanced video monitoring through their smartphones, PCs and tablets,” said Mark Masenheimer, vice president of operations at Pencor Services Inc., parent company of Blue Ridge Communications. “Our experience and resources in home security services are compatible for the award-winning iControl Networks platform and Comporium’s proven program.”
Blue Ridge Communications, the nation’s 19th largest cable TV operator, serves more than 170,000 residences in the northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania.