iControl Networks and NETGEAR Launch Android Touchscreen for the Smart Home
iControl Networks and NETGEAR®, Redwood City, Calif., and San Jose, Calif., announced the launch of the NETGEAR Security Touch Screen (STS7000), a new Android™ touchscreen for iControl Connect™ solutions. The seven-inch screen allows users to manage and interact with their homes while staying connected to relevant Internet content such as weather, traffic, news, sports and more. The NETGEAR STS7000 is designed to offer end-users superior WiFi performance with fast 802.11n speeds and 2x2 WiFi, helping to ensure reliable connectivity to the dedicated home security network, the companies reported. The STS7000 enables end users to manage their connected security and home automation devices, all from a simple-to-use, graphical user interface from anywhere in the home.
“Consumers have rapidly adopted large-screen Android and iOS tablets as the primary interface for countless applications,” said Paul Dawes, senior vice president and general manager at iControl. “Our partnership with NETGEAR allows us to offer smart home customers a high-end touchscreen experience at a low price point, providing a breakthrough product for connected home security.”
The STS7000 comes with a failsafe mechanism to support over-the-air software upgrades, a removable and replaceable battery for extended device life, and an industrial design with durability to help protect the device from the inside out.
The NETGEAR STS7000 utilizes the Android operating system, and provides both home security and management functions in conjunction with interactive applications including:
- Music application allowing users to stream iTunes anywhere in the home via Apple Airplay® technology
- Energy monitoring, management and thermostat control
- Lighting control, enabling users to automate their lights and remotely turn on/off lights in and out of the home
- Google Maps™, with real-time traffic alerts
- INTELLicast™, for weather tracking and forecasting
- News and sports alerts
“We're excited to partner with iControl to bring consumers an integral piece of the connected home,” said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager of the Service Provider Business Unit at NETGEAR. “The NETGEAR STS7000 gives users the power to do almost anything – from disarming their security system to turning on lights, locking doors, checking traffic and even viewing family photos, all from the palm of their hand. It's the centerpiece of the next generation smart home.”
The NETGEAR STS7000 is now available for service providers.
Find the NETGEAR STS7000 online at: http://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/home-monitoring-automation/touch-panels/sts7000.aspx.
NETGEAR is a member of iControl's OpenHome Partner Program, which allows a vast portfolio of app and device partners to be easily certified compatible with iControl-powered solutions.
For more information on iControl, please visit www.icontrol.com/.