Roger Communications to offer iControl's OpenHome software platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 -- iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announced its OpenHome software platform is powering Smart Home Monitoring from Rogers, an innovative home monitoring and automation service.

"Rogers is leading the broadband home management industry in Canada, and by offering this service, will be meeting the demands of consumers who want to better protect and manage their homes," said Jim Johnson, co-CEO of iControl. "We are excited to collaborate with an industry-leader like Rogers, and extend our offerings to the Canadian market."

Powered by both Rogers cable and Rogers wireless networks, Smart Home Monitoring lets consumers automate and manage sensors, cameras, thermostats, lights and small appliances from the web and smartphones. Moreover, Smart Home Monitoring allows customers to create powerful rules that automate home control functionality, making home management easier than ever before.

At the heart of the solution is an ultra-rugged, easy-to-use touchscreen that consumers use to arm/disarm and manage their systems. Available in wall-mount or table-top, the touchscreen provides quick 1-touch access to home security functions, home automation apps for lighting, cameras and thermostats as well as multimedia apps for photos, traffic, weather and sports. When an alarm occurs, the touchscreen instantly connects with the Rogers central monitoring station simultaneously over both Rogers cable and wireless networks. The touchscreen constantly communicates with highly-encrypted smart sensors throughout the home, checking their status, signal strength, battery level and even room temperature.