02.04.14

iControl Networks Secures First Smart Home Integration for New Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Partnership Expands iControl's Ecosystem of Inter-Connected Lifestyle Devices and Apps iControl Networks, a leader in connec...

Partnership Expands iControl's Ecosystem of Inter-Connected Lifestyle Devices and Apps iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, has partnered with Samsung as a featured app developer for the newly-announced Samsung Gear 2. Available in mid-2014, iControl's app for the Gear 2 will give consumers worldwide another convenient way to communicate with their homes at all times. iControl-powered connected home solutions include Xfinity Home from Comcast, IntelligentHome from Time Warner Cable and Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, among others. The Samsung Gear 2 will be compatible with iControl Converge™ and iControl Touchstone™ solutions, offering another way to manage the things that matter most – homes, families and safety – all with the touch of a button. The Gear 2 will also feed data, including location and preference information, to better inform and automate the connected home and life experience. "We're excited to partner with Samsung to offer people even more ways to control their homes with the touch of a button," said iControl's Jim Johnson, executive vice president and general manager of the Austin Business Unit. "The integration of Samsung Gear 2 with connected home technology brings us another step closer to a feature-rich and smarter lifestyle. The more devices that are integrated into our smart home cloud, the more information we can gather to ultimately create a highly personalized experience – both inside and outside the home." www.icontrol.com