Cortexa launches new INSTEON-compatible controller

Jan 20, 2012 –
Cortexa Automation Releases New Home Automation Ready (HAR™) Controller. New Controller to Support INSTEON® Wireless Home Control Solutions.

Austin, TX – Cortexa Automation announces the release of its new Home Automation Ready (HAR™) Controller with support for INSTEON wireless home control systems. Cortexa’s INSTEON compatible controller gives homeowners and installers access to the easiest and quickest way to set up their INSTEON devices – whether it us a simple lighting control solution or and advanced home automation network.

The Cortexa EZ Home Automation Ready (HAR) Controller offers home and small business owners an easy and convenient way to monitor and control devices within their home or building. The Cortexa can control “smart” systems and devices in the home, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, security, cameras and more. Cortexa’s controller can also help reduce energy bills by up to 30%, saving homeowners time and money while increasing quality of life. All of this can be accomplished using a wide variety of INSTEON enabled devices including lighting, HVAC control, door and window sensors, motion detectors, garage door control and more. Cortexa also works with other HAR devices including Z-Wave products, Global Caché, T.E.D., DSC Security, Rain8Net, and Somfy shade controls.

Cortexa Automation Sales and Marketing Director, Jesse Lind states, “We’re very proud and excited to be working with INSTEON. This opens up a whole new arena for Cortexa and INSTEON products alike. Not only does this give the DIYer an easy, convenient, and intuitive way to setup and control their INSTEON devices, but it also gives the professional installer a wide range of new offerings for their customers. Our controller really does offer the easiest and fastest setup for INSTEON devices on the market while bringing the luxury of a high-end home automation system at a fraction of the cost.”

“We’re very happy to expand our product offering with the new Cortexa Home Automation Ready (HAR) Controller,” commented Mike Scharnagl, Director of Marketing for Smarthome. “Cortexa’s products are highly regarded by both our retailer customers and our dealers and installers.”

The Cortexa EZ Home Automation Ready (HAR) Controller and other Cortexa home automation products are available online at

About Cortexa
Based in Austin, Texas, Cortexa is a privately held company that markets home automation ready (HAR) systems to bring increased functionality, efficiency, and green living to all homes. Cortexa offers a complete range of subsystem support to collaboratively manage the entire residential environment to ensure that users’ homes automatically operate in a manner that complements and supports their lifestyle. Supported subsystems include lighting, interior climate control, A/V entertainment control, motorized shades and curtains, security, video cameras, irrigation systems, garage doors and gates. The Cortexa team is passionate about offering its customers an enhanced lifestyle and greater peace of mind through the use of home automation. Cortexa strives to improve the home life by providing a powerful yet simplistic system that makes everyday tasks in your home less complicated, giving you the time to enjoy what matters most.

INSTEON is the best selling and most affordable wireless control technology on the market. It is the only mesh network capable of utilizing two independent means of communication, RF and power line thus also making it the most reliable technology. With over 200 products on the market, INSTEON makes it is easy to link together systems such as lighting, security, HVAC (comfort control), A/V, appliances, and sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world.

About Smarthome®
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 14,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning INSTEON technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at, its direct mail catalog, its partners – such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

For more information, visit:

Jesse Lind, 888-CORTEXA

Mike Scharnagl, 949-252-6962

About Ruslan Ulanov 103 Articles
Ruslan Ulanov is a software engineer by day and Smart Home hacker by night. He got fascinated by potential of home automation over a decade ago, when it was available to select few. Over the years experimented with smart products using different technologies from X10 to Insteon to ZigBee. Actively supports new smart home developments on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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