Insteon® Announces Apple HomeKit-enabled Insteon App and Insteon Hub

January 7, 2015 Ruslan Ulanov 0

January 06, 2015 08:29 AM Eastern Standard Time LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consumer Electronics Show – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced a new Insteon App supporting Apple HomeKit technology for home management. With the HomeKit-enabled Insteon App, users can control any HomeKit-enabled device, regardless of brand or product type. Insteon is also offering a new HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub, which brings Insteon switches, outlets, thermostats, and light bulbs into the HomeKit ecosystem. The Insteon Hub featuring HomeKit technology is available for pre-order at $149.99. “Support for HomeKit technology for home management will allow us to […]

Insteon Announces World’s First Remote-controlled Dual On/Off Outlet

November 13, 2014 Ruslan Ulanov 0

November 11, 2014 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced the industry’s first dual-on/off, dual-band outlet. Now consumers can separately and remotely control each of two sockets with a degree of reliability 100 times greater than competing protocols. “Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet is yet another example of Insteon’s extraordinary range and versatility in today’s connected home” “Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet is yet another example of Insteon’s extraordinary range and versatility in today’s connected home,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Now consumers have significantly more flexibility as […]

INSTEON Announces Windows and Windows Phone Apps for Connected Home Control and Monitoring

May 23, 2014 Ruslan Ulanov 0

IRVINE, Calif. – March 15, 2014 – INSTEON, creators of the world’s best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced that an enhanced version of its INSTEON app will be available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 devices as of June 1, 2014. The app comes with exclusive new features, making home automation even easier for everyone, from the ultra-techie to the average homeowner. Quickly following the release of the INSTEON app for Windows PCs, tablets and phones, INSTEON connected home devices will come to Microsoft retail stores. The INSTEON family of devices turns any home into a connected […]

INSTEON Home Automation Products Now Available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand

May 23, 2013 Ruslan Ulanov 0

IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2013 – INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation and control technology, today announced the European launch of its easy to install and affordable home automation devices, opening the doors for savvy homeowners all across Europe who are looking to embrace the connected home experience. Cleverly designed and so easy you can install it yourself, INSTEON offers a reliable and affordable home automation solution. The system starts with the INSTEON Hub; a simple and straightforward device that connects you to your home from anywhere in the world from your smartphone or tablet. The first wave of […]

The Worlds First Networked Light Bulb

June 19, 2012 Ruslan Ulanov 0

Smarthome has outran Google in bringing the first remotely-controllable light bulb to the market. The dual-band INSTEON LED light bulb does not require plug-in modules or special hardwired wall switches. All circuitry is located inside the light bulb, which could be controlled by itself or as part of an automation scene. It’s fully dimmable and produces as much light as 60 Watt incandescent bulb, consuming only 8 Watt and lasting up to 50,000 hours. The INSTEON LED light bulb is available for pre-order from Smarthome (Item# 2672-222) for $29.99

MobiLinc Pro for iOS receives a major update

June 23, 2011 Ruslan Ulanov 0

MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller was updated to a new major version 3.00. MobiLinc is the leading software for INSTEON on iOS (and recently Android) devices. It supports the following Insteon Controllers: ISY-99i or 26 from Universal Devices, SmartLinc 2412N Firmware Version 3.0, PowerLinc 2414 USB or Serial. Here’s what’s new in this major release…

Smarthome reveals INSTEON Energy Display

March 30, 2011 Ruslan Ulanov 0

Not so long ago Smarthome had released iMeter Solo power meter – device that captures current energy consumption by one particular device (or a power strip, if you’d rather measure a few devices at once, like TV, DVD player and the like). But until now there wasn’t an easy way to visualize that data. INSTEON Energy Display changes that with a simple, low cost, RF device you can put on your kitchen counter. INSTEON Energy Display (Item# 2448A2) can display energy information from up to three iMeter Solo’s (current watts used as well as cost and energy consumption per month for […]

Deal alert: INSTEON year-end sale

December 28, 2010 Ruslan Ulanov 0

Did you miss Smarthome’s Beat-the-clock sale? Well, don’t despair. Today (12/28) only Smarthome is offering 10% off all* INSTEON products. Head on to and don’t forget to use coupon code ESLD10 at checkout. Remember, this deal will last one day only! * Discounts apply to Smarthome brand INSTEON products only, 3rd party products excluded.

MobiLinc Pro gets retina display support

August 26, 2010 Ruslan Ulanov 0

Arguably the best iPhone app for INSTEON-based home automation systems MobiLinc Pro just released a new version (2.16) in the AppStore. It gets new sleek images and icons specifically designed for higher resolution display of iPhone 4 (known as Retina Display). Among other changes are support for upside down orientation of the iPhone’s screen, Plug-in Store for ISY99i controller owners and a few bug fixes. Hopefully, the iPad version of MobiLinc Pro will follow soon.

DIY Project: How to cut your kid’s TV-time without saying a word, the geek-way.

August 12, 2010 Ruslan Ulanov 0

A never-ending fight for TV-time. How to cut your kid’s TV-time without saying a word, the geek-way. My kid is three and a half years old now and I got to tell you, he is smart! He keeps my home automation system on its toes. Here’s my story… As most parents, we have a never-ending fight with our kid, trying to limit his TV-time. I had brains to install TV and a DVD player in his bedroom, and now I have to find ways to tame his TV-appetite. At first, my kid just couldn’t reach the power button on a […]

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