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Hauppauge Digital Inc. September 7, 2015, Berlin, Germany — Hauppauge today announced its newest kit in their mySmarthome home automation line. The mySmarthome Lighting Starter Kit helps consumers get started automating their home lighting with an easy to install yet powerful kit. Using wireless Z-Wave technology, the kit includes the mySmarthome hub plus Z-Wave enabled LED light bulbs and wireless sensors to allow a consumer to set lighting schedules, turn on or off lights based on sensor readings, and receive alerts based on sensor readings via iPhone push alerts or e-mail alerts.

The newest member of the Hauppauge mySmarthome family, mySmarthome Lighting Starter Kit controls and monitors the lighting in a home using Z-Wave technology with LED lights and wireless sensors

Designed as a DYI installation, the mySmarthome Z-Wave hub is connected to the Internet and the free mySmarthome Internet service. The LED lights and motion, temperature and other sensors are then connected wirelessly to the mySmarthome hub. Programming of mySmarthome is done through Rules and Scenes. Rules allow a sensor, such as a motion sensor, to turn on or off a set of lights. Scenes allow LED lights and other optional Z-Wave devices to be grouped together so they can be controlled with one action. The mySmarthome system also allows alert messages to be sent by e-mail or by iPhone/iPad push notifications.

Included in the mySmarthome Lighting Starter Kit are three Z-Wave enabled LED 60 watt light bulbs and a wireless, battery powered, 4-in-1 sensor which can detect motion, a door or window open or closed, temperature and ambient light. The Lighting Starter Kit can be expanded through the addition of other Z-Wave devices such as water detectors, smoke alarms, door locks and window shade controllers. Up to 200 Z-Wave devices can be added to a mySmarthome hub.

mySmarthome comes with free IOS and Android applications, available through the Apple or Android app stores. Use your smartphone to control mySmarthome LED lights and monitor Z-wave devices around your home. You can give common names to each mySmarthome device to make it easier to quickly control them from your smartphone. Whether you want to turn on a light in your home from your office or switch on the kettle in the kitchen, it’s all now possible directly from any Apple or Android Smartphone or Tablet.

Yehia Oweiss, Product Manager for mySmarthome home automation products said “mySmarthome devices are just some of the many Internet of Things (IoT) devices which are available today. IoT are groups of connected sensors and controllable devices which can be accessed from the Internet. The number of IoT devices used throughout the world is expected to explode over the next few years.  According to a report published by the Gartner Group: “The Internet of Things (IoT) … will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009” “IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. It will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add through sales into diverse end markets.”  Source:http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2636073

A picture of mySmarthome hub  can be found here: http://www.hauppauge.com/site/press/press_pictures_mysmarthome.html#press_mysmarthome-control

Videos on Rules and Scenes can be found here: http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/support_mysmarthome.html

mySmarthome Lighting Starter Kit Key Features

·         Includes a mySmarhome hub, a wireless 4-in-1 sensor plus 3 wireless Z-Wave enabled LED lights. Expandable to over 200 more devices

·         Monitor windows, doors, temperature and illumination

·         Turn on/off lights from your Apple or Android smartphone or PC. Wirelessly control your lights from anywhere with ease

·         Simple installation – just screw the LED bulbs into a light socket and put the wireless 4-in-1 sensor anywhere

·         Automate your lights without an electrician

·         Long life and low energy LED bulbs included. Save energy and cost (60W equivalent LED light consumers only 9 watts) with long life (25,000 hours or ~22 years based on 3 hrs/day)

·         Compatible with hundreds of different Z-Wave monitor and control devices

·         Get alerts when motion is detected through the mySmarthome cloud system

·         Opens endless possibilities to control and secure your home

Hauppauge Computer Works,  a subsidiary of Hauppauge Digital, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV receivers for personal computers. The Company designs and develops digital TV video boards for TV-in-a-window, TV data broadcast reception for the consumer electronics marker plus to VAR, System integrator and OEMs throughout the world.

The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and the Company’s Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com