LAS VEGAS--()--4Home, the leader in home control services, announced today a new energy management system, 4Home Energy, which gives consumers a connected home solution for controlling home energy usage and saving money. The version of 4Home Energy that won Best of Innovations (#1 overall) combines software from 4Home with best-of-breed energy devices and technology from Echelon, SMC Networks, and Radio Thermostat Corporation of America.
“4Home is leading the green movement for the digital home”
“4Home is leading the green movement for the digital home,” said Brad Kayton, COO of 4Home. “Energy conservation is more important than ever, and individuals and utilities both have a desire to reduce energy consumption. 4Home Energy won the CES Best of Innovations award for Eco-design and Sustainable Technology because it enables consumers to do just that. We designed this solution in conjunction with leaders in the connected home industry to help consumers understand their current energy consumption and to take proactive steps to lower their monthly utility bill.”
Overview of 4Home Energy
The 4Home Energy system provides a complete, real-time analysis of home energy usage, displaying energy consumption down to a single appliance or light fixture and options for saving money and conserving energy. Consumers can monitor and control their energy usage -- both at home and remotely -- via a computer, utility provided in-home display, touch-panel, Smartphone, or networked TV.
Furthermore, the 4Home Energy management system is interoperable across different browsers, displays, and devices. It is optimized for deployment by service providers and for use with Home Area Network (HAN) and Demand Response (DR) programs from local energy service providers. 4Home’s Portal Server product allows comprehensive remote management and diagnostics of all the HAN devices in the home, as well as providing wide-area network load control and load shedding across many thousands of homes.
Components of the 4Home Energy award-winning kit:
- EnergyPoint 3200 Home Energy Command Center (aka, the Energy Gateway)
- Programmable Communicating Thermostat (PCT)
- Energy Measuring and Controlling Appliance Adapters, both 110V and 220V
- Energy Measuring and Controlling Lighting Adapters
4Home will be rolling out 4Home Energy this year. The solution is currently in development and testing stages and has been selected for trials in 2009 with smart meter providers and utilities, which will provide back-end support for the system. Pricing and licensee partners will be announced at the DistribuTECH exhibition and conference on February 3, 2009. For more information on 4Home Energy and other 4Home control services, please visit: www.4Home.com.
4Home is the leading provider of “home control services,” which include energy management, home security and monitoring, media and entertainment management, and home health. 4Home’s ControlPoint,™ Portal Server, and SDK software products allow hardware vendors and service providers to create and deploy compelling, easy-to-use, and profitable new applications and services for the connected home. A single copy of the networked ControlPoint software installed anywhere on the home network provides whole home coverage — from anywhere and at anytime. Portal Server is a robust application server for the NOC providing scalable and manageable home control services for a broad, mass-market rollout. 4Home, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information on 4Home and its award-winning solutions, please visit www.4Home.com.