SmartLabs Announces INSTEON-Compatible Thermostat

SmartLabs Announces INSTEON-Compatible ThermostatWorld's First INSTEON Thermostat Adapter is Compatible With Totaline / Venstar ThermostatsIrvine, CA -- January 9, 2008 -- SmartLabs, Inc. has announced the launch of its second new INSTEON-compatible product of 2008: the INSTEON Thermostat Adapter. This simple snap-in adapter connects in seconds to Totaline / Venstar T1700, T1800, or T1900 programmable thermostats, allowing easy remote control of the temperature from any INSTEON-compatible controller.Setup takes just a couple of minutes, and once programmed, this system allows one-button access to heating or cooling to specific temperatures. Adding INSTEON control to programmable thermostats increases energy and cost savings by allowing for more advanced timing schedules and allows more flexible manual temperature control from multiple locations in the home, as well. "We're really excited about the addition of the Thermostat Adapter to our family of INSTEON products," said Laurie Maroni, SmartLabs VP, Marketing. "Connecting the adapter to a programmable thermostat expands INSTEON remote control to HVAC systems, adding personal comfort to whole-house scenes, controlled from anywhere in the home."Pre-orders for the INSTEON Thermostat Adapter are being accepted at starting at $99.99. Compatible Totaline / Venstar thermostats are also available through INSTEONSmartLabs' INSTEON dual-mesh, wireless home control networking technology uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power line communications. Using INSTEON, it is easy to link together home 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. INSTEON-compatible products can also bridge to other networks, such as Wi-Fi LANs, the Internet and telephony, serving as the foundation for robust, integrated home control. The INSTEON Alliance is comprised of over 1000 developers and offers a focused community for developers and manufacturers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into products. About SmartLabs, Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs is an integrated technology company in the home automation and control industry, offering technology, product development and a distribution channel for dealers, installers and consumers. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.For more information:www.INSTEON.netwww.smartlabsinc.comwww.smarthome.comContact Meredith Pleasant at [email protected] for PR inquiries.# # #

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