World's First INSTEON-Compatible Outlet Now Shipping

World's First INSTEON-Compatible Outlet Now ShippingProvides Built-in, Whole-House Custom Remote Control Irvine, CA -- January 8, 2008 -- As part of its growing line of over 170 INSTEON-compatible products, SmartLabs, Inc. announces the launch of its new OutletLinc, the world's first INSTEON-compatible electrical outlet. This Decora-style receptacle replaces a standard outlet for easy, INSTEON control of almost any plug-in light or appliance. Controllable from any INSTEON-compatible wired or wireless controller, the INSTEON Remote-Control Outlet inserts easily into any X10 network. OutletLinc is a duplex receptacle with one INSTEON-controllable outlet and one that is always on. Its controlled outlet is powered by a 15-amp relay, which is powerful enough to control most appliances and can be included in lighting scenes in seconds. Available in white, ivory, almond, and black, the OutletLinc blends in seamlessly with both an INSTEON network and any home d?cor."Plug-in modules like the LampLinc are great for remotely controlling devices that might need to be moved, but for an exposed outlet, most people prefer the clean lines and built-in look of a standard outlet," said Laurie Maroni, SmartLabs VP, Marketing. "The OutletLinc wires in like a standard electrical receptacle, but since the top outlet is controlled by INSTEON, people can control pretty much any plug-in device remotely, without connecting a bulky plug-in module."The INSTEON Remote-Control Outlet is available at starting at $45.99.About 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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