SmartLabs Announces IRLinc (Infrared-to-INSTEON Translator)

SmartLabs Announces IRLinc (Infrared-to-INSTEON Translator)Universal Home Theater Remote can Control a Whole HouseIrvine, CA -- January 10, 2008 -- As part of its growing line of over 170 INSTEON-compatible products, SmartLabs, Inc. announces the launch of its new IRLinc, a simple plug-in interface that allows remote control of INSTEON-compatible lighting and appliances using almost any universal home theater remote control. Compatible with dozens of codes in most universal remotes, IRLinc receives IR commands from a universal home theater remote through a wide-angle sensor that can be placed on top of the TV or DVR, or even a shelf. The brains of the system reside in a plug-in module, which is hidden away behind the homeowner's gear and transmits the INSTEON signal onto the electrical wires of the home.Setup takes only minutes and a few button presses to create multiple lighting commands and scenes, all accessible through an existing universal remote control. IRLinc can control over 400 INSTEON-compatible devices. "If you're one of those people who wants one remote for everything, IRLinc is a perfect fit," said Laurie Maroni, SmartLabs VP, Marketing. "The IRLinc lets you set up a 'Movie' scene that dims your sconces and turns off your kitchen light and lets you create an 'Intermission' button that brightens the sconces and turns on the kitchen light for mid-movie snacking. Dealer / installers are especially excited about this product."Pre-orders for the INSTEON IR Receiver are being accepted at starting at $99.99.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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