CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, Nov 6, 2006 – BuLogics, Inc., producer of innovative, affordable home automation technology for the average consumer, today announced the release of its streaming IPTV interface for wireless home control. BuLogics will unveil this latest release of its BaseCampTM home automation system with wireless partner Zensys at Telco TV 2006 Conference in Dallas, TX. This new interface delivers a next-generation wireless home control solution designed for service providers seeking to offer a truly converged IPTV network that bundles entertainment, multimedia, home automation and communications into one streamlined experience for the consumer.
The latest interface, BaseCamp CSTM, delivers home control capabilities using MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC. BaseCamp CS?s multicast H.264 stream for IPTV uses minimum bandwidth and can be transmitted reliably from anywhere in the house via Ethernet or existing cable and phone wiring using HPNA 1.0 and HPNA 2.0. Additionally, unlike many other control systems, BaseCamp CS allows the user to easily navigate the streaming video interface from any television in the house using a remote control, while also giving the option of off-site home control via the Internet. BaseCamp CS is currently the first home automation system on the market that utilizes the AVC codec standard.
Earlier this year, BuLogics launched the BaseCamp home automation system to deliver innovative home control that average consumers can easily install and configure themselves. BaseCamp utilizes Zensys? Z-WaveTM wireless standard, a wireless radio frequency (RF) based communications technology created for residential control. This standard ensures seamless interoperability across Z-wave enabled technologies, ultimately delivering a central hub for the connected home. The Z-Wave Alliance has 125+ members, including world-class brands like Cooper Wiring, Danfoss, Leviton, Monster Cable, Panasonic, Universal Electronics and Wayne Dalton.
BuLogics is focused on delivering next-generation wireless home control technologies that are easily accessible to the mainstream market from a cost and usability standpoint,? said Ryan Buchert, president and COO of BuLogics. ?We chose MPEG-4 AVC codec for our latest interface because this standard enables significantly higher quality video with relatively low bandwidth requirements. Because the new interface is based on this technological standard, IPTV service providers can easily integrate BaseCamp CS home automation into their existing bundle, giving their subscribers a more complete lifestyle experience.?
Worldwide revenue from IPTV services is expected to grow to more than $44 billion in 2009, according to a November 2005 news release from analyst firm Infonetics Research. As IPTV continues to drive converging technology, industry players looking to capitalize on this growth potential must decide how to best position their strategic and technical capabilities as the market consolidates. Service providers must also select the right complementary solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into current offerings in order to make their IPTV bundle more attractive to subscribers.
BuLogics, Inc., develops innovative technology and products to make home automation affordable, accessible and simple to use for the average consumer. A member of the Z-Wave Alliance, BuLogics works closely with Z-Wave compliant device manufacturers, system vendors, distributors and installers that share our vision of fully automated home control for the mainstream market. BuLogics key focus is on simplicity; our goal is to produce next-generation home automation technology that is simple to use, install, configure and manage for both partners and consumers. For more information, please visit www.bulogics.com.
About Z-Wave and Zensys
Zensys is a leading provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications. The company?s Z-Wave technology is a low-cost, two-way, mesh network communications technology which enables everyday devices to be controlled and monitored wirelessly and securely from anywhere in the world. Z-Wave is a fully developed, proven, affordable, easy-to-use and interoperable technology that is available in more than 150 wireless home control and automation products today. Zensys offers a family of low-cost, low-power, integrated MCU/Transceiver chips embedded with Z-Wave, as well as a suite of development tools and services making it easy for companies to develop wireless products for residential and light commercial applications including lighting and appliance control, home entertainment, energy management, access control, security, and building automation. For more information about Z-Wave and Zensys, visit www.zen-sys.com.
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