Clare Controls Now Shipping ClareHome: The First Home Automation Solution Managed from the Cloud and Run on a Mac
ClareHome’s cloud-based portal allows dealers to configure, deploy and manage home automation systems remotely, while users design and install personalized interfaces without outside assistance
SARASOTA, Fla. – March 6, 2012 – Clare Controls announced today that it has begun shipping ClareHome, it’s cloud-managed home automation solution.
The availability of ClareHome has been highly anticipated since it’s successful debut at the CEDIA Expo 2012, where it captured the attention of integrators and trade media alike, garnering a CE Pro BEST Award and Custom Retailer Excite! Award. Over the following months, while Clare Controls mobilized a team of rep firms to distribute the product throughout North America and abroad, ClareHome remained prominent in the press, primarily for it’s groundbreaking utilization of cloud technology.
“Following a lengthy and rigorous beta test cycle, we have installed ClareHome in a wide variety of environments, ranging from The New American Home for 2012 to a 26,000 square-foot mansion in north Florida,” said Clare Controls CEO and founder Brett Price. “Based on the success of these projects, we feel confident that we’re offering a rock-solid, quality product; one we’re proud to ship.”
The ClareCloud Portal houses ClareHome’s Fusion configuration and deployment tool, for the management of sophisticated and diverse home automation systems. It increases dealers’ efficiency, slashing days – and sometimes weeks – of expensive onsite programming from typical projects. Programmers residing in the cloud-based environment never lose time searching for a new driver or for a customer’s latest configuration file. It’s all centralized for easy access. Drivers are automatically maintained and updated, and customers’ projects are stored in Fusion’s built-in version control feature. A dealer’s latest deployments (and all of the archived versions) are available anywhere, anytime.
The system even streamlines maintenance after deployment. With technicians performing hardware-related tasks on site while programmers work remotely from the cloud, inevitable hardware changes (like upgrading a customer’s DVD players to Blu-rays) are accomplished in a fraction of the traditional turnaround. With ClareHome, simple changes really are simple.
Following Clare Controls’ belief that the best user interfaces are the ones that customers design for themselves, ClareHome also supports the unprecedented ability to allow end users to design and deploy personalized interfaces, in minutes, without outside assistance or added expense. It’s a feature unique to ClareHome, with powerful usability benefits for customers.
Clare Controls has launched several programs to support the release. A North American Road Tour started this week, with live, hands-on product demonstrations in Cincinnati and Chicago. The tour will continue, with imminent dates to be announced in West Palm Beach, San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. Clare Controls is also featuring ClareHome and ClareVision in Las Vegas at the ISC West show, March 28-30, in booth 4139.
The company has also launched the Clare Controls Boot Camp, in which authorized representatives and dealers will travel to the company’s Florida headquarters for classroom training on both the ClareHome and ClareVision products. The extensive, training includes instruction on the full functionality of the cloud-based Portal, where users configure, deploy and maintain ClareHome and ClareVision installations.
About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is a provider of solutions that streamline the integration, maintenance and monitoring of sophisticated home automation systems. Clare products are deployed locally in customer sites and administered remotely via cloud-based technologies that maximize dealer efficiency while providing unprecedented customer control. For more information, visit http://www.clarecontrols.com.
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