ClareHome, the first home automation system managed from the cloud and run on a Mac, honored by CE Pro magazine at CEDIA Expo 2011
SARASOTA, Fla. – September 14, 2011 – Clare Controls announced today that its flagship product, ClareHome, was selected by CE Pro magazine as the winner of the 2011 CE Pro Best Electronic Systems Technologies (BEST) Award in the Control and Automation / Whole House Control category.
Now in its third year, the CE Pro BEST Awards recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies, focusing on systems unveiled at the CEDIA Expo. Selected from a field of nearly 200 entries, winners of the BEST Awards are chosen for their innovation, functionality, competitive advantage and benefit to the installer by an unbiased panel of industry experts and integrators, and by the editors of CE Pro and Electronic House magazines.
“Receiving the CE Pro BEST award is a double honor for us,” said Brett Price, founder and CEO of Clare Controls. “Naturally, we are delighted to have the industry confirm the unique advantages of leveraging the cloud, both to boost dealer efficiency and to provide customers with an entirely new level of control. But as a relatively young company,” he added, “we are also extremely proud to have had ClareHome selected from a field that contained products offered by some of the most respected names in our industry.”
Using ClareHome’s cloud-based portal, dealers configure, deploy, maintain and monitor the most sophisticated and diverse home automation systems, essentially eliminating the need to deploy on site engineers for common reprogramming tasks. Changes in end-user hardware (upgrading a DVD player to a Blu-ray, for example) can be made in real time by a tech on site and a programmer in the cloud, without requiring the time- and resource-intensive operations that characterized such efforts in the past.
ClareHome’s AppModules and their associated device drivers deliver out-of-the-box integration and control of third-party systems. While the AppModules are robust enough to meet the demands of even the most discriminating user, ClareCloud provides feature-rich customization tools for dealers. These cloud-based configuration tools allow dealers to specify the behavior of the individual AppModules and to automate combinations of lighting, security, CCTV, energy, audio, entertainment and other functions into single-command, user-, event- or schedule-driven scenes.
End users interact with their systems via thoughtfully crafted graphical interfaces on preferred devices, such as iPads. In a feature absolutely unique to ClareHome, end users may also employ the cloud, accessing new home controls and making them functional instantly, without outside assistance.
For more information on Clare Controls and ClareHome, please visit http://www.clarecontrols.com.
About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is a provider of solutions that streamline the integration, maintenance and monitoring of sophisticated home automation systems. Clare products, deployed in customer sites on standard Mac platforms, are 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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