|By Business Wire||
|October 17, 2012 05:00 AM EDT||
SMC Networks, a leading provider of networking solutions for the complete digital home, announced the launch of the company’s second generation of home security products featuring a number of industry-first innovations.
“Recognized as an industry pioneer, SMC was the first networking company to provide home security products for cable operators and service providers, enabling them to break into the fast-growing IP-based home security market,” says SMC CEO Alex Kim. “Now we’re the first provider to launch next-generation home security products built on proven technology and packed with enhanced new features and functionality.”
SMC’s new generation of products includes the industry’s first 3G wireless 7-inch touchscreen platform called Aegis 3G, featuring the highest Wi-Fi performance available. A combined home automation platform, alarm panel and touchscreen, the Aegis 3G enables MSOs to offer homeowners an all-in-one wireless device for locally and remotely controlling home security features.
Offered in a new stylish, compact package, the Aegis 3G also enables downloadable widgets that provide homeowners the flexibility to add applications including home monitoring, automation, energy management and health care. Additionally, the Aegis 3G features a high-resolution screen, a more responsive touch panel, and a streamlined footprint. Even with these enhancements, the Aegis 3G will offer an extremely attractive price-to-performance ratio.
SMC is also introducing a series of new sensors designed to secure and protect the home as well as homeowners. These include:
- New Smoke & Heat Detector and upgraded Carbon Monoxide, Smoke & Heat Alarm for home health and safety
- Upgraded Glass Break Sensor for home security
- Motion Sensor with industry’s best selectable infrared pet immunity
- Industry-first IP Water Sensor
All feature excellent coverage, smaller footprint and lower price point than previous generations.
“The Aegis 3G along with our comprehensive suite of new and existing home security sensors will allow MSOs to gain more traction and capture a larger share of the attractive home security market,” says SMC VP of Sales Kostas Stavrianos. “SMC’s leading-edge products are the perfect complement to other bundled services offered by MSOs.”
The new home security products integrate seamlessly with SMC’s gateway platforms, allowing for a completely integrated solution for today’s wireless homes.
SMC’s Aegis 3G is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2013. The first of the series of new sensors will be available for customers in the fourth quarter of 2012. The products will be launched in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information, visit http://www.smc.com.
About SMC Networks
A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and the home, SMC puts more than 30 years' experience to work in every product and solution the company manufactures. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance, easy to use products.