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Intamac demos vehicle-to-home automation solution concept with ng Connect Program members Alcatel-Lucent and QNX Software Systems at CES
From mobile phones to the lte connected car, home automation and security will be available via LTE.Venetian Veronese 2503, Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2010 — At CES, connected home provider and ng Connect Program member Intamac Systems will be demonstrating how people’s lives will be transformed by the next-generation of high-bandwidth mobile services between car and home. Visitors to the show can see the demo at Alcatel-Lucent’s suites at CES at the Venetian Veronese, on January 7-10 in Las Vegas.
The ng Connect Program brought together innovative companies Intamac, Alcatel-Lucent and QNX Software Systems to develop the latest capability for the LTE Connected Car — mobile home management from the vehicle. The LTE Connected Car is a concept car which connects to ultra high-speed mobile networks and is a showcase for next-generation in-vehicle services including video-on-demand, games, audio library, detailed traffic and weather information, and remote diagnostics and maintenance. It’s built on the base of a hybrid electric car — the 2010 Toyota Prius — and powered by QNX Software Systems’ advanced automotive interfaces.
Intamac is taking the concept car one stage further by enabling it to communicate with the company’s home management and security systems. With Intamac’s newly integrated solution, the LTE Connected Car now supports menu-driven touchscreen communication from the car to Intamac’s home automation systems, allowing passengers to adjust the temperature and control lights in a house, for example. The new capability also supports remote viewing of a live video feed to the car from home security cameras. Turn on your living room lights or check to see if you locked your door on the way out to work with the touch of an icon from an in-car touchscreen!
“At CES we’ll be demonstrating how the vehicle can be made into a practical extension of the home environment,” said Intamac Systems’ CEO Kevin Meagher. “The LTE Connected Car creates an entirely new mobile platform on which mobile operators will be able to extend new and existing value-added services that will increase revenue and customer loyalty.”
The Intamac home automation and security solution is also enabled for use with mobile phones and PCs.
“The integration of Intamac’s home automation solution into the LTE Connected Car is a major expansion of the car’s rich array of services and is a powerful proof point for the capability LTE networks will be able to support when deployed,” stated Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Emerging Technology and Media Group, Alcatel-Lucent, a founding member of the ng Connect Program.
About Intamac Systems
Intamac Systems is a market leader in the integration and networking of devices within the connected home. Founded in 2000 and based in the UK, the company has developed an enterprise platform that takes advantage of broadband to deliver a wide range of innovative value-added services including security, video surveillance, automation and energy management. With fixed and mobile broadband becoming ubiquitous, Intamac Systems uses the platform to simplify the installation and deployment of devices. The platform is used to deliver a turnkey solution to partners who want to enter and make the most of opportunities in the connected home.
Intamac is listed in the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. It also won the European Business Awards for Best New Innovation in 2008 where CEO, Kevin Meagher, received a Ruban d’Honneur for European Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information see www.intamac.com
About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, Creative Technology Ltd., dimedis, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, MediaTile, QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org.