[CES] BuLogics launches "Basecamp" home automation


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January 5, 2005 (CES International, Las Vegas) – BuLogics, producer of innovative home automation products, today announced the release of BaseCampTM, a Z-Wave enabled system that delivers comprehensive home automation that the average consumer can easily configure themselves through their television, without the complications of a computer or the expense of a custom installer. With BaseCamp’s handheld remote, consumers can then control their home from anywhere in the house.

Easy Setup Designed for the Average Consumer
BaseCamp delivers a home control system that even consumers who are not technically savvy can easily set up themselves, without using a computer or contracting a home installer. Consumers simply plug the BaseCamp box directly into their television and input their preferred settings according to their personal lifestyle. BaseCamp’s intuitive television interface utilizes the colorful grid scheme that consumers are already familiar with from their basic cable system. Consumers navigate through the setup menu with a small, handheld remote control called LanternTM.

Control Capabilities from Anywhere in the House
The Lantern remote is a pocket-sized handheld device that also acts as a standalone component. With its own display screen and navigational wheel, the Lantern remote can call up personal home control settings from anywhere in the house. The Lantern remote utilizes Z-Wave wireless technology standard, so settings for household lights, electronic timers, HVAC, garage doors and window shades can be called up from multiple rooms away. The system is compatible with any device that is Z-Wave enabled, including products from Z-Wave Alliance partners Honeywell, Levitron, Motorola, Panasonic, Sylvania and Techniku.

Pricing and Availability
The BaseCamp system, including the Lantern handheld device, will be available in North America beginning in January. The complete BaseCamp system, including the Lantern handheld device, will retail for $399.00 in the U.S. and will be sold directly through BuLogics.

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About BuLogics
BuLogics, Inc. leads the home automation industry in delivering innovative, affordable home control products that make life easier for the average consumer. Headquartered in Phoenixville, PA, BuLogics products include BaseCamp Home Automation with Lantern Remote, as well as HACKmyth, HACKmyth Extreme for MythTV. BuLogics is a member of the Z-Wave Alliance, with partner companies that include Levitron and Intermatic's lighting systems, Techniku's window shades, and Wane Dalton garage doors. For more information, please visit www.bulogics.com.

About the Z-Wave Alliance
The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.Z-WaveAlliance.com.

About Z-Wave Technology
Developed by Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, Z-Wave is a home control technology platform that provides low-cost, two-way, wireless mesh networking that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting, security systems and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. Z-Wave is a fully developed, affordable, easy-to-use and interoperable technology that is available in more than 80 wireless home control and automation products today. For more information about Z-Wave, visit www.zensys.com
BaseCamp delivers a home control system that even consumers who are not technically savvy can easily set up themselves, without using a computer or contracting a home installer.

So I guess not :) It's from the same company, but it's a different product.