read the full WTRS press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/7/prweb410594.htmInsteon continues its leading position in the Wireless Home Application market, principally because of out-of-the-box interoperability potentially from various vendors. New WTRS Report focuses on Insteon and includes business case studies of ZigBee, Z-Wave, X-10 and UPB, while comparing forecast growth.
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2006 -- Insteon, a two way wireless standard with a powerline control enhancement that enables environmental monitoring as well as control using one remote device, offers interoperability of products from many vendors without the aid of an industry alliance, according to WTRS. Zone control within the home of both the lighting and HVAC systems lowers energy costs and hence enables vendors to more easily meet Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.
"At this point Insteon is competing for market share with legacy X10, Infrared, proprietary RF (Lutron, Zensys), ZigBee, and IEEE 802.15.4 products," says Kirsten West, PhD, founder and Principal Analyst with the high-tech market research firm WTRS. "We have found many of the end product companies are increasingly focused on choosing an option which enables out-of-the-box interoperability of products from various vendors. However, today Insteon is the best positioned product to enable lighting and HVAC zone control in the home. Given that temperature control and lighting represent 67% of the average household utility bill, zone control will become increasing significant over the next few years."