mControl "Digital Home" contest winner announced


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Embedded Automation Announces Winner of the First Annual mControl “Digital Home” Contest

Today, Embedded Automation announced Link Your House as the winner of the first annual mControl “Digital Home” Contest.

The mControl “Digital Home” Contest was open to all Embedded Automation’s mControl digital home software users. Users were encouraged to present original or innovative ways that mControl is being deployed within their digital home. Link Your House’s pioneering work to provide a standardized digital home package for new home construction was a stand out from other entries.

Link Your House is a Georgia, US-based home automation company which offers installation and design of high quality home systems in both new construction and existing homes. Their entry was based on their work on the new Carter Grove Plantation housing development in Cartersville, Georgia. At Carter Grove, Link Your House is providing a standardized package as an upgrade to the existing structured wiring system.

The standard package is built around mControl digital home software and an AOpen Intel Viiv® compliant, Microsoft Windows® XP Media Center Edition computer. Included with the upgrade are six Z-Wave enabled light switches, two Z-Wave thermostats and integration with a DSC security system. IP surveillance cameras are also available as an option. With the installed package customers are provided with a state-of-the-art digital media system and full control of their house – control can be done via an attached TV or Internet Browser. Link Your House also provides a standard method of accessing the digital home system remotely.

“We are honored to win the first inaugural mControl “Digital Home” Contest,” said Frank DeFilippis, system designer from Link Your House. “mControl plays a critical part in the Digital Home upgrade at Carter Grove. With sales now underway at Carter Grove, early reports from the agents are extremely positive.”

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“Link Your House’s work at the Carter Grove project is proving that digital home technology is reaching mainstream. We feel that their leadership in building a standardized system with breakthrough performance and affordability will become a model for future projects,” said Ted Singh, Business Development Manager of Embedded Automation.

Pictures and schematics from the winning solution can be viewed on Embedded Automation’s community forum.

About Link Your House
Link Your House, Inc. is a Georgia-based systems integrator, serving home builders and homeowners since 1999. With over 20 years of industry experience, Link Your House is a proud member of the ConnectHome national dealer program – a premier network for professional sales and installation of residential automation, entertainment, security and networking systems. Link Your House is the proud recipient of the 2006 DigiConn Award for Excellence in Home Integration and was selected among hundreds of other companies across the USA. Link Your House is an active member of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), the Home Automation & Networking Association (HANA), Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Professional Audio and Video Retailers Association (PARA) and sits on the Advisory Board for ConnectHome. For more information, vist:

About mControl
Thousands of customers worldwide use mControl software to view, manage and secure their “digital homes”. mControl integrates lighting systems, security panels, cameras, climate control and audio/visual components into a unified interface which is accessible through televisions using a remote control, via an Internet browser, through touch screens and even by voice. mControl meshes seamlessly within a Media Center environment to provide an integrated home control and media management solution.

About Embedded Automation
Founded in 1998, Embedded Automation designs, manufactures, and markets solutions for “Digital Home” under the mHome product family. mHome products allow consumers to easily and affordably add control and media management capabilities to their homes. mHome products are available from Embedded Automation and through the mHome Authorized Dealer Network.

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