Meedio & CWD Demonstrate New Home Control Products


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Alliance will create elegant, low-cost solutions for home entertainment and control using Meedio’s powerful software platform and new Z-Wave hardware from Cooper Wiring Devices.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2005 -- Meedio, the innovative developer of software for the digital home, today announced that its platform was chosen to demonstrate Cooper Wiring Devices' (CWD) new lighting control products at Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida. The two companies have worked together to create an integrated home entertainment and control solution based on the popular Z-Wave wireless technology. This solution will enable consumers, builders, and system integrators to combine sophisticated digital lifestyle environments with reliable remote control.

"We have been consistently impressed with both the depth and flexibility of Meedio’s software platform," states David Byers, Cooper Wiring Devices VP of Engineering. "We are extremely happy to be using Meedio's applications to showcase the latest control capabilities of our hardware."

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Meedio develops a complete line of integrated software to manage and control the digital home. Its products include:
- Meedio HouseBot, a home automation server that monitors and controls devices using X10, Z-Wave, infrared, RS/232, and other popular interfaces. Meedio HouseBot includes a drag-and-drop designer to create custom graphical "software remotes" for touchscreens, PCs, and PDAs.
- Meedio Essentials, which turns an existing PC into a customizable media center capable of organizing and playing music, movies, photo slideshows, and more, using a TV and remote control.
- Meedio TV, a digital video recorder that allows consumers to watch and record their favorite TV shows to their PC's hard drives or home networks.

"Meedio is very excited to be working with a market leader as dynamic as Cooper Wiring Devices," says Alan Cheslow, Meedio's VP of Marketing. "Their leadership in the wiring device industry is clearly demonstrated by their aggressive pursuit of a new line of products that embrace the emerging standard of Z-Wave technology."

Both Meedio and Cooper Wiring Devices are members of the Z-Wave Alliance. Z-Wave based systems are easy to install and use, and allow products from all members to interoperate seamlessly.

About Meedio, LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Meedio develops innovative software for digital home entertainment and automation systems. Meedio provides a robust middleware platform, a suite of plug-in applications, a customizable user interface, and an extensible media library. Meedio sells direct to consumers, and through installers and OEM system builders who create complete digital home solutions built on Meedio software.

About Cooper Wiring Devices
Cooper Wiring Devices, a division of Cooper Industries, is headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. It offers more than 10,000 quality electrical wiring device products for use in industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Meedio press contact:
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Cooper Wiring Devices press contact:
A.J. Lazarus Associates, Inc.
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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