Intamac has been working with D-Link to develop new turnkey product and service solutions for utilities that want to deploy new offerings to their consumer base as part of their quad play and smart grid strategies.
Work on the project has been ongoing for some time but the companies will unveil new product solutions at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10, 2010, including interactive devices for energy management, security, home automation, video surveillance and telecare.
At the heart of the new ecosystem is a new low-cost IP hub capable of supporting smart grid, Zigbee or Z-Wave devices, giving consumers the ability to select from a broad range of products and interactive services to remotely monitor and control their home environment.
There will also be options for mobile management with widget-based solutions downloadable to handsets or integrated Java solutions for the iPhone. Third-party vendors have the ability to exploit APIs on the platform to add their own devices into this ecosystem. New Black & Decker door locks with Zigbee control have already been embedded.