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Clare Controls Introduces the First Home Automation System Managed from the Cloud and Run on a Mac

Clare Controls, a provider of configurable and intuitive home automation systems, has introduced ClareHome, the first home automation system managed from the cloud and run on a Mac. ClareHome enables professional dealers to easily and quickly configure, deploy, service and monitor systems from its cloud-based portal, eliminating the need for service calls for common reprogramming issues. Additionally, end-users may access the extensive library to access, and to create, and customize their own interfaces.

“Clare Controls was founded on two key principles: putting the user in control or the user experience and improving dealer efficiency,” said Brett Price, CEO and founder of Clare Controls. “The advanced technologies in our ClareHome system revolutionize and simplify the process of operating and altering the functions of a home automation system—for both dealers and end-users.”

ClareHome’s functionality is absolutely unique to the home automation industry. End-users not only control their homes through advanced more

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Dealers Can Receive Discounts on Powerline Control Systems Products at Hawaiian BBQ Events

Cheesy Hawaiian shirt and bib are optional

Northridge, Cal. — June 9, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced that dealers will have the opportunity to purchase Powerline Control Systems’ products at seven Hawaiian-themed BBQs, coordinated by western regional sales representative Pro Sales Rep, to be held at ADI branches this summer.

Visitors to the booth will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for the SPK1, a starter package that’s great for a super simple lighting control installation, which is a great product for those just learning how simple a PulseWorx lighting system installation and control can be. Dealers will also be able to demo the new Mi LightStyle product, an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by more

KEF Rides for ChildLine Charity, Armed Forces

Members of the team at KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, will take part in a six-day charity motorcycle ride throughout North America to raise money for ChildLine, a 24-hour counseling service for children and young adults, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Beginning July 11th, Jack Sharkey, service tech and audio engineer at KEF America, and Johan Coorg, brand ambassador for KEF UK, will leave from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada to embark on the 1,000-mile “Hands Across the Water” bike tour ending in Ketchum, Idaho. The purpose of the charity ride is to bring awareness to KEF America’s goal of raising at least a total of $10,000 during the month’s of June and July to support ChildLine and the NSPCC.

On the final day of the ride, ChildLine will put on the “ChildLine Rocks—Hands Across more

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Louisa’s House & Electronics Wins First Powerline Control Systems Project of the Month Contest

Northridge, Calif. — May 31, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it has awarded Louisa’s Movie House & Electronics of Durango, Colo. as the Project of the Month winner for May.

Louisa’s Movie House & Electronics’ client needed a system which provided whole home automation for an 18,000 sq. ft. home. While the client demanded the best system available, it also needed to be simple to use and convenient, and the architect was insistent that each room could have no more than a two-gang light outlet. This meant that most lights had to go to lighting panels and keypads, making PCS’ products perfect for this installation. The installer placed 125 WS1D wall switch dimmers, 34 KPLD/R keypad dimmers, and 20 KPCW wall mount keypads, more

Powerline Control Systems Now Shipping Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Northridge, Calif. — May 24, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it is now shipping Mi Lightstyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smartphones, tablets and computers.

“The demand for Mi LightStyle has been impressive. Installers realize that Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option that is easy to use and flexible,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘apps’ offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—allowing them to control or monitor their home from anywhere in the world—and can quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting controls.?

Unlike other home automation solutions, which more

Bedrock Learning to Debut Online Security Course at Electronic Security Expo (ESX)

Bedrock Learning, the preferred connected home and commercial training provider, has announced it will debut its new Online Security Course at ESX (booth #1213), June 6-10, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The Bedrock Learning much awaited Security and Access Control online course aligns with all of Bedrock’s vendor-neutral courses on installed digital technologies. This comprehensive course covers key principles of security detection and protection systems in detail, including wiring, contacts and sensors, components, fire and safety protection devices, control options and user interfaces. Access control methods presented include doors and gates, along with locking mechanisms, control options and user interfaces. The steps for design and installation are covered with discussion of programming, testing, and troubleshooting for both security and access control projects.
The educational course is divided into 14 sections; each ends with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the more

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Powerline Control Systems to Attend East Coast Expos on May 25th and 26th

Northridge, Cal. — May 16, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial and security applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, will attend the MRI Expo in Surbridge, Mass. on May 25th, and the Northeast Security Systems Contractors Expo in Marlborough, Mass. on May 26th. Powerline Control Systems will demonstrate the benefits of and give tips on how to sell its PulseWorx lighting system, a highly versatile and reliable lighting control solution that utilizes existing powerlines, making it great for retrofit and new construction applications.

“Dealers will be able to see first-hand the versatility of our extensive and reliable lighting control solutions,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “Aside from giving tips on how to market and sell our solutions, dealers can offer suggestions on how we can help them more

Powerline Control Systems Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Northridge, Calif. — May 4, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced its upcoming training schedule for the months of May and June.

PCS will hold a series of product training sessions throughout the U.S. and will also offer custom integrators training opportunities at ADI Expos. Offering two courses each day, Powerline Control Systems’ interactive PulseWorx Certified Training equips integrators with the education and tools they need to successfully and efficiently install PCS’s award-winning lighting control product line in retrofit and new construction applications. Integrators attending the training sessions will be familiarized with PulseWorx UPB technology, lighting solution design, how to manually use UPStart to program a system and how these systems can grow their bottom line.

“Powerline Control Systems is committed more

Powerline Control Systems Bolsters Distribution Outlet

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has signed distribution agreements with four distributors: AARTech in Toronto, Ontario; MRI Direct in Plainville, Conn. and Marlborough, Mass.; Royal Systems in Melville, N.Y.; and TechSource Distributors in Philadelphia.

“As Powerline Control Systems continues to grow the PulseWorx brand, it important that we align ourselves with strong partners who can help us connect with integrators,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “Each of these distributors has a proven record of providing the best in customer service and support to integrators within their respective regions and we look forward to working with these companies to connecting those integrators with lighting control solutions for all applications.”

All four distributors will offer a complete array of PCS products, more

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InstallerNet Announces Partnership with Bedrock Learning to Promote Industry Training

InstallerNet, a leading business that coordinates installation of consumer and commercial electronics through the largest network of independently owned mobile and home electronics installers in the United States, recently announced a partnership with Bedrock Learning, the preferred connected home training provider.

“Our dealers now have the opportunity to broaden and hone their skills through online training, while providing us with verification of their knowledge with Certificates of Completion for each discipline. We are always looking for ways to enhance and grow our network of highly skilled installers. Partnering with Bedrock Learning certainly meets these needs and helps move the market forward” said Bill Sheehan, Director Business Development at InstallerNet, Inc.

The partnership fulfills the need for properly trained installers in the connected home industry. InstallerNet’s technicians and dealers can maximize their learning opportunities with convenient and industry-recognized online training in a variety of more

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