(IRVINE, CA) Hawking Technologies has announced the release of its HomeRemote home control system. The system uses Z-wave wireless technology, which is competing with Zigbee in the wireless control application market.
The HRGZ1 HomeRemote System consists of an internet gateway and handheld remote control for in-home control of lighting and appliances. The system also allows remote control via a standard Internet web browser or mobile phone and features live video monitoring from via HomeRemote Video Cameras (HRNC1).
The product line will begin shipping on March 1st. MSRP for the HomeRemote Gateway plus Remote Control will be $199.99 and $169.99 for the Wireless Video camera.
Hawking Technologies announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance and plans to use Z-Wave technology in upcoming products. Hawking also said it plans to release a home control product using Z-Wave technology "very soon".
Z-Wave is a proprietary Personal Area Network (PAN) technology developed by Zensys A/S of Denmark. It competes with the Zigbee standard (aka IEEE 802.15.4) for mesh wireless control technology, primarily aimed at home control applications. Z-Wave uses a two-way RF system that operates in the 908MHz band while Zigbee operates in 2.4GHz (global), 915Mhz (Americas) and 868Mhz (Europe) bands.
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