18 March, 2011 (Source: Datamonitor) SmartLabs, Inc. and Sprint have announced an agreement in which the companies will collaborate to provide sustainable wireless energy management solutions.
With SmartLabs INSTEON technology and Sprint’s network infrastructure, business and home owners will be able to access and control energy consumption from a simple Web portal or a Sprint smartphone. INSTEON-compatible products enable energy management, demand response and scheduled load-shedding with real-time reporting and alerts.
Property owners can schedule electrical devices to be turned on or off, plus they can also opt-in for the utility to turn devices off when the local demand for electricity exceeds the power supply. INSTEON can be used to control: Indoor and outdoor lighting, Security systems, Heating and cooling (HVAC), Appliances, Door locks.
SmartLabs and Sprint have dramatically simplified the concept of energy management and have placed the power of energy knowledge into the owner’s hands. The solution can be quickly installed without expensive retrofitting, offering an immediate return on investment to property owners through a reduction in energy consumption.
“With more than 10 years of experience developing communications products in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, Sprint is dedicated to cooperative efforts with innovative companies like SmartLabs to bring the energy saving, eco-friendly technologies to life,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Mobile embedded solutions and partnerships present an opportunity to improve energy efficiency and provide greater access to quality information. Sprint is pleased to assist SmartLabs in the development of a next-generation wireless solution.”