Wireless Applications

Hawking Announces HomeRemote Wireless Automation System

January 10, 2007

The system enables users to monitor and control household appliances, lighting, and security devices locally or from anywhere in the world.


IRVINE, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Hawking Technologies Inc. announced the release of its HomeRemote control system today. HomeRemote is an affordable, easy-to-use system that lets users control their household appliances and lighting both from within their homes and from anywhere in the world via a standard Internet Web browser or mobile phone. For added security, HomeRemote allows users to monitor their homes with live video from HomeRemote Wireless Video Cameras (HRNC1). HomeRemote lets even novice users tailor their homes for personal comfort and control within minutes. The HomeRemote System (HRGZ1) consists of an Internet gateway plus handheld remote control for convenient, in-home control of lighting and appliances.

Real-World Applications
The HomeRemote system uses Z-Wave technology, an award-winning, reliable wireless standard that enables compatibility with a full selection of accessory devices, including lighting and climate controls, video cameras, garage door openers, and more. With HomeRemote, users can monitor and control their devices and help keep their homes secure as well. By adding motion detectors and sensors to their home automation systems, users can receive emails or text messages on their cell phones when these devices are triggered. While away, users can also set their indoor and outdoor lights to turn on at scheduled times, thereby warding off intruders by giving the appearance of a busy home.

Giving Customers the Home Control Solution They Need
HomeRemote seamlessly integrates WiFi, IP-based technology and Z-Wave home control technology to deliver a full-featured home-automation solution that anyone can use. "In the past, home automation systems were too expensive and difficult to install. Hawking's HomeRemote System solves this issue by providing an affordable yet powerful solution that anybody can install," said Jason Owen, Hawking's Chief Manager. "Hawking understands that customers want their hardware to work easily and intuitively, and always strives to provide the most convenient and powerful solution with all of its products."

Ease of Use
The HomeRemote System can be accessed through any Internet web browser by entering a custom user-selectable domain name, such as http://www.myhome.homeremote.net/. The Web interface is organized by the rooms in a home and the devices within those rooms. HomeRemote is also accessible through a mobile phone using the HomeRemote Cell-Link service. Cell-Link allows users to install software on their cell phones that is customized for their home control configuration. The HomeRemote Cell-Link service also provides users with live video on their cellular phones when used with a HomeRemote Wireless Video Camera (HRNC1).

Pricing and Availability
Hawking's HomeRemote line will begin shipping on March 1, 2007, through select retailers, direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and distribution channels. The HomeRemote Gateway plus Remote Control will be available for purchase at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $199.99, and the HomeRemote Wireless Video Camera will be available at an MSRP of $169.99. All HomeRemote products will come with a 1 year warranty and 24/7 technical support, including firmware updates.

About Hawking Technologies Inc.
Hawking Technologies Inc. is a leading developer and marketer of home automation, wireless networking, and security solutions for home, SOHO, and SMB users around the world. For more information, visit the Hawking Web site.


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