Actiontec Adds Home Automation Line
zControl gateways use home network to control lights, security, thermostats, sprinklers and more.
Actiontec’s zControl supports virtually any number of devices equipped with Z-Wave technology.
January 09, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

It looks like a computer router, but actually allows for control of lighting, security, thermostats and a whole lot more. Actiontec just announced zControl, a new series of home automation gateways that do just that.

Shipping next month, the first incarnation of zControl is a unit that connects to a home router. It can be accessed by a PC or cell phone. The Starter Kit will cost $399.

And in case you didn’t already guess it, the z in zControl means the products will have Z-Wave support.

Other versions coming soon pack the home control into Actiontec’s routers and DSL gateways. A set-top box with media center features should also arrive by mid-2008.

Read the Entire Press Release Here.

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.

Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.