May 10, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
To help put the smart in smart home, Jasco has launched its GE SmartHome Z-Wave product line, the company’s first complete system that enables users to wirelessly control lighting and small appliances in the home using RF wireless Z-Wave technology, says Jasco.
The GE SmartHome Z-Wave Home Automation Line features eight products: the Basic Hand-Held Remote, Deluxe Hand-Held Remote, Lamp Module, Fluorescent Light & Appliance Module, Outdoor Module, Duplex Receptacle, Dimmer Switch and 3-Way Dimmer Kit. These products allow users to turn on/off small appliances, dim overhead lights and plug-in lamps, and create individual lighting groups and scenes all from one hand-held remote, according to the company.
In an effort to bring home automation more to the masses, Jasco’s GE SmartHome Z-Wave Home Automation Line runs $44.95 to $69.95 per product and gives users the ability to construct lighting and appliance control systems that can easily be updated with the changing needs of the household.
All GE SmartHome Z-Wave Home Automation Products can be controlled remotely or manually at the device, act as signal repeaters to ensure the wireless command reaches its destination, and be included in groups or scene settings, Jasco says. The product line is designed not only to work well together, but also to work seamlessly with Z-Wave certified devices from other manufacturers (such as thermostats and garage door openers). Jasco’s Z-Wave product line operates at 908.42 MHz for the mesh network and be Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cordless phone friendly, the company adds.
For full details about the product line, visit www.jascoproducts.com.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.