Two brands available through Home Controls are now best friends. Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of IP, WiFi, and HTTP enabling connectivity products for the control and automation market, announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership with Zipato, creators of interactive security and automation systems based on cloud technology. The partnership enables Zipato users to expand Zipato control to additional IR, serial and relay devices.
“The Zipato Zipabox is amazing with its modular system and ability to add technologies and features. We’re proud the Zipato team has chosen Global Caché as their partner to add IR, serial, and relay capabilities to their platform, and we know our customer base will be excited about the Zipato offering,” said Robin Ford, Global Caché Vice President. “This partnership further validates the value and benefit of the control and automation industries move toward cost-effective, open system, and standards-based products like Zipato.”
Global Caché’s products connect almost any electrical device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled automated, and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other connectivity products and capabilities, including IR learning and the award-winning Control Tower IR database.
Available worldwide, the Zipato system is based primarily on Zipabox, a wireless home automation controller that includes Z-Wave and can be uniquely expanded to include most other technologies including ZigBee, KNX, NEST, SONOS, EnOcean, Somfy, as well as other protocols. Zipato focuses on ease of use and the system enables people to easily add devices to the network. It also features an online graphical tool called Rule Creator that allows users to create scenes and schedules for their network without requiring previous programming experience.
Zipato CEO Sebastian Popovic added, “Our vision from the beginning in 2010 has been to develop affordable and expandable cloud-based systems focused on security, energy efficiency, comfort, and health in the home. We have been successful in adding features and have expanded continually since out original launch. This alliance with Global Caché allows our customers to include infrared, contact closure, and RS232 devices to their Zipato environment easily and with very little cost. That’s the beauty of our open system platform and a win for our partners and customer base.”
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