Power to Your Palm

Have you ever stopped to wonder how much energy is being consumed in your home, even while you're not there? Thanks to a new service from Intamac System, consumers are now able to monitor and control power consumed in their home from a handset such as the iPhone; and can view home energy usage information at any time. This service even allows consumers to manage standby devices and detect appliances that are left switched on for extended periods of time.

Intamac Systems has partnered with Current Cost to develop this new capability. Current Cost is a UK based designer and manufacturer of energy monitors, and has recently launched its updated ENVI self-install home energy monitor device. With over half a million monitors sold, consumers in the UK are able to track the power consumption in their homes, and use this information to make savings and reduce their CO2 emissions. Intamac Systems has developed a way of linking the Current Cost ENVI display to the web without the need for a PC, so consumers can record trends and monitor energy usage from anywhere in the world. Information is presented to the consumer via their Intamac Home Manager account, accessible via website and mobile devices.

The new mobile management includes an iPhone application that offers new levels of control for Intamac's Home Manager web enabled home monitoring service. Extending this application to include the Current Cost device means customers are now able to much more.

Intamac and Current Cost are already extending its collaboration by introducing a range of new products and services which take remote control to the next level. This allows consumers to track the energy usage of individual appliances and allows them to turn on their central heating before leaving the office, or turn off any devices left on standby, with the touch of a button on a mobile phone.

Intamac's web-based services are currently available through various global partner companies including British Telecom, DSC Tyco, LockOn, WoonVeilig, and Yale.

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