Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution
Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has introduced Mi LightStyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smart-phones, tablets and computers.
“With its easy installation and extraordinary flexibility, Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option for professional integrators,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘app’ offers the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—and it’s designed to quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting control systems. Integrators will love the simple plug-and-play installation, and they’ll be able to provide their clients with an affordable lighting and home automation solution – one that will allow the user to control, or simply monitor their system from anywhere in the world.”
Unlike most home automation solutions, which take a significant amount of time, resources and programming to install, Mi LightStyle is a simple, yet immensely capable plug-and-play solution. Once installed, Mi LightStyle enables an end user to easily monitor, control and manage UPB-driven PulseWorx and third party products from any device that can connect to the Internet. The installing integrator can create advanced times, triggers, email or text notifications and events based on status of the devices, time of day, even local weather conditions delivering an interface that has remarkable breadth while being easy to operate.
Mi LightStyle features simplified drag-and-drop configuration in Mi LightStyle’s web interface, allowing easy adjustments to the attributes of every device and/or scene in the system. System configuration can create complex schedules and triggers based on any combination of events or preferences and will be able to receive instant notification of any system changes via email or text message. Additionally, Mi LightStyle can automatically notify the integrator or end-user when a firmware update is available.
The Mi LightStyle package includes free REST, Web Services and Java SDK libraries for easy integration with third-party hardware and software. It also provides integrators with the ability to develop their own platforms based on their or their clients’ preferences.
With the additional array of add-on modules for Mi LightStyle, integrators can work within a customer’s budget and offer what is needed for their system. These add-ons allow end-users to:
• Control a system with either iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Media Center
• Monitor a home or building’s real-time electricity use with Brultech meters
• Utilize local WeatherBug information
• Host their own personal website or third party applications right on Mi LightStyle, control network-enabled devices through programs (TCP/UDP/HTTP/HTTPS), or turn on PCs using Wake On LAN
Integrators and end-users alike can utilize Mi LightStyle with the confidence thanks to PCS’ five-year parts and labor warranty.
The Mi LightStyle iPhone/iPad app can be found at the Apple Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mi-lightstyle/id417725640?mt=8. The Android app will be available at the Android Marketplace once Mi LightStyle begins shipping.
To learn more about Mi Lightstyle or Powerline Control Systems, Inc., please visit http://www.pcslighting.com or find PCS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pcslighting.
About Powerline Control Systems, Inc.
Powerline Control Systems has been developing, manufacturing top-of-the-line lighting, and electrical control devices for the residential and commercial markets since 1992. PCS provides a complete range of products under the PulseWorx® brand, including light switches, light dimmers, keypads, touchscreens, configuration software, and a variety of other electrical control devices; powered by the UPB® (Universal Powerline Bus) patented technology, the innovation of the PCS design team. UPB is answering the call for a lower cost, high reliability lighting control system to provide an alternative to expensive proprietary and hardwired systems.
Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations