BOSTON, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that the remote connectivity used to connect users of Lutron Electronics' new Caséta Wireless solution with their homes via a smartphone or tablet is powered by LogMeIn's Xively Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. Lutron, a leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, has been selling premium connected home solutions for 25 years. The company turned to LogMeIn for help in building a simple and affordable solution for the average consumer.
"We believe the Internet of Things isn't just about connectivity; it's about making things work better for customers. LogMeIn shares this vision and was instrumental in helping us deliver a reliable remote connection to Lutron's connected home mobile experience," said Matt Swatsky, Caséta Wireless product manager at Lutron. "LogMeIn's robust platform, Internet of Things expertise, and ability to deliver quickly on its promise were key selling points. In just four months, we went from concept to field-ready product."
"We're thrilled that a company such as Lutron—renowned for innovative products that deliver real value to customers—chose LogMeIn for its new connected home mobile solution," said Chad Jones, VP of Internet of Things Strategy at LogMeIn. "Lutron exemplifies the visionary companies leveraging the IoT to deliver products that delight customers, and that revolutionize how they interact with the world."
Lutron hired LogMeIn Professional Services to build the Xively IoT Platform into its Caséta Wireless solution. The Xively platform is built on LogMeIn's proven, highly-scalable, Gravity cloud infrastructure, which supports millions of secure connections between people, devices and data across the globe. Lutron Smart Bridge, a hub that connects and controls Lutron Caséta Wireless dimmers and Lutron Serena® and select Sivoia® QS remote-controlled shades, connects the customer's home to a smartphone or tablet. LogMeIn consultants used Heroku to develop remote connectivity in the Lutron mobile app, enabling consumers to control Lutron devices via the Smart Bridge from any iOS- or Android-based phone or tablet, from anywhere in the world.
With the LogMeIn-enabled Lutron Smart Bridge and app, Lutron can:
- Extend connected homes to the mass market
According to Swatsky, ease of use and affordability are critical for the general consumer market. "LogMeIn made it possible for us to develop an easy-to-deploy solution faster and at lower cost than what was possible. We were able to pass those savings to consumers and quickly go to market with a strong offering," said Swatsky.
- Deliver real-time experience for consumers
The Lutron Smart Bridge provides a remote connected experience that is just as fast as turning on a light or opening a shade, due in part to the fast, roundtrip times enabled by the Xively IoT Platform.
- Enables remote connectivity of entire Caséta Wireless family
The Lutron Smart Bridge is compatible with Caséta Wireless in-wall and lamp dimmers, Lutron Serena, Triathlon® and select Sivoia® QS shading solutions, and Pico® remote controls. It will also be compatible with third-party devices, such as the GE telligent™ LED bulb, enabling an even richer connected home system.
- Analyze usage patterns to enhance product roadmap
Lutron has the ability to collect anonymous usage data for its Smart Bridge hub, app and connected devices. By analyzing overall patterns, the company can gain insights that inform product development and enable it to continue to take care of its customers and innovate with high-quality designs.
About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. The company's cloud services free millions of people to work from anywhere, empower IT professionals to securely embrace the modern cloud-centric workplace, give companies new ways to reach and support today's connected customer, and help businesses bring the next generation of connected products to market.
LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston's Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, and the UK.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company's early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron's founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
LogMeIn is a trademark of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries.
- Caséta Wireless is a trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- Serena is a registered trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- Triathlon is a registered trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- Sivoia QS is a registered trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- Pico is a is a registered trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- telligent™ is a trademark of General Electric Company
- Honeywell® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International, Inc.