Engenuity & Lagotek Sign Distribution Agreement to Make Home Automation Standard
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Press release date: November 14, 2006
Chandler, AZ, November 14, 2006 - Engenuity Systems, Inc., the leading distributor of intelligent networked control components, and Lagotek Corporation, best known for making high quality home automation affordable to homes throughout the U.S., signed an agreement today to distribute Lagotek's wireless Home Intelligence Platform (HIP). The agreement between the two organizations enables Lagotek to connect with over 800 dealers already affiliated with Engenuity.
"Signing this distribution agreement with Engenuity is a very important step for Lagotek. It will allow us to significantly expand our dealer network and increase the level of support to our current dealers and installers " said Ron Risdon, president of Lagotek. "We see Engenuity as a company that offers a broad range of services both to the vendor and to the dealers."
Lagotek's strategy is based upon providing a system that is feature rich, affordable, reliable, easy to install and use. Unlike many previous home automation solutions that have been primarily hardware based and hard wired, it offers dual wireless technology where functionality is provided through the application of a distributed, wireless network running on an open, software based platform. Lagotek's current software applications for the Home Intelligence Platform include climate control with multiple zones of heating and air conditioning, lighting, distributed audio, video monitoring and irrigation. Many more applications such as security, LED lighting, intercom, home theater and many others will be available from Lagotek and its partners in the near future.
Engenuity believes that Lagotek provides a truly innovative product that bridges the gap between technology-driven lifestyles and the average U.S. home owner. This agreement exposes system integrators and control contractors, who are currently focused on a primarily commercial market, to a completely new vertical segment, which Engenuity believes will become a major revenue and growth engine in the very near future.
"Lagotek is a breakthrough in home automation. We share the vision with Lagotek for making automation a standard feature of every new or remodeled home," said Tracy Markie, president of Engenuity Systems. About Engenuity
Engenuity Systems, Inc., the world's largest distributor of LONWORKS-based products and related peripherals, currently offers over 6,000 products from more than 75 manufacturers. More information about Engenuity and its complete line of products can be found at www.engenuity.com, or contact Engenuity at (800) 375-3363, (480) 782-5600, or email email@example.com.
Founded in 2005, Lagotek Corporation is bringing automation to every home by providing enhanced comfort, convenience and efficiency. Lagotek is headquartered at 11661 S.E. 1st St., Ste. 204, Bellevue, WA 98009. Visit Lagotek at www.lagotek.com or call (425) 455-2165.
Technical Contact: Tracy Markie Engenuity Systems, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 480-782-5600
Ilya Billig Lagotek Corporation email@example.com 425-941-8966
Engenuity Marketing/PR Contact: Tisha Pelletier Simply Put Marketing Communications, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org 480-219-1356
Lagotek PR: David Kaye KPR, Inc. email@example.com 818-368-8212
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