Press Release Summary:
Installed in cars, trucks, and minivans, HomeLinkÂ® can be used to remotely operate garage doors, estate gates, locks, home security and lighting systems, and other convenience and safety devices. QuickTrain technology facilitates training of device for customized use.
Original Press Release:
HomeLink(R) Wireless Control System from Johnson Controls Offers New Benefits for Consumers - Faster, Easier Device 'Training'
Largest supplier of vehicle interiors leverages its investment in QuickTrain technology
DETROIT, Jan. 11- Johnson Controls' (NYSE:JCI) HomeLink(R) Wireless Control System -- which is installed in millions of cars, trucks and minivans -- is now easier and faster to "train" for customized use.
This advancement to the HomeLink system has been enabled through an investment in access-control industry technology that enables and supports the all-new QuickTrain feature available only through Johnson Controls.
Integrated into a vehicle's overhead console, sun visor or rear-view mirror, the HomeLink system can be used to remotely operate garage doors, estate gates, locks, home security and lighting systems, and other convenience and safety devices. HomeLink has become increasingly popular with auto dealers and consumers because of its outstanding security, efficiency and convenience features.
With the addition of QuickTrain technology, training the HomeLink module is not only much easier, but it also takes less time to train the device.
The HomeLink system is among the innovations featured at the Johnson Controls product and technology exhibit at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The company's display, in room D2-15 of Detroit's Cobo Center, will be open during media days at the event.
"Our investment in QuickTrain technology is another example of our commitment to expanding the ease and functionality of the HomeLink system," said Jim Geschke, vice president and general manager of electronics integration for the Automotive Group of Johnson Controls. "Benefiting from new technology and our business relationships with industry leaders, the HomeLink system will continue to offer consumers added security and convenience."
Johnson Controls has established a number of strategic relationships to ensure that the HomeLink system is compatible with many home safety and convenience products. The product lines and their manufacturers include:
-- Advanced rolling code technology - Microchip;
-- Entry door locks - Kwikset and Weiser Lock;
-- Gate operators - Chamberlain, Link and SentexSystems;
-- Home security systems - Linear;
-- Home lighting and automation products - Black & Decker, Lutron, Radio Shack and X-10; and
-- Garage door openers - Allstar, Chamberlain, Genie, Hormann, Lift-master, Marantec, Overhead Door, Sears Craftsman and Wayne Dalton.
HomeLink is available on more than 160 models from major automakers for model-year 2005. The system debuted in 1995 and is included on 25 million vehicles on the road today throughout the world. In 2004, more than 5 million HomeLink units were sold.
Johnson Controls is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is the largest supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries. For non- residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
CONTACT: Debra Lacey of Johnson Controls, +1-734-254-5735