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Cimetrics introduces a "no new wires" Powerline gateway

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Boston, MA  –  Cimetrics, Inc, the leading 3rd party supplier of BACnet software, announced the introduction of a new member to their Eplus series of BACnet interfaces. The B6030 - BACnet/IP to Home Automation Gateway allows one to connect a professional BACnet workstations to "no new wires" Powerline products from companies such as Smarthome, Inc.

Jim Lee (CEO of Cimetrics) says "Anyone who looks at a Smarthome catalog can't help but wonder why these products aren't able to be used in commercial applications.  There is a huge opportunity for system integrators to use the power of a professional BACnet workstation for non-mission critical applications such as lighting, irrigation, remote status indication, occupancy sensing and much more.  And the best part is that these functions can be added by just plugging into the closest power outlet"

The B6030 is sold together with the Smarthome Powerlinc II interface which supports the 2nd generation extended X10 protocol which includes automatic verification of command actions.  Cimetrics will also be supplying selected Smarthome products which are verified compatible and appropriate for commercial applications. 

The Cimetrics Eplus series all communicate via an Ethernet data link which is compatible with both Building Automation networks and traditional business IT networks.  A web server is built into each product for browser based setup screens and user screens, both BACnet/IP and the new BACnet Web Services protocols are supported.

About Cimetrics, Inc.

Cimetrics, Inc. headquartered in Boston, MA is the leading 3rd party supplier of BACnet software.  Their BACstac™ protocol stack has been implemented in thousands of products made by leaders in the building automation controls industry.  Cimetrics has been intimately involved in the design of the BACnet protocol since 1995, and their CEO (James Lee) is currently the president of the BACnet Manufacturers Association.  www.cimetrics.com

About Smarthome, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Smarthome, Inc. is the largest home automation and home control supplier in the world. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets as well as to professional dealers and installers through its SmarthomePro division and to distributors through its Smarthome MFG division. Smarthome, Inc. is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. Smarthome's on-line catalog can be found at www.smarthome.com.

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