Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely-distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry, further solidified its dominance in the Japanese market with the announcement of five new service provider customers via the Intelligent HOME platform. Intelligent HOME is a home automation offering powered by Icontrol's Touchstone solution, and deployed by prominent Japanese service provider iTSCOM and device supplier Connected Design Inc.
In April 2016, Intelligent HOME will be available to the 1.2 million customers of Japan’s Asahikawa Cable Television Co., Ltd., Bay Communications Inc., Fureai Channel Inc., Hiroshima Cable Television Corp., and Okinawa Cable Network Inc., with the potential for twenty five new cable provider partnerships by the end of the year.
According to Statistia, in 2015, Japan was the second-largest smart home market behind the United States, and has a projected annual revenue growth rate of 40.75%.
“We are excited to see the connected home taking off in Japan,” said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. “The benefits of living in a smart home are borderless, so we look forward to bringing Icontrol’s platform to residences across Japan – and ultimately, around the world.”
“We see the connected home as the entryway to a fully-automated life,” said Yoichi Hiraoka, General Manager, iTSCOM Intelligent HOME. “We chose Icontrol’s platform because of its flexibility and extensive ecosystem, which will allow us to build up solutions that are customizable for every lifestyle.”
“2016 will be an exciting year for our business – these partnerships are only the beginning,” said Fumi Shingai, CEO of Connected Design Inc. “We have an extensive list of top Japanese cable providers that are ready to offer the benefits of a connected home to their customers.”
Source: Icontrol Networks