Smart home solution provider LightwaveRF announced that its next-generation Apple HomeKit certified product range, for controlling smart devices with iOS apps and Siri voice commands, will be released on October 3.
The Apple HomeKit range will be on sale in Apple retail stores in the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates, online via apple.com and at other selected retail outlets, the company said. There will be an extensive marketing campaign to publicize the new range to both current and potential new users.
This next generation product range, which is now Apple HomeKit certified, is the culmination of an extensive two-year research and development program, says LightwaveRF.
The new products comprises of the Link Plus, Smart Dimmers and a Smart Socket. Link Plus connects to a standard Wi-Fi router and controls the integrated LightwaveRF smart home system for lighting, heating, power and security. End-point devices are controlled through both Apple Home and LightwaveRF apps and via Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.
Link Plus supports the current LightwaveRF product range, as well as the new range of devices, which feature two-way communications and comprehensive energy monitoring capabilities. The products are future proofed by remote over-the-air update capability.
Lightwave dimmers (and other devices) can be controlled remotely from the app, a handheld remote, a wire-free switch or a scene selector. 2-way switching is catered for by using a standard Lightwave dimmer and a Lightwave 2-Way dimmer connected via standard 3-core cable. The 400 series dimmers are designed to operate with most dimmable LEDs, as well as halogen and incandescent lamps.
“This is a further exciting development for LightwaveRF. We look forward to working with Apple as a HomeKit technical partner and a supplier to its retail outlets,” said LightwaveRF CEO Andrew Pearson.
“The exposure and awareness from this partnership should enhance our market visibility and greatly benefit our customers via easier management of their smart home solutions,” Pearson said, adding that LightwaveRF looks forward to expanding its relationship with Apple as it launches further HomeKit-compatible devices for both the U.K. and international markets.