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Bright House Taps iControl

Bright House Networks has joined a growing number of cable operators that have tapped iControl Networks to power a new set of home security and automation services.

iControl said the MSO is using its “Converge” software platform to operate the Bright House’s Home Security & Control product, which, according to an official, has been rolled out in Tampa and Central Florida. 

Bright House has tapped in to offer a mix of centrally monitored and self-managed security and smart home features, including energy, light and home appliance management via an in-home touchscreen (pictured above), on Web browsers and on smartphones and tablets.

“We’re excited to partner with Bright House Networks to bring advanced home control, security and connectivity to their customer base,” said Jim Johnson, executive vice president and general manager at iControl, in a statement. “Bright House Networks customers will quickly appreciate how simple it is to manage their homes and gain the reassurance that comes with a home management service like this."

Bright House joins an expanding list of MSOs that now work with iControl. Others include Comcast, Cox Communications, Rogers Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Comporium, among others.

Last month, iControl acquired Blacksumac, a Canada-based startup that has developed an all-in-one wireless-based home automation and security system that carriers the “Piper” brand. iControl said the “strategic acquisition” will allow it to expand its connected home management portfolio and target new markets, including rental properties and apartments, in the U.S. and abroad.