Logitech enters home automation with array of new Harmony products

Wide compatibility offered by new lineup for home theater and elsewhere

Today, Logitech announced it is entering the home control market with new home automation product compatibility, and four new products. The new Harmony Living Home lineup gives users access to, and control of, a wide library of entertainment and home automation devices, all from one centralized control system.

The Harmony Living Home experience is driven by the Logitech Harmony Home Hub. It uses RF, IR, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to relay commands from Logitech Harmony Living Home remotes or the Harmony Mobile App to the wide array of home entertainment and home automation devices. The Logitech Harmony Home Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home and Logitech Harmony Home Control, or it can be purchased separately for a suggested retail price of $100.

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home remote features a 2.4-inch color touch-screen and allows users to integrate and control compatible home automation devices and up to 15 home entertainment devices. Users can swipe and tap the touch screen to access Harmony Activities; see a device's status and modify its settings; change channels, adjust volume, and fast-forward or rewind. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home is available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $350.

the Logitech Harmony Home Control -- in addition to the Harmony Mobile App for your tablet or smartphone -- works with the Harmony Home Hub to allow access and control of home automation devices and up to eight home entertainment devices. The Logitech Harmony Home Control is available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $150.

Logitech also introduced the Logitech Harmony Hub Extender. The Extender enables additional compatibility of the Logitech Harmony Home Hub, controlling lights, locks, sensors, garage doors and other devices operating through ZigBee or Z- Wave. The Logitech Harmony Hub Extender is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $130.

The Logitech Harmony Living Home lineup is expected to be available in the US and Canada beginning in September 2014. The Logitech Harmony Hub Extender is expected to be available in the US and Canada beginning December 2014.


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