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Finnish Firm Enables and Promotes the Remote Control of Electrical Equipment

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Finnish Firm Enables and Promotes the Remote Control of Electrical Equipment


July 09, 2012

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor

Finnish manufacturer Intellectronics has released the latest version of its Smart GSM Power Socket, iSocket GSM 707, a device that enables the remote monitoring and control of electrical equipment.

The iSocket GSM 707 now includes power and temperature notifiers, in addition to its inherent microphone for monitoring room noise, second relay for switching low-voltage appliances, alarm input for external sensors, GSM home alarm system, thermostat, remote temperature control, remote on/off and reboot by SMS or call and scheduling functionality.

The power notifier alerts users in the event of a power failure or when power is restored. If there is a change in power, a user’s mobile phone will be alerted via the unit’s GMS (News - Alert) functionality.

The temperature notifier alters users if the room temperature rises or falls beyond a specified range. To set up the temperature notifier, users define two thresholds and an alert will be sent if there’s a deviation from that range.

In its announcement about the new product, Intellectronics noted the example of a greenhouse making sure the temperature does not fall too far, or of warehouse managers making sure the temperature does not climb too high.

Intellectronics noted that with its new features, the iSocket now can alert the user if there is a break-in, fire or gas leak. The system can also issue alerts if a thermostat is switched off, power is interrupted in the area, power is restored after an outage, the temperature rises above a specified level, or if the temperature falls below a specified level.

In conjunction with the release of iSocket GSM 707, the company also launched a website called, which groups together several of the company’s devices that can be used for remote GSM control and smart home systems.

The company organized its products into three categories beyond the original iSocket Smart GSM Power Socket: iSocket Alarms & Sensors, iSocket Smart House Systems, and iSocket M2M & DIY. The move is reportedly intended to promote the use of iSocket in a variety of situations.

For the M2M & DIY category, for instance, the site highlights that the system can be used to start a sprinkler system by phone, remotely turn on a car’s heating system, alert users of a gas leak or fire, start a computer and home server, turn on lights and monitor the refrigerator and room temperature.

“The range offers devices not only for end users, but also for professional integrators and manufacturers who can create their own systems using iSocket GSM modems,” the company said.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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