|[January 06, 2013]
Belkin Expands WeMo Family with New Product and Platform Updates at the 2013 International CES
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Building on the success of its WeMo launch in 2012, Belkin today
announced two new developments to the WeMo brand of simple, ingenious
home control products, the WeMo Light Switch and Android (News - Alert) compatibility.
The WeMo Light Switch, an Internet connected light switch to remotely
control wired household lighting from anywhere, will debut at CES
Unveiled on January 6 at the Mandalay Bay and will be on display at the
2013 International CES at Belkin's booth, South Hall #30651, from
Belkin Expands WeMo Family with New Product and Platform Updates at the 2013 International CES (Photo: Business Wire)
"Android compatibility and the ability to control full household
lighting - beyond just lamps - have been the top two requests from WeMo
fans since we first launched, so we are excited to announce both at the
2013 CES," said Jamie Elgie, senior director of product management at
Belkin. "Both are a natural extension of the WeMo line and help expand
on our promise of delivering the peace of mind that comes from knowing
you can control and monitor your home from wherever you are, whenever
The WeMo Light Switch replaces an existing light switch and connects
into your home's existing electrical wiring. Once in place, you can turn
a full bank of lights on and off from anywhere, put them on a schedule,
or use other WeMo or online triggers to control them through a
smartphone or tablet. The WeMo ight Switch is controlled via the same
free WeMo app as the WeMo Switch and Motion, conveniently keeping track
of all of your WeMo-enabled devices from one app.
Controls your homes wired lights from your iOS device
Works with any Wi-Fi router and any Apple iPod touch, iPhone (News - Alert), or iPad
with iOS v5 or higher
Will be compatible with Android 4.0 or higher shortly after launch
Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
Works with the free WeMo app
Aside from growing the WeMo product family in 2013, Belkin also will
launch compatibility for Android devices later this year. As the market
share for Android continues to grow and more consumers demand it,
expanding WeMo capabilities to Android devices is a necessary step for
the continued success and evolution of the WeMo brand. In February,
Belkin will launch an open Beta test for users of the Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy
SIII and other leading devices and follow with an official launch for
the WeMo Switch, WeMo Motion and WeMo Light Switch in the summer.
The WeMo Light Switch will be available in summer 2013 and will feature
Android compatibility at or shortly after launch. Compatibility with
Android 4.0 or higher for current WeMo products including the WeMo
Switch and WeMo Motion will launch this summer as well. To sign up for
more information or alerts about WeMo, please visit www.Belkin.com/WeMo.
Belkin at CES
Visit Belkin at the 2013 International CES in booth #30651 in the South
Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To schedule a booth tour or an
appointment with a Belkin media representative, please call Rachel
Jones-Pittier of Formula PR at 310-906-6416.
About Belkin International, Inc.
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