|[January 03, 2013]
Lowe's to unveil the next generation of Iris™ connected home products and services at 2013 International CES
MOORESVILLE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) will unveil the next generation of
products and services for Iris™, its cloud-based smart home solution, at
the 2013 International CES (News - Alert). Initially launched in July 2012, Iris
enables homeowners to monitor and control their home from anywhere via
smart phone, tablet or computer with a free basic level of service. At
the 2013 International CES, Lowe's will showcase more than 15 new Iris™
devices and services to make homes safer and more efficient, while
providing unique convenience features for homeowners.
Iris Safe & Secure Kit, Iris Comfort & Control Kit, Iris Smart Kit
Additionally, to help support the growing needs of today's connected
homes--from video streaming to gaming across the ever-growing usage of
smartphones and tablets for the family--Lowe's is announcing a new
product line for the connected home. The new product line will offer an
assortment of routers and switches, as well as Wi-Fi range extenders and
Powerline solutions to help expand network coverage for homeowners by
leveraging existing home broadband wiring. Lowe's plans to roll out the
new home area network products to as many as 100 stores in the U.S. in
the first half of 2013, with the full roll out later in the year.
"As the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, Lowe's
recognizes the evolving needs of today's homeowner and is well
positioned to offer the widest breadth of compatible connected home
products and services at an attractive price," said Kevin Meagher, vice
president and general manager of Smart Hme at Lowe's. "Lowe's Iris
system is an excellent choice for homeowners and renters looking to
install a system that improves the safety, efficiency and convenience of
their daily lives. Iris is simple and affordable, and it will continue
to evolve to manage more elements of the home through a tablet or smart
At CES 2013, Lowe's will showcase new Iris partnerships including
Verizon, Honeywell (News - Alert), Whirlpool, Jarden Safety, Orbit Irrigation Products,
Pet Safe, Plastair, Spring Window Fashions, Sylvania, Yale, and Pella.
Lowe's existing partners Schlage, First Alert, GE Jasco and Radio
Thermostat of America, will be on display as well.
Key Technology Demonstrations at CES 2013
New connected home products and services compatible with Lowe's Iris
system will be displayed in the San Polo Room 3403 of The Venetian
during the 2013 International CES, which runs Jan. 8-11, 2013 in Las
Throughout this year's CES, Lowe's will present a series of solution
environments that highlight Iris' newly extended breadth of capabilities
that today's consumers demand. Below please find a schedule of events
Location: Lowe's Iris Connected Home Pavilion is located at The
Venetian, Las Vegas, NV - San Polo Room 3403
Schedule: Open daily with demonstrations at 10 a.m. on Jan. 8 and
at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 9 - 11.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - Iris for Safety: The next generation of Iris
products and services combines advanced safety features with the
latest technology to provide homeowners with peace of mind.
Demonstrations on Tuesday will showcase how Iris can help improve care
for seniors and loved ones, alert homeowners to smoke and carbon
monoxide in the home even if they are away, and help control door
locks from a phone or tablet - eradicating that age old concern: "Did
I forget to lock the front door "
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Iris for Efficiency: Iris' new expanded
features include a broad array of monitoring tools that can help
reduce costs by controlling energy and water consumption.
Demonstrations on Wednesday will feature a number of programmable
smartphone-controlled devices including connected thermostats and
water heaters, sprinkler systems, window blinds, and even network
connected light bulbs.
Thursday, Jan. 10 - Iris for Convenience: Innovative new Iris
products make daily life more convenient for homeowners.
Demonstrations on Thursday include a pet door that tracks the comings
and goings of up to five different pets, a moisture sensor that
reminds homeowners to water their plants, and a new Verizon (News - Alert) USB Modem
that keeps everything online even without an internet connection.
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is
a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million
customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the
United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in
Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement
retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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