HydraConnect Offers 5-Year Warranty, Supports 3 More Home Automation Systems
HydraConnect HSS-2 HDMI switch.
The warranty, for HydraConnect’s HSS line of switches, is retroactive to the original date of purchase.
In addition, HydraConnect announces new drivers for Savant Systems, Bitwise Controls and Elan g! home control systems, joining existing drivers for Control4, Crestron, RTI and iRule.
The company says its products differ from basic matrix switches by providing advanced system automation, automatic set-up, and interface processing through the use of an onboard UNIX computer.
An integrated Web-based interface allows installers to use a laptop, tablet or smart phone to set up and test all of the connected devices.
HydraConnect recently received a patent for making HDMI CEC work in integrated environments.
Special device discovery software “allows us to identify every connected device,” says HydraConnect founder David Schanin. “Simply put, our system isolates all of the CEC devices so they can’t talk to each other, and we use a sophisticated discovery software system that allows us to identify every connected device.”
Installed HSS products that are connected to the Internet become part of HydraConnect’s cloud service, so when software updates are necessary, they occur automatically in the early morning hours without user intervention or dealer visits.