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Focus on the World Home Automation Market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Electronics industry is available in its catalogue.

World Home Automation Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Automation in Millions of US$. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2003 through 2012. The report profiles 156 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ameba Group, Inc., AMX Corporation, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Ltd., Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd., Control4, Creston Electronics, Inc., GE Security, Gewa AB, Haier Group, Home Automation, Inc., Home Technologies, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Lightolier Controls, Lite Touch, Inc., Lutron Electronics, Inc., Monster Cable Products, Inc., Schneider Electric Ltd., Secant Home Automation, Inc., Siemens AG, Smartkontrols Ltd., Smarthome, Inc., TAC, Teletask, Vantage Controls, Inc., VITY Technology, and White-Rodgers. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions And Scope of Study I-3

1. Lighting Controls I-3

2. Security Controls I-4

3. HVAC Controls I-4

4. Entertainment & Integrated Controls I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Home Automation: An Introduction II-1

Price Drives the Market II-1

North American Markets to Witness Steady Growth II-1

Wireless Technologies in Home Automation II-2

Technologies Vie for Market Share II-2

Advantages of Home Automation System II-2

Number Speak II-3

Home Automation Comes to the World II-3

Regional Perspective II-3

North America Dominates II-3

Table 1: World Market for Home Automation (2007): Regional Markets Ranked by Percentage Share of Revenues - North America, Europe and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Europe Picks Up Most of the Growth II-4

Table 2: Fastest Growing Markets for Home Automation Worldwide: Countries/Regions Ranked by Compounded Annual Revenue Growth for the Years 2003-2012 - North America, Europe and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

2. Market Trends & Issues II-5

Home Automation Dictates Sale of New Homes II-5

Lighting Specialists Opt New Marketing Tactics II-5

Home Automation Drives Electrical Contracting Sector II-5

Theft and Fire Securities Division Slogs II-6

Home Automation Further Adds to PC Value II-6

Upcoming Trends in Lighting Controls II-6

Lighting Controls Light New Hopes II-6

Emergence of Web-Based Home Automation System II-7

Automated HVAC Systems Appeals Homeowners & Integrators Alike II-7

Elite Class Vs Mass Segment II-7

Assimilating Billing, Metering, Control & Security Processes II-7

Physical Output and Input Control and Remote PID II-8

3. Product Overview II-9

Home Automation Systems II-9

Centrally Controlled Systems II-9

Distributed-Control Systems II-9

Individual Control Systems II-9

Functional Areas of Home Automation System II-9

HVAC Controls II-10

Lighting Controls II-10

Lighting Control Devices II-10

Lighting dimmer II-10

Lighting Motion Sensor II-10

Occupancy Sensor II-10

Photosensor II-10

Timer II-10

Entertainment Controls II-10

Security Controls II-11

Home Automation Technologies II-11

Batibus II-11

European Installation Bus (EIB) II-11

LonWorks II-12

CEBus (Bus) II-12

Bluetooth II-12

X-10 II-12

Konnex II-12

Benefits of Home Automation Systems II-13

Challenges Ahead II-13

4. Product Launches II-14

NANOMATIC's myrimis/ nanonavi Accessible on ZigBee Global- standard II-14

Actiontec Electronics Launches New Line of zControl Controllers II-14

Pacific Controls Introduces Green Automation Solutions II-14

Westell Offers Redeveloped UltraLine Series3 Residential Gateway II-14

Home Automation to Introduce Snap-Link Mobile II-14

Zilog to Offer Crimzon RC Blaster Universal Infrared Remote Control System II-14

Comtrend Launches Home Networking Adaptors II-15

ZigBee(R) Alliance Launches ZigBee Home Automation II-15

Hawking Technologies to Offer HomeRemote Wireless Home Automation System II-15

Shentel to Offer InGrid Digital Home Protection Services II-15

Yitran Launches IT700 and IT800D II-15

Atmel(R) Offers ATAB542x Kit II-15

Bticino Offers Axolute II-15

The Linear Home Technology Introduces Digi5 Technology II-16

Ivory Egg Introduces EnOcean - Revolutionary Home Automation Solutions II-16

HAI Provides Added Support for Audio Control II-16

uControl Introduces Next-Generation Home Security Service II-16

Hawking Technologies Launches HomeRemote II-17

Best Buy Releases ConnectedLife. Home II-17

SmartLabs Launches Lighting Control System II-17

Monster Introduces Illuminessence Lighting- Control Systems II-17

Cortexa Upgrades 'My Home' Home Automation Solution II-18

Omron Corporation Launches 'Silent' Relay for Home Automation II-18

Echelon Introduces Power line Microchip II-18

Lifeware, DSC to Collaborate to Develop Package for Home Automation II-19

Watt Stopper/Legrand Introduces Vacancy and Occupancy Sensors II-19

Lagotek Launches HIP Version-3 II-19

Lagotek Introduces Wireless Home Automation System II-19

Freescale Launches BeeKit - a ZigBee Compliant Wireless Connectivity Tool Kit II-20

STMicroelectronics Launches ST7540 - the Latest Power Line Transceiver II-20

Maxim Introduces MAX5406, World's Best Stereo Audio Processor. II-21

Parature's Web-Based Software Enhances Efficiency of Colorado vNet II-21

HAI Launches LUMINA - Lighting Control System. II-21

TAC Launches New Xenta 121 Controllers for Heat Pump and Fan Coil Applications II-22

SmartLabs Launches ICON Line of Lighting Products for Homes II-22

Emerson Climate Launches Upgraded Thermostats of White- Rodgers' 80 Series II-22

Siemens Building Technologies Launches New RWD Series Controllers. II-23

Control4 Launches 4sight Internet Services Package II-23

Cortexa Technology Introduces Cost Effective Home Automation System II-23

Audioholics Introduces Motorola homesight(TM) II-24

Smarthome Launches Initial Insteon(TM) Products for Home Control System II-24

Control4 Introduces Home Theater Controller for Home Automation II-24

West Technology Research Solutions Launches INSTEON (TM) II-24

Millennial Net and WebGen Systems Announce New Wireless Energy Management System II-24

Zensys Announces Retail Sales of Z-Wave Enabled Products from Intermatic II-25

iLight Launches iCAN/RS232 Serial Interface and Touch Screen II-25

KyungDong Network Introduces e-GA(R) Home Networking Solution II-26

LiteTouch Launches New Keypads II-26

Haier Launches eHome II-26

Haier Introduces Home Networking System II-26

D2Audio features Control4's Audio Products II-26

Shell Energy Enters Home-Management System II-27

Cyclades Introduces AlterPath PM10 and PM20 II-27

5. Recent Industry Activity II-28

2Wire Acquires Kenati Technologies II-28

Leviton Acquires ControlThink LC II-28

Vichai Trading to Foray into Home Automation Market II-28

Logitech International Signs Agreement to Acquire WiLife II-28

LG Electronics Wins AED30 Million Deal from Star Giga II-28

LG Electronics Enters into an Agreement with Royal House Group II-28

CABA and HANA Forge Partnership II-29

Haier Signs Cooperative Agreement with Cisco II-29

Firestone Building Signs Support and Maintenance Agreement with Intuitive System II-29

E-Mon Signs Reseller Agreement Tridium II-29

Johnson Controls Acquires Skymark International II-29

IEC Lays New Standards for Home Automation II-29

Best Buy Selects SmartLabs INSTEON-Based Lighting Control System II-30

Matsushita Electric Works Acquires Anchor Electricals II-30

Legrand Acquires UStec II-30

Lagotek Inks Distribution Agreement with Engenuity II-30

Legrand Acquires Vantage Controls II-31

Pegasus Acquires Technology from maccontrol II-31

Johnson Controls Completes Assets Acquisition of Environmental Technologies II-31

IVCi Announces the Formation of IVCi Home II-31

Alarm.com Signs an Agreement with Lagotek Corp II-31

SmartLabs, Perceptive Automation and HAL Enter into Partnership II-32

Crestron and CIMAX/VIG Plan for Partnership II-32

Schneider Electric Acquires IBS II-32

Gridpoint Integrates ZigBee Technology II-32

Home Technologies Acquires Metropolitan Audio and Video II-33

Home Technologies Forms a Venture Named Home Technologies-Bend II-33

Control4 Establishes Strategic Alliance with Tweeter II-34

Philips Lighting Forms Business Collaboration With TAC in Europe II-34

Monster Collaborates with Zensys II-34

W Home Automation Acquires EON3 Home Automation II-35

Veridicom Enters into Partnership with Leviton II-35

Ingram Micro Purchases AVAD Distributors II-35

Ingram Inks Marketing Deal with Smarthome II-35

Hitachi America and Avocent Collaborate II-36

Leviton Teams Up with Zensys II-36

Schneider Electric Pairs with IBM II-36

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-38

Ameba Group, Inc. (USA) II-38

AMX Corporation (USA) II-38

Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Ltd (Switzerland) II-38

Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd (Australia) II-38

Control4 (USA) II-38

Creston Electronics, Inc. (USA) II-39

GE Security (USA) II-39

Gewa AB (Sweden) II-39

Haier Group (China) II-39

Home Automation, Inc. (USA) II-40

Home Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-40

Honeywell International, Inc. (USA) II-40

Lightolier Controls (USA) II-40

Lite Touch, Inc. (USA) II-40

Lutron Electronics, Inc. (USA) II-41

Monster Cable Products, Inc. (USA) II-41

Schneider Electric Ltd. (UK) II-41

Secant Home Automation, Inc. (Canada) II-41

Siemens AG (Germany) II-42

Smartkontrols Ltd. (UK) II-42

SkyNetGlobal Ltd. (Australia) II-42

Smarthome, Inc. (USA) II-42

TAC (Sweden) II-43

Teletask (Belgium) II-43

Vantage Controls, Inc. (USA) II-43

VITY Technology (France) II-43

White-Rodgers (USA) II-43

7. Global Market Perspective II-44

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home Automation by Geographic Region - North America, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Home Automation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for North America, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

III. MARKET

1. North America III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Market in North America: A Quick Primer III-1 Current and Future Analysis III-1

Changing Lifestyles: A Prime Stimulant III-2

Housing Slump to Slow Down Home Automation Market Growth in 2007 & 2008 III-2

Housing Market in the US - An Overview III-2

Table 5: Total Housing Starts in the US: 2002-2007E (in million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 6: Total Existing Home Sales (Single-Family and Condo/Co-op) in the US: 2002-2007E (in million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 7: Total New Home Sales in the US: 2002- 2007E (in million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Key Market Trends III-3

Z-Wave Gains Popularity in the Home- Automation Market III-3 Competitive Landscape III-3

Product Launches III-4

Strategic Developments III-14

Key Players III-20

B.Market Analytics III-24

Table 8: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home Automation by Functional Area - Lighting Controls, Security Controls, HVAC Controls and Entertainment Controls Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 9: North American 10-Year Perspective for Home Automation by Functional Area - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lighting Controls, Security Controls, HVAC Controls and Entertainment Controls Markets for 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

2. Europe III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

A Primer III-25

Current and Future Analysis III-25

Product Launches III-25

Strategic Developments III-28

Key Players III-30

B.Market Analytics III-32

Table 10: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home Automation by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 11: European 10-Year Perspective for Home Automation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

3. Rest of World III-33

A.Market Analysis III-33

A Primer III-33

Home Automation Systems Market in Asia-Pacific - A Regional Review III-33

Australia - A Small Yet Growing Market for Home Automation III-33 China III-33

Growth in Building Industry Propels Demand for HVAC Controls III-33 Product Launches III-34

Strategic Developments III-35

Key Players III-36

B.Market Analytics III-37

Table 12: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Home Automation with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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