SOURCE: People Power

People Power

December 02, 2013 09:00 ET

People Power Partners With Monster Products for Energy Management

New Presence 1.2 Features Monster Central Plugs to Help Save Money With Remote Power Control

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) - The free application from People Power, Presence 1.2, which turns iOS devices into WiFi or cellular-connected video cameras, supports home energy management capabilities with Monster Central products. Through Presence, users can remotely control and monitor electrical use, understand the energy costs of devices and establish a home power use schedule.

"By cutting energy waste, people can save big bucks, while living a more sustainable lifestyle," said Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. "Presence and Monster Central products control power-hungry devices, like the home entertainment center, which can be managed efficiently and automatically to integrate into a Presence user's energy budget and lifestyle, easily and intelligently."

To set up Monster Central products with Presence, simply connect the Monster Central Gateway to a home router using an Ethernet cable. Scan the QR code on each Monster plug to pair it to a Presence account, and plug it into a wall outlet. Now, the energy consumption of anything plugged in can be monitored from your smartphone, and Presence can turn the device on or off manually or according to a schedule.

"Monster and People Power have made homes smarter with Presence 1.2, integrating remote power management with Monster Central Power Control products," said Noel Lee, founder and CEO of Monster Products. "We're proud to partner with People Power to bring energy savings to the entire country."

Combined with People Power's open IOEplatform, Monster Central Power Control plugs are the first consumer-grade smart plugs to offer Open APIs, giving developers and integrators the tools needed to build apps, algorithms, analytics, access their data and take full control of electrical power. The IOEplatform UXpect technology is the easiest to use rules engine for the connected home.

Presence-enabled Monster Central Power Control plugs are available in the in-app Presence Store and support the 110V North American market. The Presence Store also features two Presence-controlled robotic stands -- Galileo for iPhones from Motrr, and KUBI for iPads from Revolve Robotics. The Presence Store features products that enhance the Presence experience at www.presencepro.com/store.

To download Presence 1.2, visit the Apple App Store or www.presencepro.com

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