Cable Technology Feature Article
iControl Networks Launches FastTrack App Partner Program
By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
iControl Networks (News - Alert) recently announced the launch of its FastTrack App Partner Program, an innovative program to connect app developers and cable service providers to deliver cutting-edge Android (News - Alert) apps for in-home app users. The new initiative allows for various Android apps to be made compatible with various touch screen devices running on iControl Converge.
iControl Converge is the popular choice of leading providers of home entertainment solutions, including Time Warner Cable's IntelligentHome, Comcast's (News - Alert) Xfinity Home, and Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, to power their home solutions portfolio.
In a statement, Mr. Jason Domangue of iControl said, “The FastTrack Program is a key component in further developing the connected home and opens a new distribution channel for app developers. FastTrack makes it easy and seamless for app developers to team with leading cable service providers for in-home distribution, and increases comfort and convenience for consumers by providing unique, innovative apps tailored for the smart home.”
The FastTrack App Partner Program, in its launch phase, will include app developers MapQuest for providing maps and traffic data, TrueIn for music and online radio streaming, News Republic for customized new alerts, Life360 for communicating location with families and The Weather Channel for detailed weather forecasts.
iControl Networks continues to add more app developers to its FastTrack App Partner Program portfolio. The company houses certified apps from its registered developers on its online marketing platform, where they are available to global customers.
Speaking of the new initiative, Mr. Jim Johnson said, “Our ultimate goal is to create an ecosystem with limitless possibilities for connectivity that takes the smart home to a new level. With the help of innovative app partners, consumers now have access to interactive, next-generation tools that make life healthier, happier, easier and more efficient.”
iControl Networks is a leading player in the broadband home management sector with a strong presence in delivering interactive solutions in this space. The award-winning flagship product from the company, iControl OpenHome Software Platform, is the preferred product for leading broadband service companies and home security providers. The innovative platform allows these companies to deliver cutting-edge solutions for home management, connectivity and security services for the end customers.
Edited by Blaise McNamee