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Cable Technology Feature Article

July 27, 2011

Massillon Cable and NewWave Communications to Launch Advanced Smart Home Management

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

NewWave Communications and Massillon Cable are launching the nation’s most advanced smart home management and security system and both these cable television operators are part of the Comporium’s Security Dealer Program, Comporium has announced.

Part of Comporium’s list of nearly 50 cable TV, telecommunications and electric utility clients, these Connected Home system offerings from these two companies come just in advance of The Independent Show being held here through July 27. The event is co-hosted by the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the American Cable Association (ACA) at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco Hotel, the company stated in a press release.

“Comporium provides a unique combination of start-up support and industry contacts with innovators like iControl," said Larry Eby, senior vice president of operations for NewWave Communications. "We want to provide our customers with a range of security services from intrusion monitoring to smoke detection to the futuristic remote home and family management features provided by the iControl OpenHouse software platform.”

Serving cable TV customers in western Stark County and central Wayne County, Ohio, Massillon Cable TV, Inc. is a locally owned and operated communications company. Offering high-speed Internet access, Massillon Cable TV also is the parent company of Massillon Cable Communications. Serving Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee, NewWave Communications is a cable television, high-speed Internet, and digital telephone service provider. Turning the residence into a “smart” home that can control lighting, appliances and energy, the award-winning security system sets the standards for safeguarding family and possessions.

Recently, the company announced that it will demo its advanced home security and home management system at The Cable Show, to be held June 14-16 at McCormick Place. The security system is powered by iControl. The system has the capability to turn the residence into a smart home that can control lighting, appliances and energy.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.