Blog posts of '2016' 'March'

Spring has arrived and with it comes a great selling season, especially for those dealers that have never looked into irrigation control. Last year we introduced the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller and its Control4 driver. We have been very pleased with the performance and we are now hitting the season where you and your customers can really take advantage of this great product.

The release of the second generation controller was built with dealers in mind. A few of the great new features include:  

  • Even easier to connect to wireless
  • Adds on-board control
  • Expands the wiring bay for easier wire connection
  • Added sensor ports for rain and flow meters

HouseLogix is also carrying the new IP54 rated Outdoor Enclosure, designed specifically for use with the new 2nd Generation Controller. 

As always, HouseLogix is offering distribution pricing on these products and the new Pro line is not available in stores. Don't forget, many installs may qualify for rebates when installing a smart irrigation controller! If you have any questions on your area please contact Rachio at rebates@rach.io or check out more info at www.epa.gov/WaterSense

For more info or to purchase, please visit the Rachio product page.

Playstation 4, Xbox One and Wii U Integration
The Belkin WeMo insight outlet switch provides Wi-Fi based control and monitoring of energy of any device connected to it.  This is great for floor lamps, fans and various other plug based devices.  Chowmain Software & Apps have added new functionality to the driver to allow for manually controllable devices such as the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U to automatically turn the room on and also automatically turn the room off upon power detection (or lack of).

So rather than having to select the device by clicking on Watch -> Playstation 4 and then turn on the Playstation 4 the user can now just turn on the Playstation 4 and vice versa.  This makes integration of game consoles and other manually controlled AV devices everyday easy.

For more information, or to purchase, please visit the Belkin WeMo Switch page