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NEWARK, Calif. — Sept.3, 2015 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the expansion of their Harmony lineup with new products that bring the company’s expertise and leadership in entertainment control to the smart home. These new products give you easy access to and control over your favorite entertainment and home automation devices — even if they are behind closed doors in your entertainment center — all from one easy, familiar system.
“Harmony is the accepted leader in home entertainment control, and now we’ve expanded that same experience throughout the smart home,” said Bruce Lancaster, general manager of Logitech Harmony. “As more connected devices make their way into consumer homes, the need for a centralized way to control them – and make them work in concert – becomes exponentially greater. Our new lineup does just that.”
With just a few easy steps your remote, tablet or smartphone can now control your TV, set-top box, speakers, lighting, thermostat, door locks, window shades and other popular devices. Plus, with Harmony Activities, you can easily create one-touch control of multiple products, letting you power on your TV, dim your lights, adjust the temperature and open your window shades—all at the same time. You can start or end an Activity with either a touch of your remote or mobile app, according to customizable schedules, or in response to sensors. And if you’re away from home, you can check the status and adjust devices from the Harmony mobile app.
Highlights of the new lineup include:
Logitech Harmony® Hub
The Harmony Hub turns your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet into a universal home remote. With the Hub and app, you can control movies, music, and TV, plus connected lights, locks, thermostats, and more. You can start and control devices in groups or individually, either directly with one touch or on customizable schedules.
Logitech Harmony® Companion
By combining a simple remote control with the Harmony Hub, Logitech Harmony Companion provides convenient control for connected lights, locks, blinds, thermostats, sensors, home entertainment devices, and more. This gives you the freedom to control devices via the mobile app either around the house or when you’re away, and the convenience of a dedicated remote control that stays in easy reach for use by family, friends, and guests.
Logitech Harmony® 950
Logitech Harmony 950 is the best Harmony infrared universal remote yet for control of TV, movies, music, and games. Its color touchscreen provides powerful, intuitive control of up to 15 devices. The all-new design has a color touchscreen that uses gestures including swipes and taps to change channels, fast-forward or rewind, and adjust the volume. The motion sensing, backlit buttons and improved button layout make it easy to find the right button, even in the dark. The replaceable, rechargeable battery offers 20% greater capacity over its predecessor, and set up is quick and simple.
Logitech Harmony® Elite
Logitech Harmony Elite delivers the same great feature set as the Harmony 950, paired with the power of the Harmony Hub. Whether using the mobile app or advanced touchscreen remote, Harmony Elite offers seamless control of your entertainment—and your connected home. With the Harmony Elite, you can replace remotes for up to 15 entertainment devices, and combine that with control popular smart home products including lights, locks, and thermostats, either directly with one touch, on customizable schedules, or even when away from home
Device Compatibility and Availability
LIFX, Insteon, QIVICON, August, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Philips hue and SONOS are among the brands and platforms joining the Harmony library of more than 270,000 compatible devices. For the most up-to-date list of compatible devices, please visit myharmony.com/compatibility. The new Logitech Harmony lineup is expected to be available in EMEA beginning in September 2015. For more information on the Harmony remote control lineup, please visit www.logitech.com.
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. Over 30 years ago Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech .