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Acquired byMotorola Solutions
Date12/2010

General Information

Offices

Sunnyvale, USA
455 West Maude Ave
Suite 220
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
USA

People

VP, Engineering
CTO & Chief Architect

Funding

TOTAL $9.42M
FUNDING TOTAL $9.42M
Series A, 8/2006
Pond Ventures
$2.85M
Series B, 9/2008
Pond Ventures
$1M
Series C, 6/2009
$500k
Convertible Note, 8/2009
$270k
Venture Round, 9/2009
$525k
Venture Round, 2/2010
$4.27M

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4Home

4Home has developed an XML-based software and services platform that OEM hardware vendors and service providers can use to deliver compelling applications and services into the connected home.

4Home’s suite of solutions allows users to automate almost any application they want: remotely monitor their homes, get Web-based content on the TV, control home systems from their mobile phones, control all home devices and digital media in one unified user-interface, and track their home energy usage down to the device level.

The company feels that “home control services” are the next suite of services to be offered by major broadband providers (after the trifecta of voice, video, and data), and consists of home monitoring, media & entertainment management, home health, and energy management.

4Home received five CES 2008 Innovation awards.

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4Home screenshot
Above: Monitoring
Uploaded: 3/13/09
4Home screenshot
Above: energy consumption
Uploaded: 3/13/09

Products

4Home Media Solution Set

Website4home.com/solution-set
Tags home-security, remote-control

4Home’s ControlPoint and Portal Server software products, two parts of a distributed software platform, allow hardware vendors and service providers to create and deploy new applications and services for the connected home. A single copy of the networked ControlPoint software installed on any device on the home network provides whole home coverage – from anywhere and at anytime.

Portal Server is a robust broadband application server providing scalable and manageable home control services for a broad, mass-market roll out. ControlPoint and Portal Server working in tandem provide a “contextual” user-interface for managing all connected systems– on Smartphones, PCs, Macs, TVs, or touch panels / touch devices.

4Home screenshot
Above: 4Home Media Solution Set Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
4Home screenshot
Above: 4Home Media Solution Set Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 3/13/09

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Sources

  1. Motorola Buys Connected Home And Energy Management Software Developer 4Home (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. paidcontent.org [edit]
  3. VC Funding, Fourth Quarter 2008 (bayareanewsgroup.com) [edit]
  4. 4Home snags $500K for universal home remotes in software form (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  5. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  6. 4Home logs $525K for central home electronics control (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  7. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
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