|Acquired by||Motorola Solutions|
|Description||XML Based Mobile Software Platform|
|Series A, 8/06 |
|Series B, 9/08 |
|Series C, 6/09 ||$500k|
|Venture Round, 9/09 ||$525k|
|Venture Round, 2/10 ||$4.27M|
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.
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.