—OnQ Technologies Inc., a home networking industry specialist, announces a joint marketing and distribution alliance with Honeywell, a provider of home control solutions. The alliance adds an integrated home network solution to Honeywell’s broad connected-home offering for consumers and builders.
“We are extremely pleased to bring such a unique and complimentary solution to the marketplace with a partner such as Honeywell,” says Doug Fikse, president of OnQ. “Our alliance will provide consumers with a powerful, integrated solution to their home networking and home control needs.” “Never before has the industry witnessed the combined forces of leaders in home control solutions and home networking,” adds Jay Schrankler, vice president of Honeywell Home Comfort and Systems. “Consumers can enjoy greater control over their future-ready home networks and home systems. This alliance strengthens Honeywell’s solutions for Web-enabled, future-ready homes that are more comfortable, secure and convenient.”
Under the alliance, Honeywell will market a Honeywell/OnQ co-branded system enclosure for the structured network system through the OnQ installation network. In addition to the Honeywell brand, the system enclosure will carry the “OnQ Inside” logo. With the OnQ Inside program, OnQ system modules, which will continue to be sold through the nationwide network of OnQ distributors, can be installed inside the Honeywell-branded system enclosure. In addition, Honeywell will integrate support of the OnQ Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) system into its Home Controller(tm) Gateway.