SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – ( November 22, 2013 ) – Midcontinent Communications and Comporium today announced that Midcontinent has joined the Comporium Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) Dealer Program to deliver a premier home management solution to the communities it serves.
The solution combines a security alarm system, communications gateway and home automation platform into one device and enables broadband service providers like Midcontinent to deliver the next generation of home management services for the “smart” home.
“Our customers will have a total home management solution that gives them remote control access to lighting, appliances, thermostats and enhanced video monitoring through their smartphones, PCs and tablets,” said Midcontinent Vice President of Information Systems Gary Shawd. “Our customers will benefit from the combination of Midcontinent’s industry leading broadband speeds, the award-winning iControl Networks software platform and Comporium’s proven program.”
Midcontinent is the nation’s 12th largest cable TV operator serving over 300,000 customers in the Upper Midwest. Comporium, a diversified communications company based in Rock Hill, S.C., within the Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area, offers a fully managed solution for SMA powered by iControl software.
“The ‘connected home’ is now a reality, and this partnership with Midcontinent is a testimony to the forward thinking management and their goal to provide state-of-the-art technology to their customers,” said Comporium SMA Dealer Program Vice President Dan Lehman. “We are eager to assist Midcontinent in launching this advanced system and demonstrating it to customers who not only want to protect their property and possessions, but also find ways to save on their energy costs and bring their homes into the digital lifestyle.”