Nortel is rebranding Linear and 2GIG, and creating a “GoControl” DIY division to cater directly to homeowners in what appears to be the home automation market.
Methinks once the GC3 releases, Nortek may re-release the “Go!Control” panel directly to consumers as a system on par with the Mi Casa Verde Vera/VeraLite Home Controller…all it would take is a firmware update to remove alarm/security sensor aspects, UI changes, 900mhz tranceiver, and the Go!Bridge for IP connectivity (the GC3 will probably not need the Go!Bridge I suspect), and you got yourself a dedicated home controller.
Then again, the Go!Control may be marketed as the new “lifeshield-like” direct to the DIY market, security/home automation system…
GoControl will extend to an expansive new line of stand-alone smart home wireless products (such as light switches, smart light bulbs, thermostats and other retail oriented connected devices) that will be available during the second quarter of 2015 in order to meet the burgeoning demands of DIY homeowners. The GoControl smart products line will not require professional installation or managed services.