Hoping to speed installations by leveraging auto-discovery tools, Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has completed integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules of leading home-automation suppliers AMX by Harman, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI.
The three suppliers join Control4, which released an IP module for the Hopper last year.
The integration allows these control products to automatically recognize Hopper DVRs and Joey receivers when they are placed on customers' networks, simplifying the controller configuration process for Dish's installers.
"These integrations not only improve the efficiency of the installation, but also helps dealers deliver a fantastic customer experience," said Frank DeFilippis, Dish manager of channel programs.
"Our dealers prefer IP-based integration because of the time it saves during installation, and we're pleased to announce that they can begin using this module immediately," added Adam Gershon, AMX residential product manager.
Dish first opened its application programming interface (API) in 2013, allowing home control system makers to tie their devices to the Hopper platform. Through this integration, customers can not only manage their video service, but also perform home automation tasks, including lighting and temperature adjustments.
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