Phone.com and LiftMaster Extend Agreement for Innovative “Internet of Things” Application
NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phone.com, a provider of cloud-based phone services, and LiftMaster, a subsidiary of the Chamberlin Group and one of the leading suppliers of gated community access systems in the USA, today announced an extension of their agreement for the incorporation of Phone.com Voice over Internet (VoIP) services into LiftMaster’s “next generation” solutions, eliminating the need for a costly analog telephone line at each installation. This represents an innovative step towards the Internet of Things (IoT) where devices and people can be seamlessly interconnected.
The two organizations have been collaborating since 2013 on the development, testing and deployment of the IPAC (Internet Protocol Access Controller). On Wednesday January 27 at 1:30 PM, LiftMaster will join Phone.com at the IT Expo conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to discuss “Expanding Horizons – Innovative Uses for Cloud-based Telephony.”
Ari Rabban, CEO of Phone.com, commented, “As one of the more highly-regarded VoIP providers, Phone.com recognized the need to offer voice communications services in a variety of ways, including those now included in the “Internet of Things (IoT)” concept. The relationship with LiftMaster has allowed Phone.com to expand the scope of our offerings and how we view emerging marketplaces. This relationship has proven to be rewarding and we look forward to continually enhancing it.”
Simply stated, IoT is the concept that anything and everything can be connected at some level. Research firm Gartner has projected that by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion devices connected via the Internet. Interactions will be available via people to people, people to things, or even things to things.
As voice communications continues to evolve as part of IoT, more and more applications that were previously considered as stand-alone, like gate access, garage access, elevator phones, and alarm services, will move into the Internet of Things. LiftMaster and Phone.com have joined together to continue moving forward with this evolution!
Phone.com is a cloud-based phone company offering a variety of innovative and economical business and home phone services for entrepreneurs, home offices, small businesses and individuals. For further details, call 800-842-3394 or visit Phone.com at phone.com.
LiftMaster is the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as well as a major manufacturer of commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products. Driven by the access and security needs of the marketplace, LiftMaster’s expansive line of state-of-the-art residential and commercial products are designed to fit any lifestyle or application, providing the latest technology and innovations in safety, security and convenience. For inquiries on LiftMaster products or to inquire about becoming an authorized dealer, please visit www.LiftMaster.com.
Joel Maloff, SVP-Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
Tel: (954) 239-7243