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ROC-Connect Launches New Home Safety Solutions to Help Insurance Companies Protect Against Flood, Fire and Frost

Smart home and IoT platform provider offers Smart Home Kit and Home Safety Scorecard for mitigating risk and improving homeowner engagement

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 2, 2016 —  ROC-Connect, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider and creator of the smart home brand OZOM, announces the debut of its new home safety solutions for insurers. This new offering includes a low cost smart Home Safety Kit that gives consumers an easy way to protect their homes from fire, flood, and frost. Customers can use their smart phones to monitor their homes remotely, along with a new Home Safety Scorecard, designed to help them recognize risks and reduce potential losses.

ROC-Connect offers the safety kit and scorecard to insurance companies as a turnkey solution that includes distribution to the insurers’ customers. The new IoT solutions will help insurance providers mitigate risk, reduce claims, improve customer engagement, and generate new revenues.

“We’re giving insurance companies a turnkey solution that will help them exploit the IoT and engage more effectively with their customers,” said Marcus Scheiber, CEO and co-founder of ROC-Connect. “Insurers can move from simply reacting to events to become more proactive, offering their consumers simple and affordable solutions to make homes safer.”

The Home Safety Kit includes fire and water sensors, and it is fully customizable and offers the ability to add as many sensors as needed, depending on the size of the home. The sensors are monitored around the clock and link directly to emergency services, so if an alarm sounds the appropriate response is dispatched. A broad range of other smart home and IoT devices can be added to the system, including home automation.

ROC-Connect’s Home Safety Scorecard is supported by data from CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data enabled solutions provider. ROC-Connect uses information from CoreLogic such as property size, location, and features to analyze risk. That information is combined with data from smart home devices such as customer behavior to obtain the Home Safety Scorecard.

“We believe merging information from IoT devices with our traditional data services can give insurers deeper insights and a new way to more accurately assess property risk” said Dave Pedersen, SVP Strategic Business Development and Innovation from CoreLogic. “The novel use of data to give customers safety scores with support and advice that can help them protect their home and family, is an exciting new development for the insurance industry.”

The Smart Home Kit and Home Safety Scorecard are both supported by the ROC-Master App, allowing insurance companies to stay in constant communication and improve their relationships with homeowners. Insurers can tailor messaging to a homeowner of with local weather alerts and advice to help manage any known local hazards such as a bushfire or flood.

The Smart Home Safety Kit and the new safety scoring services will be demonstrated at the Insurance IoT USA Summit in Chicago, beginning November 15.

For more information on ROC-Connect, visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

ROC-Connect Announces Partnership with DSP Group, Offering a Cloud Managed Environment for IoT Applications

The partnership brings new capabilities to the range of ULE powered smart home devices

Palo Alto, California. September 2, 2016. ROC-Connect, the leading smart home services platform, announces its partnership with DSP Group, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. As part of the partnership, ROC-Connect now offers its channel partners Ultra Low Energy (ULE) chipsets in its smart home hubs to support the growing range of ULE powered smart home devices.
The ULE wireless chipsets are ideally suited to support the new wave of consumer IoT devices and offers longer range, interference-free RF bandwidth, enhanced security and natural support in two-way voice.
“We are excited by the opportunity to offer ULE to our channel partners,” said Marcus Scheiber, CEO of ROC-Connect. “ULE is ideal for smart home applications because of its low power consumption, long range, and its ability to transmit both voice and video. These are important benefits when smart home devices need to be battery powered.”
Analysts are forecasting huge growth in the IoT and smart home market, and ROC-Connect now offers ULE to companies wanting to deploy smart home solutions to their customer base. ROC-Connect will be offering its retail, insurance and service provider partners ULE as an option in its smart home solutions in beginning Q4 of 2016.
“We are delighted that ROC-Connect has chosen adding ULE as an option in its new smart home hubs,” said Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing at DSP Group. “We believe ULE will play an important role in many consumer applications in the global smart home market and our partnership will bring this capability into the home.”
The two companies will be showcasing their new DECT ULE smart home solutions at IFA in Berlin this week, and at the Broadband World Forum in London in October. The demonstrations will showcase the benefits of DECT ULE technology for smart home applications. The smart home will include smart lights, doors and locks using DECT ULE technology.
For more information on ROC-Connect, visit http://www.roc-connect.com/, and for more information DSP Group, visit http://www.dspg.com/.
About ROC-Connect
ROC-Connect is a leading supplier of Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) to retailers, insurance companies, manufacturers and service providers. Its smart home services have been deployed in both North and South America where they help to make homes safer, more energy efficient and easier to manage. Its open platform supports a wide range of smart devices that enable partners to deploy simple, affordable and scalable solution to the smart home. For more information, please visit http://roc-connect.com/.
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ROC-Connect Launches New Smart Home Master App and Ecosystem for Insurance Providers

ROC platform provides a turnkey solution for insurers looking to enter the IoT and smart home market

Palo Alto, Calif. – February 1, 2016 – ROC-Connect, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform technology company, has announced the launch of its new Cloud services, designed to support the needs of home insurance providers looking to enter the smart home market. The platform is designed to support the deployment of turnkey solutions for the IoT and smart home that will drive consumer engagement, increase loyalty, and reduce insured risk.

The IoT has the potential to seriously disrupt the insurance industry, yet 50 percent of more than 300 companies say they lack a clear strategy for IoT implementation according to a new FC Business Intelligence survey. ROC-Connect’s new ecosystem gives insurance providers the framework and tools they need to reinvent their business models and move from simply insuring against risk, to providing practical help for preventing losses.

“While the IoT can help insurance companies and their customers prevent major losses, many insurers have yet to recognize the opportunity and develop effective strategies,” said Marcus Scheiber, CEO and co-founder of ROC-Connect. “Our new platform allows us to deliver a turn-key solution that secures access to data and gives insurance companies the ability to deploy smart home products and services that are customizable, simple and affordable.”

The core element of the ecosystem, ROC-Master, provides insurance companies with a simple framework that allows them to deploy user apps for the smart home.  It offers the flexibility to create full end-to-end branded smart home solutions with unique user experiences that can scale to support all IoT devices and the smart home. With the integration of embedded third party applications, ROC-Master also allows insurance providers to collaborate and sell additional apps, content, and services through ROC-Cloud, the company’s cloud platform and in-home hub.

ROC-Master leverages ROMP, an open API architecture that allows developers the freedom to design and deliver their own unique apps and services using ROC-Cloud. This framework also enables ROC-Connect to offer and support ‘apps for things.’ Insurance providers can use these features as part of the ROC-Connect Smart Home as a Service (SHaaS) offering to monetize features in the different connected products they offer to their customers.

The platform also allows insurers to blend their products with IoT and smart home devices into a single app. The master app can then be used to bundle still more value added content and services, like alerts and advice for weather, hazards, and things like seasonal maintenance or on demand managed services.

ROC-Master is built out natively in iOS, Android, and Web to support the end-customer app-stores as mechanisms to deploy and update. ROC-Master will soon be available on Microsoft and support their mobile strategy on the Windows 10 platform.

The platform and services are now ready for deployment in North and South America, as well as Europe and will roll out to support customers in Asia and Australia later in 2016.

For more information on ROC-Connect, visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

About ROC-Connect

ROC-Connect is a leading IoT platform that provides simple, affordable and scalable smart home solutions as well as implementation support for insurance providers, retailers, service providers, and manufacturers. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of the emerging connected home market, ROC-Connect is helping to shape the business models and strategies for the new connected world. For more information, please visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

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ROC-Connect Debuts New Smart Home Master App and Ecosystem at CES

Smart home solutions provider launches simple, fast and affordable smart home ecosystem

Palo Alto, Calif. – January 4, 2016 – ROC-Connect, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform technology company and creator of leading LATAM smart home platform OZOM, will debut its new Cloud services at CES. The new ecosystem, including ROC-Cloud, ROC-Master and ROMP, provides channel partners with a fast and cost-efficient way to deploy smart home products and services to their customers.

ROC-Master, the core element and application blueprint, provides businesses with a simple framework that allows them to deploy user apps for the smart home quickly and efficiently. It also offers businesses the flexibility to create full end-to-end branded smart home solutions with unique user experiences that can scale to support all IoT devices and the smart home.

“We couldn’t be more excited to unveil our new ecosystem and master app at CES,” said Marcus Scheiber, CEO and co-founder of ROC-Connect. “We have created a comprehensive, customizable IoT platform delivering smart home products and services that are simple, affordable and scalable. We can provide a true turnkey solution with billing, analytics, and managed services on top of our smart home offerings, and look forward to further expanding our platform for third parties to leverage with consumers.”

ROC-Master leverages ROMP, an open API architecture that allows developers the freedom to design and deliver their own unique services using ROC-Cloud, the company’s cloud platform and in-home hub. This framework also enables ROC-Connect to offer and support ‘apps for things.’ Partners can use these features as part of the ROC-Connect SHaaS offering to monetize features in the different connected products they offer to their partners.

ROC-Master enables the integration of embedded third party applications and functions through its ROMP extension, which allows suppliers of products, applications, or services to collaborate and sell through the ROC-Cloud ecosystem and apps. Also included with the app are ROC-Connect’s market leading user, device, and home management models, which provide the most sophisticated approach in the smart home space, including multi-user, multi-location, multi-device ecosystems.

ROC-Master is built out natively in iOS, Android, and Web to support the end-customer app-stores as mechanisms to deploy and update. The app is available on Windows 10 and mobile devices, and will soon be available for Microsoft.

The platform and services are now ready for deployment in both North and South America, Europe and will roll out to support customers in Asia and Australia in 2016.

For more information on ROC-Connect, visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

About ROC-Connect

ROC-Connect is a leading IoT platform that provides simple, affordable and scalable smart home solutions as well as consultancy support for manufacturers, retailers, service providers, health care facilities and insurance providers. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of the emerging connected home market, ROC-Connect is helping to shape the business models and strategies for the new connected world. For more information, please visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

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Mary Jameson

Uproar PR

303-801-8180

mjameson@uproarpr.com

ROC-Connect Transforms the Way Insurers Leverage Data and Interact with Customers

Smart home solutions provider drives customer loyalty and reduces liabilities for insurers

Palo Alto, Calif. – November 15th 2015 – ROC-Connect, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform technology company, today announces its solution specifically suited for the needs of the insurance industry. The ROC-Connect platform gives insurance providers a way to enter the smart home market and rapidly deploy turnkey solutions that win new customers and drive loyalty, while reducing liabilities and risks.

ROC-Connect offers smart home as a service (SHaaS) to through an open IoT platform. Through its extensive partner network, the company offers insurance providers the opportunity to reinvent their business models and move from simply insuring against risk, to providing practical help preventing losses. With a focus on simple, affordable and scalable connected products and services, ROC-Connect is building on the needs of consumers by making homes safer, more efficient and easier to manage, while protecting people and their property from the major risks.

“Insurance companies already have strong ties with consumers as they cover the primary risks and help the owners to protect their families and properties,” said Marcus Scheiber, CEO of ROC-Connect. “ROC-Connect’s SHaaS offering and platform have been optimized to support the deployment of simple, low-cost, and scalable product-service bundles that pave the way to reduce the probability of damage and lowered overall risks for home owners and their insurers. In addition to intrusion detection, the platform gives homeowners real solutions for a wide range of potential threats, including fire, carbon monoxide and costly water damage caused by leaks and floods.”

Flooding can occur after several inches of rain, as well as from leaking household utilities such as washing machines, bath tubs and dishwashers, resulting in $38,000 in claims for the average homeowner. Fires are another costly concern for homeowners, with the average residential fire claim at $35,000. By partnering with ROC-Connect, insurers can leverage technologies such as connected water leakage detectors and sensors that monitor temperature, humidity and CO2 levels to continuously monitor customers’ homes. These technologies provide home owners with early warning signs and the ability to act quickly in the case of an adverse event, allowing insurers to better mitigate risks and reduce losses for customers.

“ROC-Connect’s platform and services help protect the people at most risk in the home with the addition of activity monitoring and response services. We are partnering with insurance companies to reward consumers who adopt smart home technology to minimize losses and will work to share data to further help both consumers and insurance providers,” added Kevin Meagher, Vice President of Business Development for ROC-Connect. “We believe these partnerships will help extend support to new business models with insurance coverage and services bundled to help differentiate, increase revenues, and retain customers.”

According to a recent report, security devices for the connected home markets are forecasted to reach $7.7 billion worldwide by 2021. As consumers continue to gain interest in security and property-related smart home features, insurance providers must innovate to meet the needs of today’s consumer while remaining flexible enough to scale in support of the IoT.

For more information on ROC-Connect, visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

About ROC-Connect

ROC-Connect is a leading IoT platform that provides simple, affordable and scalable smart home solutions as well as consultancy support for manufacturers, retailers, service providers, health care facilities and insurance providers. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of the emerging connected home market, ROC-Connect is helping to shape the business models and strategies for the new connected world. For more information, please visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

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Mary Jameson

Uproar PR

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Kevin Meagher Joins ROC-Connect to Spearhead North American Entrance

Kevin Meagher Joins ROC-Connect to Spearhead North American Entrance

Smart home platform expands expertise in the field with connected expert

Palo Alto, Calif. – August 12, 2015 – ROC-Connect, a leading IoT platform and maker of OZOM, announces today the appointment of smart home industry veteran Kevin Meagher as Senior Vice President of Business Development to augment the company’s entrance into North America. Under Meagher’s leadership, ROC-Connect will focus on providing simple, affordable and scalable smart home solutions to North American partners and consumers.

In his new position, Meagher will be responsible for securing new customers and partnerships for ROC-Connect’s platform services. Additionally, Kevin will target manufacturers, service providers and retailers to offer smart home support and deployment of connected products. Having developed and launched the first mass consumer proposition through Lowe’s and deployed services with other major service providers, Meagher is recognized as one of the global pioneers of the smart home.

“In one of my previous roles, I led an early stage company to become a market leader in the smart home space and I am excited to have the opportunity to do it all again,” said Meagher. “I’m joining a very strong leadership team and look forward to utilizing my experience and ROC-Connect’s superior technology to fuel continued growth and innovation that will help take the company to new heights.”

Meagher’s appointment comes at a monumental time for ROC-Connect as connected home device sales are expected to drive over $61 billion in revue in 2015 alone. With plans for continued expansion, into new markets and emerging industries, the smart home leader will continue to diversify its service offerings to meet the needs to of evolving landscape. Meagher brings expertise and experience from previous positions and ventures to ROC-Connect’s 2015 goals and beyond.

“This is an exciting time in the growth of the smart home and I couldn’t be happier to welcome Kevin to our team,” said Marcus Scheiber, co-founder of ROC-Connect. “Kevin’s remarkable track record with Lowes, along with his strategic, long-term approach to operations and innovation make him the ideal leader to spearhead our North American entrance and continued development plans.”

ROC Connect offers consultancy support and turn-key solutions to companies that are interested in leveraging connectivity and data to deploy new products and services. Serving the manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, utility, health care and insurance industries, ROC-Connect helps partners to identify opportunities, develop their vision and adapt their strategies for growth to exploit opportunities in the new connected world.

For more information on ROC-Connect, please visit http://www.roc-connect.com/.

About ROC-Connect

ROC-Connect is a leading IoT platform that provides simple, affordable and scalable smart home solutions as well as consultancy support for manufacturers, retailers, service providers, health care facilities and insurance providers. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of the emerging connected home market, ROC-Connect is helping to shape the business models and strategies for the new connected world. For more information, please visit www.ROC-Connect.com.

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Mary Jameson

Uproar PR

mjameson@uproarpr.com