Wisconsin’s Largest Independent Telephone Company Will Deploy New Video Storage and Smart-Premise Services in Late 2012
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 24, 2012— Clear2there LLC, a leading provider of advanced video surveillance, smart-home, smart-business, communications, and M2M solutions for service providers and enterprises, announced that it has reached an agreement with Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin-based Solarus to provide new smart-home and smart-business service offerings. As part of the agreement, Solarus will leverage Clear2there’s InfiniVi Video Storage Platform and the Clear2there Service Provider Solution as the foundation for home and business monitoring and control services. These include video surveillance, energy management, thermostat control, flood and leak detection, as well as support for a broad range of smart sensors and devices commonly used in residential, agricultural, and business smart-premise deployments. Solarus expects to launch the services later this year.
“Solarus is dedicated to delivering sustainable and cost-effective innovations that meet the needs of our customers,” said Doug Wenzlaff, chief executive officer and general manager for Solarus, which is Wisconsin’s largest independent telephone company. “The Clear2there solution gives our residential and business customers attractive service options that enable them to better monitor and manage their home, farm, or place of business from remote locations using their a smartphone, tablet or computer connected to the Internet. We anticipate high demand for these services across the full range of our subscriber population.”
Solarus performed an extensive study of the smart-premise market and analyzed a variety of options before selecting the Clear2there solution. The company also developed a comprehensive business case detailing the viability of a new class of services that further monetize the broadband connection to the customer premise. Key requirements for the solution included simple installation and maintenance, centralized control for software updates, compliance with industry standards for smart devices, seamless Internet access to monitored data from consumer smart-phones and tablets, and flexibility to maximize resource utilization in the company’s Central Office and in the Public Cloud.
“The business case that we developed included pricing models that would make the powerful benefits of this new technology both affordable and attractive to our subscribers,” continued Wenzlaff. “The Clear2there solution stood out among the providers we evaluated. Not only does their platform deliver the broad range of capabilities we need, but the low implementation costs enable us to roll it out on very solid fiscal foundation.”
Clear2there’s smart-home and smart-business portfolio for service providers incorporates a number of turnkey customer premise bundles, Cloud- and Central Office-based application service platforms, and the award winning Viewbiquity Cloud Application Suite, resulting in customizable service offerings that allow providers to flexibly deploy options that increase revenue, enhance customer service and improve profitability.
“Solarus is known throughout the country as an innovator in delivering advanced technology and services to their customers, and we are very pleased to be selected by this industry leader to provide its smart-home and smart-business service offering,” said Craig Steen, president and chief executive officer of Clear2there. “With these new solutions, Solarus can deliver safety, security, and convenience to people in all walks of life, age groups, and businesses large and small. We look forward to working with Solarus as they deploy these compelling services in the coming months.”