Logitech International has acquired WiLife Inc., which offers an affordable, easy-to-use PC-based video solution for self-monitoring a home or smaller business.
The award-winning WiLife solution leverages the power of the PC and the Internet to offer an alternative to expensive professional home-monitoring services. The solution consists of PC software, up to six wireless video cameras and a receiver plugged into wall outlets. The cameras and receiver communicate using HomePlug technology, which transmits the video through a building’s electrical wires. The video that is captured can be stored on a local PC hard disk or stored via the Internet by WiLife and accessed remotely — on a PC or a portable device such as a cell phone or PDA – using the WiLife online service.
With the acquisition, Logitech plans to use its extensive distribution network to broaden availability of the products. The WiLife business will become part of Logitech’s Internet Communications Business Unit, led by Gina Clark, vice president and general manager. Logitech plans to market the products under the Logitech brand.