Gentex Corporation recently began shipping the latest version of its HomeLink car-to-home automation system to VOXX Electronics Corporation for sale in the automotive aftermarket. The system consist of a Bluetooth-enabled automatic-dimming mirror with integrated buttons that can be programmed to operate a myriad of radio frequency and cloud-based home automation devices.
Gentex is a long-time supplier of electro-optical products for the global automotive industry. It supplies nearly every major automaker with connected-car technologies and advanced electronic features that optimize driver vision and enhance driving safety.
The new aftermarket HomeLink system consists of a Gentex automatic-dimming mirror that comes integrated with three programmable buttons that can operate virtually any type of home automation device. It utilizes two transmission modes: radio frequency to activate entry-critical appliances such as garage doors and security gates, and cloud-based wireless transmission to operate home lighting, thermostats, smart outlets, security systems, and other IOT devices.
Cloud-based device operation is made possible by HomeLink Connect, Gentex’s new home automation app, that users can configure to control their existing home automation devices. Once configured, the user’s phone/app pairs with the HomeLink buttons in the mirror via Bluetooth, allowing users to activate their devices without needing to fumble with their phone.
The new Bluetooth-enabled HomeLink mirror will have an MSRP of $299.99 through VOXX. The compatible HomeLink Connect app is available for iOS and Android by searching for HomeLink Connect in the App Store/Google Play. First-year app use is free with an annual renewal rate of $1.99 thereafter.
VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. VEC is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and tracking, remote start systems, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).