Technicolor Launches a Home Control and Security Edition of MediaTouch for Broadband Service Providers

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June 07, 2011
Partners with iControl Networks to leverage OpenHome™ software platform

Paris (France) & Palo Alto (California) – June 7, 2011 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced the launch of a Home Control and Security edition of its MediaTouch tablet, a new solution developed in partnership with iControl Networks.

This partnership combines Technicolor’s leading experience in digital home platforms and customized tablet solutions with the leading iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform to deliver integrated home management, control, security and energy management solutions to Multiple System Operator (MSO) and Network Service Provider (NSP) customers.

“Our partnership with iControl offers a differentiated benefit to our service provider customers by enabling them to deliver an optimized broadband home management experience utilizing a next-generation solution with best-in-class hardware for their subscribers,” said Vince Pizzica, president of Technicolor’s Digital Delivery Group.

 “Our service provider deployment partners are looking for an advanced Digital Home Control and Security media tablet to offer their subscribers,” said Jim Kitchen, vice president, strategy at iControl Networks. “As a leader in digital home devices worldwide, we’re excited about the innovation Technicolor brings to the broadband home management ecosystem, and welcome them as an official member of the iControl Partner Program.”

Technicolor’s MediaTouch Home Control and Security Tablet is an all-in-one security enabled tablet, combining a powerful chipset, increased RAM and flash memory designed specifically for the connected home. MediaTouch features a unique set of advanced functionalities, incorporating a home security panel, 7” touch screen and media management features. Integrated with the iControl OpenHome Software Platform, MediaTouch will enable broadband service providers, home security companies and utilities to offer interactive life safety and lifestyle services to their customers, allowing them to control and connect to their homes via the web and other mobile devices.

Technicolor’s MediaTouch Home Control and Security Tablet features:

    7-inch capacitive touch screen tablet
    Back-up EDGE cellular connectivity
    ZigBee connectivity to security sensors, thermostats, lighting controls, door locks and more from the ever-growing iControl broadband home management ecosystem
    Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity to video cameras in and around the home
    24 hour battery back-up
    Open application framework: open infrastructure allows service providers and 3rd party developers access to connected ZigBee and Wi-Fi devices to create a limitless number of additional vertical services in addition to the pre-configured applications
    UL-compliant

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About Technicolor
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks
among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs. Euronext Paris: TCH www.technicolor.com

About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Investors in iControl include ADT, Charles River Ventures, Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital, GE Security, Intel Capital and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund. For more information, visit www.icontrol.com

Press contacts:

Season Skuro, Technicolor, U.S.
+1 323 817 6865 - season.skuro@technicolor.com

Caroline Ponsi, Technicolor, Europe
+33 1 41 86 53 93 - caroline.ponsi@technicolor.com

Kristin Schmotzer, Ruder Finn for iControl Networks
+1 312 329 3908 - schmotzerk@ruderfinn.com