Centralite Systems, Inc., an engineering powerhouse, was founded in 1997 by James L. Busby, an electrical engineer, and James B. Busby, an aerospace engineer. Centralite is known for its software, hardware, and interface expertise. The company manufactures an ecosystem of reliable, wirelessly connected devices including light switches, thermostats, door and motion sensors, occupancy sensors, moisture and water sensors, lamp and appliance modules, garage controls, security system components, chime and siren repeaters and life tags. The company also engineers device drivers, controllers, interfaces and other software applications that seamlessly connect “things” and integrate them with the cloud for advanced control, monitoring, and analytics. Some of the most successful names in the connected home space are among Centralite’s customers including Samsung/SmartThings, Lowe’s, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Rogers Communications and more. Our products are distributed and installed throughout the US and in close to 50 countries worldwide.
Jilia™, the company’s newest Internet of Things (IoT) offering, is a cloud-based platform and toolkit that empowers developers of all skill levels to imagine, build, and expand the Internet of Things with a single, simple API framework. Jilia allows developers to create customized “pathways” between all types of connected devices very quickly. Jilia is brand-, platform-, and protocol-agnostic, meaning connected devices and apps developed with Jilia communicate with all other devices, whether through ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, Thread, or any existing wireless protocol. On October 13, 2015, Centralite was recognized at the I Love APIs conference in San Jose, California for having the Top API for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Our design philosophy is to create well-engineered, reliable, easy to use control products that make life better for consumers and more profitable for enterprises. This concept includes an open system design that easily integrates complementary, third-party devices with our products. Some of the company’s award-winning products include Elegance, the ultimate in hardwired control; Jetstream, our wireless lighting control system; Entrexx, a product that has revolutionized the hospitality, MDU, and commercial energy management markets by reducing wasted energy consumption while also gathering useful data to optimize operations.
Centralite is an active member of the ZigBee Alliance and a pioneer in designing home automaton devices using the ZigBee (HA) profile. We also engineer products using Z-WAVE, BlueTooth LE, Thread, Wi-Fi, and others. Centralite speaks the language of “things” and takes ordinary devices and makes them smarter. In a nut shell, we connect “things” for maximum functionality and convenience.