Revolv Takes On Home Automation

Boulder-based Revolv, a TechStars startup developing home automation hubs, said today that it has begun shipping its first product, the Revolv Smart Home Solution. The startup--which is venture backed by Foundry Group--said its new product helps unify off-the-shelf home automation devices, letting consumers mix and match wireless devices and appliances. The startup said its hub--which costs $299--lets users control such devices as the Sonos HiFi wireless speakers, Philips Hue wireless lighting, Yale automated locks, Insteon home control devices, Belkin WeMo, and other devices all from a single automated device.