Spotlight On JDS

JDS Technologies
Poway, CA

JDS Technologies, a pioneer in home controls for 32 years, produces home automation and environmental control systems, software, and accessories.

The CommStar CS308 is a powerful, programmable, real time scheduler and event manager. It includes support for STARGATE and CommStar RS-485 network devices.
CommStar also controls X10 devices, relay outputs, and the RCS TR-16 and TR-40 communicating thermostats. CommStar is programmed using the Windows PC-based WinEVM software.

HomeRunner turns photos and other image files into two-way interactive control surfaces. Users can copy or create their own custom graphic user interfaces in minutes — without the need to hire a programmer.

Company Information
Company Website In
Business
Since
Product Lines US Installed Base Installed System Price Sales Model
JDSTechnologies.com 1988 Stargate
HomeRunner
25k-100k <$5k Retail
Dealer
Product Characteristics
Windows Media Center # 3rd Party
Subsystems
Supported
# Keypads # Touch Screens PC-based? iPhone App?
Non-Factor 15-50 1-4 1-4 Yes Web app
Sub-Systems Sold
Lighting/Climate Servers Intercoms Multiroom
Audio
Video
Switchers
Security
No/Yes No No No No No

Last Updated: 4/19/2010