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EchoStar readies Sage home automation

Techstination feature for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The folks behind Dish Network are getting into the smart home space.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    EchoStar…best known for Dish Network and Hopper and the Slingbox, is putting the finishing touches on Sage.   It’s a new home automation and security system designed to be simple enough to install yourself.    VP of Engineering David Lett…

“What’s unique about Sage is we’re integrated with the television watching experience.  So the user can, for example, look at the PIP window while watching your favorite TV shows and keeping an eye on your baby in the baby crib.  Also, you can call your home’s local emergency responders with the touch of a button from your smartphone in real time to verify an emergency.”

No matter where you happen to be.   Sage by Hughes is due to arrive on the market this spring.   You can find us at  I’m Fred Fishkin.

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