Comcast Corporation a Philadelphia-based global media giant has announced plans to turn the North Austin iControl office into a research and development center after acquiring the location. iControl Networks is selling a portion of their company to Comcast with the remainder of the company being acquired by Alarm.com Holdings Inc (based in Virgina).
Comcast has partnered with iControl for the past six years starting with the launch of Comcast’s Xfinity Home division. Xfinity Home sells home security and monitoring technology and services which are running on a platform that iControl developed. The monitoring technology allows for customers to arm/disarm their security system remotely via their phone tablet or computer. Customers can also control home lighting small appliances video monitoring and their thermostat remotely.
The future Comcast R&D center in North Austin will continue to build on the Xfinity “smart home” technology. They will employ close to 100 workers initially but plans for continued growth of this center are definitely on the horizon.
Another large media company who recently brought jobs to the Austin area was Condé Nast. The company opened a digital innovation center in July and hired approximately 50 employees. Like Comcast Condé Nast also mentioned plans for future growth at their new Austin location.
To read more on this story see Austin Business Journal’s article: Another media giant to open R&D office in Austin. You also might want to read about the expansion of Samsung’s R&D facility in Austin. Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook so you can stay in the loop for hot Austin stories job openings and more!