Staples expands Staples Connect

Framingham, Mass. – Staples and Zonoff are expanding the Staples Connect platform in stores and online, including new ecosystem device partners, support for additional wireless protocols, and the opening of a Manhattan in-store display. Companies announcing support for the 2014 expansion of the Staples/Zonoff ecosystem include Kwikset, Netgear, Radio Thermostat, Centralite, Withings, Waxman, Goji, Koubachi, and Rachio.

These join existing partners already available in Staples stores or online at Staples.com including Lutron, Philips, Linksys, Honeywell, First Alert, Yale, GE, D-Link, Cooper, Leviton, Schlage, Ecolink, Aeotech, Ivee and Doorbot.

The Staples Connect platform is also planning to expand support for ZigBee, Bluetooth and Insteon based products, which will join Z-Wave, Lutron ClearConnect and Wi-Fi as radios/protocols supported.

"Staples Connect is already the most aggressive and interactive retail initiative to bring the connected home and office to the mainstream consumer," said Peter Gerstberger, director, technology merchandise, new business development, Staples. "We look forward to continuing to expand the device support and system capabilities over the coming weeks and months."