One app. One hub.

Connect is a universal home hub being released by Staples and partner Zonoff that wants to help users manage all of their connected devices in their home or office from a single location.

The hardware hub consists of a Linksys box that connects to your home WiFi network and is outfitted with additional radio support for Z-Wave and Clear Connect (with the possibility of Zigbee and other integrations in future additions).

The software platform powering the mobile app and hardware integration is the work of Zonoff (See our recent interview with CEO of Zonoff Mike Harris here) a company focused on providing white-label software and PaaS for device makers and retailers looking to jump into the rejuvenated connected home market.

In combination, the hardware and software platform allow a user to control a wide range of 3rd party connected products from a single app including support out-of-the-box for:

Think you need a different app for each brand of enabled household device? Not so much. The Staples Connect App is a centralized way to stay on top of what's happening at home even when you're not there.

More details about Connect can be found at:

Related: Connected Home, Revolv, SmartThings

Additional: Gigaom podcast interview, Press Release