Home Automation Inc (HAI) provides one of the widest selection of home automation products on the market; I know because I’ve been very interested in this space for the past year or two, however, I don’t have the time or money for the projects I have in mind.
HAI has offered various software and home automation interfaces since 1985 and it’s nice to hear that they see what we see: UMPCs can be a very powerful addition to any home automation network. Today, HAI announced that their $99 Snap-Link software is upgraded for touchscreen UMPC support. Snap-Link runs on a USB key and allows you to "monitor and control lighting, security, temperatures, webcams" and more. Snap-Link alone won’t do all that; you use the software in conjunction with home automation hardware of course.