SpeakerCraft has released a new interface for its MODE multi-room A/V control system. The MODE/iPhone Interface allows the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as a wireless remote with control of all sources and routing accessed on the touch screen through an intuitive GUI.
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The system operates through the home’s wireless data network via a wired port on the user’s wireless router. The connection is very easy to set up and there is little or no additional programming required by the installer. A person can literally walk through their front door, press a single virtual button on the iPhone touch screen and have access to all of their system’s control functions.
The colorful interface features large virtual buttons making it easy to view and operate. iPhone users will find the interface shares the look and feel of other iPhone functions and therefore presents little or no learning curve.
The interface is generated through an embedded web server residing on a chip inside SpeakerCraft’s ERS 1.0 Ethernet to serial adapter. The interface is accessed through the iPhone’s Safari browser. This means there is no time wasted downloading or installing an application on the iPhone itself. The ERS also contains a version of the interface designed to display and operate on a standard PC or Mac. This offers the user the option to control the system from the iPhone/iTouch or any PC on the network.
The ERS 1.0 with the embedded software and related accessories has an MSRP of $US 1000 and is available from www.speakercraft.com