Are Apple Products Helping to Make the Connected Home a Reality

  • Posted on: 28 March 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

apple iphoneSince the return of Steve Jobs to Apple we have been buying more Apple products than we did before. Their sleek design and beautiful colours have captivated world and has become a must have for many.  Apart from the Apple Mac the other apple products are making a steady march into our homes not just for the mobile entertainment but also as part of our household appliances.  Here on we have covered close to twenty products that will work with some Apple products whether it’s the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple Mac to help us control and manage the equipment in our homes.

Most of the modern multiroom entertainment systems or built with some Apple product (especially iPod) in mind. Crestron a well know home control and system supplier, offers the iServer Network Audio Server a system built with an iPod docking facility to distribute music throughout the home. The iPod and iPod Touch are also popular with those with standalone Hi-Fi systems, which can play music independently but can also feed from an iPod. One advantage they have over the other system is they are smaller and hold more songs.

Energy management
Suppliers of energy management solutions are now offering their customers the option to use the iPone or Apple Mac to access and control their home systems. See the HomeSeer HStouch for iPhone, an application that integrates with the home automation systems.

Home control
iPod are popular with suppliers of home control systems as a tool outside the standard supplies of Touch panels. Suppliers have widen customers options to include iPhone and recently the iPad. It is now possible for home owners to user their iPhone and iPad to access and control their light, heating, Air conditioning and more, from outside the home via the internet.

Based on current trend the Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod Touch are playing an integral part in encouraging the digital lifestyle.