With the smart home sector estimated to worth billions it is an attractive market to be in at the moment. Therefore, many businesses and individuals are marketing their solution to create their own niche. On the other hand many of us who write about these technologies have heard solutions announced all the time but never see it or hear about it after that announcement. The latest big announcement was Apple Homekit, Apple’s version of a connected home platform.
Savant launches its popular range of Apple-base home automation products for the first time in Australia. Now the Australians have more choice when deciding to install home automation. Using the familiar interface of their iPod, iPhone or iPad homeowners can access all the connected appliances in their home to change the environment. Distributor Emersive Technologies will deliver the Savant range of products and services.
Orb networks, a digital media streaming solution company has introduced two software solutions as the answer to the limited storage on portable devices and the limited amount of internet content they can access. Both solutions, the Orb Live for iPad tablet computers and Android phones and MyCast version 2.57 for PCs and Apple Macs, allow you to access stored media on your computer or live streaming content.
Bose has released three new Bose life-style home theater systems (Lifestyle T20, Lifestyle V35 and V25). They are the company’s first system to include an iPod docking station, which connects to a dedicated proprietary input, and to decode Dolby TrueHD and multichannel PCM soundtracks on Blu-ray discs.
Models Lifestyle V35 and V25 are the iPod-docking systems and retails for $3,299 and $2,499, respectively. The Lifestyle T20 system is $1,999 all models are available at bose.com and will be available to retailer in a few weeks.
Since 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 connectedhomeworld.com 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.
Owners of a Crestron digital home management system can now use their iPad as a Crestron Touchpanel at home or from out of the home. Using the latest wireless technology the Crestron Mobile Application allows you to access and manage your in home appliances from over the web. The Apple tablet screen provides real-time control of your Crestron AV systems, lighting, shades, room temperature and any other area of your Crestron system.
Thinkflood announced the availability of the RedEye personal remote control for iPhone and iPod touch. The RedEye universial remote control is easy to use, and set up is simple; from it you can control virtually any home entertainment device from any room in your home (see video below).
Bose has introduced the SoundDock 10 digital music system, delivering audio performance previously unattainable from a one-piece speaker system for iPod. Using advanced engineering and new technologies, the SoundDock 10 system is the premium SoundDock system from Bose, joining the SoundDock Series II system and SoundDock Portable system in the acclaimed product line.
Coming to a shop near you next month are two of the latest in AV home entertainment technology from Pioneer. These two systems will set the benchmark in high power AV receiver performance. The SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers are design to bring enhanced clarity, detail and dynamic “quick response” from lossless Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks used in Blu-ray Disc entertainment. Both SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers offer seamless digital audio connectivity to iPhone® and iPod® devices.
Earlier this year Cisco announced the release of two home gadgets that promises to enhance the way we interact and enjoy our digital media. The two products are: Cisco Multiroom Home Audio - will make it easy to play music from a variety of sources wirelessly throughout the home and the Cisco Media Hub - to help us enjoy all our digital photos, music and video anytime and anywhere.