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iRidium for KNX v.1.5.10

iRidium Mobile Ltd. presents a new product – iRidium for KNX v.1.5.10.
iRidium for KNX offers immense opportunities for visualization and control of KNX systems:

Integration with any KNXNet/IP devices:

  • Base License – control any number of KNXNet/IP devices from a single control panel
  • Control a single KNXNet/IP device from an unlimited number of control panels (with iRidium Gate)
  • Control KNXNet/IP devices over the Internet (with iRidium Gate)

Integration with Weinzierl KNX IP BAOS:

  • Ultimate License – control of KNX IP BAOS from an unlimited number of control panels but from up to 10 control panels at the same time (without iRidium Gate)
  • Control KNX IP BAOS over the Internet (without iRidium Gate)

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EFO Flying Mouse

EFO mouse

I already wrote about the smallest QWERTY keyboard EFO Google TV Mini keyboard which was design to make HTPC control easier and handier. Recently EFO released a next generation of its keyboard – EFO Air mouse. I bought it and used enough to give some feedback. First of all, the quality of the keyboard is very good. New battery allows using it almost for month and can be fully charged from laptop USB during one hour.

As you may see on the picture, the EFO Air mouse doesn’t have a touchpad anymore. Instead of that it sports gyration mouse. It’s really cool but I have some troubles with it when I need a point it to specific menu item in XBMC and press left or right button using one hand. In my experience Gyration remote control is handier then it.

Useful addition to good battery and flying mouse is IR transmitter. It has a few buttons on the back side of the keyboard and supports two devices. So, using the EFO Air mouse you may control your HTPC by RF and TV and/or AV received or satellite box by IR, which is quite good for forty dollars.

Home Cinema and Automation Systems

iLifeSolutions Logo

Specialising in luxury home entertainment and automation systems, iLifeSolutions offer their customer some of the best and brightest technology
systems available on the planet. From use of home systems, to residential markets and even hotels, i.Life design, install and commission some of the best
and unique projects in the United Kingdom.

As home cinema systems become more and more popular throughout the UK, the great news is that they are also becoming cheaper. i.Life offer you a vast range
of luxurious opportunities with their bronze, silver and gold packages. Home cinemas offer you the opportunity to experience that big screen reality without
having to pay the prices of the every day cinemas. Even the base package offers you 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound in-ceiling amplified speakers, one-touch keypads
and an audio, multi-room system. Whichever plan you choose however, you will be offered only the best, high quality bespoke products that satisfy both you and
your home.

Of course, besides the most brilliant home cinema systems, i.Life also offer state of the art home automation systems. Whether you want to control your security cameras, blinds, heating or even television cabinets, i.Life can arrange this with the most simple to use control systems. If you are away from home however, and you wish to check up on what’s happening, you can even have the ability to check on your prized possessions through your mobile phone or the internet.
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Presentation of iRidium 2.0 Beta at “Integrated Systems Europe 2012”

iRidium Mobile Ltd. introduced iRidium 2.0 beta version at the “Integrated Systems Europe 2012” exhibition held on January 31 – February 2, 2012 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Attendees from 51 countries showed their interest in Universal Visualization and Control Software and visited the booth of
iRidium Mobile Ltd. The majority of them are familiar with iRidium and its boundless possibilities. A lot of companies who are employed in Automation market wanted to see iRidium software in action. And iRidium Mobile Team was there to surprise them with new iRidium products with the outstanding range
of new features and possibilities:

  • New advanced capabilities of iRidium GUI Editor make it possible to create GUIs with striking visualization and overall control: built-in script environment, support of Macro, well-stocked library of graphic and sound items; inertial and template lists; integration with accelerometer; integration with gyroscope, GPS, compass; ready GUI templates; support of opacity and animation; support of Unicode and international font capabilities; support of Anti-aliasing; support of Drag-and-Drop; easy language localization; customizable Editor interface with floating and/or dockable windows; visual design, in-place property setting, etc.
  • iRidium 2.0 version for AV Control with 2 way communication, Macro and Scripts expands the capabilities of iRidium customers and enables them to control any AV equipment and make a driver for any Media Server.
  • iRidium 2.0 version allows iRidium customers to control their systems from any kind of panels: iOS, Windows, Android, Mac, BlackBerry, etc.
  • New driver for Crestron – “IM Crestron” gives unique control capabilities to installers and integrators of Crestron systems.
  • Ultimate licenses for KNX and Crestron enable communication with the system from an UNLIMITED number of control panels.

The release of iRidium 2.0 version is expected in April, 2012. At the moment it is on the stage of worldwide testing.

iRidium Mobile Team keeps on improving its products and expanding possibilities of universal visualization and control . The next international presentation of iRidium is planned for September 2012 at CEDIA 2012 in Indianapolis, USA.

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Mini Wireless Keyboard EFO iPazzport for voice talks

Keyboard

I already wrote about EFO iPazzport – mini keyboard in the Blackberry form-factor with QWERTY and touchpad to control HTPC. Recently EFO launched a next generation of its product equipped with microphone and speaker to make voice calls via Skype, Google talk or MSN Chat. So, if you’d like not just control your HTPC but also make VoIP calls from your sofa then new fifty bucks EFO iPazzport is your choice!

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