New version of AlertMe Energy

New AlertMe Energy Colour Display

AlertMe announced new version of its home energy management products and services. Now Energy Starter Kit will include Colour Display unit but the price will be still the same – £49.99. The same kit but without display will costs just £29.99. To see the measurement data a new iPhone application can be used. It allows to you to save money and have possibility to see energy consumption directly on your smartphone.

Also note then AlertMe is an official partner of Google’s service PowerMeter. So, you can monitor energy consumption online from any Internet-enabled PC.

Another interesting information is about possibility to measure gas and water consumption. As I understand it’s just a matter of connection specific sensor to the system (I suppose it should be ZigBee device). If so, you’ll full information about energy, gas and water consumption in one place.

32 iPhone Apps to Control Your Home

32 iPhone Apps to Control Your Home

ElectronicHouse offers an useful roundup of 32 iPhone Apps to Control Your Home. It might be useful for iPhone owners or smarthome system users. Because iPhone looks a perfect solution for portable control panel for your system. Moreover, it allows to control the system even from another country using WiFi or 3G connection. Great device and great roundup!

Control Bang & Olufsen equipment with iPhone

BeoLink for iPhone

Owners of Bang & Olufsen equipment now have a possibility to control it via iPhone or iPod Touch (iPad can be used as well I suppose) using BeoLink App. App communicates with Bang & Olufsen equipment via WiFi and it needs Master Link Gateway with firmware 1.40 or up to manage devices. Those devices can be not just AV, but lighting control or shades actuator, for example. After installation and configuration which is not difficult at all, consumer will have a portable and not expensive control panel with good looking GUI for their systems.

If you just thinking to buy Bang & Olufse products but would like to see all features of BeoLink App you can do it easily with demo mode offered by application.

The BeoLink App can be installed from iTunes without any charges. So, it’s really good opportunity for all Bang & Olufsen owners!

SmartUnity presentation


On the threshold of Light+Building 2010 exhibition which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from 11 to 16 April 2010 Russian company INTELVISION offers a brief presentation its smarthome system SmartUnity. The system is based on Beckhoff controller and offers home automation and AV multiroom solution. It allows to use iPhone, iPodm iPad, Windows Vista/7 devices, Windows Mobile and Android smartphones as a system control panel.

Meet INTELVISION in the Hall 9.0, stand F70 to get more info about SmartUnity on the Light+Building 2010!

i-Got-Control turns iPhone into IR remote control

i-Got-Control for iPhone

i-Got-Control is another way to turn your iPhone into IR remote control. As Potato FLPR IR dongle it’s connected directly to the iPhone and doesn’t need additional devices or WiFi. Just download and install app from the App Store to define remote layout. Consumers have a choice between a big database of IR codes and learning mode to copy IR commands from any remote control.

To have possibility to control your TV or home cinema from your iPhone you should pay just $69.95, which is not so expensive for such good feature.

[via SlashGear]

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