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!

mControl and iPhone/iPod Touch


iPhone and iPod Touch are very popular in smarthome vendors day by day. Now Embedded Automation is going to release a new version (v2.1) its home automation system mControl. And it seems that one of new features that version will be providing UI to use iPhone/iPod Touch as control panel.

Unfortunately, there is no any detailed information. But it should be available next week. So, stay tune!

[via Chris Lanier’s Blog]

Streaming video from MythTV to iPhone and IPod Touch


Recently I wrote about MaemoMyth which allows to watch TV streamed from the MythTV box to Nokia 770 and N800. Now it’s time for iPhone and ipod Touch to be clients for the open source PVR. Both gadgets handle a specific version of the MPEG-4 standard, as well as H264 video streams. So, that brief howto explains the way to make an iPod stream from your MythTV server. Additionally you can find there many working (I hope) scripts and code snippets.

Regarding to MaemoMyth. It does not just offer a way to display video stream on the Internet Tablet. It allows to use Nokia 770 or N800 as a full-featured MythTV client. But in case of iPhone or iPod Touch you get just possibility to watch video. Nothing more.