Control Lagotek system from iPhone and iPod Touch

Lagotek HIP iPhone

Lagotek Corporation and Ikanos Consulting Ltd announced an interface for iPhone and iPod Touch to the Lagotek HIP home automation system. It offers to homeowners a simple way to control lights, temperature, music, audio/video devices and the security system with one touch. The interface based on Vista Sideshow gadgets and can use WiFi or GPRS/EDGE to communicate with home automation system server.

The new Lagotek interface for iPhone and iPod touch is an another reason (check that as well) to buy those Apple gadgets and use them in the home automation system.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Automate your home with Vista


Lagotek demonstrated the first home automation gadgets which use SideShow. SideShow is a new feature of Windows Vista that allows small bits of PC-based data to be displayed on and controlled through auxiliary displays like remote controls and digital picture frames and doesn’t affect PC’s desktop at all.

Lagotek is planning to release its new version of its Home Intelligence Platform (HIP) specifically for Vista Media Center Edition. Users will be able to control their home through the MCE interface, and naturally control their MCE-based A/V system as well. A/V control has been missing in the earlier versions of the HIP system. HIP works with wireless music systems like the Squeezebox, IP-enabled video cameras, and Z-wave lights and thermostats, while Z-wave RF mesh networking and 802.11g keep it all connected.

Well, it sounds very attractive but let’s see the first release at least.

[via Engadget]