Crestron Home Automation Meets iPhone

Creston Home Automation Meets iPhone

It seems that Crestron didn’t satisfy with iViewer – iPhone application offered easy and universal way to implement an interface to the TCP/IP based home automation systems (including Crestron itself). On the CEDIA 2008 Crestron demonstrated its iPhone gear. It allows a complete control and management of home entertainment, AV presentation and environmental systems such as climate, lighting and shades using intuitive graphical interface. That interface provides a real-time status of room temperature, lighting levels, shade position and digital media meta data such as volume, title and artist.

The Crestron Control App for the iPhone can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store without any charges.

[via Remote Shoppe]

iLoveControl love iPhone and Crestron


Exceptional Home Automation – Crestron programmer company, has released its new product – iLoveControl. The iLoveControl provides an user interface for iPhone/iPod Touch to control Crestron home automation systems. The basic configuration of that interface can be done via web site. Using the web form it’s possible to add there up to 16 zones of audio, video, lights, drapes and HVAC as well as define media sources such as CD players, satellite receivers, iPods, Kaleidescape and other media servers and tuners.

iLoveControl is fully customizable and can be integrated with many IP-based home automation systems such Crestron, AMX, Control4, Lifeware, Lutron and NetStreams. Maybe somebody can try it with LinuxMCE which is also uses TCP/IP for communication between devices.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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]