Savant Unveils iPod touch-based Whole-home Remote and VoIP Phone

The clever guys at Savant are showing off a new whole-home touch remote at CEDIA Expo 2010 that literally is based on the guts of a 4th generation iPod touch. Savant created a custom remote enclosure that turns the player into a multi-button and touchscreen remote that can manage home automation products and tap Savant’s iPBX VoIP platform to make calls. As you might expect, the iPod touch-based remote can handle FaceTime video calls and is compatible with all existing iOS apps. The touch remote will be available in Q1 2011 for $399. [via]


  • 3.5-inch multi-touch display
  • Dual mode communication, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless and RF
  • 18 backlit buttons with key transport keys
  • Available in black or white
  • Can receive wireless video from network cameras
  • VoIP calling over Wi-Fi
  • Tabletop docking station charger
  • Supports video conferencing via FaceTime

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