CommandFusion iViewer Gives the iPhone Home Automation / Multimedia Controls and More

Got a Creston, AMX, or Control4 home automation system? If yes, iViewer from CommandFusion is an iPhone / iPod Touch app that lets you control your whole home automation system (control: lights, curtains, climate, A/V gear, etc.), as well as, a variety of PC applications wirelessly. But what's even more incredible is that iViewer can [...]

Zilog Unveils Crimzon Connects: The Industry’s First Easy, Intelligent Home Control Solution for Apple iPhone and Blackberry Curve Users

Zilog, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer and industrial applications, and an industry leader in remote control and universal IR database solutions, today announced a new paradigm in the rapidly growing home control market that provides the consumer with a complete and easy intelligent home control solution. The new Crimzon [...]

HomeSeer Unveils New Hybrid HomeTroller Home Automation Controller

HomeSeer Technologies announces its new Series 2 HomeTroller home automation controller. The new unit features a fan-less, diskless ‘hybrid’ design that combines the reliability and simplicity of conventional hardware controllers with the power and flexibility of software-based automation systems. As with the original HomeTroller, the new Series 2 unit is designed to integrate [...]

mControl Adds Support for CentraLite’s JetStream Lighting Controls

Embedded Automation, via their user forum, has announced that mControl, the company's home automation software for Windows XP/Vista and Windows Home Server, will now support CentraLite's (ZigBee based) JetStream lighting control products. It's not clear from the announcement if all ZigBee based products will now be supported using the new drivers, but it seems [...]

Smart Mirror and Kitchen Demo at Disney Innoventions Dream Home

[ ?posts_id=1011410&dest=-1] [View on, YouTube, or Download] Above is probably the funniest demonstration I've ever seen. It showcases a new technology that converts a large vanity mirror (aka "Magic Mirror") into a virtual wardrobe changer. The technology, from what I can tell, uses a hidden camera and a rear projector to display various information widgets (i.e. [...]

Life|ware at Disney Innoventions Dream Home

[ ?posts_id=1011295&dest=-1] [View on, YouTube, or Download] Above is an interview with a rep from Exceptional Innovations demo'ing Life|ware home automation tech on display in the Disney Dream Home. And below is an interview with Life|ware's Marketing Coordinator, Andrea Ison, who chats with us about the company's current/future direction and product strategy. [ ?posts_id=1011310&dest=-1] [View on, YouTube, [...]

AirRemote Univeral Remote App for iPhone Coming in July

We've all seen custom iPhone/iPod Touch remote apps from proprietary home automation and audio platforms from companies like HAI, Savant and SpeakerCraft. Now, a London-based integrator by the name of Steve Moore has announced he'll be launching a custom iPhone/iPod Touch app, called AirRemote, that will not only work with products from popular automation vendors [...]