iPhone: The Home Automation Remote Killer

There are already a few home automation iPhone apps in the store, but here at CEDIA it's clear that all of the home automation heavies have definitely discovered the obvious: the iPhone makes for a great universal touchscreen remote for everything from your AC to your living room blinds to your music collection. And… » 9/04/08 6:15pm 9/04/08 6:15pm

Crestron Home Automation Adds Windows Sideshow Support

Crestron, the company that makes crazy high-end home automation equipment that lets you turn off your lights by just breathing loudly, just announced Windows Sideshow support. You remember Windows Sideshow, right? The Windows Vista feature that lets you feed Vista's Gadgets onto an external device. Crestron's… » 4/16/08 6:10pm 4/16/08 6:10pm

CEDIA 2006: Crestron TPMC-8X, TPMC-4X Touchpanel Media Centers

Crestron's booth was jam-packed with enough home-automation crap to shake a stick at (whatever the hell that means), but there were a couple little gadgets that stood out. These are the Isys i/O WiFi Touchpanel (left) and the Isys i/O Handheld WiFi TouchPanel (right). You need to understand that these aren't remotes… » 9/16/06 5:26pm 9/16/06 5:26pm