Update: (April 2, 4:30 p.m.): Savant has released an image of its ROSIE 4i iPad App
Savant already told us Apple’s iPad will redefine home automation.
Soon, we’ll know how.
The home automation manufacturer plans to go public with its ROSIE iPad app on April 5. The ROSIE iPad app will cost $9.99 at the App Store. (Update: It’s already available in the iTunes store.) Check back next week for photos.
President Jim Carroll previously told us that Savant was designing a version of its ROSIE iPhone app specifically for the iPad. “We’re going to do some pretty cool things and take advantage of the additional [9.7-inch screen] real estate,” he said.
Savant offers this update on the ROSIE iPad app:
Housed in an aluminum casing, the multi-touch Apple iPad will enable users of Savant’s control products to take advantage of the iPad’s vast native features as well as operating as a touch panel within the Savant Systems automation environment.
The iPad will operate both wirelessly and as an in-wall or desktop device thanks to proprietary in-wall and tabletop docks currently in development by Savant that will also serve to charge the iPad’s internal battery.
Savant has transformed the iPad into a portable control device capable of functionality never before envisioned for the tablet format, including compatibility with Savant’s TrueImage Control with GestureTouch technology. Users can gracefully swipe images on the iPad to control lighting and other automated features in their home.
The ROSIE iPad app will be designed specifically to support the ultimate user interface — Savant’s TrueImage Control, with iPhone-like GestureTouch navigation, which allows you to touch or swipe actual images of your home to turn on/off (or dim) lights, lower or raise shades, or even turn on and off home theater vignettes.
Savant ROSIE 4i iPad App
It appears that authorized Savant dealers will be able to resell iPads after purchasing them from Savant, based on the company’s status as an Apple Authorized Reseller and part of Apple’s Proprietary Solutions Provider Program.
Savant founder Robert Madonna will visit several U.S. markets to demo ROSIE iPad control app for authorized dealers. The tour kicks off at Savant’s NYC Experience Center on April 5 and hits San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston and Washington before concluding in Miami on April 15.
Madonna is expected to give updates on the availability of the ROSIE iPad app and address authorized dealers’ ability to resell iPads to home control-hungry homeowners during the tour.
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