January 22, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Loyal Apple enthusiasts looking for a solution to whole-home automation and A/V integration can now get yet another use out of their iPhones and iPod Touches.
Osterville, MA-based Savant Systems has debuted its unique home automation and control platform based on Mac’s OS X Leopard, giving professional installers an option for Apple fans who want to stick to their guns rather than gravitate toward a different proprietary system.
Apple developers can incorporate Savant’s graphical program RacePoint Blueprint, and its configuration software, with Quartz Composer and Automator to offer integration of TVs, DVD players, A/V receivers, settop boxes, projectors, lighting, window treatments ... and of course items such as Apple TV and iPod.
And the iPod Touch and iPhone? Well, along with in-wall and wireless touchpanels using the OS X-based technology, homeowners will be able to hit their iPortables to access and command devices within their homes.
Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling.
Read the entire press release here.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.