ViewSonic Gets Into Home Automation
The V212 wireless tablet uses Wi-Fi and Z-Wave to whip your control system into submission.
November 14, 2006 by Rachel Cericola

There are complex control systems and control systems that just appear to be complex. It’s possible to have the flash, while allowing you to function on a daily basis. ViewSonic’s V212 plugs you into the power to control your home easily—as well as a lot of other things, including the Web, streaming video, and more.

Aside from a slew of features like checking email and playing music and video, the V212 can be customized to control and access light switches, thermostats and A/V equipment. It can even work with Z-Wave products.

The V212 is also available with built-in speakers in case you want to move with audio and video in tow—or maybe just keep confined to the couch.

  • $1,499
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Runs on Microsoft CE.Net Framework
  • 520MHz Intel Bulverde processor
  • Integrated 802.11b/g
  • Boasts 6 hours per charge
  • Includes flash slot for media cards




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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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