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Does anyone think there will be an iPad remote App
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Post 1 made on Thursday January 28, 2010 at 18:47
b00bie
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Maybe Thinkflood would write a version of Red Eye for it?

Tom
Post 2 made on Friday January 29, 2010 at 06:31
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Considering there's iPhone remote apps... yes. :-)
Post 3 made on Friday January 29, 2010 at 08:38
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Have to say. I immediatly thought when I heard the spec of the iPad that it was a pity they didn't include a remote grade IR transmitter.
That and a camera for Skype calls and it would have been the perfect piece of kit.
I suppose they need something to add later.
OP | Post 4 made on Friday January 29, 2010 at 17:55
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Well it looks like some else thught about tho too

[Link: commandfusion.com]

Tom
Post 5 made on Sunday January 31, 2010 at 17:46
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How does CommandFusion control equipment, is it via Bluetooth?

Or is there a Bluetooth to IR/RF converter so I can get an Ipad to control my AV setup?

One thing I found which may have potential:
[Link: unify4life.com]

Thanks,
Fabian.
Post 6 made on Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 11:04
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Here ya go:

[Link: engadget.com]
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Post 7 made on Sunday March 7, 2010 at 06:44
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CommandFusion iViewer controls devices via Ethernet (TCP and UDP sockets). You can basically control anything that sits on the network - which of course means anything plugged into an IR/serial/relay/io ethernet conversion device such as the GlobalCache units. You can fully customise the UI and it's also a full 2 way remote (via the powerful feedback processing engine built in).
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Post 8 made on Sunday March 7, 2010 at 22:45
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With control over any IR or RS232 controlled device via Ethernet AND onboard macro control capability utilizing a product like BitWise, the iPad is way more than just a remote... it is an automation system in itself.

Total Control App (www.totalcontrolapp.com) is working on an iPad version if I remember correctly. Rumor has it they are also planning to have macro capability in the near future as well. As a very satisfied user of their iPhone product now, I can't wait to see what they do with the iPad.
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Post 9 made on Monday March 8, 2010 at 15:25
flamaest
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Is $225 for the wi-fi converter box a good price?

From "Total Control App":

3rd party hardware appliance required (BC4/BCX-1 from Bitwise Controls - www.bitwisecontrols.com ). We are providing an initial sale on the hardware $225 including shipping to anywhere in the Continential US
Post 10 made on Saturday March 13, 2010 at 00:32
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we are looking into an ipad version as this would be a natural extension to our IR app now.

we are working on some other portions also right now which Ron mentioned. here is a video showing some of them in development now.



the features are:

0:00 0:25 = auto start into GUI option. Here you can choose to start right into a gui of a device so after this is done you can basically just start the app and have it start right into a gui of a device all the time if you want. Great for small setups where you always use the same device only or initially.

0:25-0:50 = macro example. name the macro whatever you want and call it from the bitwise unit. the macro is stored directly on the bitwise unit. why do this? 1. instant macro support. the macro is called directly on the unit itself. no need to process it on the app side or send multiple commands, etc. 2. less chance of interference with macro. by doing it this way we just send a single quick command to the bitwise unit. if we had long commands coming from the app then there could be issues with latency, wifi connections, processing commands in order on unit if they receive them out of order, etc. it becomes more efficient this way.

0:51-end = punch through example map any existing device button to another existing device button. example: you use your cable tv GUI all the time but when you click volume up/down you really want to control the tv or a/v receiver volume buttons without having to go to that device for control. now you will be able to easily select one button and map it to that button from another device.

as far as pricing is concerned if you take a look at the functionality of the unit and comparable units it is right in line. if you look at CI remotes with head units like you see on this board that are popular you are looking at $500-1200 in many cases + programming so no i don't think price is bad at all for the unit. again IMO on this one. remember this unit comes with a full IR dbase built in, a built in learner, IR ports + blaster, rs232, relays, GPIO, temp sensor, macro support, etc. overall it has tons of functionality for a small appliance.
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Post 11 made on Thursday May 20, 2010 at 10:37
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Touch IR+ will release a native iPad app sometime after the iPhone 4.0 OS is released. Touch IR+ can do network-based IR and much, much more. Several users are already using the current app on the iPad. $4.99 for the iPhon/iPod Touch app.

App Store: [Link: itunes.apple.com]

Web Site (PC Software and support): http://touch-ir.webs.com
Post 12 made on Saturday May 29, 2010 at 14:27
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Take a look at iRule. I have been using with my iPad and works great.
There is a new iPad version coming soon too.
Post 13 made on Monday May 31, 2010 at 01:49
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Yes iRule (www.iruleathome.com) rules so far. They need to do more to develop the product but even so at an early stage it is very functional. Needs to be more user friendly and less time consuming would be my only complaint. I control my home av equipment, a squeezebo and a Win7 Media Center PC as well as use it to watch an ip webcam.
Post 14 made on Sunday June 6, 2010 at 13:07
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CommandFusion

I have not found a need to try any other.

Here is my last demo video

Last edited by Fiasco on June 6, 2010 13:15.
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Post 15 made on Monday June 7, 2010 at 10:24
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On January 29, 2010 at 08:38, tyrrp said...
Have to say. I immediatly thought when I heard the spec of the iPad that it was a pity they didn't include a remote grade IR transmitter.
That and a camera for Skype calls and it would have been the perfect piece of kit.
I suppose they need something to add later.

The reason they didn't add IR is that Steve Jobs is a forward thinker. IR is a useless, short range, variable, unreliable, and archaic way to communicate. IP is the way to go - reliability, two way control, error checking, good range among other reasons.
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