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How the iPad is Revolutionizing Home Automation & Control

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Just when Apple fans thought it couldn’t get any better, the iPad has become one of the most useful home management tools on the planet.

Imagine going on the road for a number of days and being able to control important home devices/appliances (from the air conditioner, to house lights, to door locks); waking early in the morning to a chilly home and turning the furnace on before hopping out of bed; and cutting down on energy costs by monitoring each of your major appliances for efficiency -- all from your trusty iPad.
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Introducing The LaunchPort System. The first Inductive charging system for iPad

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The LaunchPort system is a revolutionary way to mount and charge your iPad 2 anywhere. The system consists of a Station and PowerShuttle. Any PowerShuttle can work with any Station, LaunchPort uses the magic of magnets and induction charging (charging through the air), it's like magic.


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Articulating wall mount for iPad with 90 Degree Rotation

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The Strong™ SM-PAD-ART1 gives maximum flexibility for wall mounting an iPad or iPad2. Place it in a corner. Under cabinetry. Or both! Whether you're using it as a whole-home controller, multimedia station or commercial kiosk - the articulating mechanism lets you get creative to deliver the best looking solution, with the capability to position the screen at nearly any angle.

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Fusion Announces New iPad and iPhone App

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We're proud to announce our new iPad app is now available in the iTunes store. This app features full two-way meta data exchange, filter & sorting and control with any Fusion Movie Server.
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Remotescape: Kaleidescape remote control app for iPad & iPhone

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The world’s premier home entertainment system, Kaleidescape, is now even better with the Remotescape app for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Browse your movie and music library, view cover art, and control what’s playing, all on your Apple iOS device!

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What is the Control4 MyHome app for iPad?



Enjoy control from your favorite devices. Now you can control your lights, temperature, music, movies, energy, security, and more from your iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop. With the Control4® MyHome app, you can now turn your favorite screen into your favorite control system.

Want to enjoy Control4 MyHome App in the comfort of your home?

It's easy!
  • You must have a Control4 system to use MyHome. If you don't, just contact us here
  • If you already have a Control4 system, just download the free app for the device(s) you'd like to enable.
  • Contact us to get the license to activate your app and start controlling your home, your life, your world!

Purchase a Control4 System and get a free iPad2

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That's right, you heard us - FREE iPad 2!

Between April 15th 2011 and June 30th, Digital Smart Homes is offering a free iPad 2 to any client who signs up for a Control4 home automation installation including the following system integration elements:

  • Home Theater
  • Distributed Music
  • Surveillance Camera(s)
  • Climate Control
  • Automated Door Locks
  • Lighting Control

These packages are more affordable than you may think. We have packages ranging anywhere between $5k - $100k+. Start simple, or automate your entire home. We are happy to work with every client!

If you haven't seen the iPad Control4 Home Automation app in action yet, please visit our custom showroom at 1385 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver for a demonstration.

Also, check out this video for a brief demonstration:

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New Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Now Available!

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It's a new look, a new feel, and a new level of control! New releases of the MyHome app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch include myriad performance improvements that make it even easier to access and control lighting, temperature, music, movies, energy, security and more-all using the glorious new OS 2.0 interface.
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Introducing the iD100 iPod, iPhone & iPad Digital Dock

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Bit for Bit pure digital data recovery! The iD100 delivers the most sensational performance and results ever from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod for the most realistic and dynamic delivery imaginable. Taking a digital feed allows extraction of every last drop of performance possible from the worlds favourite portable music player. The pure digital data is then fed to an external DAC or AV Receiver using its digital input for best possible digital to analogue conversion.
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Wireless control via iPad or iPhone of your networked-enabled Onkyo or Integra receiver

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With oRemote, an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (iOS 4.2 required) and a wireless (Wi-Fi) network, you can control your network-enabled Onkyo or Integra AVR from anywhere in the house. oRemote enables full control over all inputs and zones with constant screen updates of the status of your AVR.
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Marantz, AirPlay. Your iTunes music in any room, unleashed

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Unleash your iTunes music library with the world's first Airplay enabled AV components from Marantz. Now you can stream the sweet sound of your favourite songs directly from your iPod touch, iphone or iPad" or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac using the “Remote App” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your wireless home network, you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You'll even see the iTunes music information, including your album art. track titles, and artist info on your Apple compatible device or your Marantz AV receiver with video output.
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The Wadia 171 iPod/iPhone/iPad Transport is finally available!

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The 171 iTransport is the first certified “Works with iPhone” dock to offer pure, bit-perfect digital output allowing the revered smartphone and iPad to perform as high-end media servers. Wadia’s 171 iTransport builds on the award winning success of the original 170iTransport by adding “Works with iPhone” compatibility, and iPad connectivity. Significant refinements to the original design include high performance power supply components, advanced clocking circuitry, premium grade circuit boards, two digital outputs, and a feature rich remote control. Read More...

And Now You Know - Control4 iPad & Kwikset Door Lock

Watch Akash Sablok on TELUS TV’s MyVancouver Show, with host Simi Sara, talking about the latest tech for your home. In this segment Akash demonstrates how Control4 can operate your electronic devices using your iPad or iPhone.



iPort to offer in-wall docking for the iPad, iPod Touch


The Control Mount Series by iPort lets your iTouch or ipad become in-wall touchscreen. It can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. Read More...

Sonos Launches iPad App


Although Sonos launched an iPad interface for their wireless whole-house music system earlier this week, it won’t be available until August. However, it is a very sleek use of the iPad technology integrated into a HomeAV application. If you want to see the demo, go here: Sonos iPad App

Control4 My Home app for iPad


Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based home control systems, announced today the Control4® My Home application for iPad, which was developed in collaboration with Control UI. In a Control4®-enabled smart home, users will be able to access lighting, temperature, music, video, security systems, web cameras and more from an Apple iPad. Available now on the iTunes App Store, the Control4 My Home app has been selected as an Apple staff favourite for iPad apps.

Control4 provides home automation through an extensible operating system that integrates energy using devices and systems in the home, including, audio and video equipment, lighting systems, motorized shades, and security systems. With the new, specially designed Control4 My Home app for iPad, homeowners can use their iPad as an interface to their Control4® system to create personalized experiences such as custom lighting scenes; to conveniently control entertainment systems; or to take advantage of energy savings with programmable thermostats and other ‘green’ settings. Later in the year, homeowners will be able to use Control4 My Home in conjunction with a Control4® 4Sight remote monitoring subscription to turn lights on and off, lock or unlock doors, or access IP video cameras and security systems from the Internet, providing increased home security and peace of mind.

“Consumers want the devices in their home to be integrated and easy to use. The Control4® Operating System is designed to do just that. Many of our customers use touch screens to access their Control4 system and the iPad is a great platform that meets the needs of many homeowners for exactly this task.” said Will West, Chief Executive Officer of Control4. “We think the iPad is an important platform for homeowners looking for a smarter home and believe that when combined with Control4 My Home we will continue to push forward the mainstream adoption of affordable home control technologies that make our lives easier.”

Control4 homeowners can immediately download Control4 My Home for iPad here and authenticate to their Control4 system with a Mobile Navigator license which you can obtain from us at Digital Smart Homes.
For more information on Control4 feel free to contact us or click here

Control4 iPad Screen Shots

iPad for Control4 Integration & Automation

The introduction of Apple’s iPad has made it much more affordable to add a touch screen panel to your home automation system. A touch screen from a Home Automation vendor can be as much 10 times higher than an iPad loaded with Home Automation software. When the iPad is released in late March, the cost of owning a touch screen panel to operate a Control4 Automation system will become under $900. Not only will the iPad give you “Door to your Drape” control, but with additional apps from iTunes you will be able to start you car, stream media and much more all from one powerful interface. The iPad will also act as a mobile controller out side of your “Home Zone” whereas proprietary controllers only work within the homes wireless coverage.

So if you can imagine.., your on the couch reading an eBook on your iPad and listening to music, the door bell rings and the music automatically pauses. You simply switch to your Control4 app to see who’s at the front door before you unlock the door...all from your iPad anywhere in your home or anywhere in the world. The iPad will not only bring new and exciting innovations but will effect electronics that already exist in your car, at businesses, in schools and at home today.