AMX Control with New iRidium iPad App

AMX iPad App
Russian developers, iRidium Mobile, have just released the new version of their home automation control application.  Available on a range of platforms, – most notably now the iPad too – the system can be used to control AMX, EIB/KNX, ABB, Berker, GIRA, Jung and Modbus with DALI , X10 and Domintell protocols in the works too.  iRidium can also control XBMC, with support coming in the near future for Boxee, Windows Media Center and Apple TV…

The app currently appears to be free for testing and $160 to purchase (full version free to home and industrial automation systems installers).  While this is an extraordinarily high price for an app, a regular AMX touchscreen can cost many thousands of dollars.

“We introduce you a new version of iRidium program for AMX and iPad / iPhone / iPod. The new version is available on AppStore! iRidium transforms the iPad / iPhone / iPod into the “native” AMX system control panel.  iRidium allows you to operate such subsystems as: lighting, heating, climate control, video-surveillance, security, audio-video, multimedia-server.

Also iRidium allows you to use an existing design created for AMX panels. This design will be loaded on iPad / iPhone / iPod and you can immediately operate your home automation system after that.

At the same time all AMX panels functions and capabilities (such as dynamic elements, animation, translucency, sound, video output) are available. In addition, all Multi-touch screen iPad pluses are added.

Thus, if you already have an AMX panel for your home automation system controlling, it would take no more than 10 minutes to turn iPad into a similar panel. At the same time functional and interface of the new panel will be the same as an AMX panel has.
AMX system is controlled via Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS.

Capabilities of a new version iRidium for AMX and iPad / iPhone / iPod:

  • Support of XBMC media-server
  • Support of video in JPEG, MJPEG formats
  • Support of graphical interfaces, dynamic control elements, animation, translucency
  • Support of additional equipment operating (Kramer, GlobalCache, KeyDigital, Extron, IRTrans, etc.)

Documentation and instructions for iRidium’s setting are already available. Now you can install iRidium much easier.  At the present time, a free iRidium version for testing and work demonstration are available for installers.”

iridiummobile.net   :   iTunes Link

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3 Responses to “AMX Control with New iRidium iPad App”

  1. Charles Woodiwiss August 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    All of the above is not strictly true, u need to check the docs for the ACTUAL supported commands.
    Also does not handle high load well, lots of open channels will cause unreliable feedback. The tp4 convertor suffers corruption issues also.
    Good value for money on small projects, beware on complex projects.

  2. What do I need to use this on my Hager KNX system.
    Is it enough to buy a IP/KNX gateway and buy the app for ihone/ipad?

  3. I have a 10 year old AMX Panja system where the back end is working fine but the panels are fading. New Panja panels are not available. Would we be able to use your impressive solution to use the iPad solution you provide? Please guide. Thanks