Crestron Releases Updated iOS Apps for iPad and iPhone
Crestron have updated their ‘Crestron Mobile‘ (free) and ‘Crestron Mobile Pro‘ (£69.99) apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new versions bring support for gauges and sliders plus the ability to stream video from cctv security cameras (or from any video source) directly to the iOS device.
Having added more features, such as built-in support for gauges and sliders, programmers are now able to easily create intuitive touch-control effects in no time. Lowering shades in the bedroom with a finger swipe on the iPad® or iPhone®, or setting and checking room temperatures from animated graphical gauges is a breeze. Also, homeowners and facilities managers can now stream video from security cameras, or from any video source, through a Crestron Network Streamer or any MJPEG device, directly on their mobile device.
Larger GUI projects can now be loaded directly onto the mobile device allowing smaller control systems to run full-featured touchscreen interfaces. The latest version of the Crestron Mobile app elevates Apple touchscreen devices to truly be a part of the Crestron touchpanel family. Now, the full features of Crestron and Prodigy touchpanels are available in a mobile format.
“Crestron’s latest app eases the loading of projects on to mobile devices and streamlines functionality by incorporating the most visually engaging and intuitive systems technology,” says Crestron International’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Robin van Meeuwen. “The increased flexibility offered by the upgrade enables users to switch controls without having to get anything reconfigured by the dealer – a huge time saver, especially for those on the road. Upgrading is now simplified and multiple devices can also be added without any technical assistance.”
Available from the iTunes® App Store, Mobile Pro G was recently ranked #1 Top Grossing iPad Lifestyle App, and was the only industry iPad App to achieve Top 100 status in the iTunes® App Store “Top Grossing iPad Apps” category.
The programming capabilities of VisionTools® Pro-e, Crestron’s comprehensive touchscreen design software, are now possible when designing GUIs for Apple mobile devices. Using VT Pro-e, programmers can create stunning touchscreen interfaces that are fully integrated with a Crestron control network.
“Mobile Pro G instantly turns your mobile device into a fully-functioning Crestron touchscreen,” adds Robin. “Connecting the most popular mobile devices to the most powerful control system provides installers with unlimited flexibility in system design and GUI creativity, and the homeowner, or facilities manager, with mobile control capabilities not previously available.”
Crestron Mobile and Mobile Pro apps turn any Apple mobile device into a powerful Crestron or Prodigy touchscreen, enabling reliable, whole home and building control from anywhere in the world. Users can control lighting, thermostats, and audio settings and view streaming video in multiple locations, such as a primary residence, holiday home and office, or across a campus. The ultra-intuitive graphical interface also provides real-time feedback, displaying status of room temperatures, audio volumes and metadata including album, song and artist, shade positions and lighting levels, all on the mobile device screen.