Crestron have released their official Android apps to add to their existing iOS offer. The Mobile and Mobile Pro apps will turn any Android device into a fully functional Crestron touch screen, giving users control of a vast array of home automation subsystems like lighting, heating, entertainment and security.
“Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device, there’s a Crestron control solution for you,” said Crestron VP of Technology, Fred Bargetzi. “We’re fanatical about keeping our customers on the cutting edge by offering a variety of solutions that bring the latest, most popular home technology into their lives. Our new Android App is just the latest example of that commitment. We don’t make you choose, we make it easy.”
Mobile Pro displays real-time status of room temperatures, shade positions, lighting levels and metadata including cover art, song and artist. You can even view streaming video from web-based security cameras right on your mobile device. Using the home Wi-Fi network locally or powerful cellular networks remotely, a virtual Crestron touch screen is always in the palm of your hand no matter where you are.
Crestron provides cross-platform flexibility for the entire family. “Mom can have the same control interface and functionality on her iPad that Dad has with his Samsung Galaxy,” Bargetzi says. “You can switch carriers or get a new mobile device without calling in a programmer to reprogram the system. Just connect your new device, and you’re ready to go…you have the freedom to choose whatever device you want.”
Crestron provides the infrastructure that is the foundation for home control, while providing an open platform for development that supports PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android. The popular R2 Control for Crestron app, created by id8 Group, was the pioneer in providing the first Android solution for Crestron and is available for download from the Android Market.
Download Crestron Mobile Pro for Android™ or go to www.crestron.com/mobileapps to learn more about Crestron Mobile solutions for Apple and Android devices.”