It’s been a 6 year project. The search for the perfect Home Theater Control System (no, I didn’t say “remote”) has been exhaustive, but we’re now installing the solution. Yes, we can get rid of a whole coffee table-full of remotes, but so much more than that, we’ve created our own custom system that navigates easily, and works flawlessly.
The basis for the system is the iPad (any version). The “control ladder” (the system of navigation and logic) was designed by someone without any technical knowledge, but who needs to use the system. The result was passed through technical refinement and development, graphic design, and programming, to end up with the Platinum Control System.
As we re-build this web site, watch for it being featured prominently, and call us for a quote.
Just to tease a bit, we are often asked what devices we can control with our iPad-based system. The answer, and this is not an exaggeration, is: “Anything that can be switched on or off, or controlled with IR, IP, RS232 or contacts”. That, friends, is pretty much anything. We could even start your car with the iPad. Water your lawn. See who’s at the front door. Change your thermostat. No limits.
For simplicity, command sequences are built so we can do a “Start Show” function that sequentially starts a movie, dims the lights, and starts the popcorn.
Got your imagination going yet? Stay tuned.
Oh, and it’s the most economical solution of its kind.