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New iPhone Interface for Crestron Can be Configured Online

iLoveControl, developed by a third-party Crestron programmer, can be configured by dealers themselves or via the developer's Web site.


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iLoveControl ships with basic one-room control configurations. Additional features can be built by the integrators themselves via a PC wizard, or through the vendor via an online configuration wizard.

Another iPhone interface for Crestron home automation will be available at Apple's iPhone App Store on July 11. (The first one we wrote about is the AirRemote.)

The interface, called iLoveControl comes from Crestron programmer Exceptional Home Automation in Weston, Fla.

For the first 30 days after launch, iLoveControl will offer a one-room Crestron solution free of charge, configured for the control of lights, drapes, HVAC, audio and video.

If you want more than that, you pay.

Felipe Gomez, director of the company, says integrators can provide more advanced customization in one of two ways: by themselves, or from iLoveControl directly.

Dealers can complete a form on the "Integrators" page of the iLoveControl Web site to add up to 16 zones of audio, video, lights, drapes and HVAC. There, they specify sources such as CD players, satellite receivers, iPods, Kaleidescape and other media servers, tuners and the like.

"And you can select scenes like All Off, Away, Home, Party and Romance," Gomez says.

After dealers pay by credit card or Paypal, the specified configuration is downloaded into the iPhone. The cost is $250 per configuration.

"For more advanced users," Gomez says, "we will offer a Configuration Wizard (PC) that will allow you to add more rooms and further customize your system."

Pricing for the Wizard has not yet been released.

Gomez says his company is eager to work with other control companies that offer IP-enabled controls. "We would like to see other systems support a similar setup, and we are willing to work with them to achieve it," he says.

iLoveControl joins a growing list of home control manufacturers with iPhone interfaces, including (HAI, Savant), multiroom audio (SpeakerCraft), media servers (Sooloos), and so much more.

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Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]

4 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Felipe Gomez  on  07/09  at  12:18 PM

For more information about iLoveControl, please visit our website at http://www.ilovecontrol.com

Posted by Claudia  on  07/09  at  09:46 PM

I Love Control is a fabulous technology.  To think that you can turn the lights in your home from a remote country or at work.  It helps to simplify life, with the user friendly push of a button in your cell phone. Making our life easier is a great help in this busy world. Thanks!

Posted by ilovecontrol  on  09/06  at  07:30 AM

An update from the makers of iLoveControl: ‚Ä®iLoveControl Lite is available TODAY for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the AppStore for $2.99. A single room configuration is also available for download from the AppStore for $29.99. iLoveControl supports up to 16 rooms ($150) of audio, video, lights, hvac, drapes, sources, scenes, and works with Crestron and AMX systems. iLoveControl recently released a version of their software for the Samsung Instinct. Visit us at Crestron’s GUI Gallery, CEDIA 2008, or at http://www.iLoveControl.com. Control your world TODAY with iLoveControl!

Posted by John Pumphrey  on  11/28  at  07:09 PM

Don’t waste your money. No support, only a mention to find support on a yahoo group.
Save that $30 for something that is supported properly.

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