Control & Automation System Friendly iTop from iRoom Charges iPads

The latest product from iRoom enables easy-to-access control functions from the convenience of an iPad.

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Years ago when Apple introduced the iPad, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company unknowningly kickstarted interest in control and automation system technologies.

Today companies like iRoom are maximizing the advantages of using iPads as control interfaces through the release of products like its new iTop Docking Station.

The European manufacturer says its new iTop features an adjustable connector that charges just about any model iPad, including everything from the iPad Pro to the iPad Mini. Separating the iTop from general use docking products, the company explains the iTop features six backlit independent, customizable “Quick Keys”  on its front faceplate that allows dealers to program the buttons with clients' most used or most important control and automation system functions. 

Supporting the iTop Docking Station with its optional  iO83 eight-port high voltage relay module, the optional device enables users to control devices that don't feature IP control capabilities. 

Other features offered with the iTop include a PoE+ injector, 130 pre-printed icons that dealers can use with the Quick Keys—and iRoom points out that it finishes the docking station with its latest contemporary industrial designs to support its integration into a variety of room environments. 

The iTop installs into residential and commercial environments, and it is compatible with systems from Crestron, AMX, Savant, Control4, RTI, Key Digital and many others. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.

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