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Apple iPhone home automation system

Mark Peters
CES report
Thursday 3rd, January 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

At CES 2008 Show in Las Vegas, Lagotek will present its “HIP Modes” Sideshow home control gadget working on iPhone and iPod touch made possible by Ikanos Consulting Go Gadgets technology. This is the first technology that enables the use of iPhone and iPod touch for home control over WiFi and GPRS / EDGE. The ability to run Vista Sideshow gadgets on Apple’s legendary devices to control the home was made possible by Lagotek Corporation and Ikanos Consulting. working together to merge cutting edge Vista Sideshow technologies with Apple’s famous devices for home automation use.

Apple iPhone home automation

Home automation system
Lagotek HIP Modes are user created macro states of the Home. By choosing the specific Mode on iPod touch, the homeowner, with the Lagotek HIP home automation system installed, can control lights, temperature, music, audio/video devices and the security system with one touch. Lagotek CEO Eugene Luskin stated, “This is probably the highest concentration of coolness in one device with Vista Sideshow on iPod doing home automation over WiFi. Our friends at Ikanos Consulting are amazing and, working together, we can achieve in weeks what Microsoft and Apple would never be able to bring to the market. I am very excited with this important step in making Lagotek’s vision of 'Automation in every home from any device and from anywhere' closer to reality. This is a perfect complementary solution for our cell phone home control application.”

Apple iPhone home automation

Apple iPhone and iPod compatible
Go Gadgets for iPhone and iPod touch is a web application which, when installed on Windows Vista, allows users to turn an iPod touch or iPhone into a Windows SideShow-capable device. Go Gadgets is a client-server system for adding Windows SideShow capability to a wide range of connected smart devices. As well as support for web applications, Go Gadgets also supports devices based on Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and J2ME, and allows remote access to Windows SideShow gadgets via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPRS / EDGE / 3G. Windows SideShow is a technology built into Windows Vista that allows small software applications, called gadgets, to be used on small-screen connected devices such as remote controls, fridge magnets and secondary displays on laptops.

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