With the release of devices like the iPad, feature rich control systems are much more affordable. Application examples include Home Theater and Conference Room control.
May 21, 2010, Englewood, CO (PRWEB) May 20, 2010
BitWise Controls, manufacturer of IP-enabled control products for commercial and home automation systems, announces the release of BitWise Touch, a new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, combined with the BC4X1 automation controller and Project Editor Software, allows users to control audio video equipment, automation systems, shades, lighting control, security systems and any other device or system that can be controlled by IR, RS232 or IP.
Ron Pitcock, Jr., Director of Business Development for BitWise Controls says “With the release of devices like the iPad, feature rich control systems are much more affordable. Application examples include Home Theater and Conference Room control.
When compared to other automation solutions that offer apps, the BitWise solution stands out in several ways, including overall cost of ownership, complete GUI (graphical user interface) customization capability, and ease of setup and installation.
Mark Buster, CTO of BitWise Controls said, “This app was designed with a few specific goals in mind. Making it easy for installers to create customized control GUIs for Apple devices, making it quick and painless to transfer those files, and letting them install it on as many devices as they want without additional license fees. Additionally, the same GUI files created for use with the BitWise Touch app can be run on virtually any device with a web browser, like notebooks, web tablets, and desktop computers.”
With 4 IR ports, voltage and video sensing capability, 2 relays, a built in 348,000 code IR library, a built in IR learner, IR blaster and bi-directional RS232 control capability, the automation system offers functionality typically found only in high end solutions.
Bitwise Touch utilizes Project Editor Software to create completely customizable GUI pages that are uploaded to the iPad or iPhone. One project can contain control pages designed to fit multiple screen sizes. Each page can look the same for a consistent look and feel through the entire project or a customized look and feel can be created for each control device used.
Basic button and background graphics are available from the BitWise website, but customized graphics, available from many third party graphics companies, can also be used to add visual appeal or to customize the project to a particular job or client.
All BitWise Controls products are made in the USA.
To learn more about the BitWise Touch app, visit the website at http://www.bitwisecontrols.com/touch.php.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Lance Beck or Mark Buster, please call Ron Pitcock, Jr. at 720-746-2456
About BitWise Controls
Designed and backed by over 20 years of mission-critical control, monitoring, and AV systems integration experience, Bitwise Controls is uniquely equipped to provide powerful and flexible control and automation products for the expanding commercial, industrial, educational, and residential control systems markets. Bitwise Controls was founded by veteran industry leadership in 2008 with the goal of offering innovative and reliable new products, designed, tested and manufactured in the USA. For more information, go to http://www.bitwisecontrols.com.