iRemoteControl supports AV controls as well as lights, electric blinds, curtains and CCTV.
The manufacturer states that the device boasts a less than 30-minute custom App creation time and a client learning curve of less than 30 seconds, as well as providing a number of innovative features such as ‘lifelike’ virtual remotes.
The creator has designed iRemoteControl in such a way that there is no need for a user to learn complex programming.
Instead, all an installer need do is confirm the equipment configuration via a simple online form, which will produce the client-specific App for downloading within 48 hours.
The software requires 10-50 lines of header text to be edited, after which the software self-configures accordingly.
Creators of the App promise that in the future, the process of translating installer’s forms into this text will be further automated, bringing turnaround times down to minutes.
Further customisation features allow the installer to select a different background for each room or even take a photo of the client’s rooms for use as backdrops behind the virtual remote layout.
The software supports a large range of AV equipment via its IR/RS232/IP device library, while items not listed are added free of charge.
In its next release, iRemoteControl will support the next generation of 4K HDCP2.2 matrixes and will also move towards IP control, reducing the need and cost of IR and RS232 controllers. Meanwhile, a higher level of feedback will also be introduced to confirm actions and deliver detailed performance information to the end user.
With over 500 installation to date, iRemoteControl states that its technology will not only allow electricians and satellite installers to offer home automation solutions, but also encourage traditional CIs to look more closely at the hidden costs of in-house programming and the on-going, one off support costs that this customer specific work entails.
Potential new distributors should contact iRemoteControl for more details.