AMX embraces the advantages of touch-based interfaces as an intuitive, natural method for system control and automation. Modero® Touch Panels are engineered specifically for control system integration and offer certain advantages like ease of integration, advanced wireless security and come in a variety of form factors proven to meet customer needs around the world.
AMX continues to be an advocate of open standards-based platforms that simplify technology integration, offer end users more interaction choices and expand automation technology awareness. We currently support the integration of most PCs, netbooks and tablets using browsers like Windows® Internet Explorer®, Mozilla® Firefox® and Apple Safari®. AMX also supports smart devices like cell phones that utilize Android™, Apple, Blackberry® and Windows Mobile® technologies; MP3 players and future devices that use web browsers and VNC or WiFi connectivity.
The Apple iPad™ announcement has brought considerable attention to the subject of Apple and our ability to integrate AMX with Apple products. The iPad is another great example of a user interface that complements our user interface lines like Modero®, Metreau™, Mio™, Mio R-Series™ Remotes and Novara® ControlPads™. While AMX holds that many customers will continue to request the functionality and convenience of a dedicated touch panel, we welcome smart devices, such as the iPad, that open up the home automation market to a broader audience.
CUSTOM UI INTEGRATION
for Apple iPod Touch®, iPhone®, iPad™ and Mac® Computers
Option 1: TPControl Application
TPControl enables an Apple® iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad™ to transform into a fully functional touch panel for controlling AMX system platforms. This easy-to-use application provides real-time, touch control of AV systems, lighting, shades, room temperatures and more, from iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads. As with the iPhone and other smart devices, the iPad can seamlessly communicate with an AMX control system via 3G, GPRS and EDGE cellular networks, or Wi-Fi, to allow the convenience of remote use.
Option 2: iTeleport Application + NXV-300
Use any Apple mobile device for simplified room control, convenient back-up in case a touch panel is inaccessible, cost-effective secondary control, or enhanced help desk support. Except for viewing the device in a browser window on any Apple UI device, the user interface looks and works like a Modero touch panel. Viewable in two resolutions, 800x480 and 480x272, this solution also lets you copy existing or create new touch panel file pages.
PREDESIGNED UI INTEGRATION
for Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Mac Computers
Use any Apple UI device as a simple, secure web-based user interface with 12 standard buttons and a three line status display with AMX VirtualKeypad™. This is great for simplified room control because it works in an identical fashion to a physical keypad; uses NetLinx commands to label buttons, manage button feedback and display text; doesn't require additional software on the client PC; doesn't require HTML pages to be downloaded to the NetLinx central controller.
SONANCE® iPORT™ INTEGRATION
Integrate the Sonance iPort docking system to add control of an iPod® or iPod touch® to the whole-home entertainment system or seamlessly integrate into virtually any other environment, from hotel rooms to restaurants to business offices. The iPort provides charging, local audio distribution, and direct control access; includes IR support, allowing control of the iPod via IR remote (available separately); and adds integrated RS-232 for two-way communication from audio/video control devices, allowing for viewing of video and music playlist data over a wide range of compatible control systems.
APPLE TV® INTEGRATION
Autonomic1 Control's Apple TV Control Module for AMX
With the help of a module available from Autonomic Controls, an independent provider of custom integration solutions for digital media, now you can offer a ready-to-use solution for direct IP control of Apple TV devices, or iTunes running on a Mac or PC. The module allows AMX to interactively access digital media player's functionality and display feedback or those actions. Browse digital media collections, initiate playback, and manage the playback queue without having direct access to the device's onscreen display.
G4 Computer Control™
G4 Computer Control software provides customers the ability to experience the full functionality of any network connected computer directly on Modero Touch Panels, Total Presentation Interfaces and TPDesign4 software. Simply connect any Windows (XP and 2000) or Macintosh (OS 10.2 or greater) PC to the control network, plug in the NXA-USBCC AMX Computer Control USB stick (FG070-602) and experience complete access to your PC directly on the Touch Panel.
Access precise, timely weather updates at the touch of a button. Based on actual weather conditions, program your AMX control system to manage lighting, sprinklers, pool and spa equipment, as well as receive email notifications.
This PC-based software is designed to transform any Modero into a dynamic digital photo album. Without any special control system code or re-programming, end users can display personal images on the user interface. Family photos, favorite artwork and seasonal images can sequence through when the panel is not in use, providing a visually pleasing solution that complements a room's design. Intuitive menus transport images directly from a PC to the Modero panel. TPDesign4 software from AMX is used to define the types of images that will be displayed on the user interface.
Demonstrate truly interactive presentations using AMX's TakeNote annotation application. Use your finger or a stylus to draw directly on the Modero screen. The resulting annotations are displayed both on the Modero panel and the PC.
AMX UI Widgets
Design-independent, code-driven elements that add value to a user interface.
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AMX, Modero, NetLinx and Novara are trademarks of AMX, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries. ControlPads, Duet, G4 ComputerControl, G4 WebControl, i!Weather, Metreau, Mio, Mio R-Series, NetLinx Studio, PictureFrame, TakeNote & TakeNote Embedded, Touch Panel Design 4 and VirtualKeypad are trademarks of AMX, LLC. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Apple, Apple AirPort Express, Apple TV, iPod Touch, iTunes and Mac are all trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Blackberry is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. AMX is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited. Internet Explorer, Windows and Windows Mobile are registered trademarks of Microsoft. iTelePort is a registered trademark of iTelePort LLC. Firefox is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation. Sonance is a registered trademark of Dana Innovations. iPort is a pending trademark of Dana Innovations. 1 - Autonomic is a brand name of Autonomic Controls, Inc.