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Tablet PC and home control

Discussion in 'Home Automation, Lighting, Security & Climate' started by candg, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. candg

    candg Active Member

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    I am trying to integrate and control all the technology in my home by using some sort of tablet pc with a user friendly customisable Graphical user interface.

    Are there any tablet pc's which will enable wi fi control of media streaming, X10 control, and on-board infra red emitters so I can control IR with the tablet too ?

    If this is possible what sort of software would be suitable for this ?

    Graham
     
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    Many thanks

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    oh god , my wife now wants touch screen in the house :suicide: this is gona get messy :rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    Just bought myself an iPOD touch and it works a treat with everything...media browsing and control, X10 lighting etc.

    Get one it,s an amazing piece of kit

    Graham
     
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    Candg which apps do you use on the Ipod touch?

    Thanks

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    Hi full,

    I am using the X10 commander on itunes for X10 control and it works brilliantly for media control I am using Remote which is free on the apps store. I have to say that this is turning out to be the best money I have spent in years for home control...Fantastic

    All I want to do now is to get it all working my my ADI Ocelot controller

    Graham
     
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    Thanks for the information. I saw air remote at Cedia which looked a fantastic solution but they seem to have died a death since. The receiver is available from other sources and am wondering whether to buy one and see if I can get hold of the software. IPOD touch seems the way ahead but may have to wait for someone to write a killer home automation app.

    Cheers Fulltopuk

    HNY
     

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