Customers are going crazy over the IPad.
And custom integrators like AVI are getting excited at the prospect of selling these highly functional, affordable, and sleek touch panels to homeowners looking for a stable wireless control interface.
It's pretty much getting to the point that we are selling our last dedicated portable touchscreens. In the near future, all of our wireless touch pads should be IPads. They are much less expensive and much more stable. The Apple IPad integrates seamlessly with any Control4 project.
What's so cool about the IPad?
1- Screen, The high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display on IPad is remarkably crisp and vivid. Which makes it perfect for web browsing, watching movies, or viewing photos. With IPad, there is no up or down. It’s designed to show off your content in portrait or landscape orientation with every turn. And because it uses a display technology called IPS (in-plane switching), it has a wide, 178° viewing angle. So you can hold it almost any way you want and still get a brilliant picture, with excellent color and contrast. Next is the multi-touch function. The Multi-Touch screen on IPad is based on the same revolutionary technology on IPhone. But the technology has been completely re engineered for the larger IPad surface, making it extremely precise and responsive. So whether you’re zooming in on a map, flicking through your photos, or deleting an email, IPad responds with incredible accuracy. And it does just what you want it to.
2- Size One of the first things you’ll notice about IPad is how thin and light it is. The screen is 9.7 inches measured diagonally. So overall, it’s slightly smaller than a magazine. At just 1.5 pounds and 0.5 inch thin, you can use it anywhere. And a slight curve to the back makes it easy to pick up and comfortable to hold. To maximize battery life, Apple engineers took the same lithium-polymer battery technology they developed for Mac notebook computers and applied it to the IPad. As a result, you can use IPad for up to 10 hours while surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos, or listening to music. While surfing the web on a 3G data network, you can get up to 9 hours of battery life. Lastly is the connectivity. With built-in 802.11n, IPad takes advantage of the fastest Wi-Fi networks. It automatically locates available Wi-Fi networks, which you can join with a few taps. iPad also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, letting you connect to devices like wireless headphones or the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
The company Savant has followed up the hoopla with another big announcement: the first in-wall IPad dock. Savant's in-wall cradle aims to take IPad adoption to the next level as these amazing devices become part of a home's décor that will replace a more expensive dedicated in-wall touch panel.
The IPad can add an exciting element to your integrated home. For more information on how you can add an IPad to your system call AVI 516-345-2636
Written by Dustin Traina Senior Programmer @ AVI