Crestron Adds Hard Buttons to iPad

Posted in Hardware,Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the September 16th, 2010
Crestron iPanel

Crestron iPanel

Wow, it has finally happened! Now, let’s start from the beginning…

iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads are great multi-purpose devices. They are also great for remotely controlling almost anything in your home – televisions, lights, HVAC, and much much more (see our extensive apps list).

But all these great (and rather expensive) devices are missing a very basic feature that any regular (even the cheapest) IR remote has – hard buttons that you can push without glancing at the screen.

Crestron fixes that problem with it’s iPanel – which snaps over iPad’s screen and adds a total of 13(!) hardware buttons: Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lights, Home, Guide, Info, Exit, Left, Right, Up, Down, Select. (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)