DISH has completed the integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules from leading home automation system providers, AMX by HARMAN, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI. This development allows dealers to speed the installation process by leveraging auto-discovery tools that quickly identify the presence of Hopper and Joey receivers within a customer’s home network. In addition to improved productivity, dealers can now design and configure a superior customer experience by easily adding IP control to the system.
AMX, Creston, Pro Control and RTI join Control4, who released an IP module for Hopper to dealers in 2014.
In 2013, DISH first opened its third-party Application Programming Interface (API) to allow partners to tie the Hopper platform into their overall home control systems. Through this integration, customers can manage their video entertainment experience as well as environmental controls throughout the home — including lighting, temperature and security — using a single, easy to operate user interface.