iRoom’s New Features Make iPad Docking Stations Smarter and More Secure


iRoom recently added new features to iRoom’s iPad Docking Stations that can be activated through a firmware update. The new feature set improves iPad security and adds convenience in using the docking stations. Some of the features require communication with the iPad’s operating system and have been implemented by iRoom as an Apple-certified manufacturer. The […]

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Apple Could Fail to Recapture K-12 Market for the Same Reason It Owns the SmartPhone Market


Kids love the Apple iPhone. And most kids in schools who have smartphones have an iPhone — this, all while Android is the world’s leading smartphone platform. And, they mostly don’t use them as a phone. They text on them, Snapchat on them, they post on Instagram and they store their photos on them — lots of photos. And, […]

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Extron Introduces iPad Control App for TouchLink and MediaLink


Extron is pleased to introduce Extron Control, a new app that gives users complete access to any Extron control system, directly from their iPad. After a quick initial setup, the iPad connects to the desired room, allowing for complete control. The app automatically loads the user interfaces present on any Extron control product without a […]

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Dukane Announces Rugged iPad Case


Dukane has launched an iPad case (185-1SP) that’s aimed at the education market — it uses a silicone skin cover wrapped around a hard plastic inner design. This two-component cover system wraps around your iPad, ensuring it’s protected from bumps, dust, and scratches. The silicone outer cover features cutouts for your screen, audio port, speakers, […]

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Extron Releases TouchLink Interface for iPad


Extron has put the TouchLink interface in the Apple App store for the iPad. TouchLink for iPad provides users with an additional point of control for rooms equipped with any TouchLink touchpanel. The app is compatible with projects created using Global Configurator 3.5, which is also available now. With this app, presenters can wirelessly control their AV system using a Wi-Fi network, allowing them the freedom […]

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BEHRINGER Introduces iSTUDIO and iSTUDIO THUNDER Docks for all iPad Versions


BEHRINGER has introduced its new iSTUDIO family of professional docking stations for Apple iPad versions with 30-pin and Lightning connectors. iSTUDIO provides straightforward and direct connectivity for microphones, guitars and basses, MIDI devices, line level sources and even turntables — all with adjustable gain, independent output and headphone controls plus a superb direct monitoring option. […]

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LocPad Turns iPad Into Interactive, Self-Service Kiosk for Events


Bloomfield Knoble Inc., Harbor and StreamZap teamed up to create software that would enable the iPad to be used as a self-service kiosk for end users across a series of events. The primary goal was to have the iPad serve as digital signage, but enable users to click through the modified iPad for additional information. The LocPad solution for […]

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Sonos Adds Playback From iDevices


Sonos customers no longer need PCs in order to take advantage of multi-room audio — the latest Sonos Controller app update allows for playback of music stored on iDevices. Available in iPad and iPhone versions, version 3.8.3 of the app plays audio from the devices directly on the system, without need for Airplay turnarounds or […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2011 Edition


I simply cannot believe that I’ve been writing this for 12 straight years! I spent more than five weeks on this particular version of my annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball feature article due to the fact that the continued economic issues that have plagued our market, the growth of emerging markets (each discussed below) and the […]

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Sonos Launches iPad App


Although Sonos launched an iPad interface for their wireless whole-house music system earlier this week, it won’t be available until August. However, it is a very sleek use of the iPad technology integrated into a HomeAV application.  If you want to see the demo, go here:

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Crestron Launches iPad App


Last week, Crestron announced an App that transforms the Apple iPad into a full Crestron touch panel. A tap on the Apple tablet screen provides real-time control of Crestron control systems, lighting, shades, room temperatures and more, from any location (it literally looks identical to their iPhone App blown up to iPad screen size). Just […]

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