Living Control puts your iPhone in charge of multiroom sound
If you didn't think having a multiroom control system in your home was flash enough, then how about being able to control all your connected equipment with your iPhone. Not bad, eh?
Living Control will be launching the Studio6 MediaServer at the CEDIA UK Expo 2008 – the show is June 24-26 at Excel London – alongside the new iPhone/iPod Touch interface.
The Studio6 MediaServer is the company's latest server platform, complete with support for Full HD video. The Studio6 supports a wide range of audio and video formats, and is capable of providing two independent video streams via HDMI of 1080p video – or any video content – as well as four independent audio-only outputs for music.
The MediaServer provides a gigabit of networking storgae as well as touch sensitive front panel buttons and the usual on-wall control panels. It's a complete home solution, complete with Full HD support... but it will cost you £8000. Check out www.livingcontrol.com for more information.
Also new to the Living Control portfolio is iPhone/iPod touch control. The new software will deliver the Studio6 MediaServer's interface to the screen of your iPhone, giving you complete mobile control.
As a standalone application rather than a Safari-embedded piece of software, Living Control promises control will be faster, more reliable and more intuitive. The application will be available as a download from Living Control's website from July.