Digital Shuffle: August 2012
Making Website Multimedia Your Own
Kimberlite Corp., ranked No. 36 on the SDM 100, makes interesting use of multimedia on its website. Kimberlite is a group of Sonitrol dealerships headquartered in Fresno, Calif., so the featuring of real-life-situation sound clips on its website is more than fitting. The sound clips show the company’s Sonitrol audio verification technology at work, but they also serve as a marketing tool for prospective customers who get an earful of perps at work.
Kimberlite’s website also offers video testimonials from customers and clips from local newscasts detailing apprehensions related to Sonitrol alarms. It’s one thing to tell them, and another to show them, what security can do.
HAI Snap-Link for Kindle Fire
Home Automation Inc. (HAI), announced that its mobile app Snap-Link is now available in the Amazon Marketplace for download on Kindle Fire devices. Users can control their entire HAI-connected home or business through a colorful hand-held interface consistent in design to HAI’s other award-winning mobile interfaces including Snap-Link for Android and Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Features include the ability to view event logs, real-time video surveillance, and adjust anything under HAI’s control including lights, access control, appliances, temperatures, window coverings, audio, and more. Communications are secured by HAI’s AES encryption. A demonstration of the app is available on HAI’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/HomeAutomationInc.
iPOLiS Gets Upgrade
Samsung Techwin America unveiled version 2.0 of its iPOLiS Mobile app for remote access viewing of Samsung’s iPOLiS network video cameras and DVRs. Upgraded features of iPOLiS v2.0 include the ability to view live streaming video with PTZ control, support for H.264/MJPEG formats, a security password function, registration for up to 32 cameras, quick and easy access by mobile environments and Wi-Fi networks, compatibility with dynamic domain naming service (DDNS), and multi-language capability.
The app is available for free download from iTunes or the Android market.
Russound App Now on iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
The Russound App that controls the Russound C-Series Multiroom Audio System and all connected sources is now available on the iPhone or iPod touch in addition to the original iPad app. The My Russound application offers integration with the C-Series Controller and there’s no additional hardware to purchase. Minimum system requirements are MCA-C3 v3.00.01, MCA-C5 v4.00.02. My Russound is only compatible with the MCA-C3 and MCA-C5 series of multi-roomaudio controllers. Standard features include remote zone control, source metadata and content browsing. My Russound is available on the iTunes store.