Crestron releases Mobile Pro Control app for Android2 November 2011
Crestron has launched a version of its Mobile Pro Control app for Android. Mobile Pro turns any Android device into a fully functional Crestron touch screen, allowing homeowners to control lighting, thermostats, entertainment, security systems and any other connected systems from anywhere, anytime.
“Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device, there’s a Crestron control solution for you,” said Crestron VP of sales and marketing, Robin van Meeuwen. “We’re fanatical about keeping our customers on the cutting edge by offering a variety of solutions that bring the latest, most popular home technology into their lives. Our new Android App is just the latest example of that commitment.”
Mobile Pro displays real-time status of room temperatures, shade positions, lighting levels and metadata including cover art, song and artist. You can even stream video from web-based security cameras right on your mobile device. Using the home Wi-Fi network locally or powerful cellular networks remotely, a virtual Crestron touch screen is always in the palm of your hand no matter where you are.
With Mobile Pro you can also switch carriers or get a new mobile device without calling in a programmer to reprogramme the system. Just connect your new device, and you’re ready to go.
Crestron provides the infrastructure that is the foundation for home control, while providing an open platform for development that supports PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android. The popular R2 Control for Crestron app, created by id8 Group, was the pioneer in providing the first Android solution for Crestron and is available for download from the Android Market.