User Interface Offers Compatibility With Crestron’s Mobile Pro® G iPad™ Application
Guifx®, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced that its Deana User Interface (UI) Kit™ is now available for the iPad™. Providing uncompromising convenience at home or away, Deana is currently compatible with Crestron’s Mobile Pro® G iPad application, with other manufacturers to follow.
Since December 2009, Deana has offered end users unprecedented ease of use with simple, intuitive navigation and an elegant design. Now, through Crestron’s Mobile Pro G iPad application, users have complete access to the control interface and their distributed audio; video; and whole-house climate, lighting, and security systems from virtually anywhere in the world.
“The iPad is a revolutionary device that is the perfect complement to any control system. For users, the ability to access their components easily from anywhere provides the ultimate in convenience, while our Deana UI Kit gives them exactly the same experience they would have at home,” said Morgan Strauss, director of operations at Guifx. “Even more than that, remote access provides a great opportunity to save energy and lower utility bills. If a user leaves for work without turning off the lights, it’s not a problem. A single push of the Deana UI’s designer icons takes care of it.”
Designed with ease of use in mind, the Deana UI for iPad offers a unique control experience with Guifx’s QuicKey™ navigation system. Navigating away from an A/V activity to quickly adjust lights or climate settings becomes a simple, one-touch operation. Non-A/V activities open in a modal window that the user can simply close in order to return to the previous screen and back to the automation functions.
Unlike solutions with floor-plan navigation, the Deana UI utilizes a room grid layout, providing an organized method of selecting and receiving feedback from rooms. Icons representing each room or zone improve the user experience even further by speeding up visual recognition. Offering unparalleled graphics, Deana’s aesthetics are an elegant extension to any home automation system.
The Deana UI Kit for iPad is available for download now on Guifx’s website (www.guifx.com) for $799.99, or as part of the Deana Bundle, which includes all file sizes, ranging from 240 x 320 to 1280 x 768, for $2,999.99. Updates to the Deana UI Kit, as with all Guifx products, are always available for free, so customers who have already purchased the Deana Bundle may download the updated version with Crestron’s Mobile Pro G iPad functionality at no additional charge.
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Founded in 2000, Guifx is an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems. The first company of its kind, Guifx is a pioneer in perfecting workflow through user-centric design, refining every concept with a candy coating of elegant graphics and icons that are second to none — always with the customer’s brand, goals, and audience in mind. Designed by the company’s world-class artists, Guifx graphics and GUI (graphical user interface) kits not only save installers and manufacturers hours of tedious labor, but also maximize the subtle differences in technologies that affect the user experience, creating a sophisticated, luxurious touch to any setting that is fun, fast, and intuitive. More information about Guifx is available at www.guifx.com.
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Morgan Strauss, Director of Operations
Tel: +1 (561) 697-8328
E-mail: morgan [at] guifx.com