So, why should you need a control system?
Here is a basic demonstration of how automating the various elements of your home or yacht can greatly simplify your daily routines and allow you more time to enjoy your surroundings with added comfort.
Instead of laboriously using each standard remote control in turn to power up your devices, simply press this one button to bring them all out of standby in the correct order, and turn them all back off again with a single press.
This section can be populated with as many or as few buttons as you like, select channels, record programmes or browse the menu of the device you wish to control, without serching for the correct remote control first.
AREA SELECTION Using graphical icons you can select to control a particular room within the house, select the lounge, fire up some music and then select the garden and pipe the music outdoors for all to enjoy, all with just a few button presses
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Using graphical icons you can select the source that you would like to control, once pressed the programming will issue all of the commands necessary to switch the TV to the correct input, select the audio input on the amplifier and so on, just sit back and watch.
The volume up/down and mute controls will remain on screen with whichever source you are watching or whichever room you decide to occupy, the programming knows which amplifier to control and how.
Display video images in real time from any of the cameras connected to the CCTV system, control pan, tilt and zoom
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Record your favourite programmes, setup schedules, or playback previous recordings
SATELLITE TV CONTROL
All of the pages within the touchscreen template can be used in both portrait and landscape mode, the graphics will neatly shift into place as the device is rotated
SATELLITE TV CONTROL
As described above, as with any other page you can decide which buttons and features you use the most and only add these to your touchscreen so to simplify the entire experience
MOVIE SERVER CONTROL
Keyboard pop up:
Use this neat pop up keyboard to search for a specific title within your personal media collection
MUSIC SERVER CONTROL
Similar to the movie page, this page provides all of the necessary controls within a single window enabling you to browse media files, view cover artwork and also provides the playback commands
From the comfort of the armchair you may want to arm or disarm the system, view the status of alarmed zones, monitor motion detectors and receive notification of events triggered within the alarm system
Below are a few more screen shots of the template designs for automated control, however there are many more pages than featured here, from audio visual components through to lighting control system and video door entry, all of these sub systems can be collectively managed from a touchscreen controller to greatly simplify your lifestyle.