jjames wrote: »
I think it depends on who considers what "reverse engineering" is since it is directly laid out in the license agreement when you download any software from AMX. They say they've not change things in the "binary" since, but if I were to make a windows based program DLLs put on my computer when installing AMX software, and then turned around and sold it - couldn't I be in some legal trouble?
It just doesn't seem right in the sense of what their doing and how they did it; but kudos for innovation though.
Spire_Jeff wrote: »
If you think about it . . .
Our pricing structure will be announced on launch day on or before Jan 20th, at which time you will be able to install an evaluation copy to test our software.
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In answer to your other questions:
No glue-code is required. You simply define the device as you would your standard AMX devices. TPControl connects to the AMX NetLinx master as if it were a native device for the AMX NetLinx control system. Configuration settings, similar to those found on an AMX touch panel e.g. NetLinx Master IP settings, Device number etc, can be configured within the iPhone/iTouch Settings for the TPControl application.
NetLinx processors execute code in an _event_ driven system; each "Level Event (level change)", "Button Event (press/release/hold)", "Data Event (strings, online/offline?)" etc, is reported by the TPControl application to the AMX NetLinx processor and is acted upon accordingly. Imagine an AMX system comprising of 3 x AMX touch panels each with a unique Level Slider on it, then simultaneously on each touch panel a user ramps the slider up and down. Each of the AMX panels reports it's respective change, and the NetLinx master acts on those changes accordingly. This scenario is very real (multi-room video/audio control implementations etc), and executes without issue.
With our TPControl application, we have harnessed a feature of the iPhone/iTouch which brings a very powerful feature, Multi-touch, to AMX implementations, but implemented via a single user interface.
We consider TPControl to be complimentary to AMX solutions. Although it can be used independently as a user interface solution for NetLinx based systems, it does not replace or negate the functionality provided by AMX touch panel solutions. Our vision for this product is as a value-add to engineered AMX solutions.
We are proud to announce that we have just received approval for TPControl from Apple in the AppStore ahead of time, and the listing is paused at this time as we work hard to complete the TPTransfer application and our new website, we'll bring you a preview of the new website during the next week.
Keep tuned for the launch date of January 20th for TPControl for iPhone/iPod Touch and TPTransfer for Windows.
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amdpower wrote: »
Look at a small AMX wireless panel that goes for $3000-$4000 retail and then look at an iPod Touch. The Touch supports multi-touch, has better battery life, is 100x thinner and lighter and goes for $199.00 retail. I mean, really?
ericmedley wrote: »
an iPhone/iTouch/Smart phone is designed to do several things and is not always 'on' so to speak. It is a peice of technology being leveraged into being a control interface. In a lot of ways one could argue it's probably a higher level of technology. But, it is very far away from being a dedicated AMX remote control.
PhreaK wrote: »
P.P.S. I may be biased as I'm one of those 22yo's that run their house an a NI-700 and iPhone.
a_riot42 wrote: »
What if you want to adjust your lights while making a phone call?
Auser wrote: »
You have ten iPod touches scattered around the house for general use by occupants for the cost of one AMX panel?
mpullin wrote: »
Nah, you have an iPod dock in the wall in each room and an app that looks (and takes gestures) like a lightswitch. You turn that app on and stick the iPod in the wall dock. You have the app open a socket to your AMX master and send a 1 or 0 with the name of the iPod dock depending on the direction of the gesture. Now you can turn the lights on or off wherever you go. No more shelling out all that cash for multiple light switches per house. Also each person in the house can have their own light switch. In this age of H1N1 who wants a shared light switch for a room that everyone has to touch. Gives me the willies just thinking about it.
TurnipTruck wrote: »
Today is supposed to be the big day!!!
With just hours to go until the launch of our first product and our new eCommerce website, we have entered into discussions with a platform provider. So that we can take advantage of this, we have decided to delay our launch. Thank you for your patience, we will keep you updated in the coming days.
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Jimweir192 wrote: »
and their website is down!
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