Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, says that its Deana User Interface (UI) Kit is now available for the iPad.
Guifx's Deanna room grid layout for climate control
Deana is currently compatible with Crestron's Mobile Pro G iPad application, with other manufacturers to follow, according to the company.
"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."
Deana UI for iPad offers Guifx's QuicKey navigation system; navigating away from an AV activity to adjust lights or climate settings becomes a simple, one-touch operation. Non-AV activities open in a modal window that the user can close 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.