iPort, the inventor of the world’s first in-wall system for the Apple iPod, will begin shipping the first two products in its new Control Mount Series for the Apple iPod touch and iPad later this month.
The iPort CM100 for Apple’s iPod touch, transforms the handheld devices into an in-wall touchscreen running apps from any control system over WiFi.
The iPort CM-IW100T (CM100) Control Mount for the iPod touch encases an iPod touch in a wall-mounted chassis with a magnetically attached, rectangular fascia, as does the iPort CM-IW2000 (CM2000) for Apple’s iPad, transforming the handheld devices into in-wall touchscreens running apps from any control system over WiFi.
In addition to supporting the iPod touch as a four-inch touchscreen controller, the CM100 also allows for audio playback from the iPod touch for both stored music and streaming audio from any capable apps available.
“From the very beginning of iPort, it has been our mission to help the custom installation community embrace and profit from the adoption and integration of Apple products,” said Ari Supran, CEO of iPort’s parent company, Dana Innovations. “As Apple's products have evolved from media players to intuitive user interfaces, we remain committed to helping custom installers integrate these products into their clients’ homes in a way that is aesthetically compelling and easy to use.
The iPort CM2000 dock for the iPad can be installed in a vertical or horizontal orientation, depending on the functionality of the user’s preferred apps.
Supran noted that dealers who “bundle” an iPort Control Mount with an Apple product can “realize profit from the sale of an iPort product,” instead of just selling an iPad or iPod touch for at cost, essentially.
Both the CM100 and CM2000 can be installed in a vertical or horizontal orientation, depending on the functionality of the user’s preferred apps.
Suggested Retail Prices for the products are USD $250 for the iPort CM100 and $499 for the iPort CM2000.