Bang & Olufsen is extending control of home automation
and home entertainment to your iPhone
iPod touch, and iPad
the new BeoLink application. This new app gives you access to audio and video
controls as well as the home automation system. The BeoLink application sends commands
via Wi-Fi. The interface is customizable to show the scenes and commands
requested by the customer. The app is free and currently available in the App store
Bang & Olufsen Announces BeoLink Application for iPhone, iPod
touch, and iPad
Offering total smart-phone integration of home entertainment and
environmental controls - even when one is not at home
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.,
April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high-end
audio and video products, introduces the BeoLink application for iPhone, iPod
touch, and iPad -- new software that is offered for free in Apple's App Store.
The application seamlessly expands and extends the experience delivered via
Bang & Olufsen's Master Link Gateway by giving access to audio and video,
as well as the home automation system, using either the iPhone, iPod touch, or
When coming home, one can use the iPhone to switch on music
and at the same time turn on the light in the house and unlock the front door.
If outside in the backyard and the remote is not handy, the BeoLink application
will still allow the homeowner to change the CD or turn up the volume on the
television or audio system. When leaving for work, there is no need for one to
worry about whether the music or television was turned off -- a simple push of
a button on the iPhone will make it all happen.
"We are very happy to extend control of home automation
and home entertainment via this simple application," says Zean Nielsen,
President of Bang & Olufsen America. "Giving customers greater freedom
and convenience in their intelligent home fits hand-in-hand with Bang &
Olufsen's ongoing philosophy that technology should be the servant of man, not
the other way around."
The BeoLink application, which is designed by Ikatu, sends
its commands via Wi-Fi, and the interface is highly personalized and
tailor-made to only show the scenes and commands which the customer requested
when installing the Master Link Gateway.
It is a unique way to extend the benefits of the Master Link
Gateway, with control from the minute one is within Wi-Fi range. It offers
control beyond the house limits, is conveniently always at hand when needed,
and is a highly personal tool.
Gateway to the home
More and more people value an intelligent home, where
simplicity and ease-of-operation are of prime importance. This entails an
intuitive, yet all-encompassing control, and Bang & Olufsen is among the
very first companies in the world to offer this in a mobile version.
Via Master Link Gateway, customers can control and operate
all their home automation equipment, as well as their A/V equipment, from all
over the house with the Beo5 remote control, and they can also choose to
control their A/V system from their home automation panel if convenient. The
Master Link Gateway even extends one touch control from inside the home to an
array of systems outside, such as gates, garage doors, lights, alarms and more.
With Master Link Gateway, Bang & Olufsen uses its
extensive experience within system control to bridge the gap between
entertainment and environment in the home, thus ensuring that Beo5 is the only
remote control needed on the coffee table. With the addition of the BeoLink
application, the experience is taken a step further to now offer control that
transcends the borders of the house.
Extending the remote
In addition to the extra convenience and a sensation of
"magical" control of the entire house, the BeoLink application offers
customers a Bang & Olufsen touch and feel to the smart phone user
interface. It enables control even before entering the home, after leaving the
home, or simply whenever one's mobile phone is in hand. Simple, personal and
convenient, the BeoLink App is a great solution for those who use the mobile
phone extensively and prefer collecting all applications on it.
Together with Master Link Gateway, the BeoLink application
is the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to take the intelligent home to a
new level, with unprecedented freedom in control and ease of use.
The BeoLink application is available now via the Apple App
store. iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can download the free
application directly from there.