Lagotek has taken advantage of the CES 2008 that is taking place in Las Vegas to announce its partnership with Ikanos Consulting for the development of HIP Modes, a home automation control system compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch through WiFi and GPRSEDGE with which we can access the lights, temperature, music, audiovisual devices and, of course, the security system of the house.
However, the invention has a trick and that is that it uses Go Gadgets, a web application that we must install in Windows Vista (I told you it had a trick) to serve as a bridge between the SideShow gadgets and any (not only the iPhone and iPod touch) device with web support, whether it is on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPRSEDGE3G .
According to Eugene Luskin, Lagotek’s CEO, “This is probably the largest concentration of state-of-the-art technology in one device with Vista’s Sideshow running on an iPod that allows home automation over WiFi. adding with some free bravado that “We have achieved in weeks what Microsoft and Apple have not been able to offer the market. We are very excited about this important step in realizing our vision of ‘Automation in every home from any device, anywhere’. Well, now I just need to launch a Mac OS X compatible system so we don’t look at them in a bad light .