DETROIT — With its second major software update this year, iRule has released Version 2.5 of its cloud-based remote control system.
This new version is designed to work on iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. An updated Android version will be released later this year.
IRule allows one device to replace multiple remotes with touch-screen controls for nearly any household device that uses a remote.
“As we continue to fine-tune iRule, we’re looking at ways to not only control devices, but making the controls simpler, faster and more efficient,” said CTO Victor Nemirovsky. “We’re committed to being able to quickly update and improve our system to respond to our customers’ needs and requests.”
New iRule features include:
* Drawers – allowing page configurations to be used on multiple screens without having to recreate the page, and providing additional real estate when needed. Drawers are an “overlay” sliding sheet for additional page controls on small-screen displays
* SOAP support for control of devices using this protocol, including Sony Blu-Ray players Faster creation in iRule Builder with nudging elements, allowing users to move elements in the remote layout one row or column at a time, making designing more intuitive
IRule was created by two audio-visual fans, Itai Ben-Gal and Nemirovsky, when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate many components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses.
IRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infra-red, RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio-video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. IRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.
IRule’s version 2.5 software is available through Apple’s App Store. The iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold thousands of licenses in 45 countries via word-of-mouth and online buzz among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.