DETROIT — With its first major software update this year, iRule has released iOS Version 3.0 of its cloud-based universal remote control system. Version 3.0 offers more functionality and automation while simplifying the system for audio-visual enthusiasts and professional installers. An upgraded Android version is expected later this year.
“As interest in iRule continues to grow, we saw an opportunity to streamline many of the features while remaining true to our original goal of creating a fully customizable remote control system,” said iRule CTO Victor Nemirovsky. “Adding Wizards and support for more lighting and automation systems will help users create remotes faster with better control of more devices in the home.”
Highlights of iRule iOS Version 3.0 include:
* iRule Builder Handset Wizard — helps new users quickly create custom remote layouts by selecting a theme, activities and devices. The Wizard will create the layout while still allowing users to tweak and fully customize their remote
* Automation Modules for lights, HVAC systems and appliances with full feedback
* Gateway Configurator for easier, faster setup of the iRule handset device
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 cloud-based software coupled with simple hardware which controls any infra-red (IR), 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 software is available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold over 10,000 licenses in 50 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.