Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Griffin offers Beacon iOS/Android Remote Control Hardware & App

As seen at CES 2012, Griffin's Beacon provides a remote control solution that can be used with any Android or iOS smart phone or device. Coupled with a smart looking Bluetooth to Infra-Red converter unit, and an app to go on your device, you obtain full control of your home entertainment system/devices.

Their Video:

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Here are the specs. There is an extensive line of equipment supported which is continuously updated:

Beacon Universal Remote System:
Integrated Bluetooth Receiver/Infrared Receiver
Dijit Personal Media Assistant App
Range/Profile:
  • Bluetooth: Approx. 30' omnidirectional, using Bluetooth's RFCOMM profile
  • Infrared: Approx. 30' line-of-sight, 180-degree X 60-degree field of coverage
Power:
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Expected battery life: Up to 8 weeks under heavy usage; monitor battery life within the Dijit App.
Localized programming guides for US and Canada
  • Cable Systems: All
  • Satellite Systems: All
  • Over-The-Air/Terrestrial Television: All
Integration:
  • Dijit
  • Facebook*
  • Netflix*
  • * Coming Soon to Dijit Android
Beacon supports more than 200,000 components:
  • TV
  • DVD players
  • BluRay players
  • CD Players
  • Cable set top boxes
  • DTV
  • DVR
  • Game Consoles
  • Home Automation Systems
  • Media Players
  • Projectors
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Audio Receivers
  • VCR
See the Brands Supported at their web link above and in the title.
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