Archive for the ‘Home Automation’ Category
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Myro:Air AirPlay Streamer – Final Case Design
Progress! These last few weeks have been very productive; finalized the boards and received the custom stainless steel name badges — each one is uniquely struck with a number. As we will be initially only producing 100 units, numbers 1-100 have been made. Soon you will be able to reserve your unit — email email@example.com and you will be notified when the site launches.
What is myro:air? An audiophile grade AirPlay streamer featuring the highly regarded Wolfson WM8741 DAC as well as 2-way control of the AirPlay device via RS232 & Russound RNET interfaces, this is a custom integrators dream come true. Two long years in the making and we’re almost ready!
What’s next? I will be getting sample production boards in a couple weeks.…
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Myro:Air Prototype Sneak Peek
Rejoice! Myro:Air is progressing. The circuit design and custom MCU firmware code is almost final with only the case design really left to hash out. I’m going for the old vintage look and each unit will have a stainless steel plate which is made here in the U.S.A. — like the old Bell & Howell projectors. The case features both metal and solid walnut wood side pieces and is something that you will want to leave on display.
The plan is to release and sell a small number initially. These will be handmade in the U.S.A. and sold exclusively direct to Myro Control customers. Myro:Air will offer audiophile playback via the Wolfson WM8741 DAC as well as 2-way metadata and transport control to whole house audio systems like Russound and Crestron.
More details to follow — and for those that have requested to be on our pre-order mailing list (preorderAIR@myrocontrol.com) we haven’t forgotten about you!…
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Video Preview: Introducing Myro:Air, The AirPlay Streamer for Home Integration & Audiophiles
If you have been wondering why the lack of posts here at Mavromatic, it’s because I have been heads down working on a new product for Myro Control. It’s now to the point that I can give you all a sneak peak of Myro:Air!
This will be the first certified Apple AirPlay hardware device that features audiophile sound quality using the highly respected WM8741 DAC by Wolfson Microelectronics. Myro:Air will also be a home integrators dream come true — yup — it will feature RS232 and “Myro:Link” which will provide full metadata and transport control (Play/Pause/Next/Previous) of the AirPlay stream. This means Crestron, Control4, Russound and any other system that can interface via RS232 or Russound RNET will be able to control and receive metadata from the AirPlay stream.
Myro:Air will also provide a USB port that will allow iOS device charging and control/playback as well. So you can either plug in your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or any iPod and it will not only charge the device but will also stream digital audio processed through the quality DAC and provide metadata and transport control via the connected control system.
I’m very proud and excited about this new product and can’t wait to get it to market. Email preorderAIR@myrocontrol.com if you’d like to get on the early pre-order list. The first run will be VERY limited so get on the waiting list now!…
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Obihai OBi100 – Google Voice To POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)
I’ve been on the look out for a device that can leverage Google Voice *and* offer up a POTS port that can be tied into my whole house Panasonic telephone system (Hybrid-PBX) as a CO line. The search is finally over — Obihai’s OBi100 does exactly what I need for less than $50 and NO monthly fees! I ordered the OBi100 from Amazon for only $43.99 when it arrived the setup was easy and was up and running within 30 mins. If you were to base the sound quality on looks alone, you’d suspect it’s terrible, however, it’s not! I couldn’t perceive any notable sound quality differences from my landline service and there were no issues sending or receiving faxes over the line either. This little device is a must have for any Google Voice user! If you have any questions feel free to post in the comments.
- Obihai: What is it?
- Obihai: How to use it with Google Voice
- Buy now via AMAZON: OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter and Voice Service Bridge…
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Vidabox iPad/iPad2 On-Wall Mounting Frames
Vidabox has been in the digital entertainment and control business for a while now and offers media extenders to complete home automation control systems. They have a product and/or solution for almost every A/V need — even turning your iPad into a wall mountable picture frame.
The Vidabox iPad On-Wall Mount Frame is actually a pretty good idea allowing you to add an on-wall control interface pretty much anywhere at a very economical price.
When I first opened the box the first thing that popped into my head was, “why didn’t I think of this!”. A genius concept, put an iPad into a high-quality contemporary picture frame and hang it on the wall. The kits come complete with everything needed to power the iPad using only a single Cat5 cable. The installation takes literally minutes after you get the cat5 cable fished through your wall. The frame design is clean and simple and great for anyone that wants a semi-permanent wall installation of an iPad (I call it semi-permanent because you don’t need to cut a hole into the wall) — that’s great because it makes swapping out iPad versions in the future very easy! The kit is available for both the original iPad and the iPad2. The frame kit retails for $99 and comes in a variety of finishes.
For more information and to order the frame kit visit VidaBox.…
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