As I’m trying to building up my YouTube Channel (please subscribe!) — I’ve decided to revisit my most popular posts here at Mavromatic. The plan is to create videos of these posts so people can watch instead of just read. I find that video often times makes the process of understanding complex things a little easier.
Leviton Security & Automation (formerly HAI) has released a new module that brings email and text notifications to any Omni (Pro II, IIe, LTe) or Lumina (both) control system. It uses one of the RS-232 ports on the controller and needs an ethernet connection (in addition to the one that is probably already connected to the Omni panel) -- the best part -- it requires no service contracts to use!
That’s right! Myro Control is giving away a Myro:Air AirPlay & UPnP Audiophile Streamer valued at $599! To find out more about Myro:Air check out this review as seen on Tekzilla Bites.
NFC (Near Field Communication) for the iPhone and iPad. I'm actually happy they didn't because iBeacon or Bluetooth (4.0) LE (Low Energy) seems like a much better (useful) technology than NFC. Especially in the context of Home Automation.
As of this post, there are only two Apple Certified AirPlay Streamers featuring high-quality DAC’s. The Arcam airDAC and Myro:Air. Both streamer/DAC combos are very capable but offer different features and components. As far as streaming capabilities both offer AirPlay streaming and are compatible with devices (e.g. Windows & Android) that can stream content to UPnP DMR’s (Myro:Air has been tested with the following media types).
Danny Mavromatis from Mavromatic/Myro Control demonstrates Myro:Air by Myro Control uPnP Streaming capabilities using a Samsung Tab/Android device. The audio is processed by the onboard Wolfson flagship WM8741 DAC. Two-way metadata and transport control is also available from the RS-232 port on the Myro:Air.
Visit myroair.com for more information and to pre-order.