Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
Jim thanks for the Info I've heard a lot of good things about the Global Cache/ iRule approach.
My wish was that someone would put out a wifi Ipad applications that
1) Used the full Ipad screen with some artistic flair (like some of the Irule's screens I've seen)
2) Was as easy to program as the Harmony series. Just key in make and model, no testing of twenty code sets to see which one works.
3) Base station hardware and application software for $99
Given that they anticipate that there will be over 40 million Ipads in use by the end of the year, someone has got to want to make this happen.
iRule and a GC IR unit will run you about $150, I can't imagine getting a better deal than that. I'm pretty sure iRule offers a trial version, I think it's a non functioning version, but you should get a good idea of what it takes to setup, the hardware integration is just academic, it's just important to see if you can handle the software. Check it out.
While some may compare SQ Blaster or RedEye to iRule, there really is no comparison, iRule is capable of network and serial control while the others are not. I currently only need an iTach IR for volume and power control on my TV. My direcTV STB's, and lighting are controlled via network, and my multi zone preamp and dual tuner are controlled via serial.