RedEye February 2012 Newsletter
IP Control Is Here
v2.11.0 software update brings advanced control to RedEye and RedEye Pro customers
We are glad to announce that RedEye is the first consumer-grade remote to control devices using Internet Protocol (IP). Building upon the foundation we laid last year with bi-directional control over RS-232 on RedEye Pro, we have added network control capabilities to both RedEye and RedEye Pro. This new functionality is available as a free upgrade through the v2.11.0 software update.
Advanced control, no programming required
More and more of our electronics have IP networking and control interfaces built-in, but RedEye is the first universal remote solution to offer IP control. One issue is that while the network pipe is shared, many devices define their own control interfaces. As a result, until now IP control has required programming a dedicated application. While there are a number of these available through the various mobile app stores, these applications do not integrate infrared-controlled devices on the same screen, and at best require a lot of app switching.
New functions, new interface control
Speaking of tools, we have added a number of new ones in this release to make IP control easier and more useful. We have a number of new scripting functions, including Wake-on-LAN, a kind of “power on” for networked devices.