VidaBox adds tablet control for its Media Center PCs, iPad is first in line….
Tablet control for HTPCs is nothing new to VidaBox, but with users quickly buying up tablets of their own it’s switched focus from the proprietary vPad and $2,600 TouchClient to wider compatibility through web apps. This iPad control interface demonstrated at the Asian Pacific CEDIA Expo, lets users browse and control their Media Center PC’s videos and music with cover art and related information right in the palm of their hands. Built on the company’s vAutomation 2.0 platform the software can control other connected devices including lights and cable boxes, while integration with online sources like Rhapsody and Pandora is also in the works.
The iPad version is scheduled to make it to dealers and integrators in Q3 and its web based roots should make Android or other platform support a snap, though you will need to own one of the company’s systems to take advantage.