Austrian manufacturer iRoom has announced a lineup of intelligent iPad anti-theft/quick-release wall-mount and tabletop docking stations for all current iPad models (including the mini, the 9.7-inch and 10-5 inch, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro). These solutions, says the company, are appropriate for a wide range of applications including residential, office and retail showroom.
The company’s systems convert these tablets into aesthetically pleasing control panels for audio, lighting, security and automation systems.
The company points out that while the iPad has become a favored control device in home and boardroom environments, to access simple functions like dimming the lights, selecting the audio/video source or turning up or muting the volume, the user always has to unlock the iPad screen, pull up the control app and find the right control function.
iRoom’s iTop intelligent table dock or touchDock intelligent wall dock give the user fingertip access to often-used functions without using the iPad – yet the iPad is there for more complex control functions through its graphical user interface.
The surDock model is a non-removable on-wall surface-mounted docking station for the iPad and iPad mini. With this solution, the iPad is permanently charged through the included power supply and always ready for use.
The iRoom iDock wall docking station offers a choice of portrait or landscape orientation and a glass or aluminum finish. Other features: motorized opening and closing and the provision of a docking status message, as well as iPad charging capabilities.