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Technology: The iPad-Powered Home Of The Future (Video)

This is technical eye candy. Apple is a beast! Savant Systems is a beast! Now, I wonder if this tech can fix me a sandwich… and fetch me some real Eye Candy (like Rosa Acosta). Solid piece from Forbes online:

The Savant Experience Center, which took eight months to craft and opened in July, was designed by Thom Filicia of TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” fame. It hosts a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a loft-like living room, a Theo Kalomirakis-designed home theater, even a sports bar. But the real draw isn’t the lavish layout (which also has a hotel room, an office and a classroom); it’s the technology that covertly operates the space. Every “room” in the center is automated by Savant Systems and easily controlled with Apple products like iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch-embedded remote controls. The technology works remotely from anywhere in the world. If you have an internet connection, you can control the home. Want the air conditioning running when you walk through the door on a hot summer day? Flick it on using your iPhone.

‘“We wanted to develop a space where technology blended in with the environment,” says Robert Madonna, chief executive of Savant Systems, a Hyannis, Massachusetts-based home automation company. ”We built a high-end New York City ‘apartment’ and…everything is automated.” Madonna founded the company seven years ago on the belief that home automation should translate into a user-friendly experience — a concept that has made Apple into a $632 billion powerhouse.’

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