Savant Systems Wednesday announced a pair of new dock products meant to allow users to use the Apple iPas as a control interface.
The $350 Desktop Dock, which consists of a charging cradle and power supply, is meant to power the iPad while also allowing navigation of Savant's automation products. The $500 In-Wall Dock includes the docking cradle as well as a magnetically-attached faceplate, and supports both landscape and portrait installation configurations.
"With Savant’s iPad app, you have an Apple machine talking to an Apple machine,” CEO Robert Madonna said in a statement. “Savant controllers have an Apple computer embedded internally and our user interface was engineered specifically for the iPad, making traditional control applications look antiquated by comparison."