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Lagotek Demos Home Automation Control From an iPhone


Microsoft Windows Vista Sideshow Meets Apple iPhone and iPod Touch To Provide Home Control

At CES 2008, Lagotek will present its “HIP(a) Modes” Sideshow home control gadget working on iPhone and iPod touch made possible by Ikanos Consulting Go Gadgets™ technology. (CES South Hall 1, booth #20419)

This is the first technology that enables the use of iPhone and iPod touch for home control over WiFi and GPRS/EDGE.

The ability to run Vista Sideshow gadgets on Apple’s legendary devices to control the home was made possible by Lagotek Corporation and Ikanos Consulting Ltd. working together to merge cutting edge Vista Sideshow technologies with Apple’s famous devices for home automation use.

Lagotek HIP Modes are user created macro states of the Home. By choosing the specific Mode on iPod touch, the homeowner, with the Lagotek HIP home automation system installed, can control lights, temperature, music, audio/video devices and the security system with one touch.

Lagotek CEO Eugene Luskin stated, “This is probably the highest concentration of coolness in one device with Vista Sideshow on iPod doing home automation over WiFi. Our friends at Ikanos Consulting are amazing and, working together, we can achieve in weeks what Microsoft and Apple would never be able to bring to the market. I am very excited with this important step in making Lagotek’s vision of ‘Automation in every home from any device and from anywhere’ closer to reality. This is a perfect complementary solution for our cell phone home control application.”

Go Gadgets™ for iPhone and iPod touch is a web application which, when installed on Windows Vista, allows users to turn an iPod touch or iPhone into a Windows SideShow-capable device. Go Gadgets™ is a client-server system for adding Windows SideShow capability to a wide range of connected smart devices. As well as support for web applications, Go Gadgets™ also supports devices based on Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and J2ME, and allows remote access to Windows SideShow gadgets via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPRS/EDGE/3G.

Windows SideShow is a technology built into Windows Vista that allows small software applications, called gadgets, to be used on small-screen connected devices such as remote controls, fridge magnets and secondary displays on laptops.

About Lagotek
Lagotek Corporation was founded in 2004 with the vision of bringing automation to every home to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing “Smarter Homes for Better Living.” Powered by dual-wireless technology, Lagotek’s Home Intelligence platform makes the luxury and energy savings of whole home control available to everyone. Distributed and supported by a network of Lagotek Certified Professional Installers, Lagotek’s systems are equally suited for both new construction and existing homes. The company is headquartered at 11661 S.E. 1st St., Ste. 208, Bellevue, WA 98005. Visit Lagotek at, see the interactive demo at or call 425-455-2165.

Ikanos Consulting Ltd. is a UK-based software company founded in 2007 and specialising in Windows SideShow-related technologies and software for connected smart devices.

Lagotek, HIP, and HIP100 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lagotek Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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