16.05.14

BitWise Controls Updates Roku and DirecTV Integration Modules

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

BitWise Controls, a leading innovator of powerful and flexible app-based control and automation systems, announced today that it has upda...

BitWise Controls, a leading innovator of powerful and flexible app-based control and automation systems, announced today that it has updated both its Roku® and DirecTV® Modules on the BitWise Dealer Store, where integrators can find a growing number of third-party templates and modules. These modules—single files containing pre-configured GUI content and device programming—make it easier and more efficient for integrators to set up, design, and install various products and subsystems. The integrator can not only download the latest modules and updates on the store, but see his or her entire module purchase history, making it simple to give clients important updates or additions, and re-download modules in the future. “We are constantly streamlining our modules to perfect them for our dealers and their customers,” says Mark Buster, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of BitWise Controls. “Because these modules provide critical functionality, we strive to make them easier to integrate, more robust, highly compatible and incredibly versatile so that the end-user isn’t restricted in the options provided. This superior flexibility is something we’re proud of; it’s what sets BitWise apart from the rest. As always, we’ll continue incorporating feedback received to make the very best GUI modules possible so that BitWise Controls systems are always a step-ahead of the curve.” Roku® GUI Module Update BitWise Controls’ Roku GUI Module makes it simple for integrators to add Roku media player functionality to a BitWise Controls user interface. The module automatically creates a scrolling list that includes artwork for easy selection of any channel installed on the Roku player. Since Roku players don't allow installers to set static IP addresses, this module uses the serial number of the player to automatically discover it on the network. The most recent update to the BitWise Roku GUI Module improves performance and fixes a minor button-mapping inconsistency. DirecTV® GUI Module Update Both DirecTV modules on the BitWise Dealer Store—including the DirecTV Genie GUI Module and the standalone DirecTV GUI Module—have been updated with support for BitWise’s Room Remote (for systems using BitWise BC1 and BC2 controllers only). These updates come on the heels of other improvements; such as an update to the Genie GUI’s manual ‘Tune’ function. www.bitwisecontrols.com