iPads have become the favorite device for automation control, and for good reason, as iPad Apps provide a feature-rich, customized and intuitive interface for the user. But even an iPad app can sometimes be cumbersome for operating an automation system because of the need to “wake up” the iPad, navigating to the desired control App and finding the controls. Hard buttons, on the other hand, provide immediate access to key controls. Hard buttons typically exist on the wall and in most cases are not at the user's fingertips.
iPort's goal was simple: create programmable, hard buttons that function independent of the iPad. By bringing together Apps and hard buttons, the user gets the best of both worlds in the palm of their hand: the richness of apps and the convenience of hard buttons. Sleeve Buttons communicate independent of the iPad, allowing the user to operate the iPad for anything they would like while retaining control of their environment.
By utilizing the power of Lutron’s® Industry proven Clear Connect® wireless technology, LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons communicate independently to any Lutron RadioRA® 2, HomeWorks® QS or Caséta™ router, repeater or bridge. Once paired with the Lutron® network device, Sleeve Buttons can control a variety of Lutron® systems. They can even control whole home automation systems like Savant, Crestron, Control 4, RTI and even DIY systems like Roomie and Nest.
Note: Sleeve and Station sold separately from Button Module