Bang & Olufsen iPhone App
Bang & Olufsen App for iPhone / iPod

19 Apr 2010 | Rasmus Larsen |

With the BeoLink application for iPhone and iPod Touch, Bang & Olufsen offers total control of both home entertainment and environment – even when you are not in the home. In other words: the BeoLink application enables full integration and great personal convenience in a new and exciting way.

BeoLink for iPhone

The BeoLink application for iPhone and iPod Touch is a new software that is offered for free in Apple’s App Store. The application seamlessly expands and extends the experience delivered via Bang & Olufsen’s Master Link Gateway, by giving access to audio and video, as well as the home automation system, using either the iPhone or iPod Touch. And with the application in demo mode, it’s possible for everyone to download it and get a sense of the Bang & Olufsen universe, even if you don’t own any of the products.

B&O App for iPhone and iPod
B&O App for iPhone and iPod

Imagine coming up the driveway and using the iPhone to switch on your favourite music, while at the same time turning on the light in the house and unlocking the front door, to be truly welcomed home. Whenever you’re in the garden, or when the remote is not there, the BeoLink application will still allow you change the CD or turn up the volume on the TV. And when you get into the car to leave for work, there’s no need to worry about whether the music was turned off, or the front door was locked. Just press one button on the iPhone to make all that happen.

- “Bang & Olufsen is thrilled to be able to extend the control of both home automation and home entertainment via this simple application, giving customers even greater freedom and convenience in their intelligent home from their mobile phone”, states Product Manager at Bang & Olufsen, Thomas Pedersen.

The BeoLink application, which is designed by Ikatu, sends its commands via Wi-Fi, and the interface is highly personalized and tailor-made to only show the scenes and commands, which the customer requested when installing the Master Link Gateway.

B&O App for iPhone and iPod
B&O App for iPhone and iPod

It is a unique way to extend the benefits of the Master Link Gateway, with control from the minute you’re within Wi-Fi range. It offers control beyond the house limits, it is conveniently always at hand when you need it, and it is a highly personal tool.

More and more people value an intelligent home, where simplicity and ease-of-operation are of prime importance. This entails an intuitive, yet all-encompassing control, and Bang & Olufsen is among the very first companies in the world to offer this in a mobile version.
Via Master Link Gateway, customers can control and operate all their home automation equipment, as well as their A/V equipment, from all over the house with the Beo5 remote control, and they can also choose to control their A/V system from their home automation panel if that is convenient.
The Master Link Gateway even extends one touch control from inside the home to an array of systems outside, such as gates, garage doors, lights, alarms and more.

B&O App for iPhone and iPod
B&O App for iPhone and iPod

With the Master Link Gateway, Bang & Olufsen uses its extensive experience within system control to bridge the gap between entertainment and environment in the home, thus ensuring that Beo5 is the only remote control needed on the coffee table. And with the BeoLink application, the experience is taken a step further to now offer control that transcends the borders of the house.

Extending the remote

In addition to the extra convenience and a sensation of magic-like control of the entire house, the BeoLink application offers customers a Bang & Olufsen touch and feel to the smart phone user interface. It enables control even before entering the home, after leaving the home, or simply whenever you have your mobile phone in your hand. It is simple, personal and convenient, and a great solution for those who use the mobile phone extensively, and prefer collecting all applications here.

B&O App for iPhone and iPod
B&O App for iPhone and iPod

Together with Master Link Gateway, the BeoLink application is the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to take the intelligent home to a new level, with an unprecedented freedom in control and ease of use.

- Bang & Olufsen press release, edited

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