Want to run your house by remote control using a Sony Ericsson cell phone? Findley Studios has updated its
X10 home automation software to work with
recently released Sony Ericsson Clicker software.
|<?php virtual(“/includes/boxad.inc”); ?>
The updated version of HomeRun, v1.2.2, now includes AppleScript commands to integrate with Sony Ericsson Clicker, a separately available application that enables Macs equipped with Bluetooth interfaces to be remote-controlled through compatible cell phones.
HomeRun’s update extends that remote control support to house lights and simple appliances that use X-10 modules. The ability to integrate both HomeRun and Sony Ericsson Clicker already existed, according to HomeRun’s developer, but this new version makes it easier. You can now setup shortcuts on your phone to target commonly used X-10 modules and more. The proximity sensor in Sony Ericsson Clicker can also be used to turn lamps on and off when you walk in and out of range of your Mac.
HomeRun requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, a CM11A compatible controller — as well as a supported serial port USB adapter or PC card — and at least one X-10 module. If you want to integrate with Sony Ericsson Clicker, you’ll also need a Bluetooth-enabled Mac or a Mac with a Bluetooth USB adapter installed. HomeRun costs US$15 to register.