Poort Technologies Inc. has announced its next home automation device, based on the iPad. This high-design, plastic injection version adds a novel form factor and web portal option for the hundreds of millions of iPad and Samsung S2 tablets now in circulation.
This newest Poort offers a rich environment for communications, home entertainment and industrial controls. Poort controllers are expected to find their highest usage over kitchen and work counters, where they exploit WiFi and the emerging AI architectures to re-purpose tablets inexpensively, as fixed automation and entertainment appliances.
The company invites OEM and partnering inquiries during its introduction to industry and consumers, with production in 3Q/2016.
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A Poort housing transforms 10″ tablets into a fixed entertainment and Web portal, especially over counter areas. Its low cost and strong audio make it an affordable and intriguing option anywhere.
Satellite feeds and a bazillion screens in sports bars is getting old. Poorts are a new option that bring the Internet, warts and all, into these adult facilities. But the real attraction may be how they sound, collectively, compared to canned music.
Shanty towns for our species are now shanty cities, with one in Nigeria holding an estimated 70 million people! These desperately poor souls must be granted some options for escaping such misery, and Internet access is a service that can be delivered responsibly by women.
A Poort introduces a new device category, whose functions derive from its physical design.
Poorts transform kitchens into an entertainment area, and cooking into a multimedia ballet. A window on the richness of the Web, a Poort is a reliable companion that works and plays alongside you.
Music in the kitchen has been some time in coming, then arrived all at once – as the Internet.
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Poorts force hospitality executives to rethink tablet deployment completely. The Poort’s low overhead and full web access have reset the boundaries to include advanced entertainment and reservation features.
Free Internet, yes, with interesting security aspects. This NYT article is a resource directory for firing one up locally.
Things are going the Poort’s way. The humble USB cable is part of an electrical revolution that will make power supplies greener and cheaper – especially for solar.
It is becoming more evident each day that WiFi is a species treasure. If this nanotechnology proves out, it’s a revolution akin to radio itself.