Stream Surfer transforms all of these stand-alone systems into a unified intelligent network, able to communicate through a single intuitive interface.
One Intelligent Interface For Everything !
Stop switching from App to App to control your sourroundings! iCommand simplifies your subsystems into one unified App, allowing you to take command of your digital enviornment.
With the rise of new technologies and more equipment coming on-line, vendors are independently releasing stand-alone interfaces for their products. This results in a fractured experience to the end-user.
With the need for multiple interfaces or Apps to control each independent system, customers are forced to learn multiple processes & procedures. This often leaves the customer frustrated and overwhelmed with undesired results.
Stream Surfer transforms all of these stand-alone systems into intelligent devices, able to communicate through a single intuitive interface that is simple to understand.
How Does it Work?
The iCommand System is hardware agnostic. This means that iCommand can speak with just about any device that is connected to the system. Typically, "network ready" devices are directly hardwired together or connected via WiFi. The iCommand system is able to extend to devices that are not included in the typical LAN environment. We fully support antiquated control technology to make available devices that otherwise, would be left out of the loop.
The iCommand system is intelligent, establishing a two-way communication portal between the nerve center and the rest of the system. This feature brings your entire digital environment system to life, allowing it to respond to outside queues on the fly.
An integrated module is a small program that is specifically designed to communicate with a designated device. This simplifies the user experience and new modules are continually being developed.
Most control systems communicate in one direction. Our iCommand system is designed to “listen and report” the status of the connected components, ensuring maximized proficiency.
Customers with unique installation requirements are covered by our custom drivers program. For example, if your lighting system utilizes a serial protocol, a custom driver will be created and included into the system.
The Sonos module allows you to browse and play music from your audio library, while still allowing the option to control functions like volume, lights, window coverings, and more, right within iCommand.
iCommand makes it easy to access your iTunes library from within the app. In addition to the music, iCommand also serves up the album art, artist info and your current playlist. Once you have your music selected, simply send it to the A/V device of your choosing.
Denon and Marantz network receivers and surround processors are fully supported, allowing rich and unencumbered access to a wide range streaming audio options. Stay within iCommand to quickly select between Internet based radio channels and locally stored audio collections.
Controlling your Onkyo and Integra network receivers and surround processors is simple. With a rich user experience and full integration with all your other devices, managing your entertainment space has never been easier.
Foscam Security Module
Foscam IP cameras can be an important addition to any security strategy. Stream Surfer believes that easy access to the camera imagery is important. iCommand adds control of security to HAI Omni panels.
Google made a big splash with the acquisition of Nest Thermostats. Highlighting the importance of remote climate control, smart usage could positively impact your monthly utility costs. The iCommand system easily communicates with Nest products, giving you easy access where ever you may be.
Radio Thermostat combines Wi-Fi technology and a unique markup language that makes remote access to A/V, lighting, and thermostat devices seamless. Now the iCommand system places all of these controls directly into the app.
Phillips Hue provides a wireless lighting solution that is ideal for the networked living environment. Each light can be controlled independently, giving you a huge range of lighting design and mood options.
Automation For HAI
The Automation Module for HAI, combined with HAI's popular Omni and Lumina controllers makes for a powerful, cost-effective, and flexible automation system. Take command of your light and dimming switches, locks, and thermostats.
Automation for ISY
Covering additional bases, iCommand includes support for ISY and Universal Devices' ISY-series automation controllers. This allows for full control and support for your light switches, light dimmers (both horizontal and vertical layout), thermostats, and other Insteon devices.
The Z-Wave protocol allows “dumb” devices to talk to each other. iCommand understands this protocol, thus enabling iCommand to control devices which would otherwise be absent from the network.
Mi Casa Verde Vera
iCommand harnesses the power of the Automation Module for Mi Casa Verde and Mi Casa Verde Vera-series automation, making it easy to control your light and dimming switches, locks, thermostats, and other z-wave devices.
The communication system built within iCommand works in multiple directions. Unlike the antiquated remote you've likely received with your equipment, iCommand gives you instant feedback. Custom digital displays show you audio levels, fan speeds, light dimming percentages, temperature and door lock status. Utilizing various kinds of graphics and or text, you'll be able to know at a glance the status of your system.
Drivers are the set of instructions that teach one piece of software how to communicate with another piece of software.
Drivers are like a bridge between devices
We live in a world where advancements in technology often outpace the life cycle of our electronics. Manufacturers are forever creating new ways for us to consume our entertainment and live in our space. To help transition from old or antiquated software to new, more advanced solutions, drivers are written. They bridge the gap.
We at Stream Surfer make it our business to be up to date on the latest technology, so we can write the drivers to make everything work. Some examples of protocols we bridge to are below.
- Network Protocols
- Http Verbs - Get/Post
- Serial RS-232
- CAN Bus / Modbus
- Z-Wave / X-10
- Contact Closure
Having all of these drivers inside of one dynamic control system is very handy. This gives iCommand the ability to easily communicate with everything because it's speaking everyone’s language. By the time a new programming language hits the consumer market, we are ready with the drivers needed to be plugged in. Do you have a product you would like to integrate with our Stream Surfer platform?
Our definition of “Advanced Integration” is quite advanced. This includes cutting edge programming from hand picked programmers. It's their job to stay on the absolute apex of the technology wave, so you have the very latest in comfort and control.
In addition, our team is responsible for advancing the control and automation space, pioneering ways that we as people interact with our everyday things. All of this power and know how is at your disposal. Included in your purchase is all of the custom programming you will need to get up and running quickly. We are obsessed programmers, so you don't have to be.
Stream Surfer products are designed to offer a dynamic and highly customized user experience, while showcasing the brand image of our clients.
Our team of talented graphic design and programming engineers were hand picked to tackle the complex nature of control and automation systems. This allows you to focus on your business and eliminates the risk associated with building a solution from scratch.
Steam Surfer employs a design team specifically trained to handle the messy details associated with user interface development and implementation. This translates into a seamless and polished user experience for you and your customers.
Our team is your team, working tirelessly to ensure your customers have a control and automation system that represents the quality of your brand. We don't stop there. Day or night we stand watch and answer any calls for assistance, ready to provide advanced technical support.