We have all seen the power of various third-party apps on the iPhone (though most have to be installed via a “jailbroken” iPhone). Now we are starting to get a taste of what’s to come for Google’s Android open mobile platform. Luckily, one of the earlier projects, dubbed AutoHTN, is right up our alley. As you can see in the screenshots and video, one is able to easily manage lights, security sensors, network webcams, power outlets, AC/Heat, multi-room audio/video, and streaming video. AutoHTN (HTN, by the way, stands for Home Theater Network) leverages xPL for communication with Z-wave, UPB, and X10 automation adapters, TV streaming via VideoLAN, and multi-room audio/video control using custom network commands through Denon’s network enabled AVR receivers (support for RS-232 coming soon).
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