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iRule Announces New Investment, Raising $2.5 Million Round Led By Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit, MI – (January 5, 2015) iRule LLC (iRule) today announced that it has closed $2.5 million in Series AA equity financing.

The funding is dedicated to expand sales, marketing and product development and comes from existing investor Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), AOL co-founder Steve Case , fulfilling his commitment to invest in the company following iRule’s participation in the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day and another new and significant investor.

iRule is a software solution which transforms all iOS and Android based mobile devices into a universal remote control, allowing its customers full control of audio video gear simply and reliably, anytime from anywhere. iRule focuses on a powerful personalized remote with a simple user experience. iRule controls audio/video equipment, and all business and home automation devices (the Internet of Things) making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. The company’s brands are On Controls for the professional installer market and iRule for Do it yourself users.

The iRule platform that began in 2009 has seen significant growth in the DIY control space, expanded to serve the professionally installed audio video and automation markets with the ON Controls brand and now continuing to expand into the commercial audio video markets.

About iRule: iRule transforms iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (or just say: iOS), and Android phones and tablets, already used by millions of consumers, into an intuitive remote control of Internet of Things devices. Using iRule is easy—the application is designed to deliver a user friendly experience with the ability to efficiently create a powerful, personalized interface. iRule is fully upgradeable to accommodate users’ evolving needs.

iRule is a software solution coupled with sophisticated yet compact hardware that controls any audio/video equipment and home automation, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need. iRule is available from hundreds of integration professionals worldwide.

About Detroit Venture Partners: Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), www.detroitventurepartners.com, is a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies with a strong emphasis on Detroit-based startups. In addition to capital, DVP provides hands-on coaching, mentorship, support, and resources to help drive growth and success. Founded in 2010 and led by Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin, the firm aims to create jobs, urban density, and hope by backing the next generation of Detroit entrepreneurs.

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iRule wins Google Demo Day, releases Android Version 2.0 for iRule, OnControls systems

DETROIT, Mich., – Detroit-based iRule beat six other competitors to win the Detroit Google Demo Day, earning an opportunity to pitch its business to Google executives in Silicon Valley, Calif., in April. The contest, one of seven held nationwide, is a part of the prestigious Google for Entrepreneurs Program.

The contest, organized by Grand Circus Detroit as part of a partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, lasted several weeks and featured more than 100 applications. 21 companies were selected to demo to a panel of judges and finally seven companies made it to the final stage, presenting to a panel of four Southeast Michigan investors and an audience of more than 150 people.

Shortly after, the company released Android Version 2.0 for its iRule and OnControls systems.

“iRule 2.0 for Android is a major new release that creates opportunities for our dealers to do some amazing things,” stated Victor Nemirovsky, iRule Chief Technology Officer. “Integrators can create an even richer, more informative user interface with Handset templates for more Android devices and multi-state buttons. We’ve made dozens of enhancements, all designed to improve speed, performance and flexibility.”

Highlights of iRule Version 2.0 for Android include:

• Variables — Variables make building complex controls simpler as almost any aspect of a remote can be controlled by a variable • Multi-state Images –buttons and links can now have three appearance states — Default, pressed and selected. This, coupled with Variables, means Integrators can create a more interesting, informative and interactive user-interface for their clients

• Full-Resolution Grid Support — Integrators can make client’s grid the same size as the number of pixels in their Android handset template and position buttons and other elements right down to the pixel.

• New Handset Templates — All Android Handset templates are updated to include multistate buttons and new Handset templates have been added to include newer devices such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. • Builder Enhanced Backup / Restore — Offers better performance for larger projects

• Many other Improvements, Changes and Fixes

For the most up-to-date information on the Android Version 2.0, please visit the iRule Release Notes page and support center. Dealer inquiries should be directed to Matthew Blouin (313-373- 7614; Matt@iRuleathome.com)

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infra-red (IR), RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio/video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

iRule is available from Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and from hundreds of integration professionals worldwide. iRule hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has sold tens of thousands of licenses in more than 55 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. Based in downtown Detroit, iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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iRule Honored as Control Product of the Year at the Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas, NV – Detroit based iRule, LLC was honored with the 2013 coveted Consumers Electronics Association (CEA) Mark of Excellence Award as the “Control Product of the Year”! CEA announced the winners at the annual Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“We’re delighted to receive this award and to be recognized for our team’s hard work and innovation” said Itai Ben-Gal, CEO of iRule. “What really sets iRule apart is the customization, flexibility, and value. We put the ‘custom’ back in ‘custom integration’, and our dealers can do it at a price that more customers can afford. Never before has such a customizable, flexible control solution been available to a such a wide audience.”

iRule integrators build custom remote controls “in the cloud”. The system requires no “coding,” yet offers deep integration with the most popular third-party audio/video, lighting, and automation products for the smart home.

The company accepted the award at the CEA Mark of Excellence Awards Ceremony on January 8th at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

iRule was founded by two A/V fans, Itai Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky, when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infra-red (IR), RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio/video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

iRule is available from Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and from hundreds of integration professionals worldwide. iRule hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has sold tens of thousands of licenses in more than 50 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. Based in downtown Detroit, iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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iRule acquires On Controls to offer expanded line of professional control and home automation systems

DETROIT, Mich. – iRule, makers of the cloud-based universal remote control system of the same name, has acquired On Controls, a Salt Lake City -based control and automation system for professional dealers and installers. The acquisition enables iRule to offer a professional automation and control solution for dealers only, On Controls, while still selling the iRule product direct to consumers. On Controls Managing Director Steven Scharp will stay on with the company as a senior consultant to help grow the brand.

“As we continue to grow, we are constantly evaluating new business opportunities, through partnerships, entering new markets or acquisitions,” said Itai Ben-Gal, iRule CEO. “We are excited to bring On Controls under our company umbrella, offering our dealers a line with unique features and capabilities while continuing to sell iRule direct to consumers.”

iRule dealers and distributors will be able to offer the On Controls professional product line while receiving the expanded outstanding technical and sales dealer-only training and support that iRule dealers have grown accustomed to receiving, including concierge service and faster turnaround on hardware and software support.

The acquisition will be finalized by the end of December 2013. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

iRule was founded by two A/V fans, Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky, when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate many components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared (IR), RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio/video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

iRule software is available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold more than 13,000 licenses in more than 50 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. Based in downtown Detroit, iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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iRule releases iOS Version 3.0 of its Universal Remote Control System

Major updates focus on ease-of-use with an all-new Builder Wizard, and automation modules for rich, interactive control and feedback

DETROIT, Mich. – With its first major software update this year, iRule has released iOS Version 3.0 of its cloud-based universal remote control system. Version 3.0 offers more functionality and automation while simplifying the system for A/V enthusiasts and professional installers. An upgraded Android version is expected later this year.

“As interest in iRule continues to grow, we saw an opportunity to streamline many of the features while remaining true to our original goal of creating a fully customizable remote control system,” said iRule CTO Victor Nemirovsky. “Adding Wizards and support for more lighting and automation systems will help users create remotes faster with better control of more devices in the home.”

Highlights of iRule iOS Version 3.0 include:

• iRule Builder Handset Wizard – helps new users quickly create custom remote layouts by selecting a theme, activities and devices. The Wizard will create the layout while still allowing users to tweak and fully customize their remote

• Automation Modules for lights, HVAC systems and appliances with full feedback: o Lutron RadioRA 2, HAI Omni, Universal Devices ISY, Mi Casa Verde Vera ZWave, and Radio Thermostat

• Updated modules: o Leviton Z-Wave now supports HVAC control with full feedback via Leviton Vizia RF controller o Onkyo-Integra Module now supports multi-zone receivers

• Gateway Configurator for easier, faster setup of the iRule handset device

iRule was created by two A/V fans, Itai Ben-Gal and Nemirovsky, when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate many components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared (IR), RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio/video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

iRule software is available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold over 10,000 licenses in 50 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. Based in downtown Detroit, iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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Detroit Venture Partners Invests in 15th Detroit-based Digital Company: iRule

Universal Remote Technology Platform Connects Home Entertainment Systems to Apple and Android Mobile Devices Detroit-based Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) announced a second round of funding for iRule, a platform for home entertainment automation that makes it easier for consumers to control their home theater system with a universal remote control anytime from anywhere from a mobile device. iRule, one of the newest tech-based companies to move to downtown Detroit’s emerging tech hub, helps its clients accommodate many audio and visual components to eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remote controls with limited uses.

Based in the M@dison Building, downtown Detroit’s digital corridor, DVP is a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies, providing capital and resources to help drive growth and success. DVP was founded by Josh Linkner, Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin in 2010.

Itai Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky, two self-described die-hard audio and video fans, founded iRule in 2009. The company’s flagship product is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls all infra-red (IR), RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled audio/video equipment. The technology makes it compatible with nearly all systems or combination of components. A fully-customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or migrate to the latest versions of smart phones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

“We love home entertainment and home automation, and we wanted the perfect universal remote to control it all,” said iRule CEO Itai Ben-Gal. “We were sick of the pile of remotes with missing battery covers at home. We were frustrated that our wives and kids couldn’t figure out how to watch TV, and we’d had enough of all the universal remotes that were ridiculously complicated, insanely expensive, or both. We knew what we wanted, but no one else made it. So we created iRule to do it ourselves.”

With a customer base of more than 10,000 households and businesses in more than 50 countries, iRule has grown significantly since its founding in 2009. The second round of financing will help continue to fuel the company’s growth and improve the iRule system for its worldwide users.

iRule software is available through Apple’s App Store and from Google Play. The iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold thousands of licenses in via word-of-mouth and online buzz among early adopters, home theater professionals, and online forums.

In addition to DVP, other iRule funders include Invest Detroit and several Michigan angel investors.

“We believe in the team and their vision to take home automation to the next level, and we look forward to helping them make their mark,” said Josh Linkner, DVP CEO and Managing Partner, serial entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and contributor for Inc., Fast Company and Forbes. Linkner will also join iRule’s board of directors.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing its customers full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. iRule focuses on a simple user experience that gives non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

About Detroit Venture Partners: Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), www.detroitventurepartners.com, is a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies with a strong emphasis on Detroit-based startups. DVP is based in downtown Detroit’s digital corridor inside the renovated M@dison Building, which was chosen by Inc. Magazine as one of the world’s 20 coolest offices. In addition to capital, DVP provides hands-on coaching, mentorship, support, and resources to help drive growth and success. Founded in 2010 and led by Josh Linkner, Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin, the firm aims to create jobs, urban density, and hope by backing the next generation of Detroit entrepreneurs.

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iRule selected as control system of choice by top CEDIA Expo exhibitors

DETROIT, Mich: The cloud-based universal remote control, iRule, proved to be an asset to several industry-leading companies at the 2012 CEDIA conference in Indianapolis. Epson, ESI, Vutec, and HydraConnect all chose iRule, which runs on iOS and Android phones and tablets to control their booth displays, taking advantage of the app’s customizability, functionality and ease of use at CEDIA Expo. The annual trade show is held by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association in Indianapolis is attended by over 16,900 professionals from 71 different countries.

“We know exhibitors have only a minute or two to impress their visitors at a trade show, so we’re proud that these successful companies have chosen iRule as the control solution that works best for them at the biggest, most important show in our industry,” said Victor Nemirovsky, iRule CTO.

More specifics on how each company used iRule:

– Epson, the global projector sales leader, trusted iRule to control all its live A/V demos and lighting in the two theaters in their booth.

– ESI, an iRule partner for more than a year, used iRule to control the majority of its booth, and recommends iRule for its cost-effectiveness, ease of use, customization and flexibility.

– HydraConnect selected iRule as one of two control partners for its booth.

– Vutec, a top-four screen manufacturer worldwide, employed iRule for a custom-branded solution, controlling the company’s $35,000 best-in-class, premium motorized screen, debuted at the CEDIA Expo.

iRule was created by A/V enthusiasts Itai Ben-Gal and Nemirovsky when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared (IR), RS-232, or Ethernet-enabled audio/video gear, as well as lights, heating/cooling, shades, security systems, garage doors, sprinklers and others, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components.

A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences.

iRule gateway package hardware is available at www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has sold thousands of licenses in more than 45 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals, and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and most Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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iRule and AIN Group/GE Home Technologies Announce Partnership to Provide Universal Remote Controls, Apps and Software to AiN Group Dealers

Through a joint agreement with iRule, AiN Group managing partner of GE Home Technologies will offer systems, product, software and applications to dealers installing home automation and home entertainment for their clients.

Detroit, MI – October 1, 2012 – iRule, an industry leader and innovator for home automation and entertainment control, and AiN Group/GE Home Technologies, the country’s largest low voltage integration dealer network, today announced that they have entered into a partnership. iRule is now the primary universal remote control and home automation software and applications partner for the AiN Group/GE Home Technologies. AiN Dealers will be able to purchase products and software direct from the Detroit-based company starting today.

“We’re excited to partner with AiN Group/GE Home Technologies to bring our simple yet powerful control solution to the integrators that make up the AiN Group” said Itai Ben-Gal, iRule’s President and CEO. “The caliber of companies in the AiN Group is second to none and we look forward to empowering these installers with cutting-edge, cloud-based control for their client’s homes-faster, cheaper and easier than their competitors.”

“iRule is an innovative, progressive company that offers an exceptional, cost-effective, allencompassing solution for AIN Group dealers and their customers. Partnering with iRule adds ingenuity and integrity to our established, impressive portfolio of some of the most recognizable brands in the industry” said Stan Matysiak, President, AiN Group/GE Home Technologies. “We are excited about this partnership and the significant opportunities it will provide for both the AiN Group/GE Home Technologies and iRule.” said Matysiak.

About iRule: iRule was founded by A/V enthusiasts Itai Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky when they were looking for an easier way to control their home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate several components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared (IR), RS-232, or Ethernet-enabled audio/video gear, as well as lights, heating/cooling, shades, security systems, garage doors, sprinklers and others, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. iRule runs on iOS and Android devices and features a fully-customizable interface that allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need. Visit www.iRuleatHome.com to learn more.

About AIN: Authorized Integrators Network (AiN Group) offers the building industry THE only complete, one-stop shop, low-voltage program. Enhancing homes and workplaces with a comprehensive line of electronic products from the most recognized brands in the world today, the AiN Group assists their clients in meeting what has become a universal demand in the residential and commercial marketplaces—integration of the newest, most consumer demanded products coupled with state-of-the-art low voltage installation and service.

AiN Group is also the power behind GE Home Technologies, a residential building program of unprecedented brand leverage and competitive pricing packages. AiN Group and GE/Interlogix have simplified integration for the builder by presenting all low-voltage systems in a single, turnkey program. Learn more about becoming an AiN Dealer at www.aingroup.com.

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iRule releases Manager system for dealers, installers

New tool allows for personalized licensing sales, keeps track of multiple customer accounts

DETROIT, Mich. – iRule, the universal cloud-based remote control app for iOS and Android devices, has released iRule Manager, geared to assist professional dealers by simplifying the process of installing, modifying, organizing and selling iRule licenses to end users.

Created in response to requests from professional dealers, iRule Manager includes all the features needed to create customer licenses, make changes in iRule Builder to the remote interface, and allows access by multiple users and company technicians. Changes accounts are logged instantly, resulting in increased efficiency, communication, and customer service.

“As our dealers continue to install iRule in homes and businesses across the world, many were clamoring for a better way to keep their accounts organized and quickly make changes,” said CTO Victor Nemirovsky. “iRule Manager does just that, giving dealers more freedom to manage customer accounts and provide faster, better customer service.”

iRule was created by A/V enthusiasts Itai Ben-Gal and Nemirovsky when they were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate several components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses.

iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared (IR), RS-232, or Ethernet-enabled audio/video gear, as well as lights, heating/cooling, shades, security systems, garage doors, sprinklers and others, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.

iRule gateway package hardware is available at www. iRuleAtHome. com. The company has sold thousands of licenses in more than 45 countries via word-of-mouth and online “buzz” among early adopters, home theater professionals, and online forums.

About iRule: iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and most Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

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iRule 2.3 Now Available for iOS!

We are excited to announce that iRule version 2.3 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is now available for download.

You asked us for these new features, and we’re listening! From the iTunes Module that controls iTunes on a Mac or PC, to hidden navigation bar, screen dimming, and a new iPad panel transition, we worked really hard to add the features you wanted!

Announcing iTunes Module for iRule HD

With iRule, an iPad, and the iTunes Module, you don’t have to launch a different app to see playlists, browse, and play music from iTunes! Add an iTunes Module to your iPad remote, and create a whole-house audio-video distribution system without spending a fortune. All you’ll need is an AppleTV or two, an AirportExpress, or some other AirPlay device, and access all your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and more – right from iRule.

iTunes Control – iRule’s first add-on module provides powerful control of iTunes running on a Mac or Windows PC.

AirPlay – AirPlay devices are automatically connected. Supported devices include AppleTV, AirPort Express, AV receivers, and compatible speakers.

For iPad – Initially iPad-only; later releases will support additional handset platforms.

Pricing – The iTunes module is $25 per handset and is available to both Basic and Pro users.

New Features in iRule version 2.3:

Hide Nav Bar (Pro) – Designers can now hide the Nav Bar on the remote, eliminating the page title, “panels”, and “back” buttons while freeing up additional screen real estate.

Text on Buttons & Links – Yes, you can now overlay text on Buttons and Links!

Screen Dimming – iRule will now dim the screen after a period of inactivity. Leave iRule open and connected in a dark room and just tap the screen to brighten it up and use it.

Macro Pause Dialog – Added “wait” dialogs to direct users to wait while device macros execute.

Smooth Repeat IR – Faster repeating of infrared commands on supported devices, useful in applications like volume ramping.

Better Macro Handling – Macros are now queued for sequential execution.

Fade Transition – The “sliding” Panel transition on iRule HD (iPad) has been replaced with a more subtle dissolve for a more seamless user experience, especially with buttons such as source, volume or mute that are static from panel to panel.

Improved Command Execution – Command queuing has been improved.

“More” tab – This new tab in the Builder holds these new items:

Actions – New Delay and Message elements for more reliable and polished macros.

Modules (iTunes) – Drag-and-drop the iTunes Module into your layout from here.

Widgets – Drag-and-drop Buttons, Links, Labels, and URLs from this new element group.

Launch – Launch external apps, the Apple Mail app, an email to support, or a URL in the Safari browsers – right from a Button!

Nav – Now that the Navigation Bar can be hidden from the user, use the Nav commands to add your own Back, Sync, Panels, and Gateways buttons to a remote.

Rounded Corners – URL element and iTunes Module can now be displayed in a remote with rounded corners or square corners.

Improved Background Image – Background images are easier to arrange and layer.

iOS 5.1 support – Tested and supported on newly-released iOS 5.1.

For more detailed information on these features and changes, please refer to the release notes.

Android users, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’re already hard at work on iRule for Android, and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready. It’ll take us some time to get the new Android version ready, but please know we’re working toward a goal of releasing Android and iOS together!

If you are new to iRule or have not updated to the latest release, we invite you to try our new software by downloading it free from the Apple App Store. iRule HD for iPad can be found using this link while iRule for the iPhone or iPod touch can be downloaded with this link.

Once you’ve installed iRule on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you need to use iRule Builder to create your interface. If you’re already using iRule, you can log into the iRule Builder and use the newly added features to enhance your remote experience.

If you need hardware, we have all Global Caché gateways and accessories in stock in our store and ready to ship.

Visit the iRule support page for tutorials, FAQs, and a list of supported devices.

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