The iPort Control Mount Series is reflective of the burgeoning market of iPod/iPad accessories extending the capabilities of each Apple device as home entertainment and automation controls. And for those of us who like to incorporate our docking solutions directly into/onto the walls for a flush finish, these new docking solutions can help streamline an interior from control clutter, magnetically docking, charging and connecting to the rest of your electronics via CAT-5 as a fairly affordable option (well, at least in this category of products).
The newest iPort products are the CM-IW100T Control Mount for the iPod Touch ($250) and the CM-IW2000 for the iPad ($499), joining the IW-2 wall docking unit; each in-wall solution allowing for touchscreen operation of the home audio, all connected via CAT-5 wiring. We've included a few diagrams how these systems are installed and connected; they're certainly a bit more involved than the oversimplified demo animation on the iPort website, but they look fairly moderate in difficulty for anyone who has handled home automation installation.
[via Electronc House]