Oh, the Places iPad Will Go

Steve Jobs and the iPadOr stay (?).

In January, Steve Jobs showed us all how his new 9.7 inch touch panel gizmo would change the way we view multimedia and web content. 80 days and 3 million units later we found out people really couldn’t live without it.

Another thing Mr. Jobs showed us was that the iPad was designed to be held in your lap. And it’s proven itself to be a truly revolutionary mobile device. And now we’d like you to consider…letting go. Literally.

Macintosh iPad Mods

Left) iPad encased in an old Macintosh Classic looks very cool. Right) Creative Director at the New York Frog Design office, Jonas Damon. Has created a retro styled iPad dock that resembles an old CRT TV.

People are certainly coming up with creative ways to house and display their iPads. And the folks in the custom electronic design and installation industry were immediately looking for innovative ways to embrace this ‘hand-held’ product and make it blend with our home and business lifestyles — and even mount it permanently inside a wall where it is always being charged.

Image above: Left) iPort’s In-Wall mount for iPad. Right) In-Wall iPad mount from Savant with system App.

And that’s where we come in.

We have already seen the iPad used in home automation. And Apple-based system Savant is using an iPad app to control it all — the TV, a whole entertainment system, remote control of house lights or HVAC, or even monitor cameras remotely with a video feed. Another in-wall dock and charger catching on is iPort.

A wall-mounted iPad in your kitchen gives you easy access to apps like these below and many more. Turning the busiest, and sometimes most social, room in the house, into your home’s command center.

iPad App Collage 2

Clockwise from upper left) Whiteboard, calendar, weather, and a photo screen saver showing all of the latest family photos.


Even more places it will go…

iPad App Collage 1

Clockwise from upper left) Aquarium clock, Scrabble, a darts game that uses both your iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch, and your stock portfolio.

iPad CrackedDon’t let this happen to you! With your in-wall mounted iPad it’s always safe, it’s always charged, and it’s always right where you left it.

Bethesda Systems

Welcome! Now let’s get started…

As the new year is well under way, Bethesda Systems is excited to announce several changes and new features to our growing list of services and expertise — and we’re happy to bring it to you on our new blog!

2010 could be our most exciting year yet. We are branching out into two brand new markets: Commercial and Hospitality systems. And to help lead that charge, we are pleased to have partnered with David Jacobs, a former partner at The JBG Companies. He joins us with over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development. And with his addition to the team, Bethesda Systems will look to provide five-star comfort, convenience and control for new and existing hotels of all sizes.

You may have already seen our newly designed website. We love it and think you will too. We’ve added a guide to green living as well as updating the gallery of current projects. You can now become a fan of ours on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest news about Bethesda Systems, home and office control, and technology at large.

We upgraded our showroom with cutting edge technologies and products, and added a 2-channel listening room, theater seating by Cineak and an unbelievable Savant Control Systems and displays. And outside the showroom, we’ve added all black fleet vehicles to match the Bethesda Systems brand.

Our industry is changing rapidly and Bethesda Systems is on board to keep up to date with emerging technology and to provide you, the customer, the best customer service possible. Come back to the blog to see up to date information on new installs and new services. We’ll share with you our triumphs, as well as those of our partners — and maybe just a few things just for fun