MainLobby on the iPad

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About

Mainlobby on the iPad is an Apple iPad web application that demonstrates all of the major Cinemar applications running on the iPad. This is a full screen web application written in HTML, CSS3 and Javascript. It is fully functional for the supported applications. You cannot use the typical MainLobby designer to modify these web pages but anyone with a little fluency in HTML should be able to make customizations.


Requirements

The only requirement is that you must be running MLServer 3.75.201 or later. You should also configure your MLServer DNS name so that is uses the IP Address of your MLServer PC as shown in the following figure.

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Installation

MainLobby on the iPad

Download the MainLobby_iPad_Setup.exe installer package from the main Cinemar Installation Assistant. Run the installer. By default all of the new files will be placed into the C:\Program Files\MLServer\HTML\iPad.Sample folder. You should immediately copy this folder and make the copy of the folder your active folder. That way if you install future releases of the sample app you will not overwrite any of your changes.


Once you have installed the files and configured MLServer to use the appropriate IP address open Safari on your iPad and browse to the following URL as shown in the figure below. Make sure that you substitute 192.168.1.112 for the IP Address of your MLServer PC.


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Click on the Go button to open the page. If all goes well the following page should be displayed.


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Now click on the + sign on the bottom toolbar. This will launch the following options pop-up.


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Click on the Add to Home Screen option. Then you will be brought to this page.


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You can name the application anything you like. We suggest naming it MainLobby. Click the Add button when you are done and you'll be brought back to your desktop. You should see the new MainLobby desktop icon. Similar to what is shown below.


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That's it!. You've installed a new Web Application on your iPad and you didn't need the iTunes App Store to do it. To start using MainLobby just click on the new MainLobby icon.


Using MainLobby

Any time you click on the MainLobby desktop icon you will be brought to the main menu screen. From here you can select to run any of the Mainlobby applications simply by clicking on the appropriate menu item. All of the major Cinemar applications are represented here. These are not just demos but fully functional control scenes. You should not have to modify any of the pages in order to use this application in your environment.


If you find that certain customizations are necessary then you can opt to take advantage of our consulting services to make any changes necessary for your particular installation.

Main Menu

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Media

The Media menu option will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling DVDLobby, MusicLobby, Netflix, Satellite Radio, DirecTV and Cable.

Media Menu

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Lighting

The Lighting menu will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling your lighting using the MLLighting plugin. A sample floorplan is shown. Click on a room to control the lights in that room.

Lighting

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Climate

The Climate menu option will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling your thermostats.

Climate

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Weather

The Weather menu selection will show you options for viewing your selected weather locations.

Weather

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Security

The Security menu selection will show you a sample Elk or HAI security keypad.

Security

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Cameras

The Cameras menu selection will show your security cameras.

Cameras

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Caller ID

Here's a quick way to see who's called while you were out.

Caller ID

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Green Energy

This page displays your real-time energy usage via the MLEnergyManagement plugin.

Energy Management

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Bartender

Need to mix some drinks to entertain your friends? Then stop right here.

Bartender

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Stocks

How much money do you make today?

Stocks

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RSS News

Up to the minute news via the MLRSS plugin.

RSS News

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Russound

A sample Russound UNO keypad.

UNO Keypad

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About

About MainLobby for the iPad.

About

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