Now, it's easier to stay connected to brands you use with apps manufacturers have created, allowing people to use smartphones and/or tablets to seamlessly control lights, security, audio, video and more.
At InfoComm 2011, Paul Streffon ran an A/V apps class where installers shared apps from manufacturers they've had the best experiences with. We've rounded up the apps shared in that class.
What manufacturer app have you found most useful? Share them with us in the comments section!