How the iPad 2™ Takes Control of the Home

Apple products are constantly evolving and so are the the ways the home integrators use them within homes.

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. -March 24, 2011 -Apple®'s first iPod hit the shelves in 2001, and the company hasn't stopped reinventing the consumer technology industry since. The latest design from Apple is the iPad 2™, the new version of the market -leading tablet device. The iPad 2 has generated a tremendous amount of hype amongst electronics professionals who are looking to revolutionize the way homeowners are controlling the technologies in their home.

The new iPad is 33 percent thinner than the previous version and up to 15 percent lighter with a battery that lasts 10 hours with normal use. It features a rear and forward -mounted camera to enable Facetime and a dual core A5 graphics card for faster Internet surfing.

"From the comfort of your couch you can check your e -mail, browse your iTunes™, turn on the lights outside your house, and put on your favorite show," says David Berman, Director of Training for the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). "Our members are constantly working on new ways homeowners can easily operate and control technologies in their home. It's our job, and I'm excited to see what uses our engineers develop for the new iPad 2."

According to HD, the consumer electronics industry has become as innovative with their use of Apple appliances as the Apple products themselves. Control 4 and Savant have incorporated these products into their home control systems. Through the use of apps you can now control every electronic aspect of your home including lighting, music, temperature, and security systems. A variety of iPad and iPhone wall mounts are also available to seamlessly replace any prehistoric heating knob or light switch in the house. There is also the iPort or the Sanus Vision wall mount, but there are mounting options for any style and preference.

Apple has led the charge and changed the game of touch -screen appliances, which has opened the doors for other industries to capitalize and advance with the new technologies. For more information on how to use these new technologies and integrate them into your life visit

ABOUT HDLIVING.COM is an online luxury consumer electronics and technology publication developed by the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). The site was launched earlier this month to educate and inspire home owners, who want to get more out of the technology they use to enjoy entertainment and control their homes, benefit from the latest and greatest innovations, listen to high -quality audio and music and embrace all that home technology brings to their lives. HDLiving is directed toward an affluent consumer with an interest in high -end home technology products. For more information, visit and follow HDLiving on Twitter> and on Facebook.

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of electronics experts who service the home and business. HTSA's members are located in 37 states from coast to coast and each location is staffed with experts who design and install high -end audio, video, automation, lighting, and climate systems for a discriminating clientele. HTSA represents a total buying power of more than $400 million and is supported by 59 retailers, nearly 100 store fronts, more than 800 installers and another 800 sales personnel in the field. The impeccable work of HTSA members is affirmed through partnerships with real estate developers and electronics manufacturers who recognize their commitment to quality. Visit for more information and follow HTSA on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Product

Platinum Tools - The New EZ-RJ45® Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools - The New EZ-RJ45® Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools is proud to present the newly patented EXO Crimp Frame® and EZ-RJ45® Die as our new EZ-RJ45 Crimp Tool! Built to terminate the original EZ-RJ45 connectors, which have been a staple in the industry for almost two decades, this crimp tool improves the trim and crimping processes of EZ-RJ45 connectors by using a single cycle crimp and flush trim.