SQ Blaster: The Wi-Fi to IR Control System
SQ Blaster is a universal remote control accessory for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
For in-room blasting or to be placed next to your equipment and to send control signals via IR extender
Uses a standard mini B USB socket for power, allowing you to connect it to an existing USB socket on your
theater equipment if available, or through a USB power adapter.
Multiple blaster units can be run on the same network, so you can have one for each area that you want to
Each unit is controllable by multiple iPhone/iPod touch/iPad units.
Designed to complement your living space.
Connects securely and quickly to your network using a setup wizard via USB.
Uses 2 extensive IR databases and advanced IR learning to capture any missing codes.
How it works
SQ Remote on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad sends commands over your home Wi-Fi network to the SQ Blaster.
SQ Blaster then converts these signals to IR control commands, which are then beamed (blasted) at your home
No more pointing your remote! SQ Blaster allows you to control your equipment from anywhere within range of
your home Wi-Fi network, and any iPhone,
iPod touch or iPad in your home can now be used as a remote control unit.
Wi-Fi, 802.11 b,g compatible
WPA & WPA2 Personal compatible. Note: WEP is no longer considered a safe network setting, as it
offers zero protection.
IR blasting: 3x front facing high intensity IR emitters
IR learning: Built-in receiver with on board IR code protocol analysis
Alternative IR control: 1x 3.5mm audio jack - powers up to 6 external IR-LED emitters and/or a
high powered external blaster LED
Power: USB, 5V, 1A max
Case: Solid cherry wood or architectural grade bamboo
Height (including feet): 27mm (approx)
SQ Remote HD: The iPad and iPhone Universal Remote App
SQ Remote HD 1.0 is released to the App Store
Square Connect are proud to announce the release of SQ Remote HD, a universal iOS application
that has full native
support of the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod touch.
Here are some of the features and benefits of SQ Remote HD:
SQ Remote HD combines with SQ Blaster to give you a fully flexible and completely
configurable universal remote
for your home entertainment equipment such as your TV, DVD player, TiVo, Blu-ray player,
Hi-Fi system, cable box and more.
It also combines with MiOS home control systems, to give you control of your home -
whether you are at home or on the move.
Control your heating, door locks, lights wherever you are.
SQ Remote HD has been designed to allow you to set up your controls how you want them.
Just add controls to the screen and drag them into place.
If you are fed up with universal remotes that don't have the buttons you need, or the controls you want,
get SQ Remote and SQ Blaster,
and create the control experience that you have been looking for.
Full Native iPad Control Screens
Get all the controls that you need onto your control pads without compromising your layouts.
Use all that extra space to get the control surfaces that you want.
Web views on your control panels now show in full iPad resolution
Keep compitbility between your iPhone and iPad screen sizes by putting essential controls in the
compatible region of the iPad screen.
Personalize the look and feel of your application by downloading a theme from the SQ Website (from within the
app), or create your own using SQ Designer.
You can then share your themes with other users. We will showcase themes that are submitted to us and add the
best ones to the list of
standard themes so that other users can beneift. You are of course free to share your themes through box.net
with other users or to export them from SQ Designer.
Add 'jumps' to your macros to go anywhere within the SQ Remote User Interface. You can jump to any control
pad and control panel within your setup.
Use macro-jumps to setup your own "Start Page", then jump back when you "finish" an activity.
You can also use jumps to simplify operations within your activities. For example, set up a macro to bring
up the menu for your Blu-ray player and "jump" to
your menu controls. Likewise jump back to your main controls when you are finished with your menu operations.
Channel Lists and Control Lists with Icons
Create your own lists of channels - then create sub lists for your favorites.
You asked - we listened - you can now add icons to any list item in your lists.
You can add these manually or you can drag and drop icons within SQ Designer from your desktop.
List controls will also let you add Macros and Scene controls for MiOS systems.
Put all controls that you want to group together into lists to save space in your control pads.
Channel hop quickly and easily through the channels that you watch regularly.
Add as many lists as you need and add list controls wherever you need them.
Here are some more of the features and benefits of SQ Remote HD:
Flexible: Add and drag controls to put them where you want them. Select from many
control sizes and types with over 80 icons to choose from - or add text labels.
Always-on: SQ Remote lets you set it to always on, so that when you are using your
iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a remote, it will be available when you need it.
iOS4 Multi-Tasking: Switch to your other apps, and then jump back to exaclty where
you were in SQ Remote. No searching for the right control.
Macros: Program a series of commands for setting up your activites and then activate
them with a single button touch.
If you are using a MiOS home control system you can also add scenes to your macros. Hit one button to
bring on the TV, switch on the sound system, fire up the blue-ray player,
bring down the window shades and dim the lights.
Macro-Jumps: Program your macros to "jump" to any contol pad and control panel when
they are complete!
You can use this feature to create your own navigation around SQ Remote; start an activity and have your
controls appear.. all with one button press.
Finished. set up the "end" macro to take you back to your main control area.
Embedded Web Views: You can now create web views right within the app, and point
these at any URL. Create screens that load your TV guide
or point at a camera on your local network, or load your own custom web-info pages right into SQ Remote.
Channel Lists: Program a list of your favourite channels, create multiple lists for
different members of your family, or one for sports, news, movies etc..
You can also add macros and MiOS scenes to your lists.
Power Monitoring: View the kWh power use of Z-Wave devices that report energy use.
Built in infrared library: No searching online and downloading code sets. SQ Remote has
an extensive built-in infrared code library built from 2 extensive code databases
and includes many discrete codes that are used by professional installers.
Sharing: Share your configuration with your family. With just a few key presses, all
your configuration information can be passed to anyone you choose.
Create your own control pads
In SQ Remote, control pads hold your controls. You can group your controls within each control pad
in any way that makes sense to you.
You can mix controls for different equipment, macros, text, and controls for your home - all within
the same control pad, and you can add as many control pads as you need.
Build them based on activity (like watching a movie), location or control type (for example: lighting
You can add pre-defined groups of controls to your control pads, and then edit them. Or you can create
them from scratch.
Each control pad holds seven control panels. These are the areas within a control pad where you add
There is one main panel and six side panels that are opened by tapping on the side tabs.
SQ Remote works with the SQ Blaster to bring you the best infrared learning possible.
If you can't find a code set in the infrared library that works for your equipment, then don't worry.
The learning process within SQ Remote uses unique algorithms that don't just record the infrared signals,
but identify the underlying protocols, including toggle codes.
You can be confident that SQ Remote with SQ Blaster will be able to control your equipment.
Full MiOS home control integration
SQ Remote HD will also allow you to control your MiOS home control system (such as the Vera system from
MiCasaVerde) directly from your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
No more messing with web interfaces. So if you have a MiOS system, your home control is in your pocket and on
It controls your lights, doors, heating, ceiling fans, garden sprinklers, cameras and more.
- Automatic detection and installation of MiOS systems
- Runs with multiple MiOS installations.
- Controls your home from anywhere. (iPhone and iPad 3G only)
SQ Designer: The Desktop Designer Application
SQ Designer 1.0 Released
Square Connect are proud to announce the release of SQ Designer, a cross-platfrom desktop editing application
that allows you to configure your SQ Remote HD and SQ Remote Lite exactly the way you want it.
Adobe AIR run time environment 1.5 or better.
80 MB Hard disk space.
400 MB RAM (2GB or b.etter system RAM reccomended).
Here are just some of the features and benefits of SQ Designer:
Full Control Pad & Panel Editor
Drag and drop IR controls, labels, and MiOS controls copy and paste, multi select,
align, auto distribute and more. All the
tools that you would expect to have to help you get your layout just as you want.
Create control panels for your iPad or your iPhone screens.
Create templates for control panels and control pads.
Copy and paste controls between control pads and panels.
Full Integration with Box.net
Load your existing configurations directly into Designer from Box.net, and save your newly edited creations
back to box.net ready for you to download to your iPad or iPhone. You can export your configurations to your
local drives as well if you want to keep local copies.
Load themes direclty to and from your box.net account.
Add icons for lists and push these to box.net ready for you to import into SQ Remote HD and SQ Remote Lite.
Edit and Create New themes
Create anew theme at the press of a button.
Drag your control images and backgrounds over the standard images to cusotmise your new theme.
Preview your themes directly in the editor area of SQ Designer.
Export your themes to box.net for import into your iPad or iPhone.
Share themes with other users.
Import your MiOS system data to allow direct MiOS Control Assignment
Preview how your controls will look - displaying the names of devices and scenes directly.
Copy and paste home automation controls, and have the assignments copied along, making the creation of your
control panel desoigns a snap.
Learn, export and import IR code sets
No more messing about with arduous learning and cutting and pasting.
Learn codes sets direclty within SQ Designer and build up your own library to complement the built in IR database.
Export and share your learned codes with other users.
Add IR code sets from the built in IR database
- Re-assign multiple controls between devices (requires standard naming protocols to be used)
- Test controls directly with your blaster.
Create and edit Macros
- Create macros for your system directly within SQ Desiger.
- Export macros, or save them to your local libray.
- Assign macros to controls and test them within SQ Designer.
Create and edit command lists and assign icons
- Import channel lists or create, export and share your own lists.
- Create your own libraries of channel and command lists
- Drag and drop icons to your lists, then save your icons to box.net ready for import into SQ Remote HD or
SQ Remote Lite.
Create libraries of devices, macros, command lists and URL's
If you like experimenting with different configurations, or if you are an installer who wants to keep libraries
of your most common settings, devices (code sets), channel lists etc, then SQ Designer allows you to create
your own libraries of data that you can call on and add to when you are creating new configruations.