During LDI 2009, I got a chance to stop by the BCI or Baxter Controls booth to take a look at his latest product, the iPhone Virtual Pocket Console app. The iPhone app is still under development and is not ready for release as of yet. BCI did have a beta version of the App on their iPod Touch running the booth and the Par-B-Q cooker.
The Virtual Pocket Console App utilizes wireless network protocol to control DMX. The iPhone/iPod Touch connect to the BCI Pocket Console Net/DMX converter box to translate the signal to 5-pin DMX. I am still a little unsure if BCI is using Art-Net or not, but time will tell.
The Virtual Pocket Console can Patch up an entire universe of DMX512 and give you the ability to check dimmers, channel levels, and record simple looks.
A time frame or pricing has not been released yet. I am expecting to see something more about the iPhone app in the first quarter of 2010.
What to see more about the neat products from BCI, visit their website at www.dmx2go.com.