BlackBox manufacturer JoeCo announces the release of JoeCoRemote for iPad. The new software app, together with a specially developed hardware interface, enables remote control of both 24-channel and 64-channel BlackBox Recorders and BlackBox Players via iPad.
An intuitive interface allows all transport functions (Play, Stop, Record) to be remotely controlled from the iPad, as well as providing access to the BlackBox menu structure for changing settings. JoeCoRemote also provides an accurate metering overview for the BlackBox Recorder. In addition, the app can be used for remotely controlling and editing BlackBox Player playlists. Playlists that are stored on the Player’s external hard disk or Flash drive can be viewed and edited on the iPad interface as required, offering a useful alternative for remote editing of show content. The iPad interface also provides a further option for triggering playlists during shows, theatre performances and themed entertainment.
JoeCoRemote has been primarily developed to work wirelessly via its hardware interface. For venues where multiple competing WiFi signals can create congestion, a cable is also supplied with the interface for alternative wired connectivity.
“Developing the JoeCoRemote software and hardware interface has been a significant project and we are delighted that the package is now available for our users” says JoeCo’s Joe Bull. “While developing the software and hardware has presented the usual challenges, the real challenge has been to design a system that can be quickly set up for use by busy engineers, artists and musical directors for a number of different applications, without requiring detailed knowledge of networking technology. We have therefore tried to find solutions for connectivity that give increased flexibility, while maintaining the ease of use with which our BlackBox systems have become associated.”