Detroit-Built App Wins CES Award

CBS Detroit

LAS VEGAS (WWJ) — The home audio-visual system control app iRule won the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence Award as “Control Product of the Year” at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Based in downtown Detroit, iRule was founded by two audio-visual fans, Itai Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky, who were looking for an easier way to control a home theater system.

IRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices into a universal remote control, allowing users full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. IRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.

IRule is cloud-based software coupled with simple hardware that controls audio and video equipment with a remote control input — infrared, RS-232 or Ethernet-enabled. It’s compatible with nearly…

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