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SkipJam Announces iMedia Controllers For Phone and Voice

Touch panels and universal remotes integrate communications (January 31, 2005)

SkipJam In-Wall Touch Panel (click for larger image)

SkipJam In-Wall Touch Panel
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SkipJam Corp., a leading provider of home media networking solutions, announced today SkipJam iMedia wired and wireless touch panels and RF remote Controls which allow complete control of all SkipJam iMedia home multimedia and appliances through an integrated simple to use menu. The SkipJam iMedia controllers also let users send voice pages and messages to any room or device in the home.

The SkipJam Handheld RF Remote Control and SkipJam In-Wall Touch Panel models iWTP57, iWTP104, iWTP150 integrate with the SkipJam iMedia system, letting users control all devices in their home from any convenient location. The SkipJam RF Remote Control also integrates telephony and paging into the system, providing on-screen caller ID, voice recording, paging and voice messaging.

With SkipJams controllers, parents can pause their kids video and tell them to come to dinner through the TV speaker ? without ever leaving the kitchen. They can automatically mute or lower the volume of all stereos when a phone call comes in, and see whos calling right on their remote or on their TV or PC screen. 

?Were very excited about the possibilities opened by our remote control system, said Michael Spilo, CEO of SkipJam. ?Having your telephone, media list and remote control in one place is a tremendous leap in convenience and functionality.

SkipJam RF Remote Control

SkipJam RF Remote Control

Technical Highlights
The SkipJam RF Remote Control integrates all the SkipJam iMedia control functions into a 2.4Ghz cordless phone with a range of up to 1000 feet. The RF Remote Control includes a 128 x 128 LCD screen which provides complete access to and control of the entire home through a simple on-screen menu system. Using the SkipJam iMedia Controllers, users can pick which music to listen to and control any of their home devices without having to be near a TV or computer screen.

The SkipJam iMedia RF Remote Control lets users:
* Control any device in the home
* Make and receive phone calls on the remote
* Page to any TV or stereo in the home
* Use any TV or stereo as a speakerphone
* Integrate with an existing phone system
* Get Caller ID on the remote and on any PC or TV
* Function as a memo/voice recorder
* Select music or videos from the remote
* Create and record voice memos

The SkipJam In-Wall Touch Panel displays are available in 3 sizes: 5.7-inch, 10.4-inch and 15-inch. The touch panels provide control of any room or ?zone in the home and connect to the SkipJam iMedia Systems through wired Cat 5 or wirelessly through 802.11a/b/g (optional). The 10.5-inch displays can also show video from any SkipJam iMedia Center and play recorded video from any PC or Network Attached Storage device. The SkipJam iMedia Center can also be controlled from any PC or PDA connected to the home network.

Pricing and Availability
One SkipJam iMedia RF Remote Control is included with each SkipJam iMedia Center, and additional remotes are available for $99 each. The SkipJam iMedia Touch Panels are priced at: $899 for the iWTP57, $1399 for the iWTP104, $1999 iWTP150 (estimated street prices). SkipJam expects to begin shipments in February 2005.

About SkipJam iMedia
SkipJam iMedia is the first ever Network Attached Media solution and first and only high fidelity, all-digital integrated home entertainment system which combines whole house audio and video distribution with digital recording and home control. SkipJams iMedia system integrates: PVR, DVR, Live Streaming, Universal Remote Control, On-TV PC Access, Analog Device Switching and much more over standard wired or wireless home networks.

About SkipJam
SkipJam is an industry-leading supplier of home media networking hardware and software. SkipJam products power Network Attached Media applications such as Personal Video Recording, whole house audio and video distribution, and TV-PC interconnectivity. With offices in Port Chester, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, SkipJam powers the networked digital home with digital media and connectivity solutions for consumers, CE Installers, and OEMs.

For more information, contact SkipJam, 168 Irving Ave., Port Chester, NY 10513 (914) 933-0590


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