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SkipJam Brings iMedia to Apple iPodConnect iPods directly to any iMedia Center or to any iMedia enabled PC (November 23, 2005)
SkipJam Corp., a leading provider of home automation and multimedia networking, announced today support for Apple's iPod, providing iPod docking directly to the SkipJam iMedia Center. Using Firewire (IEEE 1394) or USB 2.0 users can connect their iPods directly to any iMedia Center or to any iMedia enabled PC and immediately play music, photos and video throughout their home. The SkipJam iMedia support for the iPod also allows SkipJam users to record audio or video content directly onto the iPod Storage, creating a plug'n'go recording solution which records shows directly onto the iPod drives for portability.
Users plug in the iPod and the iMedia system automatically recognizes it. No additional steps are required by the user, and there's no need to "copy" content to or from the iPod. The iPod, once plugged into an iMedia Center, becomes a portable storage extension, and the iPod hard drive can be accessed and played from any TV or Stereo in the home.
For example, the SkipJam - iPod connection would allow a user to dock their iPod Video directly to a SkipJam iMedia Center or to any PC on the home network. Then pick up the iPod in the morning, fully charged, and full of the previous night's TV content ready for viewing on the train or during lunch.
Alternately, an iPod Nano user in California could dock anywhere on their SkipJam iMedia network, and pick up the iPod the following morning complete with recordings from Internet Broadcasts of New York's WNYC.
HomeView remote downloading
SkipJam's HomeView feature allows users to remotely access their entire home multimedia system, viewing any device or pre-recorded content remotely. The HomeView feature has also been enhanced to support the iPod. The new feature allows users to remotely convert content on the fly to iPod format and to stream any of their home multimedia devices or pre-recorded multimedia content directly to an iPod connected to their away from home PC.
This feature allows users to access high quality home recordings remotely, and download directly from home to the iPod for later viewing.
Complete Feature List
The SkipJam iPod support software provides iPod owners with access to their SkipJam iMedia house-wide multimedia network. This iMedia support opens a portal for iPod owners through which they can enjoy their content on a stereo or large screen TV:
* Play music from the iPod synchronized throughout the whole house
* Schedule automatic recording of TV shows directly to iPod Video drives
* Schedule automatic recording of any audio (e.g. FM or Internet Radio)
directly to iPod
* Access and convert 'on the fly' any media from home while away
* Locally convert high quality video recordings to iPod Video format for
* View photos from iPods on any TV in the home
* Share iPod recordings and play them back on multiple TVs at once
* Aggregate content from multiple iPods for a shared multi-user experience
Price and AvailabilityThe SkipJam iMedia Center to iPod interface software is scheduled for release in January, and will be available to existing SkipJam iMedia Center users as an upgrade free of charge.
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. SkipJam's 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.
SkipJam is an industry-leading supplier of home automation and multimedia 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 additional information http://www.skipjam.com/
Related Keywords:Using Firewire (IEEE 1394) or USB 2.0 users can connect their iPods directly to any iMedia Center or to any iMedia enabled PC and immediately play music, photos and video throughout their home. The SkipJam iMedia support for the iPod also allows SkipJam users to record audio or video content directly onto the iPod Storage, creating a plugngo recording solution which records shows directly onto the iPod drives for portability.