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SkipJam Corp. has unveiled its SkipJam iMedia touch panels and RF remote controls in both wired and wireless varieties. The panels enable you to control of all SkipJam iMedia home multimedia and appliances through an integrated, simple menu, according to the company.

InformationWeek Staff

February 1, 2005

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SkipJam Corp. has unveiled its SkipJam iMedia touch panels and RF remote Controls in both wired and wireless varieties. The panels enable you to control of all SkipJam iMedia home multimedia and appliances through an integrated, simple menu, according to the company. The SkipJam iMedia controllers also let users send voice pages and messages to any room or device in the home.

Parents can use the panels to pause their kids' video and tell them to come to dinner through the TV speaker, all without leaving the kitchen. They can automatically mute or lower the volume of all stereos when a phone call comes in, and see who's calling on their remote control or TV or PC screen.

"We're 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."

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 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 802.11x. 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.

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, and $1999 iWTP150. SkipJam expects to begin shipments in February 2005.


 

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