THINKING HOMES SOFTWARE ENABLES USERS OF APPLE iTUNES TO BROWSE, SELECT AND ENJOY MUSIC IN iTUNES LIBRARY ANYWHERE IN THE HOME
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA AND LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - January 06, 2005 - OpenPeak Inc., a leading provider of software enabling control of digital content, consumer electronics and systems in the Digital Home, today announced the company's flagship Thinking Homes software provides the industry's first remote control solution for Apple iTunes.
"Now, consumers using controllers powered by OpenPeak software can view and select play lists and songs without being tied to the PC that hosts the Apple iTunes library," said Andrew Lona, OpenPeak's Chief Marketing Officer.
"This remote control software solution enables playback on an Apple AirPort Express with AirTunes or on a PC," Lona added. The full solution will be commercially available later in 2005. The solution offers unprecedented convenience and simplicity for users and is being introduced at a time that Apple iTunes digital content is being rapidly adopted by consumers as part of their Digital Homes.
Apple iTunes can play files in MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG -4 formats, and Apple Lossless formats, including protected AAC files from the iTunes Music Store and audible.com audio books.
"By supporting yet another quickly -growing component of the Digital Home, such as Apple iTunes, OpenPeak's software continues to provide simplicity and convenience to consumers as they increasingly link consumer electronics, PCs and digital content together to form a Digital Home," said Lona.
"The OpenPeak concept of solutions for simple control of digital content - as well as control of all networked and legacy devices and home systems - is the essential glue to hold the Digital Home together and make it a reality for the everyday consumer," said Tricia Parks, President and Founder of Parks Associates, a leading market research firm.
OpenPeak Inc. creates innovative software that enables a simple user interface for WiFi control of consumer electronics, digital media, computers and home systems. The company's consumer -friendly software applications are designed for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in their products. Using devices equipped with OpenPeak's unique interface software, consumers are able to wirelessly control and distribute digital content as well as control consumer electronics and home systems. OpenPeak also creates hardware reference designs for devices that enable the Digital Home, such as WiFi -IR and WiFi -Serial bridges. The company's software has been licensed to Philips Consumer Electronics and other OEM partners will be announced soon. The privately held company is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Additional information about the company is available at www.openpeak.com.
OpenPeak is a member of: WiFi Alliance, UPnP Forum, Intel Developer Network for the Digital Home, Digital Living Network Alliance and Apple Developer Connection.