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Remote Buddy 1.8 upgrades EyeTV remotes to full Mac control

November 21, 2007 - Added to Press Release, Update

Nuremberg/Munich, November 21, 2007 - IOSPIRIT announces the immediate availability of Remote Buddy remote control software, version 1.8, which now supports infrared remote controls supplied with EyeTV-based television solutions. Users of Elgato's EyeTV software can now use their familiar hardware remote and Remote Buddy to control iTunes, iPhoto, DVD Player, and VLC; watch presentations or videos, browse the hard drive, surf the web, or change system settings. Remote Buddy contains built-in support for over 100 applications and system parameters.

The update is free of charge for existing Remote Buddy users. The full version of Remote Buddy is available for 19.99 Euros (incl. VAT) and a fully functional 30-day trial version is available for download at

http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/

Remote Buddy's easy setup provides for fast configuration of the EyeTV remote control. The updated 1.8 version of the software recognizes and integrates the remote control during its communication with EyeTV. Afterwards, the entire system can be controlled with Remote Buddy and the key layout of the remote can be freely modified.

All Elgato television products and their included remote controls are supported (with the exception of models EyeTV 250, 250 Plus, 300/310, 400/410, 500, 610, these are still being worked on) as well as all TV-Sticks that include EyeTV by TerraTec and Pinnacle.

System Requirements: EyeTV 2.5.1, Remote Buddy 1.8, a hardware remote control supported by EyeTV. Both EyeTV and Remote Buddy need to be running at the same time.

About IOSPIRIT GmbH

The IOSPIRIT GmbH has been founded in 2004 by Felix Schwarz with the aim of developing high-quality software for the Mac - low-priced, so everybody can enjoy it. A special focus during development lies on the latest technologies in Mac OS X, their innovative use, own innovations and industry novelties - far away from outworn paths. At the same time the IOSPIRIT GmbH is its own distributor. The platform used therefore is an internal development - tailored to the needs of the market - and therefore allows efficient and fast processing of incoming orders and queries.

The IOSPIRIT GmbH is based in Nuremberg, Germany.

About Elgato Systems

Elgato Systems creates award-winning products that enable customers to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital home. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series is the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac. EyeConnect is the premier solution for streaming Mac content to networked media players in the home. 

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast® CD recording software, Elgato is a privately held company with headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.

Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


For further information please contact:

IOSPIRIT GmbH
Felix Schwarz
+49 911 3677423
felix.schwarz@iospirit-gmbh.de

Elgato Systems
Lars Felber
+49 89 14333915

publicrelations@elgato.com