increased functionality, robust performance mark significant additions to new
software and hardware from EI.
Orlando, FL – IBS
2007 – February 7-10 – Booth # W3959 and The NextGen Home – Exceptional
Innovation, producers of Life|ware™ digital entertainment and automation
solutions, are excited to announce a live preview Life|ware 2.0 at the NextGen
Home at IBS 2007. Life|ware 2.0 introduces an entirely new, Windows®
Vista™-based interface while expanding on its current ability to manage a
home’s subsystems through Windows Vista Media Center Edition to create a
comprehensive digital living experience.
Life|ware 2.0 provides at-a-glance, gallery-style view of
home subsystems – lights, thermostats, and more. By replicating the distinctive
Windows Vista interface look, feel and navigation, Life|ware 2.0 presents an crisp interface that is
intuitive, simple to learn and easy to use.
There are also five points of instant access to Life|ware in
Vista’s main menu, and 2.0 features Life|connect Media – the easiest way to
make your household’s media libraries available everywhere.
Life|ware 2.0 takes customization to a whole new level,
allowing you to see graphically the information you want on each menu.
Life|scenes, too, can be easily re-learned – letting you continually evolve
them as your life changes over time. Finally, 2.0’s forthcoming Life|connect
Remote software let’s you take a standard Media Center remote places it’s never
“There has been tremendous anticipation on how Vista and
Life|ware will enhance digital living, and the NextGen Home at IBS 2007 will
give that first public glimpse,” says Mike Seamons, Exceptional Innovation’s
vice president of marketing.
At IBS 2007, Life|ware will manage the NextGen Home and
numerous sub system partner products in the 2,200 square foot home located
directly behind West Hall. The home will feature Life|ware connected partners,
representing products from lighting, HVAC, distributed audio and security
products, as well as HP Digital Entertainment Centers with Windows Vista Media
Center Edition, Exceptional Innovation hardware, including Life|vision™, Life|link™, and Life|controller™ and the
award winning Life|point™ high definition touch panels. The home will be open
to IBS Attendees during show hours starting on February 7th and ending on
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