Columbus, OH –
March 8, 2007 – Life|ware™
digital entertainment and automation solutions announces the launch of
Life|ware 2.0 which introduces an entirely new, Microsoft® Windows®
Vista™ interface while enhancing its performance managing a home’s
subsystems through Windows® Vista™ Media Center to create a comprehensive digital living
provides at-a-glance, gallery-style view of home subsystems – lights,
thermostats, security, surveillance and more. By replicating the distinctive
Windows Vista interface look, feel and navigation, Life|ware 2.0 presents
a crisp interface that is intuitive, simple to learn and easy to use.
simply integrating Life|ware into Windows® Vista™ Media
Center, you have your entire music collection, complete with album art, all on
screen. Users can enjoy slideshows of their digital photos, schedule and
record their favorite television programs, call up home videos and watch DVDs.
Life|ware also lets homeowners control a home’s lighting system, thermostats
and security system, distribute music throughout the house, enact
. What’s more, Life|ware lets users enjoy the experience anywhere and
everywhere—through a TV with a Media Center PC, Xbox 360™ as a Media Center
Extender, from a home or office PC or notebook, a wireless device like an Ultra
Mobile PC, or from a Life|point™
high definition touch panel.
The key to
Life|ware’s flexibility is its use of Web Services for Devices (WSD) to
communicate between different home systems. Designed from its inception to
support a wide range of controllable subsystems, Life|ware comes into its own
in Windows Vista, which supports WSD natively.
designed from the beginning with an eye towards Windows Vista,” said Mike Seamons, Vice President of
Marketing. “Vista’s native support of WSD means swifter, more seamless
integration projects for Lifeware dealers.”
Instead of writing
proprietary drivers, Life|ware builds web service-based software bridges to all
Life|ware Connected™ partner products that make each subsystem fit the
flexible, cross-platform WSD standard, which enables rapid two-way
communications that are reliable and robust. This open, standards-based
approach to home automation creates a system that is both affordable and
scaleable and can easily be expanded as new vendor partners are added.
of Life|ware 2.0
- 100% digital experience.
- Share digital content across your home network.
- Distribute audio where you want it, when you want it.
- Easy navigation for all users.
- Choose how you want to interact with Life|ware— mouse,
keyboard, remote, or touch screens.
- Seamless integration with Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Media Center
- Multi-vendor hardware support gives you more choices among PCs and
- Schedules for common home control and security tasks.
- Life|scenes™ set a mood using all of your home’s systems.
- Extend the experience around the house using Xbox 360s™ as Media Center Extenders.
- Life|ware is completely scalable to meet your changing needs—big
varies based on the scope of the installation.
information on Life|ware by Exceptional Innovation, please visit www.life-ware.com.