Latest release of industry-leading
digital entertainment and automation software is highlighted by increased
functionality, more connected partners and quicker dealer installations.
Attendees can see the 2008 CES Innovations Award Honoree live at the
groundbreaking Next Gen Home Experience.
Columbus, OH – December 20, 2007 –
Life|ware™ by Exceptional Innovation is excited to announce the latest release
of its digital entertainment and automation solution. Life|ware version 2.0.3
delivers more functionality and more choice to customers through compelling new
features and an expanded roster of connected partners.
Life|ware solutions provide instant and easy access to all of your digital
entertainment—photos, home videos, recorded TV, movies, music and more—as well
as comprehensive home automation, delivered with at-a-glance views of home
subsystems such as lights, security, thermostats and more. By replicating the
distinctive Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center interface look, feel and
navigation, Life|ware 2.0.3 presents a crisp interface that is intuitive,
simple to learn and easy to use.
Life|ware version 2.0.3 makes the Life|ware system more accessible and
functional than ever before. Want an e-mail or a text message whenever someone
rings the doorbell at your home? It’s a snap with the refined scripting
abilities in version 2.0.3, which also ushers in new user interfaces for
satellite radio and enhanced IR control of audio video components. Life|ware
2.0.3 also allows you to see up to four security camera feeds on screen at one
Many of the improvements in Life|ware’s navigation and usability with version
2.0.3 were based on customer and dealer feedback from the first 1,000 Life|ware
installations. “This release is particularly exciting because we could call on
a large user base for suggestions,” says Mike Seamons, Life|ware’s vice
president of marketing. “We heard those suggestions loud and clear. The result
is the most user-friendly and installer-friendly version of Life|ware to date.”
With this release, 14 new subsystems and devices are certified as Life|ware
Connected™, including the popular Zon™ audio system and the NuVo® Grand
Concerto™ whole home audio system, bringing the total number of devices that work
seamlessly with Life|ware to 158 devices from 42 different companies. As a
result, the customer has more choices than ever before for a whole home
entertainment and automation system.
In addition, Life|ware dealers will benefit from Life|ware Visual Project, an
all-new configuration tool that makes what was already the fastest set-up in
the business even faster and more direct. A simplified licensing structure will
further streamline the system integration process. All of it adds up to more
jobs in less time for the installer.
At CES 2008, Life|ware will manage the NextGen Home and numerous subsystem
partner products in three fully-automated homes located in the Central Plaza
across from Central Hall. The homes will feature Life|ware Connected partners
representing categories such as lighting, HVAC, distributed audio and security.
Also on hand will be Life|ware’s own hardware, including Life|vision™,
Life|link™ and Life|controller™, as well as the award-winning Life|media media
servers and Life|point™ high-definition touch panels. The homes will be open to
CES Attendees during show hours starting on January 7th and ending on January
As a 2008 CES Innovations Awards Honoree, CES attendees will also be able to
see Life|ware 2.0.3 as well as Life|ware’s LMS 754 media server in the
Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase at the Sands Expo and
Convention Center. Both products were honored in the Integrated Home Systems
category and will be on display.
For more information on Life|ware, please visit www.life-ware.com.
Based in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation
produces Life|ware™ home control software and hardware for digital living.
Life|ware creates a lifestyle experience that allows consumers to enjoy their
digital entertainment, wherever and whenever they want, as well as manage their
lighting, multi-room audio, HVAC, security, appliances and other subsystems,
through a single interface by integrating the digital entertainment functionality
of Media Center with whole-house automation and control. Led by software
industry professionals with extensive experience with distributed computing
based on open standards and open architecture, Exceptional Innovation combines
Microsoft development expertise with years of home control experience to
deliver simple, seamless, life-enhancing solutions for the digital home.