Company formally introduces SlingPlayer Mobile, a software application, which combined with Slingbox delivers the complete home TV experience on a Windows Mobile or Palm OS smartphone
Toronto, ON – Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle products company, today announced the public availability of SlingPlayer™ Mobile for Palm OS®, making it possible to watch television on the Palm OS-based Treo™ 700p smartphone. Support for other Palm OS-based devices will be included in future software releases. The software is available as a public beta for customers in the U.S. and Canada.
The trial version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS is available today as a free download from Sling Media’s software download pages, http://us.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html and http://ca.slingmedia.com/page/downloads.html, as part of the public beta program. Once the final version is announced (expected in Q2) SlingPlayer Mobile will be available for $29.99 and $34.99 CAD respectively and includes a free 30-day trial. There are no monthly or recurring charges for the use of the software.
SlingPlayer Mobile is a software client that gives Slingbox customers the ability to watch and control their home TV from a variety of smartphones and handheld computers using either a 3G cellular or WiFi network connection. Unlike other services currently available for other mobile devices, SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience. Anything that they can watch on their sofas back home, they can now watch via a compatible smartphone or handheld computer. In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile customers can control a home digital video recorder (DVR), such as a TiVo®, to record shows, watch shows that have been previously recorded, and even pause and rewind live TV.
The mobile TV experience for Palm OS is powered by a Slingbox™, the Emmy award-winning consumer electronics product that enables consumers to watch their living room TV programming from wherever they are by turning virtually any Internet-connected laptop or desktop computer (PC and Mac) and a wide variety of Windows Mobile and now Palm OS-based handhelds and smartphones into personal TVs. The Slingbox redirects, or “placeshifts,” a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver or DVR to the viewer’s alternate “display”-located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics solutions that are a natural extension of today’s digital way of life. The first member of the Sling Media family is the award-winning Slingbox™, a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptops and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones. The Slingbox is now available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Brazil through traditional retail channels and local service providers. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.
About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000, 2001 and 2002 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the Company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian enterprise businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, Markham and Montreal. Since its inception in 1987, Keating has represented and continues to represent leading edge technology organizations requiring high-performance, cost-effective market capture within the Canadian marketplace. For additional information go to: www.keating.com.