JUNE 11, 2007 – NUREMBERG, GERMANY — After almost exactly a year of
development, IOSPIRIT GmbH is excited to announce the release of the final
version 1.0 of Remote Buddy, its software for completely controlling Macs
via remotes.

Previously released preview versions of Remote Buddy have already won the
MacGeneration Award 2006 in the category “Best use of Apple technologies”,
have received top grades in numerous tests and uncounted love declarations
from its users, who have downloaded more than 200.000 copies of Remote
Buddy to date.


The most important news since the last preview release:

* English online help

* Switch between virtual mouse and controlling presentations with a
single button press

* Improved movie library (a built-in VIDEO_TS launcher) with support
for network volumes

* The context menus of Behaviours can now be configured via drag and
drop as well

* Further improved efficiency in using system resources

* Numerous detail improvements and fixes

Two demo videos are available on the Remote Buddy website, giving you a
first overview of what is possible with this product. A complete and
detailed list of changes is available at

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

Read the complete announcement (in German and English) at


or visit the new Remote Buddy website at:



Remote Buddy is a software, that takes the usability of remote controls
beyond a handful of applications to a level where the entire system can be
controled. Applications and system functions are directly supported by so
called Behaviours. They are automatically selected depending on the current
status of the system and map their functions to the buttons of the remote

A press on the menu button opens the Remote Buddy menu. The menu allows the
manual selection of another behaviour as well as the virtual mouse and
keyboard, browsing the filesystem, opening recently opened documents,
adjusting volume and ratings, quitting and starting applications, the
display of information on recorded programs, TV channels, cover art and the
current mapping of the remote control’s buttons. The menu structure is
freely configurable and can be varied in an unlimited number of profiles,
between which the user can choose depending on the current usage scenario
and its special requirements.

The mapping of the buttons is freely configurable on a global and per
Behaviour basis. Using the included Behaviour Construction Kit, support for
additional applications can usually be added in a couple of minutes and
existing Behaviours be extended with self-defined actions. Special care has
been taken in the design of the Behaviour Construction Kit, so it is easily
usable, including for those without any programming knowledge. Developers,
that want to integrate direct support for Remote Buddy into their
applications, can download the free Remote Buddy SDK, which contains a
number of Xcode example projects.

You can find a compact overview with demo videos and many screenshots at
the Remote Buddy website at:



The full version of Remote Buddy 1.0 is immediately available for Mac OS X
10.4 (“Tiger”) and higher as a Universal Binary for only 19.99 Euro
(approximately 26.70 US dollars). The prices are final prices and already
include 19% VAT for customers inside the EU. On the hardware side, a Mac
with keyboard or a remote control supported by Remote Buddy is mandatory. A
list of supported hardware is available at


Remote Buddy does not include any of the controlled applications. They have
to be purchased and/or installed seperately. A trial version can be
downloaded at


There are no functional limitations during the 30 day trial period. Remote
Buddy is localized in English and German.


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.