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Mobile Devices Can Now Be Used as a Universal Remote

beaconNASHVILLE -- You can now control your home theater system with your mobile device. Created by Griffin Technology, Inc. and Dijit Media, the device, called Beacon™ Universal Remote Control System, is now available.

"Beacon puts control of the home theater right at your fingertips," said Matt Brown, Director of Product Development at Griffin. "Thanks to our hardware and Dijit's App integration, we've created a powerful, pocket-sized tool that truly simplifies and customizes the entertainment experience at home."

"Consumers have 21st-century home entertainment experiences but are stuck with remote controls that haven't been updated since the 1980s. Dijit is here to overhaul the control experience, and our partnership with Griffin Technology marks another milestone in making this happen," said Maksim Ioffe, Founder and CEO of Dijit Media. "Beacon is an amazing product that brings the power of fingertip search and discovery of all your entertainment content right from your smartphone to your HDTV."

The Beacon:

* Transforms iPhones and other iOS devices into an easy-to-use, never-lost remote for home entertainment systems.

* Converts Bluetooth signals from iOS device into infrared signals required to control AV components.

* Beacon connects compatible iOS device via Bluetooth with Dijit's free Universal Remote App. iOS device's MultiTouch screen display becomes the remote with Dijit's Intuitive Program Guide, allowing users to change channels, volume, input, program DVR and much more

* Dijit App uses a constantly updated device code library to make setting up controls for TV, set-top box, sound system, media player and more, simple and intuitive

* For components not yet included in Dijit's library, the App also includes an integrated learning feature

* Beacon's low-profile design blends unobtrusively with any coffee table decor. It is powered by 4 AA batteries, eliminating messy wires and power cables.

The Beacon is $79.99 is now shipping and available at The Apple Store and

Dijit's Universal Remote App, a free download, can be found on The iTunes App Store.

Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc. is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile and personal technology.

Published June 17, 2011

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