TiVo, Aspyr, and Brother Announce Rendezvous Products That Enhance The Digital Hub Experience

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TiVo, Aspyr, and Brother all announced several new products that take advantage of Appleis Rendezvous networking technology. These products include a new TiVo service package to play music and view photos from your Mac on your TV, a new printer from Brother, and a new multiplayer game from Aspyr. From the press release:

"Rendezvous is enabling groundbreaking new products from companies like TiVo, Brother and Aspyr," said Philip Schiller, Appleis senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "These Rendezvous enabled products give consumers the ability to stream audio from iTunes to their home stereo, display iPhotos on their TVs, connect a printer in seconds and eliminate the complexity barriers of playing networked games."

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"TiVois upcoming premium service package will use Rendezvous technology to automatically discover Macs within the home network and determine which services they provide, allowing customers to listen to their shared music or view their shared photos on their TV," said Jim Barton, co-founder and CTO for TiVo. "We are excited about working with Apple on other ways Rendezvous can help TiVo Series2 DVRs connect to a Mac to deliver future services."

"Brother is proud to ship the first Rendezvous enabled printer perfect for workgroups; the new HL-5070N Laser Printer is completely configured by just turning it on," said Don Cummins, vice president, Brother International Corporation. "Itis absolutely great that Apple has created an open standard that gives us a competitive edge in home and small office environments."

"The hottest game on the Mac this past Christmas was Aspyr?s Rendezvous enabled NASCAR Racing 2002 Season," said Michael Rogers, Aspyris president. "Rendezvous vastly improves the multiplayer network gaming experience by making it easy for players to find and join games on the network. All of our future networked games are going to take advantage of Rendezvous."

More information can be found in the original press release.

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