Apple Macintosh News and Information
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Griffin Remote Control Beacon for iOS

Griffin and Dijit Team Up to Transform Your Mobile Device into a Universal Remote – Beacon Connects to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Bluetooth, Turning Device into an Easy-to-Use, Never-Lost Remote

Griffin Technology Inc., one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, and Dijit Media, a San Francisco-based software company whose Personal Media Assistant App software integrates consumers’ media viewing experience with their smart devices, have partnered to create Beacon™ Universal Remote Control System – a wireless AV controller that when paired with an iOS device enables complete control over the entire home entertainment system.

“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.”

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
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

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