Life|Ware 2.0 For Vista Launches A News Interface
Orlando, FL â€“ March 7, 2006 â€“ Life|wareâ„¢ digital entertainment and automation solutions announces the launch of Life|ware 2.0 which introduces an entirely new, MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® Vistaâ„¢ interface while enhancing its performance managing a homeâ€™s subsystems through WindowsÂ® Vistaâ„¢ Media Center to create a comprehensive digital living experience.
Life|ware 2.0 provides at-a-glance, gallery-style view of home subsystems â€“ lights, thermostats, security, surveillance and more. By replicating the distinctive Windows Vista interface look, feel and navigation, Life|ware 2.0 presents a crisp interface that is intuitive, simple to learn and easy to use.
By simply integrating Life|ware into WindowsÂ® Vistaâ„¢ Media Center, you have your entire music collection, complete with album art, all on screen. Users can enjoy slideshows of their digital photos, schedule and record their favorite television programs, call up home videos and watch DVDs. Life|ware also lets homeowners control a homeâ€™s lighting system, thermostats and security system, distribute music throughout the house, enact homeowner-defined Life|scenesâ„¢ . Whatâ€™s more, Life|ware lets users enjoy the experience anywhere and everywhereâ€”through a TV with a Media Center PC, Xbox 360â„¢ as a Media Center Extender, from a home or office PC or notebook, a wireless device like an Ultra Mobile PC, or from a Life|point high definition touch panel.
The key to Life|wareâ€™s flexibility is its use of Web Services for Devices (WSD) to communicate between different home systems. Designed from its inception to support a wide range of controllable subsystems, Life|ware comes into its own in Windows Vista, which supports WSD natively.
â€œLifeware was designed from the beginning with an eye towards Windows Vista,â€ said Mike Seamons, Vice President of Marketing. â€œVistaâ€™s native support of WSD means swifter, more seamless integration projects for Lifeware dealers.â€