Remote Buddy 1.8 upgrades EyeTV remotes to full Mac control

Nuremberg/Munich, November 21, 2007  -  IOSPIRIT announces the immediate availability of Remote Buddy remote control software, version 1.8, which now supports infrared remote controls supplied with EyeTV-based television solutions. Users of Elgato's EyeTV software can now use their familiar hardware remote and Remote Buddy to control iTunes, iPhoto, DVD Player, and VLC; watch presentations or videos, browse the hard drive, surf the web, or change system settings. Remote Buddy contains built-in support for over 100 applications and system parameters.

The update is free of charge for existing Remote Buddy users. The full version of Remote Buddy is available for 19.99 Euros (incl. VAT) and a fully functional 30-day trial version is available for download at

Remote Buddy's easy setup provides for fast configuration of the EyeTV remote control. The updated 1.8 version of the software recognizes and integrates the remote control during its communication with EyeTV. Afterwards, the entire system can be controlled with Remote Buddy and the key layout of the remote can be freely modified.

All Elgato television products and their included remote controls are supported (with the exception of models EyeTV 250, 250 Plus, 300/310, 400/410, 500, 610, these are still being worked on) as well as all TV-Sticks that include EyeTV by TerraTec and Pinnacle.

System Requirements: EyeTV 2.5.1, Remote Buddy 1.8, a hardware remote control supported by EyeTV. Both EyeTV and Remote Buddy need to be running at the same time.

About Elgato Systems

Elgato Systems creates award-winning products that enable customers to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital home. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series is the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac. EyeConnect is the premier solution for streaming Mac content to networked media players in the home. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast CD recording software, Elgato is a privately held company with headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.

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For further information please contact:

Elgato Systems
Lars Felber         

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