wiDock: An Integral Part of the Living Room Entertainment Experience
With its availability, wiDock becomes the first docking station to give iPod users the ability to wirelessly transfer songs and videos
Tustin, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2007 – SILEX TECHNOLOGY today announced the availability of wiDock, a wireless dock for the iPod® that allows users to transfer songs and videos.
wiDock, the world’s first iPod dock that allows wireless syncing with iTunes, is now available for purchase from SILEX TECHNOLOGY (www.silexamerica.com) and various retail outlets. With wiDock, the iPod is now an integral part of the home entertainment system, which outputs to stereo and television and also charges the battery.
When using wiDock, there is no more moving the iPod back and forth between the PC/Mac and living room to sync with iTunes. wiDock is the only place users will need to dock their iPod.
CrunchGear.com, a blog covering gadgets, gear and computer hardware wrote in a recent article titled, “Why wiDock: Why not?” “If you want a charging cradle for your iPod, but not a pesky USB cable, this is for you. Plug your iPod into the dock, as you would any other dock, and it syncs your iTunes and iPod. The neat trick is, it does it all without wires. Isn’t that fantastic? We think it is.”
For retailers, wiDock is a product that will benefit their customers by adding more functionality and applications that fit their lifestyles. Jack Wahrman, Sr. Mdse Mgr at J&R said, "wiDock answers a direct need that has echoed from many iPod users for a while now - the ability to sync wirelessly."
With over 70 million iPods sold, wiDock is targeted at the growing user base. The iPod is the world’s most popular digital music and portable video player, additionally there are currently more than 3,000 accessories made specifically for iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker systems.
With wiDock, SILEX has developed an innovative solution for this growing market. “As we leveraged our foundation in the device connectivity industry and evaluated the iPod accessory market, we felt it was important to provide a wireless solution for the transferring of songs and videos to an iPod,” said Keith Sugawara, general manager of the connectivity and wireless division at Silex. “At the same time, we wanted to eliminate the need of moving the iPod between the computer, charger and the TV/stereo and provide a solution that will result in a must-have accessory for all iPod users.”
Key Benefits of wiDock
Some of the key benefits of the product include:
- Play the iPod on a stereo or TV
- Continuously charge the iPod battery
- Control the iPod using the Apple remote
- Connects to 802.11b/g wireless networks
- Wireless security includes WEP, WPA and WPA2
- Connects to 10/100 networks
- 3.5 mm audio output
- S-Video output
Compatibility and System Requirements
wiDock is compatible with iPod nano, iPod and iPod mini. It requires a 10/100 wired network or 802.11b/g compatible wireless network and a computer with Windows 2000, XP or Macintosh OS10.x for the installation.
Pricing and Package Contents
The wiDock will retail for $149 and will include: wiDock, 6’ 3.5 mm to 2x RCA audio cable, AC power adapter, set-up guide and installation CD. Those interested in learning more about products, should contact SILEX TECHNOLOGY at (801) 748-1199, or www.silexamerica.com.
About SILEX TECHNOLOGY
SILEX TECHNOLOGY america, Inc. is a subsidiary of SILEX TECHNOLOGY, Inc. (JASDAQ:6679), a 30-year developer of systems, external and embedded device connectivity products, and biometric readers and software. SILEX has become one of the largest global suppliers of print server products over the past 10 years, and also offers a full line of biometric fingerprint devices. SILEX TECHNOLOGY is focused on offering leading edge print servers, device servers, and fingerprint security devices that help enterprises, small to medium businesses and individuals improve the way they move data, print, and secure information. For additional information, call (801) 748-1199 or go to www.silexamerica.com.