Posted by Daniel Tonks on April 1, 2007 at 1:00 AM
Indianapolis, IN – April 1 2007 –
Candooic Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: CANT) has today announced the latest innovation in easy-to-use universal remote control technology, the AimTrol®
Wand™, which promises to simplify the operation of even the most complex home theater systems for the entire family.
“Candooic is well known in the military sector for leading edge solutions to complex problems,” says CEO Marvin Griffith, “and we’re pleased to be able to bring our special kind of originality to the consumer electronics world.”
The revolutionary AimTrol® Wand™ is an ergonomically contoured cylindrical device designed to fit comfortably in hands of all sizes. The AimTrol® Wand™ system features built-in multi-user support, so everyone in the family will be able to have their own custom-colored Wand™. Using wireless technology the AimTrol® Wand™ communicates with a motion-responsive quad-sensor basestation positioned around any flat panel or rear projection display, along with up to 7 optional satellite stations placed around other home theater devices including high definition DVRs, A/V receivers and DVD players.
Single button elegance
With only a single button on its stylish exterior, the luminescence-transmissive AimTrol®
Wand™ promises an intuitive point-and-click interface that will be instantly familiar to the technology-savvy Generation Y, as well as being easy to learn for beginners. “Our market research has told us that today’s multi-tasking consumers don’t want to be bothered with tiny buttons and labels or staring at hard-to-read screens,” says Griffith, “they just want to pick something up, aim it at what they want to control and hit a button.”
Company engineer Jean Polley elaborates on the concept, “to move up a channel all you have to do is aim the Wand™ at a corner of the display and click the button. To mute, click the button and slide from one corner to the next.” With sophisticated multi-device multi-pattern capabilities, the AimTrol® Wand™ can operate 8 devices with up to 16 commands per device*.
The AimTrol® Wand™ will be available nationwide beginning today in a starter kit consisting of two handheld wands bundled with one basestation and two satellite stations for a suggested retail price of $99.95. Extra wands will be available individually in black, blue, red and glossy white priced at $24.95 each, with extra satellite stations available for $29.95 each.
“The AimTrol® Wand™ is the kind of concept that may only come around once every fifty years,” concludes Griffith, “and Candooic is proud to be the one to bring it to market in this millennium”.
* Caution: mild risk of epileptic seizure when used with more than 4 devices and 12 commands.