Rochester, NY-based UStec on Wednesday announced that its tecStream home entertainment networking technology
works with Apple’s new iMacs, equipped with wireless remote controls and Front Row, an Apple-made software application that lets users access media on their iMac from anywhere in the house there’s a tecStream-enabled television.
With the iMac plugged into the tecStream network, the Front Row menu appears on all networked televisions. Using either the iMac’s remote or the tecStream remote control, you can select music, photos, videos and DVDs to play from the iMac to any tecStream-connected system in the house.
TecStream is intended as a home network specifically for sharing entertainment media, data and voice over category (Cat5) cable. It works with switching technology that enables you view video, listen to audio and more through networked interfaces. It can include up to eight locations with networked televisions and can managed 16 independent streams of high bandwidth video simultaneously. It also includes a FireWire interface for interfacing AV hard disk drives and other devices.