Port Chester, N.Y.-based SkipJam Corp. has announced that its US$799 iMedia Center now supports the iPod. The SkipJam iMedia Center is billed as a “universal audio video hub,” and it enables iPod users to download TV programs and FM recordings directly to their iPods. The software update enabling this new feature is scheduled for release in January, and will be a free update for iMedia Center users.
The iMedia Center connects to your home a/v system using an array of wiring attachments — it supports analog audio, S-Video, composite video and more, and it integrates and FM tuner and more. It also connects to your home network using 10/100baseT Ethernet.
The iPod connects through the unit’s FireWire or USB interface (video-capable iPods support data exchange through USB only), and the iMedia Center recognizes and then syncs the content on the iPod, charging its batteries as well. In addition to downloading recorded video or FM content onto the iPod, the iMedia Center enables users to play music and view photos on the iPod as well.