has announced the beta release of Mc Nucle 1.0, a server application that turns the Macintosh into a general purpose metadata management server by plugging into the Spotlight index generated in Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.”
By installing Mc Nucle, you can use your data remotely as if you were at home. Mc Nucle provides remote access, sharing and metadata management capabilities; security is provided using authentication certificates and end-to-end encrypted data transfer tunnels.
A free Mac and Windows-compatible metadata browser, the Nucle Browser, can be used in combination with Mc Nucle. Support for other apps is offered, including itunes and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) AV-based services. Mc Nucle itself is recognized as a network drive in Mac OS, as a music library in iTunes and as a UPnP media server.
Available now as a closed beta to the first 1,000 licenses, Mc Nucle costs €29 (US$36.88). The final release, expected in early 2007, will cost €69 (US$87.75).