One Remote Fits All

Florida-based OpenPeak is about to introduce a brand new remote (most likely at CES) that can do it all. According to their PR firm, “Simple Remote, is part movie/IM command screen, part electronic program guide, part VoIP phone, and an all-in-one remote that controls appliances, TVs, garage doors, and stereos. It’s WIFI enabled and music can be streamed to it by using headphones.” Sounds a tad too much, but it sure would be nice to get rid of everything that clutters the coffee table….

This is the kind of remote I had imagined could be a big opportunity, but apparently the money crowd didn’t think it was a good idea then. (Read, Remote, Mouse of the Digital Lifestyle)

In case you were wondering, like I was, can this be true? We shall wait and see, but apparently, Open Peak is the company that makes the software that goes inside Philips iPronto Netx 6400 WiFi-IR Bridge, a remote-WiFi bridge. The Boca Raton, Florida based company has some heavy weights on its board of directors including former Apple CEO John Sculley; J. Tomilson Hill III, Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group; and Mort Topfer, Managing Director of Castletop Capital and former Vice Chairman of Dell.