Griffin Press Room
Griffin Technology Introduces Proxi
NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
Griffin Technology Inc., creator of exciting innovations for iPod and Mac, introduces Proxi.
Proxi is software that allows you to create your own OS X shortcuts and become productive fast. It simplifies complicated tasks for you as an intermediary among various parts of your system, or even your network.
Proxi gives you a single, versatile interface within which you can configure several of your Griffin devices, define custom hot keys, monitor Mail, iChat, and RSS feeds, execute repeating tasks... and much, much more.
Mac OS X on Steroids
You can do surprising and surprisingly complicated things with Proxi. Proxi gives owners of AirClick, PowerMate and Radio Shark powerful new features to enhance and customize their hardware. Program your own applications for use with AirClick. Use multiple PowerMates in a single application. Fine tune Radio Shark.*
Use AirClick to control Front Row. Have a custom message pop up when a buddy is online. Pulse the PowerMate when your favorite RSS feed is updated. Send an email when an item is added to a folder. Hide from your boss in iChat.
Programming for Everyone
Proxi is built with beginners in mind but with enough meat for hardcore hackers. What makes Proxi so powerful is the concept of Triggers and Tasks.
A Trigger is a Proxi component that sets in motion a task or series of tasks. A Task is a Proxi component that performs an action when triggered. A set of linked Triggers and Tasks, together, compose a Proxi "Blueprint": a complete set of instructions that tells Proxi how to perform a task for you.
Proxi comes with a library of useful Blueprints to get you started, but you will soon be setting up triggers and tasks of your own within Proxi's easy-to-use, drag and drop interface. You can also view online tutorials on Griffin's website.
Triggers and tasks can be configured in unlimited combinations, allowing you to control and monitor a wide range of system and hardware events in whatever manner suits you best. Proxi comes with a library of useful Triggers and Tasks:
- PowerMate (multiple PowerMate support -- up to 127 of them!)
- Monitor a folder for additions/deletions
- Assign hot keys
- Monitor iChat for buddies' status
- Trigger an event based on a change in iTunes status
- Monitor Mail and RSS feeds
- Monitor Skype
- Voice Recognition
- Run an application
- Set your message, status and icon in iChat
- Control iTunes
- Perform a keyboard command or system action (volume, brightness, contrast, eject, power key, etc.)
- Launch an application
- Open a file or URL
- Control the PowerMate light (or a whole bank of them)
- Display a screen message
- Scroll windows
- Play a sound, speak a message
- Write a file
Share your Shortcuts
When you develop a useful Blueprint, Proxi makes it easy to share: just send it to a friend. Proxi features a Blueprint Browser, which is always being updated with cool, new Blueprints. You can also join in the Proxi community, share new Blueprints, Tasks and Triggers, and get support and tips on the Proxi Support Wiki.
Not So Secret Agent
Download Proxi in beta and start building your own Blueprints today. Submit your BluePrints to the Proxi Support board; if they are chosen, Griffin will reward you with cool gear, and possibly add your submission to the Blueprint Browser built into Proxi for all to enjoy.
The Proxi beta preview is free and now available. Griffin would like to invite you to a preview at www.griffintechnology.com. The final version will be out in May, and will be a free download.
About Griffin Technology
Griffin Technology has earned a reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for Mac, PC and iPod. Find out more about Griffin's entire range of products for audio, video, USB, FireWire, etc., at Griffin's website: www.griffintechnology.com.
Proxi, PowerMate, radio SHARK, and AirClick are trademarks of Griffin Technology, Inc. iChat, Mac, OS X, AppleScript, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Skype is a trademark of eBay, Inc.
* Using Proxi with Radio Shark requires AppleScript.