June 14, 2010 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - nova media today announced iHub for Mac OS X. iHub will synchronise address books and calendars between Macintosh computers, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches wirelessly without relying on cloud-based services. The software runs as a background application on a Macintosh computer and synchronises data automatically between different devices in the network.
iHub features a clean user interface to setup permission controls. It is possible to completely deny access to iHub as well as to restrict access to certain address book groups and/or calendars. Read and write permission can be set on each calendar and address book group for each user seperately.
"Using iHub, private data remains in the private network. It is not necessary to use a far away cloud system to be able to update a contact on the iPad which is lying a few feet away.", states Jan Fuellemann, spokesperson at nova media. "In addition, it is not necessary to launch iTunes and connect each device separately to upadate contacts and calendars. Oh, and forget about these clumsy cables as well."
iHub uses open standards like CalDAV and CardDAV. It is not necessary to install any additional software on any client Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touches as they will use the built in software. If no WiFi network is available, iHub can setup its own wireless network in seconds. The integrated Mobile Hub technology turns the Macintosh computer in a wireless hotspot and allows other devices to use the iHub address book and calendar synchronisation.
iHub requires an Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.x. On the mobile devices, iOS 3.1.3 (iPhone/iPod touch) or iOS 3.2 (iPad) is required to use the calendar sync, iOS 4 (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad) is required to sync address books. No pricing is available for iHub at this time.
The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone +49 30 3909040. Copyright (C) 1996-2010 nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.