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Real Studio Powering Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill TVs

MediaSwitcher Web™ app streamlines commercial and home entertainment with TVs tuned to perfection

Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2012

Real Software, creator of cross-platform software development tools, today announced that its product, Real Studio, was used to create an application that seamlessly tunes TVs at Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill and other locations worldwide. Developed in only three months, the MediaSwitcher™ app from Just Add Software, LLC provides home or commercial media automation switching quickly and easily. Supported by Mac, Windows, Linux and the web, the system is user-friendly and flexible, offering plenty of customizable features to fit users’ needs.
Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill deployed the software to streamline entertainment and will continue to expand on app features and to new locations. Video content is delivered from unique channels in sports, news and music, as well as a restaurant’s own live music, which is broadcast throughout the venue. Since implementing MediaSwitcher, bartenders can now easily change channels for customers in one place without walking around to each individual TV. Over the coming months, the software will be implemented at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar locations in Dallas, Texas, Rancho, California and Rosemont, Illinois.
“Real Studio is so user-friendly and flexible that it allows me to develop something that is simple to complex,” said MediaSwitcher developer Jon Ogden. “With Real Studio Web Edition, I can re-use code from desktop projects and deploy the app easily to virtually any platform or environment I need, including the iPhone or the iPad. I can also customize easily per the customer requirements.”

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill chose MediaSwitcher for distributed video for the following reasons:

– Expandability – Just Add Software’s MediaSwitcher makes it simple to add and control more TVs or other video sources to allow the restaurant’s entertainment to easily expand as needed.
– Ease of use – When it’s a busy night and some customers want a game on TV #1, a different game on TV #7 and the finale of Glee on TV #4, the last thing the bartender or server wants to do is fumble with a difficult system that is clunky and hard to figure out. MediaSwitcher Web puts it all on an iPad, so with a touch of the screen, the bartender can route the signal to where it needs to go and get back to serving the customers.
– Customization – MediaSwitcher and MediaSwitcher Web allowed the restaurant to add its logo and its internal channels, along with several other options to further customize the restaurant’s video switcher.

With Real Studio Web Edition, Jon was able to re-use most of his MediaSwitcher code and released MediaSwitcher Web, a web-based version of his software that does most of what the desktop application does. Because of the ease and speed in development which Real Studio provides, he now has customers using his software packages all over the world, with customers in Europe, Australia, Nigeria and Malaysia.

About Real Studio
Real Studio is a full-featured cross-platform software development tool suited to creating a wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. Real Studio Personal Edition for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X is priced at $99 and is geared for hobbyists and students. Real Studio Professional Edition, required for cross-platform (Mac OS X, Windows and Linux) compilation, is $299. Real Studio Enterprise Edition, made for full-time developers, is priced at $995, and the ability to develop and deploy on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and the web. Real Studio Web Edition is now available and priced at $599. For more information or to download Real Studio today, visit Real Software at www.realsoftware.com/download.

About Real Software
Real Software provides Real Studio, a cross-platform desktop, console and web development tool. Real Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.realsoftware.com or call 866.825.2114.

Nemesys Is Porting Their Games To Linux

Posted by Michael Larabel on September 06, 2011

Nemesys, a game studio run out of Budapest, is porting their game titles to Linux. The studio’s current titles include Fortix 2, A.C.S, and Ignite. Nemesys Ignite, in particular, is a very promising racing game that will surely roar things up for Linux.

Nemesys is not to be confused with Namesys, the former company of Hans Reiser that developed the ReiserFS and Reiser4 file-systems.

The Nemesys Fortix 2 game is self-described as “a reverse turret defense game. The aim in the game is to conquer the castles on each playfield. The castles are protected by turrets and evil monsters (more often than not, dragons!). The player controls Sir Fortix – the epic hero of our first game – who is able to free the cursed land.” The game is available via Steam, Desura, and the Mac App Store, among other places. Below is a trailer of this game that’s being ported.

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Their next game is Airport Control Simulator. “As Air Traffic Controller you will experience the stress, the hectic pace and the satisfaction of landing all of your planes as safely and as quickly as possible. Avoiding collisions at all times, direct planes to their correct landing path and runway, while monitoring their fuel load closely. Your results will be strictly monitored, a score attributed and new airports unlocked – but any accident will result in your immediate firing.”

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Lastly is, arguably, their most interesting game. Ignite is an arcade racer. A trailer of this game was debuted at last year’s GamesCom.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxuV_GTUNaY&w=460&h=288]

A brief announcement concerning their love for Linux and porting their titles was made in a company blog post. “If you make a game, the users will come. More specifically, the Linux users… Everyone wants some enterainment on their platform of choice and we would like to deliver to such requsts from the community. We’ve recieved a lot of inqueries over the past few months with our releases and upcoming titiles from those that are curious about a Linux port. We can finally say, yes! We are going to be porting our titles to Linux to accomadate those who are among the most eager to be gaming on their platform.”

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