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Tonido Launches New iOS App to Instantly Access, Share and Stream Personal Media

- New app protects personal data while making documents, videos, and music available across desktop and mobile devices -

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access media files from any location while enjoying the security, privacy and unlimited storage of a personal server with Tonido. Developed by CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud software and services, Tonido lets individuals watch videos, listen to music, see photos and open documents that are stored on their computer right from their mobile iOS device. Users can now share their personal media without worrying about the privacy and security of their data.

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"The Tonido iPhone/iPad app is the result of a development team that strived to bring users an enhanced experience through pleasing aesthetics and effortless remote access and sharing. It is extremely simple to use and is perhaps one of the most functional and beautiful apps on the iTunes App Store. Tonido also supports a wide range of video and audio formats including MKV and FLAC. It is a must have app for anybody who has a large digital media collection," said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.

Tonido offers users secure access to their home computer's entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos from anywhere without having to upload it to a public cloud service. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their iOS device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Users can also access their files via WiFi or 3G mobile networks, backup their photos and videos from their iPhone/iPad to their Tonido personal cloud, and download files for offline viewing.

"More than ever, customers are realizing that their personal data is no longer safe and secure in popular online services and they're turning towards personal cloud services like Tonido for their remote access and sharing needs. Increasingly, leading public cloud services are using user's personal data stored in their servers as a new source of income. These aggressive monetization efforts put the integrity of personal data at grave risk. In truth, there is no guarantee on privacy of personal data once it leaves an individual's device or computer. Thankfully, customers have an alternative choice in Tonido, one that provides easy access to their personal data from any iOS device, just like a public cloud, but without sacrificing the data ownership," said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.

Tonido Features

  • Automatic, multi-format live video transcoding and streaming (including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, XVID, FLV, SWF, OGG, GP3, MTS, M2TS). Requires no manual conversion of video files for playback
  • Automatic multi-format music streaming and playlist support (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3, and more)
  • Tonido companion server apps are available for all computer platforms: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
  • Plug- and-Play remote access. No fiddling with router settings
  • Easy to remember web URL access to your computer
  • Stream Music and Videos to Apple TV using Airplay

The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.

The Tonido iOS app is available for free on the iTunes App Store at:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tonido-file-access-music-video/id388726418?mt=8.

For more information on the Tonido iPhone/iPad app, visit:http://www.tonido.com/ios/

Screenshots: http://www.tonido.com/ios/docs/tonido_ios_media_kit.zip



About CodeLathe:

CodeLathe, founded in 2008, is a pioneer in personal cloud products and services, offering turnkey personal/private cloud storage and sync solutions to leading mobile carriers, enterprises, network and external storage device makers to create value-added products and services. CodeLathe also offers personal cloud software and services directly to customers under its own brand, Tonido. CodeLathe's mission is to enable customers to run their own personal/private clouds and provide a compelling alternative to public online services. Over half a million devices run Tonido (http://www.tonido.com) personal cloud software and a quarter million users use it daily. CodeLathe is also a maker of the popular portable network attached storage device, TonidoPlug (http://www.tonidoplug.com). Tonido™ and TonidoPlug™ are registered trademarks of CodeLathe LLC.

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