The folks at i-mate really are a class act. The Momento 70 I’ve been using is pre-production from the floor at CES 2007. While in a IM conversation with their Sideshow developer, he mentioned that these frames can be updated remotely and that they poll and pull down new firmware. So I asked to see this in action (and to get newer firmware). When I “woke” the frame this morning, a screen displayed advising me that a software update was available and instructed me to press OK on the remote. After only a few seconds, the frame rebooted and came right back up displaying images. I checked through the menu system, and it reported a new version. Take a bow, guys. This is what “transparent ease of use” is all about.
The photos and the HD video were amazing. Here’s a sample from the slide show he presented of his work. Not only is his work stunning beyond belief, but he is a polished and engaging presenter. I can only dream about some of the places he’s been. He’s documented the beauty of nature elegantly and it’s never been truer that a picture is worth 1000 words.