Introducing Spin for Apple iOS Devices, a Brand New Way to Watch, Learn,
Play and Be Together in Real Time
Advanced Mobile Video Communications Technology Brings Digital and Physical
Worlds Together Like Never Before
SAN FRANCISCO -- October 1, 2013
Net Power & Light (NPL), an experience company ushering in a new era of
people-first technology, today announced the launch of Spin: the first mobile
video communications experience capable of delivering truly immersive
real-time ‘together’ experiences. Spin’s proprietary technology exceeds all
quality benchmarks in audio, video, image and interactivity, making the Spin
experience so true to life, the technology itself fades into the background.
With Spin, people get all the benefits of rich, real-time mobile video
communications coupled with fully synchronous photo and video viewing, fun
animated emotion effects, and more – all with the highest possible quality
Spin on iOS Devices (Photo: Business Wire)
Spin on iOS Devices (Photo: Business Wire)
“We designed Spin’s technology platform from the ground up to amplify how
people naturally act and engage when they’re deeply connected and together,
whether it’s watching a big game, throwing a party or engaging with a favorite
teacher, colleague or mentor,” said Tara Lemmey, CEO and co-founder of NPL.
“We call this Human Fidelity™ because it feels so immersive, so real, so true
to life. Spin finally gives people the freedom to be themselves and have fun
together while being fully mobile and without the distraction of technology.”
Spin goes far beyond what consumers have experienced with mobile video, social
video, photo and video sharing, and group video chat. Spin’s Human Fidelity™
delivers the best-combined audio, video, voice, image and touch quality that
exists today. For example, with ultra wideband and 44 kHz, Spin’s audio is
close to recording studio quality. And with interface animation at 60 frames
per second, the visual experience is light, fluid and cinematic, close to the
highest quality HDTV today. Spin connects up to 10 people simultaneously and,
unlike other group video services, the quality remains high, whether it’s with
two or 10 people.
“Social media revolutionized how we connect online,” said John Seely Brown,
Board Member at NPL. “But the hard work that went into creating the technology
platform powering Spin goes even further. Digital interactions finally begin
to feel more human, more real, and less digital, deepening our relationships
in ways that are more fun, rewarding and fulfilling.”
A Powerful Platform That Reimagines ‘Together’ in Mobile Video
Spin is powered by a powerful technology platform that brings about the
amazing advances in the ‘together’ experience. Spin allows several ways to get
together in live Gathering™ sessions with up to 10 people. On Spin, people can
bring in friends to a live Gathering right away or invite them to a planned
event with a vivid Spinvitation™.
While in a Gathering, people can show and watch YouTube videos together. With
Group Remix™ people can share all the controls for pause, play, and rewind and
fast-forward, and they can bring in their personal photos and videos from
Facebook, Flickr or their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Multi-touch enables
Gathering participants to zoom in, zoom out and flick through photos and
videos, just as they would if they were physically together.
Spin also allows people to engage deeply with others and express themselves
vividly. With ListenUp™, Spin’s audio mixing and attention management system,
people can divide their attention just as they do in real life, simply by
making Gathering participants larger to make them louder or smaller to make
To amplify emotion during a Gathering, Spin features FXP™s (Fun Experiences),
which let people ‘throw’ paper airplanes and rotten tomatoes, add hearts, and
give standing ovations; and ChalkTalk™, which enables people to doodle on
shared photos and videos.
Spin is built on the powerful NPL LUX™ Operating Environment and powered by
proprietary technology. Spin was designed and tested for scale and has been
piloted successfully with Harvard University, TED, and DC United.
NPL is dedicated to creating high-trust, secure and private environments and
is not in the business of sharing or selling customer data. With Spin, people
can be confident that their important life experiences, memories and
adventures will only be shared with those they choose.
Spin is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
or at http://getspin.com/appstore.
About Net Power & Light:
The company behind Spin, Net Power & Light (NPL), is dedicated to delivering a
new kind of powerful technology platform that gives people the freedom to have
fun and connect more deeply. Founded in 2009 by Tara Lemmey, Stan Vonog and
Nick Surin, NPL has numerous patented innovations that change the way people
experience media, entertainment, and communications, heralding the onset of
the Experience Age. NPL is backed by investors including Alsop Louie Partners
and John Seely Brown, as well as leading entertainment and communications
companies such as BSkyB and SingTel Innov8. NPL is based in the Presidio of
San Francisco. For more information, go to www.getspin.com.
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Net Power & Light
Louise Callagy, 415-990-3630
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