QMx Interactive launched a new iOS app today based on the steampunk-esque video communicator from the SyFy series Warehouse 13. The app allows users to send video and/or audio message to other users and also recieve ‘in-universe’ video messages from junior Warehouse agent Claudia Donovan and lead agent Artie Nielsen. The app runs just $0.99 and is available on itunes. To see the full press release announcing the launch, keep on reading!
LOS ANGELES – November 2, 2011 – QMx Interactive is bringing the latest Warehouse 13 technology to iPhone users! Keep in touch with friends, family and other agents with the Warehouse 13 Farnsworth Video Communicator App, which is officially licensed by NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group. Exchange video and audio messages, create and share your own missions – all in the signature interface of the steampunk communications device from the hit Syfy TV series.
With just a quick download from the iTunes App Store, users can send and receive video or audio-only messages over any Internet connection, communicating securely with other “agents” who are also using the application. There are even video messages from junior Warehouse agent Claudia Donovan and lead agent Artie Nielsen, who offer tips directly from the Warehouse (with more to come). The app’s lightning-fast message
exchange is made possible by the QMxchange mobile messaging platform, which also allows users to install the Farnsworth Video Communicator on multiple devices and sync them all together. The app is compatible with most iDevices, including the iPhone GS and up, iPad/iPad 2 and the iPod G4.
The Farnsworth Video Communicator benefits from the knowledge and experience of Quantum Mechanix Inc. – QMx Interactive’s sister company – which, in addition to making screen-accurate prop replicas, apparel, maquettes and novelties for Warehouse 13, also creates the actual Farnsworth prop seen on the popular series.
The most successful series in Syfy history, Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and newcomer Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. CCH Pounder plays the Warehouse’s mysterious caretaker, Mrs. Frederic.
Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer.
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You can download the Farnsworth Video Communicator at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/farnsworth-video-communicator/id475202525?mt=8
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal and Suits, along with Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas. The studio is also producingAgainst the Wall for Lifetime and I Just Want My Pants Back for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.
About QMx Interactive Inc.
QMx Interactive brings together programming wizards, brilliant artists and innovative digital alchemists with just one aim: to create mobile apps of unparalleled function, design and originality. Our goal is to create experiences that amaze, delight and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
For more information, please visit http://www.qmxinteractive.com.