Alex Winston writes: "Alex Winston Ltd has developed two unique offerings that open the iPhone and iPod touch to unique possibilities. The uRemote offering is an IR antenna that plugs into the audio jack to transmit peripheral control codes through a universal remote iPhone application. The iData offering is a development kit that allows arbitrary data to be sent through the audio jack of 2nd generation iPhone and iPod to potentially control 3rd party devices or integrate with external systems. The next release of iData will offer the ability to receive data through the audio jack mic for use in iPhone or iPod Touch applications. Neither product requires a jail-broken phone and the development kits use published software libraries."