Home Media Networks' Award Winning Software Chosen By World's Largest Motherboard Manufacturer

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announced that Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the largest producer of motherboards worldwide, is incorporating Showshifter with a wide range of its products to address growing consumer interest in dedicated PC -based media centres.

"Home Media Networks' goal is to provide cutting edge home entertainment technology now," added Home Media Networks CEO, John Croft. "As the PC becomes more widely deployed in the home we are well placed to offer consumers the functionality that they desire."

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was established in 1987 as one of the first motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan during a period of rapid growth in the world's IT industry. ECS is now the largest producer of motherboards in the world, with production reaching 1.5 million units in 2001.

Home Media Networks' award -winning home entertainment software, ShowShifter, allows users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVD videos and listen to CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface, providing a unique entertainment experience. The ability to control Showshifter with a remote control and its unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room, as with conventional home entertainment products.

Evaluation versions of English and international versions of ShowShifter can be downloaded from

About Home Media Networks Ltd
Home Media Networks Ltd is a company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd has offices in the UK in Edinburgh and Crawley.
ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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