- Industry insight from the first company to build an end-to-end platform that brings all audio/video entertainment content into a single, television-based user interface and electronic program guide; product launch at CES -
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - December 8, 2003 - Consumer electronics company DigitalDeck, Inc. will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Entertainment At Home and Away: Getting It All Together" at the 2004 International CES (CES, January 8 -11, 2004). The session will take place on Thursday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. North Hall, Room N262, of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The panel will focus on consumer demand for mobile and home entertainment content and will specifically look at the integration of various manufacturers' devices including consumer electronics technology for movies, music, and games.
Joined by representatives of Intel, COX and Scientific Atlanta, DigitalDeck co -founder and president / chief technology officer, Erik Scheelke will discuss the importance of aggregating all content sources coming into the home through a single, TV -based, user interface (UI) and making that content, regardless of its source, accessible from any room. Further, Scheelke will explain how the industry needs to extend DVR capabilities from a single TV to a whole -home function. DigitalDeck's expertise in developing end -to -end technology for the convergence of the consumer electronics, computer equipment, broadband, and broadcast entertainment industries will be highlighted as the panel details how entertainment and information is convening in the home - and how this content is received and stored. The panel will also review the latest generation of entertainment products to see how each contributes to the total home entertainment experience - and how smartly each platform integrates with others.
`Because the infrastructure for advanced home networks is being put into place now, consumers no longer need to be frustrated by entertainment content that is 'trapped' in a particular viewing site - - whether a television in the family room or a PC in the bedroom," said Erick Scheelke, co -founder and president / chief technology officer, DigitalDeck, Inc. "The market is ready for the unparalleled experience made possible by networked home entertainment and DigitalDeck is excited to introduce its offering in January at CES."
DigitalDeck was founded by seasoned veterans who understand networked entertainment and have a track record of building successful networking technology companies. At CES, the company will unveil its new product, the DigitalDeck Entertainment Network, a home media gateway platform for aggregating all entertainment content coming into the home and intelligently distributing it over wired and/or wireless IP -based home networks. Commercial availability is scheduled for Q1 2004.
DigitalDeck will be demonstrating its new Entertainment Network at CES, booth: LVCC 1&2 / #18498.
DigitalDeck Inc. was formed in 1999 to develop and market the first end -to -end platform for aggregating and managing entertainment content in the home. The DigitalDeck Entertainment Network includes the company's Advanced Media Manager software suite, including a patent -pending EPG. DigitalDeck is privately held. The Company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit http://www.digitaldeck.com or call 650 -413 -6060.