Ucentric Launches High Definition Digital Home Software Suite at CES

Local Broadcast off--Air Multi-TV HD DVR, HD Whole Home Photo Application, Whole Home Audio to be highlighted in show demonstrations

Ucentric Launches High Definition Digital Home Software Suite at CES


Local Broadcast off - -Air Multi -TV HD DVR, HD Whole Home Photo Application, Whole Home Audio to be highlighted in show demonstrations

Maynard, Mass. - Jan. 5, 2004 - Ucentric Systems, a leading provider of home media networking software and services for the new digital home, today announced the release of its Whole Home High Definition Digital Software Suite of products including; whole home high definition photo application and its ATSC (local broadcast) off -air high definition multi -TV digital video recorder (HD DVR) application The products will be showcased along with the Ucentric multi -TV DVR and Whole Home Music 1.0 products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (booth #18826D, Samsung Booth #11027 and ATI Booth #23045).

Ucentric's modular Digital Home Software Suite enables media centers, media gateways, multi -TV DVR and whole home music software solutions. Ucentric works with CE manufacturers and service providers to create market -leading connected home products. The Ucentric ATSC off -air HDTV tuning capability gives consumers the ability to record, pause, instant replay and rewind live local broadcast television with HD quality programming using an ATSC tuner built into their media centers. The HD photo application provides the ability to download digital photos or access photos stored on PCs and watch them on a television in HD quality resolution, providing a compelling new cinematic experience to the consumer's home photo collections. In combination, Ucentric's Digital Home Software Suite enables manufacturers and service providers to create market leading products that combine HD content with state of the art networked home media - all under management of Ucentric's simple, easy to use graphical interface.

"Now that consumers have experienced the compelling high -end entertainment offerings on the market, they want to be able to enjoy the functionality everywhere in their home, in a way that is easy to manage and easy to install," said Michael Collette, chief executive officer, Ucentric Systems. "We are offering CE and service providers an opportunity to provide their customers access to a total entertainment package in any room, with market leading equipment cost points and proven ease of use."

Ucentric software enables a whole -home experience without expensive hardware in each room. Using a Ucentric -powered media center or media gateway plus low -cost clients or receivers, a consumer can share or move their entertainment, music and Internet access throughout their house with ease and without sacrificing audio -visual quality. The onscreen Ucentric -powered TV menu is user -friendly, making it easy for consumers to control and manage their video programming and music collection throughout the house. The company was the first to integrate networked music and broadcast quality whole home DVR with a single, consumer -friendly TV user interface.

The demonstrations at CES 2004 will highlight Ucentric's complete whole home entertainment package. They include:

-Samsung - (Booth #11027) - Samsung Media Center demonstrating Multi -TV DVR, Whole Home Music 1.0, and the whole home data and HD photo applications.
-ATI - (Booth #23045) - Multi -TV DVR, Whole Home Music 1.0, whole home data and photo applications.
-Ucentric - (Booth #18826D) - DVR and Multi -TV DVR demonstrations.

Ucentric Systems chief executive officer, Michael Collette will provide his expertise on the role of wireless technology in the evolution of home entertainment on the panel, The Wireless Home & the Mobile Connected Consumer - TV - PC - DVD - Laptops - Telco - Handhelds - Games, at Digital Hollywood co -located with CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 10th.

About Ucentric Systems
Ucentric is a leading provider of home media networking software and services for the new digital home. Patented technology enables the secure, high quality digital distribution of HD and SD video signals from broadcast, satellite or cable sources to all connected rooms in the home, over low -cost, in -home wired or wireless networks. Ucentric's modular Digital Home Software Suite includes media centers/gateways, multi -TV DVR and whole home music software solutions.

Ucentric works with CE manufacturers and service providers to create market -leading products. Based in Maynard, Massachusetts, Ucentric is backed by Polaris Venture Partners. For more information about Ucentric, please visit www.ucentric.com.


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For additional information, please contact:

Stacy Oaksmith
JLM Partners for Ucentric
Phone: 206/381 -3600
stacy@jlmpartners.com

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