Turns PCs into Consumer Electronic Devices with Power-up in about 10 Seconds and Remote Control Access for a Full Range of Home Entertainment Options
LAS VEGAS, NV - January 9, 2004 - InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII), a leading provider of middleware solutions to tier -one consumer electronics and PC manufacturers, announced today InterVideo InstantON, an innovative new software solution that converts home PCs into complete home entertainment centers. InterVideo InstantON is unique in that it provides instant, CE -like access to a full range of viewing, listening and recording options plus remote control support for a distance of up to 10 feet. InterVideo is demonstrating the product at its CES Booth #21510 this week.
With InterVideo InstantON, computers instantly come to life with the push of a button. Consumers can watch DVDs and home VCDs with outstanding clarity, record videos, , browse through photo albums, listen to music with rich surround sound, or watch TV with time -shifting capabilities. Playback is enhanced with advanced navigation technology that allows users to skip DVD chapters, fast forward/backward, pause and enjoy different camera angles. InterVideo InstantON even includes basic editing tools which when combined with the software's built -in DVR capabilities, allow users to cut, merge and split recorded TV programs and videos.
InterVideo InstantON can also be used to control the home environment, to conduct research on the Web, to shop and communicate with friends via E -mail, chat rooms, and videophone. With instant access and the remote control, moving from one entertainment device to another is as fast and easy as changing the channel on a TV set.
InterVideo, a member the Intel® Developer Network for the Digital Home, designed its new InterVideo InstantON to take advantage of the power and performance of Intel's Pentium“ processors and to provide consumers with true convergence of their digital assets. With InstantON, a single PC can be used for both computing tasks and entertainment. Intel's vision of the digital home is becoming a reality.
InterVideo InstantON is a new software solution that leverages the reliability and power of InterVideo LinDVD, the playback/navigation software selected by companies such as SONY, Pioneer and others for their high -end CE devices. The Instant Media Technology (IMT) technology incorporated in the new Linux -based software integrates the BIOS, OS, power management, and noise control with InterVideo's media playback/recording/editing technology, enabling consumers to enjoy the Instant access and remote control -only CE experience on their PC..
After a brief boot -up in Linux (about 10 seconds), all of the CE -type activities consumers have come to expect from a complete home entertainment center can be accessed. With InterVideo InstantON's dual -boot configuration, users can move into the Windows mode (which requires the full Windows load time) when they want to use the PC to access their work -related files.
Like its industry leading WinDVD“ software, InterVideo InstantON is a CSS -licensed software solution that provides crystal -clear DVD playback at full video frame rates. Dolby AC3 5.1 -channel surround sound is also included to provide a rich, enveloping audio experience.
"InterVideo InstantON is designed to help OEMs differentiate their products from the competition and quickly bring them to market," said Steve Ro, CEO and founder of InterVideo. "This is a totally new concept in PC/CE convergence that even people who have never used a computer can enjoy because it is a remote control -only solution. A keyboard and a mouse aren't required."
Ro added that initially, OEMs will integrate InstantON with their computers to add CE capabilities but he envisions a new market emerging where PCs that don't even offer computing software will sit alongside the living room TV to provide video and music playback as well as TV/PVR functions, digital video recording and Web capabilities.
Availability InterVideo InstantON is currently available from InterVideo only to OEMs for evaluation and integration and is not sold as stand -alone retail software. The modular nature of the product enables OEMs and middleware developers to create customized solutions and to incorporate only the features that are required for a particular device. To meet individual OEM requirements, InterVideo InstantON is offered on a range of operating systems including Linux, Windows and WinCE. InstantON also supports a variety of different CPUs (x86 and non -x86).
InterVideo also offers consulting services to assist OEM InstantON customers with product planning and customization, hardware driver fine -tuning, Inter -company software integration, planning test procedures and product updates.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the leading PC OEMs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact InterVideo at 510/651 -0888 or visit the company's Web site at www.intervideo.com.