Stream MP3s, Play Lists and Internet Radio to Any Stereo with the Wireless-B Media Link for Music
IRVINE, CA January 08, 2004 Linksys®, a division of Cisco Systems Inc., the leading provider of broadband, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) markets, today announced a new addition to its Wireless Home product line, the Linksys Wireless -B Media Link for music (WML11B), which allows users to listen to digital music on their living room stereo.
The Linksys Wireless -B Media Link bridges the analog and digital worlds using Wireless -B (802.11b) networking to deliver digital audio content from a PC to a home stereo. With the Media Link, users can listen to MP3s, WMAs and play lists stored on a PC or other storage devices on a home stereo, without running cables through the house. The Media Link also offers access to thousands of global Internet radio stations and support for music streaming services. With optional speakers, the Media Link can also extend the same music to areas of the home without a stereo like the kitchen, patio or bedrooms.
"The Linksys Wireless -B Media Link for Music is the newest addition to our Wireless Home product line," said Steve Troyer, Director of Product Marketing for Linksys. "Linksys is focused on expanding the range of application for wireless home networking to deliver more value to our customers. Making home networking fun and easy to use for the entire family is important to us."
This Wireless -B device sits by a home stereo system and connects by standard RCA cables or optical SPDIF cable for 100% digital operation. Equipped with an embedded LCD screen, users can select songs, play lists, and services on the built -in display. Users operate the device with an easy to use infrared remote control or by scrolling through music lists and songs with the buttons on the device itself. The Media Link connects to a home network with the built in 802.11b wireless function or via standard a 10/100 Ethernet cable if a home is wired with Ethernet.
More detailed information, additional features and services will be announced at time of availability.
Pricing and Availability
The Wireless -B Media Link (WML11B) will be available through retail, E -commerce, catalog, direct response and distribution channels. Pricing will be announced at the time of availability. Optional speakers at an additional price will also be available.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the global leader in Wireless and Ethernet networking for consumer and SOHO users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award -winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides 24/7 Grade "A" product support to all its customers. For more information, visit the Linksys web site at www.linksys.com.