FOTOVISTA SNAPS UP SHOWSHIFTER FOR HOME MEDIA CENTER PC

Home Media Networks' Entertainment Software To Be Centrepiece of French Media PCs

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announced that FoToVISTA has picked ShowShifter to be the centrepiece of its new home theatre PC slated to ship in November. As part of the agreement, Home Media Networks has developed an additional radio module to the software.


Founded in 1970, and with a turnover of €226 million, FoToVISTA's (www.fotovista.com and www.multivista.net) operations are based in photographic development, however, the group has recently started an ambitious program of investment in new technologies, pumping over €1.5 million on developing new products in the past two years.

ShowShifter allows users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVDs, CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface. 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 with a simple, unified interface for all home entertainment components (DVR, DVD, CD, etc. players), as with conventional home entertainment products.

"FoToVISTA has embarked upon an ambition recent development program to leverage bespoke and existing technologies to address the growing demand for home media center PCs," said Home Media Network's CEO, John Croft. "ShowShifter continues to be the only solution for vendors to use to break into this sector due to our proven technology and ever growing fan base."

Evaluation versions of English and international versions of ShowShifter can be downloaded from www.showshifter.com.

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 is headquartered in Edinburgh, UK. ShowShifter can be downloaded from www.showshifter.com.

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