Firefly gives users access to audio and visual media on their computer using a remote control. It integrates with more than 80 popular digital media applications.
SnapStream Media's Firefly PC Remote Now Shipping
HOUSTON, May 6, 2004 - SnapStream Media, Inc., a leader in PC entertainment products, announced today that the highly anticipated Firefly™ PC remote is now shipping. Firefly gives users access to audio and visual media on their computer using a remote control. It integrates with more than 80 popular digital media applications like Microsoft® Windows Media® Player, Musicmatch®, WinDVD and SnapStream`s own Beyond TV.
Firefly is sleek, lightweight and designed to fit comfortably in the user's hand. It is an RF remote and can transmit signals through walls and up to 30 feet away. Five programmable media buttons provide instant access to music, TV, video, photos or DVD applications. Firefly's mouse mode adds control to applications that are not remote ready.
Firefly comes with its own media center software, SnapStream Media's Beyond Media™ Basic, but is also compatible with others such as Microsoft Windows® XP Media Center Edition. Beyond Media Basic is a PC entertainment gateway with included music, video and photos players. Users have the option to add other media applications to the Beyond Media Basic homepage for quick remote control access. Beyond Media Basic's 10 -foot user interface is designed for easy viewing and across -the -room control.
"In the past 20 years, the PC has revolutionized the office and, today, the PC has begun to transform home entertainment. SnapStream's Firefly PC remote brings us closer to combining the fun we have in the living room with the flexibility and power we have with a PC," said Rakesh Agrawal, President and CEO of SnapStream Media, Inc. "Firefly is simple, easy to use and is a must for anyone who uses their PC for music, DVDs, videos, TV or photos."
Priced at US$49.99, the Firefly package is an affordable media center PC starter pack. It is currently available for purchase through the SnapStream Online Store at http://snapstream -pr.c.topica.com/maacdTYaa6DZSaaaaaab/ It is also available at leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including Fry`s Electronics, select Comp USA stores and online retailer, Thinkgeek.
About SnapStream Media:
SnapStream Media, Inc., a leading developer of digital entertainment products, was founded in 1999 by Richard Kuo and Rakesh Agrawal. Houston -based and privately held, SnapStream Media`s vision is to build high -quality consumer entertainment experiences that leverage PC technology. The company`s personal video recording (PVR) software, Beyond TV™, was called `dazzlingly cool` by the Los Angeles Times, referred to as `an idea whose time has come` by the Associated Press and declared `better than TiVo` by Maximum PC. Interested parties can find more information about SnapStream Media and its products at www.snapstream.com.
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