SHOWSHIFTER MULTIPLIES HOME USER UPTAKE 'X10'

Home Media Networks Signs OEM Deal With Leading Consumer Wireless and Infrared Technology Company To Support Emerging `PC Hub` Community

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announced it has signed an OEM deal with X10 to package its award -winning solution, ShowShifter, with X10's infrared PC remote control. The deal is in response to increasing desire from consumers to utilise the capabilities of a PC as the entertainment 'hub' in the home.


X10 is the leading global seller of home surveillance, security and automation products. The 'PC Control' remote control works with all existing TV and video equipment, as well as having the ability to control a standard PC. The package is provided with a RF signal receiver (which can be connected via USB) and version 1.55 of the ShowShifter software.

Home Media Networks' award -winning home entertainment software, ShowShifter, allows users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVD videos and listen to radio, CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface, providing a unique entertainment experience.

X10 has been making innovative, easy -to -use products for more than 20 years. Founded in the UK, it designs, manufactures, and sells affordable wireless systems that fit many different needs in the modern home. The bundled solution is to be distributed in Europe and the Middle East by Marmitek and direct from the ShowShifter website.

"This deal with X10 cements our commitment to the burgeoning networked home market," explains Home Media Networks CEO, John Croft. "The ability to control ShowShifter with a remote control and our unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room, as with conventional home entertainment products."

The X10 remote control is available bundled with ShowShifter v 1.55 direct from the ShowShifter shop now for $39.95. 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 radio, CDs and 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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