Ucentric Joins Universal Plug and Play Forum

Ucentric Systems today announced its membership in the Universal Plug and Play Forum, an industry initiative dedicated to defining standards to facilitate simple and robust connectivity among stand-alone devices and PCs from a variety of vendors.

Ucentric Joins Universal Plug and Play Forum


Maynard, Mass. - June 1, 2004 - Ucentric Systems, a leading provider of home media networking software, today announced its membership in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnPTM) Forum. The UPnP™ Forum is an industry initiative dedicated to defining standards to facilitate simple and robust connectivity among stand -alone devices and PCs from a variety of vendors.

"With the proliferation of devices being used on in -home networks, we are pleased to join members of the Universal Plug and Play Forum in making connected devices in the home a uniform and user -friendly experience," said Michael Collette, CEO of Ucentric. "Ucentric is committed to developing a digital home software platform that is open and interoperable and will implement and support current and future releases of the UPnP AV Architecture on an ongoing basis."

Formed in June 1999, the Forum is an entity of consumer electronics, computing, home automation, home security, appliances, printing, photography, computer networking, mobile products and other leading companies working together in an open process to design plans and protocol standards for the UPnP™ initiative. The Forum includes member companies that play an integral role in authoring specifications for UPnP™ devices and services.


About Ucentric Systems
Ucentric is a leading provider of home media networking software for the new digital home. Patented technology enables the secure, high quality digital distribution of HD and SD video signals from broadcast, satellite or cable sources to all connected rooms in the home, over low -cost, in -home wired or wireless networks. Ucentric`s modular Digital Home Software Suite includes media centers/gateways, multi -TV DVR and whole home music software solutions.
Ucentric works with CE manufacturers and service providers to create market -leading products. Based in Maynard, Massachusetts, Ucentric is backed by Polaris Venture Partners. For more information about Ucentric, please visit www.ucentric.com.

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