High-Quality, Automatic Digital Video Content Downloads Now Available via Broadband to Niveus AVX Media Center PC Users
Los Gatos, CA - June 16, 2004 - Niveus Media, a manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market, today announced that it will ship Wavexpress' TVTonic broadband video application pre -installed on all Niveus AVX Media Center PCs. Wavexpress is majority -owned by Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), a leader in trusted computing.
The Niveus AVX is the first ultra quiet, fanless Entertainment PC to offer the power of a full -size desktop in an A/V component form factor. Measuring just over seventeen inches wide and just under four inches tall, the Niveus AVX is a truly stackable component that integrates seamlessly into any home entertainment A/V rack. In addition, the Niveus AVX is powered by Microsoft`s latest Windows Media Center Edition software allowing users to experience their digital media content like movies, television, music, and photos in a home theater environment. What's more, the Niveus AVX now features WMV High -Definition compatibility, Intel chipsets, and FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectivity.
Wavexpress' TVTonic, which is compatible with Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition, is a leading Internet video distribution and management application. TVTonic extends the digital video recorder functions of the Niveus AVX by providing access to Internet -delivered video channels. These channels download and store high -quality programming which can be viewed at any time. TVTonic features full -screen, DVD -quality video, automated program delivery and expiration, integration with the Media Center Remote, and a channel design optimized for the TV screen.
"The opportunity for broadband entertainment services in the living room is an exciting new realm for the Media Center PC," said Tim Cutting, president and CEO, Niveus Media. "Pre -installing TVTonic on the Niveus AVX enables our customers to receive IP -based video channels which offer unique and original programming, not necessarily available from cable or satellite TV providers."
"Wavexpress is committed to delivering Internet video channels for Media Center and the digital home theater environment," said Michael Sprague, president and COO, Wavexpress. "This is a significant move by a manufacturer, and we are delighted to be expanding the range of viewing choices that Niveus AVX customers enjoy."
Niveus AVX Media Center PC Availability
The Niveus AVX Media Center PC is now shipping with a starting price of $2,400. Further details and configurations can be found at www.niveusmedia.com.
About Niveus Media
Founded in 2002, Niveus Media, Inc. is a San Jose, California OEM manufacturer, specializing in media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market. Niveus Media is dedicated to delivering innovative, integrated consumer electronics devices for the networked home. Additional information can be found at: www.niveusmedia.com.
Wavexpress enables secure broadband distribution of premium digital content. The company delivers full -screen, DVD -quality video, games, music and software. Wavexpress supports a variety of business models, including subscription, pay -per -view, and advertising services. More information about Wavexpress products and services is available from http://www.wavexpress.com.
About Wave Systems
Consumers and businesses are demanding a computing environment that is more trusted, private, safe, and secure. Wave is the leader in delivering trusted computing applications and services with advanced products, infrastructure and solutions across multiple trusted platforms from a variety of vendors. Wave holds a portfolio of significant fundamental patents in security and e -commerce applications and employs some of the world's leading security systems architects and engineers. For more information about Wave, visit http://www.wave.com.
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