APEX E2GO PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER ACHIEVES FULL DIVX CERTIFICATION

New Multimedia Device Lets Users Playback Widely Popular Divx Videos

DivXNetworks, Inc., the company that created the revolutionary, patent -pending DivX video compression technology, and Apex Digital, the leading manufacturer and marketer of DVD home entertainment players, today announced that the new Apex E2go MP2000 portable media player is fully DivX Certified at the portable profile, guaranteeing the high -quality playback of all versions of DivX video.


The E2go MP2000 from Apex Digital allows users to take music, photos, movie files and voice recordings with them wherever they go. Users can record content from DVDs, VCRs and camcorders or transfer existing audio and video files from a PC using a USB 2.0 connection. The device includes 3.5" TFT colour screen, a 20GB hard drive, and a built in microphone.

As a fully DivX Certified portable device, the E2go is among the first generation of portable media players (PMP) to offer full playback of the widely popular DivX video format. Often called the "MP3 of video," DivX has become one of the most popular video technologies in the world by enabling the creation and distribution of DVD quality video at a file size small enough to be easily transferred among an entire ecosystem of devices and platforms.

"The E2go MP2000, a versatile and powerful product, is a welcome addition to the new generation of DivX Certified portable devices that will let consumers take their DivX videos on the go," said Tim Windsor, Product Manager Hardware Encoding and Portable Devices at DivXNetworks. "We're excited to work with the team at Apex Digital to bring this innovative product to the global community of millions of DivX users."

The DivX® Certified portable profile is a formalised procedure for integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers and OEM manufacturers to obtain the DivX Certified logo for the PMP class of devices. The program provides all the tools for a partner to develop and test a PMP product for playback compliance to DivXNetworks' standards for the Portable profile, enabling users to playback all versions of DivX video at the highest level of quality.

"We created the E2go to bring consumers a portable device that enables the complete digital media experience, and DivX video is a key element of that vision," said Steve Brothers, Senior. VP of Business Development of Apex Digital. "DivX is among the best and most popular video technologies on the market, and the huge global DivX user base makes it an absolutely essential addition to our product."

For more information on DivX Certification, visit www.divxnetworks.com/solutions/certification. To learn more about the Apex E2go, see www.apexdigitalinc.com/.

About DivXNetworks
DivXNetworks is a consumer -focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company's core offering is the DivX ® video codec, among the world's most popular video compression technologies with over 130 million users worldwide. Often called "the MP3 of video," the patent -pending DivX video technology offers DVD -quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG -2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP -based video -on -demand solution to next -generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan, Guildford, England and Dortmund, Germany.

About Apex Digital Inc.
Headquartered in Ontario, California, Apex Digital Inc. is the country's leading manufacturer and marketer of DVD home entertainment players and a fast -growing supplier of analog and digital televisions. The company's products are now carried in over 20,000 retail outlets nationwide. For more information about Apex Digital Inc. go to www.apexdigitalinc.com.

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