Ucentric Showcases Connected Home Media Center Solution at CES

Ucentric Systems today announced the planned demonstrations of its Digital Home Solution including its Whole-Home Digital Video Recorder, Whole-Home Music & Whole-Home Photo applications at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Ucentric Showcases Connected Home Media Center Solution at CES


Industry leading media center solution featuring Whole -Home DVR™ to be demonstrated

Maynard, Mass. - Jan 4, 2005 - Ucentric Systems, a leading provider of home media networking software for the digital home, today announced the planned demonstrations of its Digital Home Solution™ including its Whole -Home Digital Video Recorder (DVR)™, Whole -Home Music™ and Whole -Home Photo™ applications at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ucentric will hold demonstrations of its industry -leading media center solution in the Motorola (#8545), VOOM (#26103) and Samsung (#11024) booths and in the Ucentric meeting room (#27112M) with additional product demonstrations to be announced at the show.

Ucentric will showcase its complete and industry -leading Digital Home Solution™ for media centers, including Ucentric's Whole -Home DVR™ that enables consumers to view recorded and live television throughout the home with the added ability to send recorded shows to any television in the network.

Ucentric's complete product suite allows OEMs to build media center solutions that incorporate networked television, networked communications and networked personal media. OEMs can add devices, services and applications from any third party partner and can customize the product interface with their own unique designs to create compelling, competitive and highly differentiated consumer products or whole product lines.

"Consumers have begun to experience the compelling value that whole -home entertainment offers, but will not fully embrace Media Centers until they can effectively shift television throughout the network and seamlessly manage all media throughout the home," said Michael Collette, chief executive officer, Ucentric Systems. "We are offering CE and service providers a Whole -Home television package to jumpstart their media center platform and to enable the networking functionality and ease of use that consumers demand."

Ucentric demonstrations at CES will include:
• A complete whole -home media center experience in the Ucentric meeting room (# 27112M), which will showcase Ucentric's complete product suite along with IP network solutions with Coppergate and Entropic.
• Motorola (CEN #8545), exhibiting its Advanced Home Media Architecture solution that utilizes Ucentric's Whole -Home Media Software Suite™ to support Whole -Home DVR™ and other networking applications.
• VOOM (#26103), showcasing its HD -DVR powered by Ucentric software that allows consumers to watch and record any channel in both SD and HD.
• Samsung (#11024), demonstrating multi -TV networking capability using a Samsung media center and Ucentric's Whole -Home DVR™, Whole -Home Music™ and Whole -Home Photo™ applications.

Ucentric Systems chief executive officer, Michael Collette will provide his expertise on the role of the PVR, the set -top and the media server in the evolution of home entertainment during the panel, The Networked Entertainment Home - the PVR - the Set -Top & PC Entertainment Server, at Digital Hollywood, co -located with CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 7.

The Ucentric Digital Home Solution™ 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. Ucentric's Whole -Home DVR™ application creates a single recording library, shared among multiple television sets that allows users to independently record, pause, play, rewind and fast forward live or recorded programming from any TV in the network. Additional applications available from Ucentric include Whole -Home Music™ and Whole -Home Photo™ applications that allow users to access, share, and transfer their complete digital music and photo collections to any connected device in the home.

About Ucentric Systems
Ucentric is a leading provider of networked media server software and applications for the new digital home. Its 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. The Ucentric solution is uniquely capable of unifying networked television, including whole -home DVR with networked personal media (music, photos, home movies) and networked communications (broadband internet access and telephony) - all on a standards -based, cost efficient, interoperable IP networking platform that can easily scale to support any array of applications.

Ucentric is committed to supporting industry standards and is a member of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Forum and actively supports CableLab's Open Cable initiative. Based in Maynard, Massachusetts, Ucentric is backed by Polaris Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.ucentric.com.
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For additional information, please contact:
Stacy Oaksmith
JLM Partners for Ucentric
206.381.3600 office / 206.755.9771 mobile
stacy@jlmpartners.com

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