Mediabolic, Inc., and Dedicated Devices, Inc. (DDi), announced today that DDi has completed development of the DDi Digital Distribution Center and DDi Digital Player, which incorporates Mediabolic´┐½s middleware.
MEDIABOLIC SHOWCASES COMPLETED DEDICATED DEVICES DIGITAL HOME SYSTEM AT CONNECTIONS
DDi´┐½s Structured Wiring -based Solution Incorporates
Mediabolic´┐½s Middleware Technology
CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE ´┐½ BURLINGAME, Calif. ´┐½ May 12, 2005 ´┐½ Mediabolic, Inc., a leading provider of end -to -end software solutions for connected entertainment products, and Dedicated Devices, Inc. (DDi), a designer and manufacturer of a new generation of digital home networking products, announced today that DDi has completed development of the DDi Digital Distribution Center and DDi Digital Player, which incorporates Mediabolic´┐½s middleware. These DDi products will be featured this week in Mediabolic´┐½s booth (# 217) at Parks Associates´┐½ CONNECTIONS Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame.
The Digital Distribution Center, a built -in media manager, combined with the Digital Player and Remote Control, introduces a new way to seamlessly aggregate, distribute and manage music, photos and video throughout the home, eliminating the frustration associated with complex PC -based systems. Its high -performance architecture runs on a secure, structured wiring infrastructure and uses standardized networking and server protocols to provide a unified home entertainment and information network. Using professional installers, DDi ensures that consumers have a reliable, intuitive experience from the moment the system is installed.
´┐½DDi and Mediabolic engaged in product design based upon a common understanding and complementary channel vision,´┐½ said Daniel Putterman, president and CEO of Mediabolic, Inc. ´┐½Our two companies rose to the challenge of rapidly developing a solution for the home installer market, delivering a reliable and interoperable digital home system to the consumer.´┐½
Mediabolic provided DDi with a flexible and extensible software development kit (SDK) which allowed DDi to create many of the unique features in its network -based digital home entertainment system. Mediabolic´┐½s unique architecture enables DDi to deliver a differentiated product, offering such benefits as the ability to have multiple media players ´┐½ up to eight devices ´┐½ stream or access content from one or more media servers within the home. It also includes high definition video support for today´┐½s advanced televisions, and smooth video fast -forward and rewind trick modes.
´┐½The strong technology partnership we´┐½ve created with Mediabolic combined with Leviton as our distribution partner, has helped us bring this unique, award -winning product to market,´┐½ said Jeffrey K. Moeser, co -founder, president, and CEO of DDi. ´┐½Now that the product is complete, we look forward to consumers enjoying our easy -to -use and fun digital home system. We´┐½re delighted to be showcased in Mediabolic´┐½s booth at CONNECTIONS.´┐½
´┐½Providing consumers with a reliable and intuitive experience from the moment they turn on their system will be essential in translating the very real demand for content storage and sharing applications to real market growth,´┐½ said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst of Parks Associates. ´┐½Mediabolic´┐½s technology enables DDi to address the consumers growing need for storage as the accumulation of digital content increases. This straightforward solution gives the consumer access to content regardless of whether the PC is on. This is a significant step in the digital home networking market that allows consumers to enjoy their music, photos, and video on demand.´┐½
About Dedicated Devices, Inc.
Dedicated Devices, Inc. (DDi) designs and manufactures a built -in media manager that makes it easy for new home owners to get the most out of their digital music, photo and video collections. DDi has a co -branded distribution agreement with the Leviton Manufacturing Company. In recognition of their innovative approach to addressing the delivery of digital media such as music, photos and movies throughout the home, the Consumer Electronics Association awarded DDi and Leviton the Mark of Excellence Award in February 2005. DDi is privately held and was founded in 2003. For more information, please visit www.dedicateddev.com.
About Mediabolic, Inc.
Mediabolic, Inc. is a leading provider of end -to -end software solutions for connected entertainment products. Mediabolic´┐½s technologies can be embedded in products like televisions, set -top boxes, and network -attached storage devices, allowing consumer electronics and PC manufacturers to extend and differentiate their products. Using a standards -based open architecture, Mediabolic´┐½s technology has enabled our customers to ship award -winning solutions across diverse platforms to the consumer market. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic is located in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit www.mediabolic.com.
Mediabolic is a registered trademark and the Mediabolic logo is a trademark of Mediabolic, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
Alicia V. Nieva -Woodgate, Director of Corporate Communications
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