SkyNetGlobal Limited, listed on ASX (`SKG`) in Sydney and on AIM (`SKN`) in London, announced a key partnership today with US-based AMD (NYSE:AMD), world leader in microprocessor design and manufacturing.
SkyNetGlobal Limited, listed on ASX (`SKG`) in Sydney and on AIM (`SKN`) in London, announced a key partnership today with US -based AMD (NYSE:AMD), a world leader in microprocessor design and manufacturing. Optimisations made specifically for AMD64 technology will be embedded in `ShowShifter,` SkyNetGlobal`s version of digital home media software.
With more than one million users worldwide, ShowShifter is the leading challenger to Microsoft`s Home Media Center software, providing consumers with a robust and feature -rich alternative. ShowShifter was developed in the UK by Home Media Networks Ltd, which was acquired by SkyNetGlobal in April.
`AMD`s new dual -core processor is the perfect choice for a digital home PC, allowing one core to be dedicated to media capture and management, while the other is free for typical computing tasks,` says Jonathan Soon, SkyNetGlobal`s CEO. `AMD is a multi -billion dollar company that is putting its engineering muscle and its global brand behind their powerful AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 dual -core processor that is ideal for ShowShifter and the home media experience. With AMD`s dedicated processing power, we will expand ShowShifter`s features and provide consumers with a more dynamic experience.`
Home Media Networks will be developing a high -end version of ShowShifter that is expected to ship Q4 2005 and will include new advanced features, such us the ability to record multiple channels of HDTV, while simultaneously viewing another channel.
ShowShifter allows users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVDs, CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface. The ability to control ShowShifter with a remote control and its unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room with a simple, unified interface for all home entertainment components (DVR, DVD, CD, etc), as with conventional home entertainment products. ShowShifter was released in 2000 and has won numerous technology and consumer awards.
Headquartered in Sydney and listed since 2000 on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: SKG) and, in February 2005, on AIM, which is operated by the London Stock Exchange (AIM: SKN), SkyNetGlobal is a leading provider of wireless broadband and home lifestyle solutions. SkyNetGlobal`s residential communications business, W Home, provides broadband communications to apartment buildings, usually with the added convenience of wireless or powerline delivery. SkyNetGlobal also provides home lifestyle and security products through retail channels and provisions wireless broadband services to subscribers worldwide via public `hotspots.` Its award -winning home digital software, ShowShifter, boasts 1 million users worldwide. Please visit our website at http://www.skynetglobal.com/.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low -power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards -based, customer -focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit www.amd.com.