OPENPEAK CONTINUES ITS RAPID GROWTH
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA - AUGUST 2, 2005 - OpenPeak Inc., a leading provider of software -based solutions for controlling digital content, consumer electronics, and systems in the Digital Home, today announced that it is expanding the ranks of its executive team with the addition of Mike Harris in the role of President. As President, Mr. Harris will focus on company operations and corporate strategy.
"There is a tremendous need for simple, easy to use solutions to control today's Digital Home. Since its inception, OpenPeak has created an incredible team and award -winning technology to provide those solutions," said Harris. "I am extremely enthusiastic about joining such a dynamic company and contributing to OpenPeak's continued growth and success."
Prior to his current responsibilities, Mr. Harris served as President of Digital 5, a software provider enabling streaming of multimedia content throughout the connected home. Before joining Digital 5, Mr. Harris was Vice President of Global Software Strategy for STMicroelectronics, where he focused on strategy and architecture across consumer divisions. Previously, he founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of Ravisent Technologies, a market -leading provider of software technology to the digital media industry. Mr. Harris is a graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a degree in computer and electrical engineering.
"Mike is an invaluable addition to the OpenPeak team. We are excited to add his drive behind our vision of providing a simple way to control the home for everyday consumers," said Dan Gittleman, Chairman and CEO of OpenPeak. "Mike's extensive industry experience in CE and PC hardware and software, and his broad industry relationships, will be instrumental in enabling OpenPeak to meet the growing demands of our customers."
OpenPeak Inc. has created the next generation of Digital Life accessories that enable intelligent, seamless, wireless control of digital media, consumer electronics, and home systems. The OpenPeak product family includes a broad line of control devices, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) interface bridges (WiFi to IR, Zensys, and serial), voice -over -IP functionality, and server software. OpenPeak accessories are designed with the customer in mind, emphasizing usability, simple setup, automatic discovery, and intuitive experience -based control. The company's consumer -friendly software applications are integrated into the Digital Home solutions of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), allowing consumers to control and distribute digital content wirelessly, as well as control consumer electronics and home systems. The company's software currently powers products by Philips Consumer Electronics, and several other OEM partners will be announced soon. The privately held company is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Additional information is available at www.openpeak.com.
OpenPeak is a member of: WiFi Alliance, UPnP Forum, Intel Developer Network for the Digital Home, Digital Living Network Alliance, and Apple Developer Connection