The Death of the CD Player

Infrant Teams Up with Slim Devices to proclaim the Death of the CD Player. Infrant to Include Built-in Support for Squeezebox Music Player in the ReadyNAS line of Network-Attached Storage Devices

Fremont, CA & Mountain View, CA - June 5, 2006 - Infrant Technologies, a leader in network -based storage for home and small business use, today announced an agreement with Slim Devices, the makers of Squeezebox™ - a wireless streaming audio player for consumers. With this partnership, Infrant's ReadyNAS™ becomes the first commercially available Network -Attached Storage (NAS) device to come pre -loaded with the SlimServer software, offering a best of breed distributed streaming home audio solution that can hold up to 200,000 songs (based on current hard -drive capacities) without a computer or CD player.

"This partnership between Infrant and Slim Devices comes at an ideal time for the consumer market and is a perfect pairing of two very compelling technologies for use in the home," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group. "Consumers can now enjoy wireless streaming audio throughout the home, as well as back up precious digital photos and documents or any type of data in a cost -effective and efficient manner."

Infrant's ReadyNAS NV is the most -advanced consumer -level NAS on the market today. Thanks to Infrant's built -in and patent -pending X -RAID technology, users will no longer have to worry about losing their audio files and data, even if one of the hard drives fails. Additionally, the multi -drive ReadyNAS provides headroom to safely expand a user's music collection - even for 'lossless' music connoisseurs who store large digital files. The ReadyNAS NV also boasts class -leading performance and provides an uninterrupted listening experience even when using multiple Squeezeboxes in the home.

Slim Devices' easy -to -use and set -up Squeezebox lets users access any song in their music collections, from any room in their home. It delivers pure digital sound, in all of today's leading and emerging formats (e.g. FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA Lossless, Apple Lossless, MP3 and AAC), without the hassle of shuffling through CDs. From its simple remote control, Squeezebox gives instant access to any music on the ReadyNAS or computer, plus hundreds of crystal -clear Internet radio stations. Additionally, the Squeezebox has built -in support for 802.11g, giving users the range they need for wireless streaming audio, regardless of the size of their home.

"At Slim Devices, we aim to give our customers choices in their digital music, from the stereo equipment they use, right through to the file formats and location of their stored music," said Patrick Cosson, vice president of sales and marketing at Slim Devices. "Infrant's ReadyNAS systems offer the high capacity and secure storage that more of our customers are looking at to house their growing digital music collections. The ReadyNAS products are also very stylish additions to the home and very easy to use, making them a great fit with the Squeezebox. "

"Infrant has always been committed to driving innovation in the network -attached storage space and delivering added features that our customers have been clamoring for, and this partnership with Slim Devices delivers on that commitment," said Paul Tien, president and CEO at Infrant Technologies. "With SlimServer now being pre -installed on all ReadyNAS devices, digital audio users can rest assured that their valuable music collections will have constant availability, even without a PC, and are protected from data loss."

Customers wishing to learn more about the integration of Infrant ReadyNAS and Slim Devices Squeezebox or simply wanting to purchase a complete system at a promotional price should go to

About Slim Devices
Slim Devices, founded in 2001, is the worldwide pioneer of network entertainment products for users of personal computers and the Internet. Slim Devices' innovative hardware and Open Source software are setting the standard for an exciting new product category. The Slim Devices logo and Squeezebox are trademarks or registered trademarks of Slim Devices, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is dedicated to bringing enterprise -level storage technology to the masses at affordable prices. The company offers a host of network -attached storage (NAS) products and technologies for small businesses, consumers and makers of storage appliances. Infrant's offerings range from the world's first network storage processor (NSP) to a family of ReadyNAS™ appliances ideal for small business and home use. For more information about Infrant Technologies, visit or send an email to

Contact information
Sam Feng
Infrant Technologies
Tel.: 510.438.7982

Jez Hildred
Slim Devices
Tel: 650 -210 -9400 x 712

Kenn Durrence
The Hoffman Agency
Tel.: 408.975.30297

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